biografía de Jane ALEXANDER (1959)

Personal data


Birth : 1959 - Johannesburg, South Africa
Sex : F
Nationality/Affiliation : South Africa

Address

Cape Town, South Africa

Education

1982 – 1988 : Faculty of Arts – University of the Witwatersrand (MA Fine Arts) – Private Bag 3, Wits – Johannesburg, South Africa

Professional data


Prizes

1996

1996 : The FNB Vita Art Now Award – Johannesburg, South Africa
Context: FNB Vita Art Now Award exhibition (1996)


Awards

1995

09/1995-10/1995 : Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art – South Africa
Context: The Muse on Location – Standard Bank National Arts Festival (1995)
Awarded by : Standard Bank Gallery – Corner Simmonds & Frederick Streets – Johannesburg, South Africa

1982

1982 : National Fine Arts Student Competition – South Africa
Context: Standard Bank National Arts Festival (1982)

1982 : Martienssen Student Prize – Johannesburg, South Africa
Context: Annual Martienssen Prize Exhibition (1982)
Awarded by : WITS University of the Witwatersrand – Private Bag 3, WITS – Johannesburg, South Africa


Other professions

Lecturer
Michaelis School of Fine Art – UCT University of Cape Town – 31-37 Orange Street – Cape Town, South Africa

Work


Categorie and medium


Sculpture-Volume : Installation

Works

Boy with hat and spectacles
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Size : 29 x 40 cm
 
Lonely Boy, Candy Boy - weekend spoiler
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Size : 30 x 40 cm
 
Factory
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Size : 27 x 40 cm
 
Lucky Girls
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Installation
 
Bom Boys with Workers and Traffic
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Size : 29 x 40 cm
 
Lucky Girl Hotel - In the Event of an Earthquake
Date of creation : 1999
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Subject : architecture
 
Bom Boys
Date of creation : 1998
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-glass-wood-clay-textile material
Size : 105 x 360 x 360 cm
 
Street Cadets with Harbinger: Wish, Walk/Loop Long
Date of creation : 1997-1998
Medium : Installation
Subject : animals
 
Rarvester
Date of creation : 1997-1998
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-plaster
Technical data : shoes, chair, toys, convex framework
 
Triumph over Capitalism: Lustgarten
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
 
Pastoral Scene
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-plaster-wood-aluminium-organic material-textile material
Size : 155 x 209 x 186 cm
 
Landowner
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
 
Stripped ("Oh Yes" Girl)
Date of creation : 1995
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-plaster-steel-organic material-textile material
Subject : women
Size : 182 x 63 x 51 cm
 
Serviceman
Date of creation : 1994
Medium : Installation
 
Something's going down
Date of creation : 1993-1994
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-wood-aluminium-organic material-clay
Process : impression (print)
Size : 59 x 128 x 36 cm
 
The Municipal Crucifix
Date of creation : 1986
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-plaster-wood-aluminium-bone
 
Butcher Boys
Date of creation : 1985-1986
Medium : Installation
Materials : oil-plaster-wood-bone
Technical data : masks, horns, bench
Size : 129 x 214 x 89 cm
 
Lucky Doll Laundry
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
 
Lucky Girl With Sweets
Medium : Photograph
Technical data : montage
Subject : women
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2000

Jane Alexander
Gasworks Gallery – London, United Kingdom
2000

1999

“Bom Boys” and “Lucky Girls”
Irma Stern Museum – UCT University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
07/1999 – 07/31/1999

1986

Sculpture and Photomontage
The Market Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa
1986

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Festivals

1995

The Muse on Location – Standard Bank National Arts Festival
Grahamstown, South Africa
1995


Group exhibitions

2002

Dislocación: Imagen & Identidad. Sudáfrica
Sala Rekalde – Bilbao, Spain
04/2002 – 05/2002

2000

Más cerca uno del otro – 7a Bienal de la Habana
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam – Havana, Cuba
11/17/2000 – 01/05/2001

Partage d’exotismes – 5ème Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
06/27/2000 – 09/24/2000

South meets West: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa
Kunsthalle / Historisches Museum – Bern BE, Switzerland
04/06/2000 – 06/25/2000

Emergence
Standard Bank Gallery – Johannesburg, South Africa
02/01/2000 – 03/25/2000

1999

Emergence
Albany Museum – Grahamstown, South Africa
1999

Stacking Claims
The Granary – Cape Town, South Africa
1999

South meets West: Contemporary Art from West and Southern Africa
National Museum – Accra, Ghana
11/1999 – 12/1999

Lines of Sight
South African National Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa
07/1999 – 10/1999

1998

Africa Africa
Tobu Museum of Art – Tokyo, Japan
09/11/1998 – 11/24/1998

DAK’ART 98 – Biennale de l’art africain contemporain
Musée d’Art Africain de l’Ifan Cheikh Anta Diop – Dakar, Senegal
04/24/1998 – 04/30/1998

1997

Lifetimes: An Exhibition of Southern African Art
Art Bureau – Munich, Germany
1997

1996

Colours: Contemporary Art from South Africa
Haus der Kulturen der Welt – Berlin-Tiergarten, Germany
1996

Contemporary South African Art 1985-1995
South African National Gallery – Cape Town, South Africa
1996 – 1997

Fault Lines – Inquiries around Truth and Reconciliation
Cape Town Castle – Cape Town, South Africa
1996

1995

Campo – 46° Biennale di Venezia
Ca’Giustinian San Marco 1316 – Venice VE, Italy
06/11/1995 – 10/15/1995

1994

Un art d’Afrique du Sud
Galerie de l’Esplanade – Paris, France
1994

5. Biennale von Havanna in Aachen
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst – Aachen, Germany
09/15/1994 – 12/11/1994

Arte, Sociedad, Reflexión – 5a Bienal de la Habana
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam – Havana, Cuba
05/06/1994 – 06/30/1994

1993

The Bride
Irma Stern Museum – UCT University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
1993

The Critics’ Choice
AICA Africus Institute of Contemporary Art – Johannesburg, South Africa
1993

1991

Summer exhibition
Daljosafat Arts Foundation – Paarl, South Africa
1991

1990

Art Objects
Daljosafat Arts Foundation – Paarl, South Africa
1990

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2000

Fresh Cream
Publisher: Phaidon Press – Regent’s Wharf – London, United Kingdom
11/2000
ISBN : 0714891142

1995

Jane Alexander: Sculpture and Photomontage
Author: POWELL Ivor – South Africa
1995

1989

Resistance Art in South Africa
Publisher: David Phillip Publishers – Cape Town, South Africa
Author: WILLIAMSON Sue – South Africa
1989


Exhibition catalogues

2000

Partage d’exotismes, 5ème Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, volumes 1 et 2
Publisher: RMN Réunion des Musées Nationaux – 49 rue Etienne Marcel – Paris, France
06/2000
ISBN : 2711840131


Periodicals

1999

WILLIAMSON Sue – Never Plain with Jane
in: Weekly Mail & Guardian
Johannesburg, South Africa
30/07/1999-05/08/1999

1995

WILHELM Peter – Magical Disquiet
in: Financial Mail
Johannesburg, South Africa
21/07/1995

POWELL Ivor – Giving Pity a Human Face
in: Weekly Mail & Guardian
Johannesburg, South Africa
06/1995

SACK Ruth – Overbearing Corporate Setting Points up the Surreal in Alexander
in: Sunday Independent
Johannesburg, South Africa
10/1995

NOLTE Jackie – Sculpture and Photomontage: Jane Alexander
in: Third Text
London, United Kingdom
09/1995-11/1995

FRIEDMAN Hazel – Soaring over murky terrain
in: Weekly Mail & Guardian
Johannesburg, South Africa
20/09/1995-05/10/1995

1993

SPIRO Lesley – Jane Alexander
in: Revue Noire n° 11
Paris, France
1993

HERWITZ Daniel – Daniel Herwitz looks at a Utopian role for art in post-Apartheid South Africa
in: Modern Painters n° 3 vol. 6
London, United Kingdom
1993

1986

POWELL Ivor – Ask No Questions in the Presence of Jane’s Ghouls’
in: The Weekly Mail
Johannesburg, South Africa
17/10/1986-23/10/1986

Prominents: Jane Alexander
in: Art Director n° 8
Johannesburg, South Africa
1986

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