James Webb (b. 1975, Kimberley, South Africa) has been working on both large-scale installations in galleries and museums as well as unannounced interventions in public spaces since 2001. His work explores the nature of belief and dynamics of communication in our contemporary world, often using exoticism, displacement and humour to achieve these aims.
He has participated in exhibitions including the 3rd Marrakech Biennale, the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival and the 9th Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. Webb is the currently the subject of a “metrospective” survey show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, and his work is represented in the Iziko South African National Gallery, The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, as well as in the Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan and the Vranken Pommery Monopole in Reims, France.
About James Webb
b. 1975, Kimberley, South Africa