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Stephen Rosin

Rosin was born into the turmoil of the Bush war in Rhodesia in 1975. He graduated cum laude with a B.tech degree in Fine Art from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 1999 and was the 2009 winner of the prestigious Absa l'Atelier art competition.

His artistic practice is characterized by a conceptual approach to issues involving Globalization, the Central Banking system, the Superstition that he believes is Government, and the staged-show that surrounds it all. He sees his work as a vehicle for exposing this 'show' as the spectacle that it is and is fast fashioning himself as somewhat of a court-jester on the local art scene.

His work is held in the Sasol, Telkom and Absa corporate art collections, as well as in the permanent collections of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan
University.

He currently lives and works in the Crags in the Western Cape.

solo shows
2013-‘Silence is Golden: Political Language, Euphemisms and Bullsh*t!, Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
2011 - ‘If I’d told you the truth I’d be lying’, ABSA gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2010 – ‘I’d be lying if I told you the truth’, Alfredo Salazar Art Projects, Paris, France

selected group shows
2013-Mash-up TYPE, Alex Hamilton Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2013-Invited artist, Site_specific Land Art Biennale, Plettenberg bay, South Africa
2O12-‘Re-sampled’, Absa Corporate Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2O12-‘FLESH’, The Art Business, Picketberg, South Africa
2012-‘Far From In Between’, Ron Belling Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2O12-Absa Art Child, Design Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
2011-Site_specific Land Art Biennale, Plettenberg bay, South Africa
2011-Absa/Design Indaba, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
2009-ABSA L’Atelier top ten finalists exhibition, Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa
2008-New Space Group Show, Knysna Fine Art gallery, Knysna, South Africa
2008-ABSA L’Atelier top ten finalists exhibition, Aardklop National Arts Festival, Potchefstroom, South Africa
2008-Art for Sale Group Exhibition, Knysna Fine Art gallery, Knysna, South Africa
2007-ABSA L’Atelier Competition, ABSA gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
2000-Forgotten Spaces, Pretoria, South Africa
2000-Fusion Group Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa
1999-The Gap Exhibition, Standard Bank National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa

awards
Kanna nominee for Best Solo Art Exhibition, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn,
South Africa 2013
Winner ABSA L’Atelier Competition 2009
Merit award ABSA L’ Atelier Competition 2009
Top ten finalist ABSA L’Atelier Competition 2008
Best overall student, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 1999
Best Fine Art student, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 1999

collections
Sasol corporate art collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
ABSA corporate art collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Telkom corporate art collection, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Collection, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Gallery MoMo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Private collections in South Africa, France, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New
Zealand

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