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Kronos vol.42 n.1 Cape Town Nov. 2016 



Red, Ann Bryant Gallery, East London




Simon Gush, Red, 2014, installation view, Ann Bryant Gallery, East London. Photo: Simon Gush


Simon Gush in collaboration with Mokotjo Mohulo, Red (strike uniforms), 2014, installation view, Ann Bryant Gallery, East London. Photo: Simon Gush


Simon Gush in collaboration with James Cairns, Red, 2014, video still.

















Simon Gush was born in 1981 in Pietermaritzburg and lives in Johannesburg. He completed postgraduate studies at the Hoger Instituut van Schone Kunsten in Ghent, Belgium, in 2008, and was a 2011 Fellow at the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, University of Cape Town.

Solo shows include 'After Work' at Galerie Jette Rudolph in Berlin (2015); '9 o'Clock' at the National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown (2015); 'Red' at the Goethe-Institute, Johannesburg (2014) and at the Ann Bryant Art Gallery in East London and ArtEC in Port Elizabeth (2015); '1st and 3rd' at Galerie West, The Hague, and '4 for Four' at SMAK, Ghent (both 2010); in addition to five solo exhibitions at Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg, between 2007 and 2015.

Group shows include 'I Love You Sugar Kane' at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius (2016); 'While You Were Out' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015); 'The Films Will Always Be You: South African Artists on Screen' at the Tate Modern in London (2015); 'Artists Engaged? Maybe' at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2014); 'My Joburg' at La Maison Rouge, Paris and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden (2013); 'Halakasha' at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg in 2010; and '1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective' at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town in 2010; among others. Gush has been included in the biennales of Dakar, Senegal in 2016; Bamako, Mali in 2015; Montevideo, Uruguay in 2014; and Luleå, Sweden in 2009. He was awarded the Jury Prize at the Bamako Encounters Biennale in 2015.

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