• ABRIE FOURIE


  • Abrie Fourie (1969) is a South African artist based in Berlin, Germany. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa where he lived, studied and worked until emigrating in 2007. His practice is largely photography based, but he is also active in teaching, publishing and curatorial projects. Whilst lecturing at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa (1993 - 2007), he established outlet (2002-2007), an experimental exhibition space. Curatorial projects include Mine, a traveling exhibition of South African video art which has been shown internationally, including Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Bayreuth, Germany and Johannesburg, South Africa. A revised version of Mine titled The Film Will Always Be You: South African Artists On Screen was staged at Tate Modern London as part of SA-UK Seasons 2014-2015. Since 2005 he is the curator and facilitator for Modern Art Projects South Africa(map-southafrica.org.) Fourie has exhibited in important group exhibitions internationally. This includes Translation/ Seduction/ Displacement at White Box Gallery, New York, USA (2000); ENEMIES/ VYANDE, with Santu Mofokeng, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa (2002); Sugar in the petrol, The British School at Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy (2004); POST, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2004); Cosmos Mundo Forever, curated by Fernando Alvim, Trienal De Luanda, Angola (2007); SEE3, a collaboration with Ella Ziegler, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany (2009); 1910 - 2010 From Pierneef to Gugulective: A Fresh Look at a Century of South African Art, curated by Riason Naidoo, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2010); Positioning Osmotic Impulses, curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Prison Neukölln, Berlin, Germany (2012); THE SPACE BETWEEN US, curated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet, a project by IFA, public space of Berlin (2013) & Stuttgart (2014) and The Day will come when Photography revises, curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Amelie Zadeh, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany (2015). Solo exhibitions include Whatever, Wherever at Camouflage, Brussels, Belgium (2003); End of the World, Museum for African Art, New York, USA (2004) and where-we-r.com, Forum d’art Contemporian, Sierre, Switzerland (2006). Most recent solo exhibitions centered around an ongoing project titled OBLIQUE which has been shown at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2012); Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (2012); Iwalewa House, Bayreuth, Germany (2012); SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2013); SCAD, Savannah, USA (2013); SCAD, Atlanta, USA (2014) & Fried Contemporary, Pretoria, South Africa (2016).