Diane Victor

Diane Victor

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Born in 1964

Lives & works in Johannesburg, , South Africa

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39 single expositions

97 grouped expositions & fairs

KykNET Fiesta award. Beste prestasie in visuele kuns vir Innibos Feeskunstenaar &KKNK Uitstallings. - 2012

Festival artist – Innibos arts festival Nelspruit - 2011

Herrie Kanna award at ABSA KKNK. - 2011

CCP printmaking residency – Connecticut, USA. - 2010

Festival artist – Aardklop, Potchestroom. - 2009

Statutory award of MTG – Krakow Print Triennial. Krakow Poland. - 2006

Finalist of the SASOL wax in Art Award - 2006

Private Collections : Santam Bank Collection, Cape Town, South Africa; Collection Albertina Vienna, Austria;

Public Collections : Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Bibliothèque Nationale de France;

Collected by museums and foundations Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA; The Minneapolis Museum of Modern Art, Minneapolis, USA; Victoria & Albert Collection, London, England


Presentation of the artist

Diane Victor (b. 1964 in Witbank, South Africa) has established herself as a major figure in the South African and International art communities and is renowned for her expert printmaking and draughtsmanship. Victor positions herself within the South African art scene through her bold confrontations with difficult and at times taboo subject matter. Her large scale drawings and etchings demonstrate a command of mark-making, which she uses to render her subjects in affecting detail. At times, her work seems to pose challenges to social and political life in contemporary South Africa, considering issues of corruption, violence and an unequal power distribution.

Having received her BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, with a major in Printmaking, and graduating with distinction – Victor has gone on to win various prestige awards including the Sasol New Signatures Award in 1987. In 1988, Victor became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Volkskas Atelier Award which granted her a ten-month stay at the Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris, France. Over this period, Victor was able to work collaboratively with other experienced printmakers and to observe and reflect on a society very different from her own.

Victor has exhibited at numerous venues around South Africa and internationally, some of which include the UNISA Gallery, Fried Contemporary, MoMA New York, Faulconer Gallery, The Highpoint Center for printmaking, The Gus Fisher Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Yale University Art Gallery, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and Australia and Adelaide Central Gallery. Victor’s work is part of a number of important collections, including Sasol, Pretoria Art Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Durban Art Museum and Santam.

Since 1990, Victor has been a lecturer, teaching Fine Art, at various South African institutions including the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, Open Window Academy, the University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and the University of Johannesburg.

Victor lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. At present, she is a senior Fine Art lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Department of Visual Art.

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Nationality : South Africa

Drawing Works on paper Print Contemporary Art

In connection with

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg - South Africa

Atelier le Grand Village, Massignac - France


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1964

Born in Witbank, South Africa

Solo exhibitions & presentations

2015

One Pound of Flesh, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2013

No Country for Old Women – Absa KKNK Oudtshoorn – Festival artist, South Africa

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2013

Tom Waits for No Man show, curated by Gordon Froud, traveling exhibition

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2013

Benefit Auction – Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2012

This Place /displace, The George Bizos Foundation Benefit Auction, UJ Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2012

University of Pretoria staff exhibition –AULA, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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2012

Recent work, David Krut Projects, New York,USA

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2012

Ashes to Ashes and Smoke to Dust, University of Johannesburg (UJ) Art Gallery, South Africa

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2011

The butcher, the undertaker and the dealer, Absa KKNK Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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2011

Contemporary prints from South Africa – Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA

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2011

Fables and Folly, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa, USA

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2011

Contemporary prints from South Africa – Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, USA

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2011

The butcher, the undertaker and the dealer, Absa KKNK Oudtshoorn, South Africa

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2011

Artist’s book show – KKNK Sasol, South Africa

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Group exhibitions & fairs

2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

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2016

New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2015

South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale, What remains is tomorrow, South Africa

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2014

Earth Matters, Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine,USA

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2014

From Sitting to Selfie, Standard Bank Gallery, South Africa

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2014

Contemporary Art / South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, USA

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2012

Celebrating 20 years of artists proof studios, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2012

Terra incognito, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa

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2011

Designs of self, Fried gallery, Pretoria, South Africa

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2011

Altered pieces,Thompson gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Events

Press & media

Presse

2002

Sue Williamson, Grime at Bell-Roberts Art Gallery’, ArtThrob,

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2006

Catherine Green, Diane Victor, Art South Africa, (Review of solo exhibition, Goodman Gallery)

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2008

Tavish McIntosh, Diane Victor at Goodman Gallery Cape, Artthrob

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2013

Oliver Roberts, The fightback of an escape artist, Sunday Times, Johannesburg

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2019

Artskop3437 - In conversation with Diane Victor at Atelier le Grand Village

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Media

1996

Herlo van Rensburg, Purging in the work of Diane Victor: Contradiction and Convergence, Gallery Page

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1998

Chris Roper, Each to his/her own, Mail & Guardian, May 8

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1999

Chico Mweb

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Publications & essays

2013

Oliver Roberts, The fightback of an escape artist, Sunday Times, Johannesburg, December 8

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2012

VON VEY, K, The intersection of Christianity and Politics in South African art: a comparative analysis of selected images since 1960, with emphasis on the post-apartheid era, De Arte 85, pp.5-25.

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2012

Burning the candle at both ends, David Krut Publication S.A

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2011

RANKIN, E, Human rights and human wrongs: public perceptions of Diane Victor’s Disasters of Peace, South African Journal of Art History 26.1: 85-95

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2011

ALLARA, P, Diane Victor and Paul Emmanuel: Lost Men, Lost Wor (l) ds, African Arts 45/4, (winter), 34-45

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2008

Daniel Thöle, Social statements cross boundaries, Business Day, (Review of ‘Transmigrations’ at Pretoria Art Museum)

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