MARK RAUTENBACH

BIOGRAPHY

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MARK RAUTENBACH

EDUCATION

1983-7: BAFA; UNIVERSITY OF NATAL, Pietermaritzburg

 

EXHIBITIONS/COMMISSIONS

2022

Ariadne’s Thread, Cubicle Series, CIRCA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2021

PHANTASMAGORIA; group exhibition, RK Contemporary, Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa

OASIS; group exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town

PLANE; group exhibition, Deepest Darkest, Cape Town

PERSISTENCE OF VISION; group exhibition, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, South Africa

IN CONVERSATION; group exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town

THESE WALLS HAVE EYES; group exhibition, Haas, Cape Town

THE TROUBLED ARCHIVE; group exhibition, THE LABYRINTH PROJECT, Ellis House Art Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

IN CONVERSATION WITH COLOUR SYMPHONY; Rupert Museum, Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

WORLD WORLDING; solo exhibition; OPEN 24 Hrs in partnership with Ebony/Curated, Cape Town

2020

[U]Ntelling [S]Tories; Residency; DISTANCIO/TRANÅS, Sweden, Distancio

2020: HARD, BUT SOFT; group exhibition, GLENCARLOU, Klapmuts, Cape Town, Glen Carlou - Hard, but Soft

2019

A SPLENDID SUMMER SEND-OFF,  40 YEARS 40 PLUS ARTISTS; group exhibition, IRMA STERN MUSEUM, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Irma Stern Museum - A Splendid Summer Send-off

UNDERPINNINGS; solo exhibition, EBONY/CURATED, Franschhoek, Ebony/Curated - Underpinnings

TEXTILE; group exhibition, curated by Amy Pike for DYMAN GALLERY, Stellenbosch, Dyman - Textile

CONVERSATIONS IN TEXTURE; group exhibition, curated by Khumo Sebambo for BERMAN CONTEMPORARY, Johannesburg, Berman Contemporary - Conversations in Texture

SMALL ROOM; group exhibition, curated by Sarah Grace for PRIEST, Johannesburg

2018

FORWARD?FORWARD!FORWARD…; group exhibition, performance and sculptures, University of Stellenbosch Museum, Stellenbosch

HOW LONG CAN I HOLD YOUR ATTENTION FOR?/ HOW MUCH PRESENCE CAN I GIVE YOU?; performance; JEWELLERY AS A SOCIAL OBJECT,THE CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY FORUM, SEMINAR AND EXHIBITION, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg

NOONOO INDEX and performance; MAKER,FNB JOBURG ART FAIR, Johannesburg, Noonoo Index

TOUCHWOOD; group exhibition, 203 Percy Osborn, Durban

ARTISTIC ACTIVISM GRANT; CENTRE FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM, SWEAT and ASIJIKI, Johannesburg

KZNSA GALLERY; PARK GALLERY group exhibition, Durban

CANDICE BERMAN; group exhibition, Johannesburg

2017

A ROMULUS REBUS; group exhibition, curated by PRIEST, FRIED CONTEMPORARY, Pretoria

JOHANNESBURG ART FAIR; South African Mint, Johannesburg

EBONY/CURATED; group exhibition, Franschoek

DREAM RIFT; group exhibition, ECLECTICA DESIGN AND ART, Cape Town

DAWNING NEW NARRATIVES; performance, RHODES MEMORIAL, Cape Town

PROUD; group exhibition, THE STUDIO DOOR, San Diego

OUMA se KIND; performance, Cape Town

MOTHERTONGUE 2; performance, ROMULUS REBUS, group exhibition, PRIEST, Johannesburg

RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP: CENTRE FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM, SWEAT and ASIJIKI, Johannesburg

MOTHERTONGUE 1; performance in - Art Thursdays, REVERIE SOCIAL TABLE, Observatory, Cape Town

FATHERLAND; performance in live art festival BORDERLANDS, Cape Point, Cape Town

BODY SCENOGRAPHY; workshop with STEVEN COHEN, ICA – UCT, Cape Town

VERGING THRESHOLDS; group exhibition, ECLECTICA DESIGN AND ART, Cape Town

MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT; nominee, DESIGN INDABA, Cape Town

THE SKY OVER BERLIN; installation, 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand, SOUTH AFRICAN MINT and RAND REFINERY, WORLD MONEY FAIR, Berlin

2016

WOMAN’S WORK; group exhibition, IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, Cape Town

WHAT'S THE MATTER? Group exhibition, EBONY/CURATED, Cape Town

DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM PRINT EXCHANGE: DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM, Cape Town

MUSE MONTAGE; group exhibition, ECLECTICA DESIGN AND ART, Cape Town

EDUPLATION; performance,group exhibition, DAVID KRUT PROJECTS, Johannesburg

OPTICAL DIVERSION; group exhibition, ECLECTICA DESIGN AND ART, Cape Town

SHORTMARKET STREET CLUB: commission, Cape Town

UNHEIMLICH; performance and group exhibition show, WOORDFEES 2016, STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

2015

FETISH; performance and group exhibition; PRIEST, Johannesburg

 [TERROR]TORY; performance, THE DARK PRECURSOR: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DELEUZE AND ARTISTIC RESEARCH 2015, ORPHEUS INSTITUTE, Ghent, Belgium.

MIND, SPIRIT, EMOTION; 4th prize, online competition, ART COMPETITION.NET, http://art-competition.net/

VULEKA; competition, 3rd and highly commended prize, ART B, Belleville

 [TERROR]TORY; TEDx 2015, CITY HALL, Cape Town

 [TERROR]TORY; collaborative  performance, DELEUZE AND GUATTARI AND AFRICA CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, Cape Town

THE TEST KITCHEN; commission, Cape Town

UIMA MASK COMPETITION; Finalist, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART, Iowa, USA

FETISH: group exhibition; ARTTEC - EPSAC COMMUNITY ART CENTRE, Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown

DÉCOR Z; group exhibition, SPIER, Stellenbosch

2014

THE EDUCATORS NEW CLOTHES; exhibition, ROOM, Johannesburg

THE EDUCATORS NEW CLOTHES; performance, Cape Town & surrounds, Johannesburg

2012

SOUTHERN INK EXPOSURE 3; [International tattoo convention], group exhibition, Cape Town

2011

OPEN BOOKS; group exhibition, BRUNDYN & GONSALVES, Cape Town

PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY; group exhibition; HAAS, Bokaap, Cape Town

2010

SOUTHERN INK EXPOSURE 2; [International tattoo convention], group exhibition, CTICC, Cape Town

Group exhibition; GILL ALDERMAN GALLERY, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Group exhibition: THESE FOUR WALLS, Observatory, Cape Town

2009

SOUTHERN INK EXPOSURE 1; [International tattoo convention] Co-curator and exhibitor, CTICC, Cape Town

Group exhibition; GILL ALDERMAN GALLERY, Kenilworth, Cape Town

2008

Group exhibition; GILL ALDERMAN GALLERY, Kenilworth, Cape Town

2007

WORLD TRIBE; collaboration with Brandon Amronski, ALISON CAFÉ, Leon, Mexico.

Group exhibition; GILL ALDERMAN GALLERY, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Group exhibition; WALKERBAY GALLERY, Hermanus

2006

INTRODUCING SPLENDID; exhibition, AMOEBA LIGHT & LIVING, Johannesburg

2003

HUMAN GENOME PROJECT; competition finalist, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, Cape Town

2002

MARK MRS LOVE; collaboration with Mrs Love; OBS CAFE, Cape Town

2000

WOMB; solo exhibition, I CAFE, Observatory, Cape Town

SEX & CULTURE; group exhibition, GAULOISE WAREHOUSE, Cape Town.

 

COLLECTIONS

Iziko South African National Gallery

Rand Refinery Collection

Rupert museum

 

PUBLICATIONS

2021    Grace of Abstraction; Ashraf Jamal, ART THROB, 8 February 2021

2018    Noonoo Index Catalogue; Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, ISBN 978-0-620-79668-2

2017     Contemporary Performance Almanac 2017 (Volume 4), Edited by Caden Manson and Daniel   Nelson, ISBN-13: 978-1546818854

2015     THE DARK PRECURSOR, International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research, edited by  PAULO DE ASSIS and PAOLO GIUDICI, ISBN 978 94 9038 904 8

2014    KNOTWE: ALL THINGS FIBER, http://www.knotwe.com/mark-rautenbach/

            ART SOUTH AFRICA, volume 12, issue 4, June 2014

            VISI, February/March 2014, volume 70

 

RESIDENCIES

2020    RESIDENCY:DISTANCIO; Social sculpture residency, Tranås, Sweden

2018    RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP:MAKER,Noonoo Catalogue Index, Johannesburg

2017    RESIDENCY/WORKSHOP: CENTRE FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM [NYC], SWEAT and ASIJIKI, Johannesburg