Georgia Munnik
georgia munnik

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Georgia Munnik is a South African visual artist based in Cape Town (b.1990). She graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art, Norway (2015) and returned to South Africa from Norway in 2017. She has shown artworks in solo and group exhibitions and attended artist residencies in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. In 2016, she was selected to be the festival artist for the Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival. Munnik works between the fields of visual arts, curating, writing, pedagogy and queer social practice. She uses language as a primary medium in her work; specifically, she operates from the double bind of a formal language performing itself against the cues that denigrate its speakers to specific class, race and social positionalities. She is also one third and co-founder of the international queer feminist artist collective, IMA READ (DE/CA/SE/ZA). IMA READ has been commissioned to produce nightclubs, publications and workshops, towards a collective education on queer feminism, most notably for The Baltic Art Centre (SE), St Petersburg Artist Residency (RU) and The National Gallery of Denmark (DE). In 2017, Munnik was a programme coordinator for Fak’ugesi African Digital Arts Festival (ZA). At the end of 2018, she completed a year-long contract as project coordinator at Photo: a small Johannesburg-based organisation for emerging and socially- engaged photographers. In April 2019, Munnik attended a three-month artist residency at Atelier Mondial in Basel (CH), supported by Pro-Helvetia and, in October, she looks forward to a three-month artist residency at Fabrikken, Copenhagen (DK).

 
®Julian Salinas

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