Robin Rhode, ‘CATACOMBS’, 2009-2014, Tucci Russo Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea

About Robin Rhode

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.

South African, b. 1976, Cape Town, South Africa, based in Berlin, Germany

Solo Shows

2017
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 
Tel Aviv, Israel,
Under the Sun
2017
Stevenson Gallery, 
Cape Town, South Africa,
Paths and Fields
2016
Galleria Tucci Russo, 
Turin, Italy,
Primitives
2016
SCAD Museum of Art, 
Savannah, GA, USA,
The Moon is Asleep
2015
Stevenson Gallery, 
Johannesburg, South Africa,
Recycled Matter
2015
Kulturhuset, 
Stockholm, Sweden,
The Sudden Walk
2014
Kunstmuseum Luzern, 
Lucerne, Switzerland,
Robin Rhode: Rhode Works
2014
Tel Aviv, Israel,
Anima
2013
Stevenson Gallery, 
Cape Town, South Africa,
Paries Pictus
2013
National Gallery of Victoria, 
Melbourne VIC, Australia,
The Call of Walls
2012
L&M Arts Los Angeles, 
Los Angeles, CA, USA,
Imaginary Exhibition

Group Shows

2018
2018
Johannesburg,
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