Olivié Keck (°1989) was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she currently lives and works as a full-time artist. She received her BFA in Printmaking from The Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2011, going on to complete her first Print Internship at Warren Editions Print Studio in 2015.
Keck had her first major solo show ‘False Priest’ (2014) in Cape Town with Commune1 Gallery. Her most recent solo print exhibition entitled ‘Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy’ (2016) was exhibited at David Krut Projects, in Cape Town (2016) & Johannesburg (2017). She has shown in numerous group exhibitions in South Africa including New Monuments (2016) at Commune.1, ‘Sewing Paradise’ (2016) at The Irma Stern Museum and Nothing Personal (2016) at SMAC Gallery. Keck has recently exhibited internationally with No Man's Art Gallery in Tehran and The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, USA. Her work has been exhibited to an international audience at The Cape Town Art Fair (2014 - 2017), The Johannesburg Art Fair (2015-2016) and That Art Fair (2016). In February 2016, she received an International Art Residency (AIR) at the Kala Art Institute, USA. In March 2017, she attended her second International Art Residency (AIR) at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium.
“The materiality and aesthetics of my work seeks to interrogate aspects of popular culture through the form of contemporary visual story-telling. Incorporating the nuances of satire and the parody, my work is shaped by an overriding playful curiosity and a process driven approach. My practice juxtaposes traditional artistic processes with the present-day signifiers of our digital landscape. I aim to create work that is indicative of the significant cultural hybridity that has evolved out of our globalized landscape. My work spans a variety of different artistic mediums, and it is my hope that by utilizing this interdisciplinary methodology I am able to adapt and critic our rapidly evolving cultural landscape in a relevant and meaningful way.’’
06.03.2017 - 14.04.2017