Bronwyn Katz graduated with a BFA from the Michaelis School of Art in 2015. Katz’s oeuvre incorporates sculpture, installation, video and performance. Her first solo exhibition, Groenpunt was held at Blank Projects in 2016, and she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including the 12th Dak’Art Biennale (Senegal, 2016). Katz is a founding member of iQhiya, an 11-women artist collective which has performed across various spaces, including Documenta (in Kassel and Athens). She is the 2018 recipient of the SAM Art Projects residency in Paris, which will culminate in a presentation of her work at the Palais de Tokyo.
Katz lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Material, within the framework of Katz’s artistic practice, acts as a repository of memory. She is interested in the notion of objects, people and spaces as lived.
Through her practice she refers to her personal memory, as a component of a larger memory where material memorises its occupation/use. She reflects on the trajectory from her ancestors to her present through the capacity of materials/objects/people/spaces to remember, to be scarred, to hold residue. In her most recent body of work she uses salvaged beds and mattresses as material. Katz engages with this material’s relationship with the body. She investigates notions of the material as a space of birth, death, rest, love making and dreams.