Recent work by Serge Alain Nitegeka
From August 30 till October 13, 2018, Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town will present a solo exhibition of recent work by leading contemporary South African artist Serge Alain Nitegeka.
Born 1983, Johannesburg-based artist Serge Alain Nitegeka works in painting and sculpture and is especially committed to his large-scale, site-specific installations. Influenced by his early experience as a refugee, Nitegeka produces works that address issues of identity sparked by forced migration and cultural and political borders. His installations present obstacles that promote participation in this metaphoric experience: they physically bisect three-dimensional space and use the viewer as a further disruptive variable, resulting in a tableau vivant of sorts.
His acute, investigatory aesthetic sense places him within the rich art historical cadre of minimalism and abstraction, while the larger concepts he tackles resonate in the atmosphere of today’s global politics.
Nitegeka has held several significant exhibitions including the Le Manège gallery, French Institute, Dakar (2012); This House, part of Nouvelles vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); My Joburg, La Maison Rouge, Paris (2013); and The Space Between Us, ifa Galleries, Berlin (2013); Marianne Boesky Gallery and Boesky East in New York, (2014 and 2016); SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia (2015); A story within a story…, 8th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2015); What remains is tomorrow, South African Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, The Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina (2015); Exchange, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf (2016); and I Love You Sugar Kane, Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Port Louis, Mauritius (2016)
April 08, 2021