Born in 1976 in Cape Town, South Africa, where apartheid was still in force, Robin Rhode today lives and works in Berlin in a large studio that allows him to freely develop his choreographed artworks. This artist-acrobat began his art studies at the Technikon Witwatersrand (now known as the University of Johannesburg), in South Africa, then went on to study at the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance. He was selected for several residencies in the United States (Minneapolis, Boston), London, Berlin, and Cape Town, in his native country, and has been awarded several prizes, including the Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize New York (2014), the Young Artist Award, A.T. Kearney in Germany (2011), the Illy Prize Art Brussels (2007), and most recently the Zurich Art Prize (2018).
In 2007, an important showing of his work was mounted at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, accompanied by the first publication dedicated entirely to his output, Walk Off (Hatje Cantz). He now exhibits around the world, from Los Angeles (LACMA) to Turin (Castello di Rivoli), to Melbourne (National Gallery of Victoria). His works have been collected by a number of important institutions, including MoMA in New York and the Pompidou, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, and the Musée d’art moderne in Paris.
Pascal iron, 2010
C-print on aluminum
Ed. 6/6 + 2AP
15 parts, each 56.5 x 35.5 cm
Color print mounted on aluminium,
28 parts, each 21 x 28 cm