This print forms part of a portfolio titled 20/20 which aims to promote 20 younger artists’ work through print editions of 20, made specifically for ArtThrob.
Chad Rossouw (b. 1982), is an artist, writer and a lecturer, based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has a bachelor in Fine Art from the UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art, and a Masters degree at the same institution.
He has had two solo shows: A History of Failure in 2012 at Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, and along with Charles Maggs, a show entitled Syndrome in 2009 at Whatiftheworld / Gallery, Cape Town. He has been on numerous group shows, and examples of his work reside in the IZIKO South African National Gallery’s collection and the University of Cape Town’s collection.
Under the alias Robert Sloon he was founding editor of South African art blog ArtHeat. He regularly publishes in Art South Africa, ArtThrob.co.za, The Mail & Guardian, The Big Issue and has written for the London based Art Newspaper. He is the author of numerous catalogue essays, especially for young and emerging artists (see a collection of writing here).
He teaches the History of Photography at the Ruth Prowse School of Fine Art, Cape Town.
Solo exhibitions include ‘The Planet’s Wake’ (2015) and ‘A History of Failure’ (2012), both at Brundyn+, Cape Town. Selected group exhibitions include ‘The Pathology Project’ (2011) curated by Julia Rosa Clark at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, ‘Independent Publishing Project’ (2011) curated by Francis Burger at blank projects, Cape Town, and ‘Heimlich Maneuvres’ (2011) at Substation Gallery, Wits School of Art, Johannesburg.