Researcher

Simon Gush is an artist and filmmaker. His research explores work (waged and unwaged) and land. Gush was the Tierney Fellow for Photography, University of the Witwatersrand (2016); a fellow at Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, University of Cape Town (2011); and is a laureate of Hoger Instituut van Schone Kunsten in Gent, Belgium (2008). He completed interdisciplinary Masters based in sociology, at the University of the Witwatersrand (2019).

Solo exhibitions include, How to fix a lift, (with Bridget Kenny), Stevenson, Cape Town; The Busiest Airline in Africa, Stevenson, Johannesburg (2021); S.G., 59 Joubert Street, Johannesburg, Sala10, MuAC, Mexico City (2020); Welcome to Frontier Country, Stevenson, Cape Town (2019); Al final del trabajo, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (2018), After Work, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin (2015); 9 o’clock at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown (2015); Red, Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg (2014); and 4 for Four, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2010). Biennales include: Biennale: für aktuelle Fotografie, Ludwigshafen (2017); Dakar (2016); Bamako (2015/17); Montevideo (2014) and Lulea (2009). Group exhibitions include: Every leaf is an eye, Göteborgs Konsthall (2019); African Mētrópolis. An Imaginary city, Maxxi, Rome (2018), Meditations on Place: Four Perspectives; Four African Cities, Cleveland Museum of Art (2018), Recent Histories – New African Photography and Video Art, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm (2017) and Afriques Capitales, La Villette, Paris (2017). Film screenings include: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC (2018); ICA, London (2017); Tate Modern, London (2015); and film festivals such as Sharjah Film Platform 3 (2020), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2015), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2017) and Visions du Réel (2017).

http://simongush.net

Current Programme

Land Labour Life