Maja Marx


Born in South Africa in 1977, Marx is currently living and working in Cape Town. Maja Marx has featured in South African and international exhibitions. Solo exhibitions include As Far As The Eye Can Touch, at The Premises Gallery, Crease, at Outlet, Fold and Block at WHATIFTHEWORLD. Marx is a fellow of the Ampersand Foundation (New York/ Johannesburg) and a participant of MAPS (Master of Art in the Public Sphere); an exchange between the Wits School of the Arts, Johannesburg, South Africa and the Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais in Sierre, Switzerland. Marx received her Masters Degree in Fine Art with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008. Her work is included in a range of public and private collections and she has participated in the South African Pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2013.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 BLOCK: Recent works - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2011 Fold, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2010 Crease, Outlet, Pretoria
2007 As Far As The Eye Can Touch, The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Women's Work, IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town
2014 Footnote, Richmond, Northern Cape
Capital, Fried Contemporary, Pretoria
2013 Imaginary Fact, 55th La Biennale di Venezia, South African Pavillion, Venice
The Past Will Bury You, NIROXProjects, Johannesburg
2012 ReSample, Absa Gallery, Johannesburg
2011 ABSA Boekrak, KKNK, Oudshoorn
Basic Reality, Goodman Gallery Projects at Arts on Main, Johannesburg
2010 Spier Contemporary, Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town
Glove, Joburg Art Fair collaboration with Artist Proof Studios, Johannesburg
2009 The Heart of the African City, African Perspectives 2009, The African City Centre (re)sourced, University of Pretoria
Anaphora, Michaelis Rosedale Gallery, Cape Town
Paper Pigeon, Pigeon Square Public Artwork, Johannesburg, in collaboration with Gerhard Marx
2008 Away: Richmond: Map Richmond, Northern Cape
2006 Hollard - Waste at Work
ELIA exhibition: Cuenca, Spain & Gent, Belgium