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SIBONGAKONKE MAMA

July - August ​2024

Sibongakonke Mama embarks on a six-week residency at NIROX, during which she will delve deeply into the concept of home and its associated meanings. Her work critically examines and interrogates the multifaceted nature of what home represents, exploring themes of belonging, identity, and place. Throughout her residency, Sibongakonke will be dedicating her time to the creation of a series of poems that will feature prominently in her forthcoming debut poetry collection. This residency offers her a unique opportunity to reflect on and articulate her perspectives, providing a contemplative space to enhance the depth and nuance of her literary work.

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EBRU KURBAK

 

July ​2024

Ebru's work critically examines the intersections of art, technology, culture, and power. Ebru’s recent projects focus on the historical social and spatial segregation of knowledge, primarily highlighting undervalued textile traditions from women’s, indigenous, and nomadic cultures. 

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XWALACKTUN

June ​2024

Xwalacktun’s residency is supported by Griffin Art Projects. During his time at NIROX / the Villa-Legodi Centre for Sculpture, he has begun creating two works, the first made from Cedar that the artist brought with, and the second a large sculpture from a fallen oak, depicting a serpent – a common motif in much of his practice. During this time, Xwalacktun will share his knowledge by working collaboratively with South African artists and meet South African master carvers during a guided journey to Limpopo, and participate in a ten-day workshop at the Centre, “Carving X Two” with fellow artists Dada Khanyisa, Collen Maswanganyi, Ben Tuge, Usen Obot, and Simon Moshapo Jnr, culminating in the group exhibition, RELIEF, which will open on 29 June 2024.

The residency promises not only artistic exploration but also a deep dive into the rich cultural and natural tapestry of South Africa, inspiring Xwalacktun's creative journey in profound ways. Through his engagement with local artists and his immersion in the landscape, the residency aims to facilitate an impactful cross-cultural exchange, fostering connections between communities and enriching the artistic dialogue between Canada and South Africa, ultimately bridging continents through shared creativity and understanding.

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OUPA SIBEKO IN COLLABORATION

WITH KAMOGELO WALAZA

 

June ​2024

Oupa Sibeko, in collaboration with Kamogelo Walaza, is leading an ongoing

creative process culminating in a potential exhibition titled LEGAE. In this

project, Sibeko intertwines past, present, and future through significant

objects that evoke deep memories and relationships. His work explores the

agency and residue of memories, particularly those of his grandmother,

and manifests these through a unique visual language in mixed media.

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RESIDENCY SPACES AND SERVICES
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COOLROOM

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UPSTAIRS STUDIO

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STUDIO

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WORKSHOP

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LOUNGE/DINING

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COTTAGE

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LOUNGE

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MUSIC ROOM / STUDIO

Accommodation consists of a two bedroom double-story house facing north overlooking the Sculpture Park, with a large double-volume studio, mezzanine work space, lounge, dining and entertainment facility. Adjoining the house is an open-fronted sculpture workshop and a second studio.


A separate self-contained 2-bedroom cottage facing west overlooks the water, sheltered from the afternoon sun by aged Bushwillows.

Residencies are fully serviced with meals prepared by Maria and her team in the house kitchen, good 'rural' wifi, and assistance with sourcing materials, building and making to good standards by our management, ground staff and resident carpenter.

A short walk across the lawns of the Park is the Coolroom Complex, a large multi-functional workshop/studio, a Screening Room with cinema seating, a small studio and curator’s office.

The Sculpture Parks’ 30 hectare garden is shared with the public on weekends and with pre-arranged visitors during the week. Residents’ privacy is protected, but it is in the nature of the Foundation’s purpose to encourage engagement.


The restaurant, ‘... And then there was fire’ is open to the public. Residents are encouraged to enjoy its active program of music, performance, culinary-school, yoga, talks, poetry, fashion and related activities; to be part of Bernardo and Manu’s passion for food and the exulted life we hope to bring to South Africans and visitors from afar.

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Residents have access to the adjoining 1000 hectare Khatlhaphi Private Nature Reserve, a wilderness of hills and valleys populated with a diversity of local game and birdlife.
RESIDENTS' WORK AND ACTIVITY
There is no fixed work imperitive. Residents are encouraged to interact with each
other, local arts and other communities; to collaborate and create compelling
experiences.
In particular we press residents to experience and contribute to the extraordinary work of the Columba Leadership Academy whose residency is hosted in the park, instilling values, hope and inspiration to leading youths from the most underserved communities of South Africa. NIROX’ reach into local life provides opportunity for engagement with museums, institutions, galleries, academia, artists and other communities. 
Residents are required to leave an artwork or other suitable record for the
NIROX Foundation Archives.
APPLICATIONS FOR RESIDENCY
There is no call for applicants nor fixed application process. If you are interested please contact us at info@niroxarts.com and we will begin a conversation. It will help us if you include your own preferred version of a CV, artist's statement, portfolio of work, biography, or the likes along with a short text on why you are interested, and have questions you would like us to answer.
ALUMNI

ALUMNI

Since its inception, NIROX has hosted more than 400 artists-in-residence.

Jessica Doucha

Chris Drury
Marlene Dumas
Michel Duport
Paul du Toit
Alinka Echeveria
Alice Edy
Victor Ehikhamenor

Laura Emsley
Bracha Ettinger
Guy Ferrer
Jem Finer
Justin Fiske

Richard Forbes
Jonathan Freemantle
Gordon Froud

St John Fuller
Lorenzo Fusi

Milena Høgsberg
Patti Gaal Holmes
Georgina Gatrix
Friedrich Gauwerky
Claire Gavronsky
Pelegie Gbaguidi
Kendell Geers
Guinevere Glasford-Brown
Daniella Goeller
Frances Goodman
Dylan T Graham
Todd Gray
Liza Grobler
Jonathan Guitamachi

Tapfuma Gutsa

Nicholas Hester
Geoffrey Hendricks
Rodan Hart
Lyle Ashton Harris
Hector Hernandez
Karrie Hovey

Elisa L. Iannacone
Osaretin Ighile

Ashraf Jamal
Adam Jeppesen
Ayana V. Jackson

Gabriele Jacobs

Anton Karstel

Lebohang Kganye

Stefanie Koemeda

Riyas Komu

Gabrielle Kruger

Bronwyn Lace

Leo Lanussol

Lawrence Lemaoana

Richard Long

David Lurie

Noria Mabasa

Io Makandal

Maja Malkovich

Amorous Maswanganyi

Collen Maswanganyi
Hemmi Matsamura
Takayo Matsamura
Pat Mautloa

Yolanda Mazwana
Whitney McVeigh
Brent Meistre

Marco Miehling

Michael Mieskes
Joyti Mistery
Nandipha Mntambo
Mohau Modisakeng
Ledelle Moe
Marta Moriarty
Nadjana Mohr
Clara Montoya
Nuria Mora
Thomas Mulcaire
Moataz Nasr
Marcus Neustetter

Sibusiso Ngwazi

Serge Alain Nitegeka
Lwandiso Njara

Fred Nordstrom

Phoka Nyokong
Osaretin Ighile

Olu Oguibe
Valarie Oka

Walter Oltmann
Sean O’Toole
Giovanni Ozzola
Jurgen Partenheimer
Michael Peltzel
Richard Penn
Leonardo Petrucci
Helen Pheby
Johannes Phokela
Enric Pladevall


 

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