Penny Siopis

Penny Siopis

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Penny Siopis' Time and Again: A Retrospective Exhibition, curated by Ernestine White, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town on 17 December and runs till 23 March 2015. The survey show is accompanied by a major monograph edited by Gerrit Olivier and published by Wits University Press. Siopis also has work on Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart at The New Church Museum, Cape Town (4 December - 25 April).

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CAPE TOWN
27 November 2014 - 17 January 2015
CHROMA

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Biography


Penny Siopis was born in 1953 in Vryburg, South Africa. She has an MFA from Rhodes University, Grahamstown (1976), and is an Honorary Professor at Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She works in painting, photography, film/video and installation. Her work since the 1970s has covered different foci but her interest in what she calls the 'poetics of vulnerability' characterises all her explorations, from her earlier engagements with history, memory and migration to her later concerns with shame, violence and sexuality. She has exhibited widely, both in South Africa and internationally. Solo exhibitions include the curated show Red: The iconography of colour in the work of Penny Siopis at the KZNSA Gallery, Durban (2009), and Three Essays on Shame at the Freud Museum, London (2005). She has taken part in the biennales of Venice (South African Pavilion, 2013), Sydney (2010), Johannesburg (1995 and 1997), Gwangju (1997), Havana (1995) and Venice (1993).

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