Paul Edmunds



About

Paul Edmunds was born in 1970 in Johannesburg, and currently lives in Cape Town. Recent exhibitions include The Road to Natural Selection is Fraught with Random Mutation (2019), Braids (2016), and Elemental (2015) at WHATIFTHEWORLD. He has also exhibited with Stevenson and Blank Projects, Cape Town, as well as RH Gallery in New York. Notable group exhibitions include The Rainbow Nation, an exhibition of three generations of sculpture from South Africa, at Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague (2012); Coming of Age: 21 Years of Artist Proof Studio at Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012); Impressions from South Africa at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011). He won the Tollman Award in 2007, and in 2010 was awarded the Ampersand Foundation residency in New York.

Edmunds’ work is included in various private and public collections including; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The South African National Gallery; The Sasol Art Collection; and The Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Road to Natural Selection is Fraught with Random Mutation
2016 Untitled Art Miami Beach 2016 - Miami
Braids - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2015 Elemental - WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town
2013 Season, Stevenson, Johannesburg
2011 Pitch, RH Gallery, New York
Tone, Stevenson, Cape Town
2009 Subtropicalia, Stevenson, Cape Town
2008 Aggregate, Bank Gallery, Durban
2007 Array, Art on Paper Gallery, Johannesburg
2005 Phenomena, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town
2003 Cloud, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town
2001 Houding, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Both, and, Stevenson, Cape Town
2014 Artists Engaged? Maybe, Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
2013 The Loom of the Land, Stevenson, Johannesburg
2012 If A Tree…, Stevenson, Johannesburg
The Rainbow Nation, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Netherlands
The Third Meaning II, RH Gallery, New York
Coming of Age: 21 Years of the Artist Proof Studio, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Unspecified Urban Site, RH Gallery, New York
2011 Impressions from South Africa: 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2010 The Third Meaning, RH Gallery, New York
2009 Social Pattern, AVA, Cape Town
Summer Show, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town
2008 Production Marks: Geometry, Psychology and the Electronic Age, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; KZNSA, Durban; Goethe-Institut, Johannesburg
2005 In the Making: Material and Process, Stevenson, Cape Town
2003 HIV(E), Franchise, Johannesburg
Prints and Multiples, Warren Siebrits Modern & Contemporary, Johannesburg
2002 Silence/Violence, Greg Streak, Durban and Nieubethesda
Bodies II: Sublimation, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn
2000 Cast, Bronze Age Foundry, Cape Town
Images of Self, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn
Unplugged V, Market Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg
Group Show, Canberra Institute of Art, Canberra

Presentations

2021 Zoophilia

Awards

2010   The Ampersand Foundation residency, NYC
2007   The Tollman Award
1992   The Volkskas Atelier Award

Permanent Collections

The South African National Gallery
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Sasol Art Collection
The Gencor Collection
The Dimension Data collection
Rand Merchant Bank International collection
The Marvelous Collection, Johannesburg
The Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
The Durban Art Gallery
The Carnegie Art Gallery, Newcastle
The Empangeni Art and Cultural History Museum
The KwaZulu Natal Museum Services collection