James Webb

James Webb is a Cape Town-based artist working with both large-scale installations in galleries and museums as well as unannounced interventions in public spaces. His work explores the nature of belief and dynamics of communication in our contemporary world. Webb won the Absa L'Atelier Award in 2008 and has participated in numerous residencies in Norway, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Japan. He has been involved in group exhibitions such as Articulating Works and Spaces - the 3rd Marrakech Biennale; the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival; and The History Of A Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named - the 9th Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon. Webb's solo exhibitions include: Aleph at Goethe on Main and Terms of Surrender at the Absa Gallery (both in Johannesburg, South Africa); Untitled States, MAC, Birmingham, United Kingdom; and Prayer, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham (2010). Webb is the subject of a survey show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in July 2012.


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