Liesl Roos

Liesl Roos

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In my work, I explore a personal experience of living within a changed and changing landscape. It is an exploration of our entanglement, interconnectedness, and interdependence with a world filled with ecosystems, lifeforms, and different agentive bodies.

My work reflects on new materialism and the agency that all types of bodies possess. Human and nonhuman bodies both possess the capacity to form networks with other bodies and produce effects. Nonhuman bodies, organic and synthetic, are equally involved in creating the environment. Realising the agency of all matter to alter environmental conditions, should cultivate a more attentive attitude toward different bodies.

In 2015 I graduated with a BTech degree for TUT. I was appointed as a part-time lecturer for Three Dimensional Studies One and had a solo exhibition through Modern Art Projects for academic purposes. I have taken part in numerous collective exhibitions from 2013 to 2020, including exhibitions held at the Nirox Sculpture Park, the Aardklop National Arts Festival and the Stedelijk museum. I have been awarded two merit grants from the NRF and the Zuid Afrika Huis. From August 2017 to July 2018 I received the opportunity to study at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. I participated in a group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and in an artist residency program at the Nida Art Colony in Lithuania. In 2020 I graduated from my MTech degree from TUT, while teaching part-time. I was awarded a residency at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts on Bornholm in 2020. Unfortunately it was cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic. I however participated in a collective exhibition with local artists and was interviewed about my work on the national televised news. I have been accepted into a master program in Belgium at PXL mad for 2021-2022.

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