South Africa’s traumatic social history, its remarkable transformation and its diversity of culture and landscape, is a crucible for creative engagement. NIROX offers residency to international and local artists, providing insight and access to the region’s extraordinary cultural and environmental heritage. Conversely, artists bring their spotlight into the region. The program has no predilection for style or dogma, emphasizing work that is relevant, challenging and uplifting


Principal Residence: Large two-bedroom house with 100 sq  meter double volume studio and office, lounge, dining area and entertainment facilities.

Cottage: Comfortable two bedroom self-contained cottage with 40 sq meter adjoining studio.

Sculpture workshop: An 80 sq meter workshop adjoining the principal residence.

Coolroom Studio: A 170 sq metre independent garden studio with screening room.

Services: Fully-staffed, full board accommodation with internet connection and all modern conveniences.

Khatlhampi Private Reserve: Resident artists have access to the Reserve with qualified game rangers and, if they require, arrangements can be made for assistance from palaeontologists, geoscientists and speleologists who are able to give a deep insight into the unique surroundings.

Cradle of Humankind: Access to palaeontology and archaeology: Within 47,000 hectares of protected UNESCO approved Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, world-renowned Sterkfontein Caves, Malapa and many other significant active hominid working sites.


NIROX provides free full board, fully serviced accommodation and studio facilities. Managerial and curatorial staff assist artists to fulfill their residency objectives.

Artists are required to provide their own international and local travel & production costs. The foundation will assist in efforts to obtain sponsorship from country culture desks & other interested institutions.

NIROX is 45 minutes from central Johannesburg and Tshwane; 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport.


Artists have no fixed work imperative but are required to leave an artwork for the Foundation’s collection; and participate in building the archival records of the residency

Artists are exposed to, and are encouraged to exchange ideas with, local artists, scientists, institutions and communities. Collaboration and establishing mutual networks, is encouraged.

NIROX’s reach into local life provides meaningful contact across all cultures and stimulates engagement with museums, galleries, institutions and academia.

Previous Artists
Jake Aikman
Sophia Ainslie
Akindiya Akirash
Zuleikha Allana
Anna Nordquist Anderson
Beth Diane Armstrong
Steve Bandoma
Valerio Berruti
Atul Bhalla
Peter Bialobreski
Caroline Bittermann
Michael Blake
Sean Blem
Dineo Bopape
Willem Boshoff
Eric Bourret
Franki Burger
Carla Busuttil
Mira Calix
Mia Chaplin
Clifford Charles
Rebecca Chesney
Mat Chivers
Zuleika Chaudhari
Priyanka Chaudhary
Marco Cianfanelli
Alain Clement
Hannelie Coetzee
Steven Cohen
Ruann Coleman
The Cool Couple
Christian Courreges
Ingrid de Kok
Katharien de Villiers
Thomas Demand
Godfried Donkor
Antoine Donzeaud
Auke de Vries
Barend de Wet
Tatjana Doll
Jessica Doucha
Chris Drury
Marlene Dumas
Michel Duport
Paul du Toit
Alinka Echeveria
Alice Edy
Victor Ehikhamenor
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