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Nolan Oswald Dennis

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Born in 1988

Lives & works in Johannesburg, South Africa

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FNB Art prize - 2016

Gauteng Institute of Architects Award, Johannesburg - 2011


Presentation of the artist

Nolan Oswald Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. His practice explores what he calls ‘a black consciousness of space’ : the material and metaphysical conditions of decolonization.

His work questions the politics of space and time through a system-specific, rather than site-specific approach. He is concerned with the hidden structures that pre-determine the limits of our social and political imagination. Through a language of diagrams, drawings and models he explores a hidden landscape of systematic and structural conditions that organise our political sub-terrain. This sub-space is framed by systems which transverse multiple realms (technical, spiritual economic, psychological, etc) and therefore Dennis’ work can be seen as an attempt to stitch these, sometime opposed, sometimes complimentary, systems together. To read technological systems alongside spiritual systems, to combine political fictions with science fiction.

He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a Masters of Science in the Art, Culture and Technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Nationality : American Samoa

Painting Drawing Installations Contemporary Art

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Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg - South Africa


CV

1988

Born in Lusaka, Zambia

Solo exhibitions & presentations

2019

Options, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

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2016

Furthermore, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

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Residencies

2017

MeetFactory, Studio Residency, Prague, Czech Republic

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2016

Atelier Mondial, Studio Residency Basel, Switzerland

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2016

Berlin Biennale (with NTU)

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2016

MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship

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Group exhibitions & fairs

2018

A Better Version of You, Goethe Institute, Beijing, China

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2018

African Mobilities, TUM, Munich, Germany

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2018

In the Open or in Stealth, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

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2018

Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists, Kunsthalle kAde, Amersfoort, Netherlands

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2017

Deep Memory, Kalmar Konsthal, Kalmar, Sweden

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2017

In No Time, MIT, Cambridge, USA

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2017

89plus: Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland

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Press & media

Presse

2019

Artskop3437 - Nolan Oswald Dennis embraces misreading and misinterpretation

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Media

2017

Published Paper -‘Anxious South’ – University of Rochester Journal for Visual Culture (InVisible Culture)

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2017

Presentation Paper – Under Super Vision, symposium, University of British Columbia

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2017

Presentation Paper – Environments and the Ecological self, conference, University of Rochester

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2017

Published Paper – Solomon Mahlangu House’ – Centre des Laboratoires Associés pour la Recherche en Architecture (CLARA) No. 4

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