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Robin Rhode

South African, b. 1976

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Robin Rhode

South African, b. 1976

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Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

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Solo show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 12 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Shows Featuring Robin Rhode
Articles Featuring Robin Rhode
The Endless Inspiration Robin Rhode Drew from One Wall
Jan 20th, 2018
The Endless Inspiration Robin Rhode Drew from One Wall
Robin Rhode Stages an Anxiety Attack in Times Square
Nov 10th, 2015
Robin Rhode Stages an Anxiety Attack in Times Square
Trending Artists Under 40 at Art Basel 2014
Jun 17th, 2014
Trending Artists Under 40 at Art Basel 2014
Robin Rhode Weaves Performance, Street Art, and Memory
Jun 6th, 2013
Robin Rhode Weaves Performance, Street Art, and Memory
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