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Berni Searle  1964, ZA

(Bernadette Searle)
Rank (2014): 2342 – 

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Photography, Video, Installation

to top Most exhibitions in:

USA 35
South Africa 21
Germany 9
United Kingdom 6
Italy 6

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Artist Rank
William Kentridge  21 17
Zwelethu Mthethwa  1204 16
David Goldblatt  378 15
Jane Alexander  2555 13
Zanele Muholi  1268 12

to top Most exhibitions held at:

  Stevenson, South Africa 12
  Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA 3
  South African National Art Gallery, South Africa 3

to top Biography:  Please report missing Information

7.7.1964 Born in Capetown (ZA)

Lives and works in Cape Town (ZA)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 112  Please report missing Information

from 27.11.
   Chroma - Stevenson, Cape Town Send message


until 17.5.2015
   Distance and Desire: Encou nters with the African Archive - The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm Send message


to top Solo shows   18

   Berni Searle - Refuge - La Galerie Particuliere, Paris

   Berni Searle. Interlaced - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
   Shimmer - Stevenson, Johannesburg
   Berni Searle - Shimmer - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Berni Searle. Un Être au monde - 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz
   Interlaced - Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges

   Berni Searle- Recent Work - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Berni Searle: Approach - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

   Berni Searle - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
   Crush - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Berni Searle - Bildmuseet, Umeå
   Berni Searle: About to forget - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Berni Searle - Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2003 - Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
   Berni Searle: Vapour - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Berni Searle - kunst:raum sylt quelle, Rantum / Sylt
   Berni Searle/Matrix 202 - A Matter Of Time - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA

   Berni Searle - Still - Axis Gallery Inc., New York City, NY

   Bernadette Searle - INOVA - Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI


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   Perspectives 1 - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
   Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

   Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
   Novecento Mai Visto - Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection - From Albers to Warhol to (now) - Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia

   African Photography: For Whose Eyes? - Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY
   Bullet Wound Boulevard - RONMANDOS - Amsterdam, Amsterdam

   Conrad Botes With Berni Searle, Wim Botha, Nandipha Mntambo, Penny Siopis, Serge Alain Nitegeka + Sabelo Mlangeni - Turner Gallery, Perth, WA
Description  Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London

   Darkroom: Photography and New Media in South Africa since 1950 - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
   Site Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial The Dissolve - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Description and image  SITE Santa Fe Biennial 2010 - The Dissolve - SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
   Contemporary Artists from South Africa - Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen
   This is Our Time - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Life Less Ordinary - Ffotogallery @ Turner House, Penarth, Wales
   Insight - The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth

   Summer 2009/10: Projects - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Identity: An Imagined State - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
   Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities - Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   A Life Less Ordinary - Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
   Rebelle - Kunst & Feminisme 1969 - 2009 - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
Description and image  10. Bienal de La Habana - La Bienal de La Habana, Havana
   Self/Not-self - Stevenson, Johannesburg
   Continental Rifts: Contemporary Time-Based Works of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  Beauty and Pleasure South African Contemporary Art - Stenersenmuseet, Oslo
   Test Patterns: Recent Video Work From South Africa - SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA

Description  is it tomorrow yet? - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
   Helga De Alvear im Dialog mit Harald Falckenberg - Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg
   INPUT - Colecção Sindika Dokolo - Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda
   Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
   Alternating Beats - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
   Travesía - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
   The Messenger - Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges
   On Reflection - Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales
   Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation: Water as Metaphor for Identity - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   Home Lands-Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South America - - Haunch of Venison - London, London (closed, 2013)
   Obscurum per Obscurius - Tallinna Kunstihoone / Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn
   Disguise: The art of attracting and deflecting attention - Stevenson, Cape Town
   za giovane arte dal sudafrica - Complesso Museale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena

   Summer 2007/8 - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Bare Life - Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem
   Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
   New Photography 2007 - Tanyth Berkeley, Scott McFarland, Berni Searle - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Cinema Remixed and Reloaded (Part I) - Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
   (Re)print - Temple Contemporary - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
   Da Bauhaus (Agora!) - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, São Paulo
   Global Feminisms Remix - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   ISCP Open Studios - International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York City, NY
Description  From the Vault - Galleria Pack, Milan
   Harlem Postcards - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
   L'oeil-Écran Ou La Nouvelle Image - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
   TRANS CAPE - contemporary African art on the move - - Trans Cape Africa, Cape Town (closed)

   Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Trienal de Luanda, Luanda
   Venice - Istanbul - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Description and image Daimler ContemporaryPhotography, Video, Mixed Media III - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Second to none: Celebrating 50 years of women's struggles - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
   SD Observatorio - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
   7ème Biennale de l´Art Africain contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar
   Black, Brown, White - Fotografie aus Südafrika - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
Description  Personal Affects - Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art - Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
   Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation - Water as Metaphor for Identity - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
   Conversation with Art, on Art. bauhaus to Contemporary Art - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

   PERFORMA 05 - Performa, New York City, NY
   A kind of magic - The art of transforming - Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne
   51st International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - Always a little further - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   Mbongeni Buthelezi, Berni Searle and Andreas Kaiser, Werner Mally, Robert Schad - Galerie Conny Dietzschold, Cologne
   Mbongeni Buthelezi, Berni Searle and Andreas Kaiser, Werner Mally, Robert Schad - Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   Textures - Word & Symbol in Contemporary African Art - National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

Description and image Daimler ContemporaryPhotography Video Mixed Media II - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Dwellan - Exhibition of contemporary video art - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
   The DaimlerChrysler Collection - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
   5th Shanghai Biennale - Techniques of the visible - Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
   Personal Affects - Power and Poetics in Contemporary - Museum for African Art, New York City, NY
   New Identities Contemporary South African Art - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
   Busan Biennale 2004 - The Busan Biennale, Busan
Description  DaimlerChrysler Collection for South Africa - Museum Africa, Johannesburg
Description  The Daimler Art Collection - Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
   Presence - Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
   Artes Mundi 1 - National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales

   The African Exile Museum - Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
   Contact Zones - Colonial & Contemporary - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Corpo Sociale - Galleria Pack, Milan
   The Space Between: Artists Engaging Race and Syncretism - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Description ifa-Galerie BerlinThe Spice Route - ifa-Galerie Berlin, Stuttgart Send message
   The Spice Road - ifa-Galerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
   The Field's Edge - Africa, Diaspora, Lens - University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
   I.D.OLOGY - Axis Gallery Inc., New York City, NY

   49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   Head North. Views from the South African National Gallery Permanent Collection - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Description  Head North - Bildmuseet, Umeå

   4ème Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar
   Insertion: Self and Other - Apexart, New York City, NY


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Daimler ContemporaryDaimler Contemporary, Berlin  eMail
 The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm


 Fundación NMAC - Montenmedio Arte Contemporáneo, Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz


 Bates College Museum of Arts, Lewiston, ME
 National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC


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