Georgia Munnik
georgia munnik

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Georgia Munnik (b.1990) is a South African visual artist from Johannesburg. She graduated with an MFA from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway (2015). Munnik returned from Norway in 2017, where she lived and practiced as an artist and, is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Munnik works between the fields of visual arts, curating, writing, pedagogy and queer social practice. Her practice uses language as its primary medium, specifically; Munnik’s work performs the impossibility of language outside of ideological discourse. She was featured as the festival visual artist for the Arctic Moving Image and Film festival, Norway (2016) and, she has exhibited and attended artist residencies in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Russia and South Africa. Munnik is also one third and co-founder of the queer feminist artist collective, IMA READ (DE/CA/SE/ZA). IMA READ have been commissioned to produce nightclubs, publications and workshops, most notably for The Baltic Art Centre (SE), St Petersburg Artist Residency (RU) and The National Gallery of Denmark (DE). In 2017, Munnik was the programme coordinator for Daring Curating, a forum on African Digital Art, as part of Fak’ugesi African Digital Arts Festival. She is currently project coordinator at Photo: a Johannesburg-based organisation for emerging and socially-engaged photographers. In her practice, Munnik continues research with an on-going anonymous survey project on the politics of public discourse on indigenous arts practices in Scandinavia.

 
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