Studio Grant Holder in Stockholm 3 February – 27 July 2020
Rodney Place (b. 1952 South Africa) is a multi-disciplinary and multi-media artist who makes large-scale sculpture/land-art/urban projects. His work focuses mainly on art and urbanism, whether as satirical commentary, activism, or permanent installation.
Place works thematically with different elements making up a project, fashion, photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, sound, video and performance. He has lived and worked in over 20 countries, presenting his work to a variety of audiences since the 1980s including Adelaide Festival (1996); World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam (2001); Dakar Biennale (2002); Havana Biennale (2003); Dance Umbrella, Johannesburg (2004); ARTE’s Temps d’Images Festival, La Ferme du Buisson, Paris, and CCA, Warsaw (2005); and MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (2007). In 2009 he founded M-m (The South African Multi-media Arts Foundation) and worked with V2_ , Rotterdam, on a European/South African multi-media production, Angels of Stealth, an allegory of East-meets-West-meets-South in the post-Cold War period.
He is currently working in South Africa and Sweden on a sound/sculpture installation and cabaret project, AnO (Armaments and Ornaments), with Ulvhälls Hällar, Strängnäs. Place studied at the Architectural Association in London in the 1970s.
Artist talk with Björn Norberg, Curator at Ulvhälls Hällar, Strängnäs.