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Tracey Rose on a group show in San Antonio, Texas

Work by Tracey Rose is featured on the Linda Pace Foundation’s group exhibition, Reclaimed, showcasing 25 monochromatic works by some of the most influential contemporary female artists working today (9 March – 26 January). As its title implies, the exhibition addresses the concept of ownership – both literally and figuratively – and the notion of “reclaiming” what belongs to a person and their communities, from their lands and governments to their physical bodies and basic human rights. Drawn from the Foundation’s collection, the exhibition serves as a departure from the institution’s typical spotlight on experimental and new media works, and provides insight into the depth and variedness of its permanent collection.

Tracey Rose collaborates with Moya Michael for a performance work in Johannesburg

As part of the Umbrella Dance Festival 2018, Tracey Roses collaborates with fellow performance artist, Moya Michael on a performance work – titled Coloured Swans – organised and circulated by the Wits Downstairs Theatre (8 – 9 March). In the performance, the two artists explore common visual images that will reflect their histories and where they are today.

Tracey Rose performs at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin

As part of SAVVY Contemporary’s Speaking Feminisms series – which attempts to reflect on how feminist intersectional politics can be mobilised to challenge structural violence perpetrated by capitalist and Western ideology, Tracey Rose presents a puppet play, titled Muschis mit Schwänzen, in Germany (7 January).  The script is an edited version of the comment section of video interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in which the Nigerian writer responds to the question, ‘what is Feminism?’

Tracey Rose at the 5th Biennale of Lubumbashi in the DRC

Work by Tracey Rose is exhibited on the 5th Biennale of Lubumbashi hosted by the Picha Art Center in Lubumbashi (10 – 12 November). In exhibiting an array of artworks – from photography, to video art and interactive pieces, to performances and installations, as well as sculpture and painting – this year’s edition of the Biennale questions the creative ways that people find to face visible and invisible forces, the symbolic, the imaginary, the mental or characters and things that govern the world. Through featuring international artists, with their heterogeneous styles, the curatorial intent of the Biennale is to reflect the reality of current artistic creation, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and all over the world; generating dialogues between artists from different geopolitical horizons.

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    the silences between / 2017

    South-South: Let me begin again

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Speaking Back | Curated by Natasha Becker / 2015

    Editions / 2013

    Rose O'Grady / Lorraine O'Grady & Tracey Rose

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    Tracey Rose / Mail & Guardian / South Africa / June 19 to 25 2015

    Show talks back to race By Stefanie Jason (7.4 MB)

    Tracey Rose / Okay Africa / Africa / 1 June 2015

    Women In Art From Africa & The Diaspora: ‘Speaking Back’ On View At Cape Town’s Goodman Gallery By Chaze Matakala (428.4 KB)

    Tracey Rose / Financial Times / New York / 27 March 2015

    Performance artist Tracey Rose focused on leaving a legacy By Liz Bolshaw (122.7 KB)