Georgia Munnik
georgia munnik

CV

formal education

2014 Exchange Course at malmö art academy

2015 Masters in Contemporary Art at the Tromso Academy of Contemporary Art, Tromsø (NO).

2012 Honours Degree in Fine Art, Some Wits School of Arts (ZA).

solo exhibitions

2016

Featured visual artist in the Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival, Harstad (NO)

2015

MFA Solo Graduate exhibition, Tromsø Art Academy (NO)

selected exhibitions

2019

Performance at DOCK Diskurs und Kunstraum, Basel (CH).

2018

Kven Connection, Arktikum Museum and Science Centre, Rovaniemi (FI)

2017

SMK Fridays: CUT The GAP: audio-visual installation for Statens Museum for Kunst (DE)

Kven Connection, Varanger Museum, Vadsø (NO)

2016

Featured visual artist in the Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival, together with Norwegian artist,Knut Åsdam, Harstad (NO) (solo exhibition).

2015

Beate’s Black Box, Tromsø (NO).

MFA Graduation Exhibition, Tromsø Kunstforening (NO).

The Longest Night, Substation, Wits School of Arts (ZA).

2014

The Eye in the Hand, Tegnerforbundet (NO). Ferskt Kjøtt, Kurant, Visningsrom (NO).

2013

Regions A-G, Group exhibition in Johannesburg Public Library, supported by Goethe Institut (ZA). Form>Formulation:Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, Goethe Institut (ZA). Unlearning, Goethe Institut (ZA).

‘Do it Like This!’ collaborative exhibition with Mbali Khoza, August House, Johannesburg (ZA). An Experiment to Test the Destiny of the World, Ithuba Art Gallery, Johannesburg.

2012

Independent Publishing Project, curated by Francis Burger and Jonah Sack, Goethe Institut (ZA).

Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art residency exhibition with Ndaxola Nkalashe (ZA).

2011

Hang Your Beliefs High, collaborator on Marte Fernandez Calvo solo exhibition, Arts on Main (ZA).

residencies

2019

Fabrikken Artist Residency, Copenhagen (DK) (Upcoming).

Pro Helvetia Studio Residency (April-June), Basel (CH)

2017

Artist residency at Galleri Syster, Luleå (SE).

Transfer North artist residency in St.Petersburg, (RU).

2016

Kven Connection Artist Residency, Vadsø Museum (NO).

Baltic Art Centre artist residency, Gotland (SE).

workshops

2019

‘How do you mourn?’ laminating mourning workshop at Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH).

2018

10:Queer Project coordinator, producer and facilitator in my capacity as project coordinator at Photo:, Johannesburg (ZA).

2017

Afrobeat dance workshop, film screening and public talks on queer dancehall diasporas, hosted by TSI Dansademika, (NO).

2016

Elsker Positive Kvinner, Women’s Day by IMA READ, in collaboration with the Local UN Chapter of Women Living with HIV Small Projects, (NO).

2015

Fidel: a two-day, performative workshop on Ethiopian linguistic-pedagogy with Robel Temesgen, Small Projects (NO).

public talks and presentations

2019

Invited participant and presenter: Conversations with Walter Mignolo, Centre for African Studies Department, University of Basel (CH).

Artist presentation and performance at DOCK Diskurs und Kunstraum, Basel (CH).

2017

Artist presentation at Galleri Syster.

2016

Artist presentation at Galleri Syster (IMA READ).

Artist presentation at Baltic Art Center.

Public conversation with Hanne Hammer-Stien at Arctic Moving Image and Film Festival.

research and publications

2015-ongoing

‘The Stories we have been telling ourselves about ourselves no longer make any sense’ independent research project with Bettina Malcomess, supported by Focal Point North Fund and Saami Studies Department.

2016

Chapter V: Dancehall (IMA READ).

Chapter IV: POWER|MAKT (IMA READ).

Chapter III: Elsker Positive Kvinner (IMAREAD).

2015

Chapter II: Vogue (IMA READ).

2015

Chapter I: IMA READ THAT BITCH (IMA READ).

Curatorial Projects

2017

Producer for SMK Fridays: CUT The GAP, Statens Kunst Museum, Copenhagen (DE).

Co-producer for Dancehall & Afrobeat nightclub at Circa (NO).

2016

Co-curator Arctic Pride official opening nightclub: Chapter V: Dancehall.

Co-curator POWER|MAKT: Queer nightclub, Baltic Art Centre, Visby (SE).

Co-curator Small Projects booth at the Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm (SE).

2015 Co-curator Arctic Pride official opening nightclub:Chapter II: Vogue.

Co-curator “IMA READ THAT BITCH”, intersectional, feminist video art festival, hosted by Small Projects, (NO).

2013

“Do it Like This!” an ongoing collaborative research project with Mbali Khoza on the discourse of the archaic pidgin language, Fanakalo, in South Africa.

professional and administrative

2018

Project coordinatorat Photo: , an arts organisation that develops and promotes socially relevant photography projects/work and photographers. Johannesburg (ZA).

2017

Programme Coordinator for Daring Curating, a forum on African Digital Art, in connection to Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival.

2016

Working group for Small Projects, Tromsø (NO).

2015

Co-founder of IMA READ: a queer, feminist artist collective (NO).

Working group for Small Projects (NO). 2014

Working group for Small Projects (NO).

2013

Independent researcher for Visual Arts Network South Africa.

awards and grants

2019

Swiss Arts Council residency stipend (CH).

2016

Kulturkontakt Nord - Nordic/Baltic mobility program (IMA READ) Baltic Art Center (SE). Diverse Stipend for Newly graduated artists (NO).

Transfer North, residency and travel stipend (NO).

2015

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship for continued nancial support of overseas studies.

Focal Point North, awarded for masters-level research project on the Saami people (NO).

Center for Sami Studies Strategy Funds Grant (NO).

2014

Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Scholarship For financial support of overseas study.

2012

The Anya Millman Scholarship, outstanding practical work in ne arts (Wits University).

The David Krut Book Prize, best results in Art Criticism (Wits School of Arts).

press

2019

Georgia Munnik Interviewed by Joel Radvanyi. Radio X: The English Show, 18 June 2019.

2017

Egen, Helene. ‘Helene Eggen anbefaler video: du mah heures pah maj Georgia Munnik (2016)’ Wuxia, 2017.

2016

Bar, Oda. ‘Min liv som søkermotor’ Morgenbladet, 25 November-01 December.

Sørstrøm, Hilde. ‘Intim og utfodrende lmfestival’, SE Kunst, December-January.

2015 ‘Forskjellene som forsvant’ Kunstkritikk, Erlend Hammer, December-January.