Emma Willemse

Emma Willemse is a conceptual artist, lecturer and curator living and working in Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape.  

Her art-making practice is technically varied and deals with issues of displacement. She has conducted an in-depth research of the effects of the displacement phenomenon on the psyche of its victims.

Emma holds a Masters in Visual Art from the University of South Africa (cum laude) and qualifications in Psychology and Librarianship. Her artist’s books have been exhibited extensively in South Africa, as well as in Florence, Italy (2015); at the Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal (2016); and in a solo exhibition in Paris, France (2017).

Her public sculptural installations have been exhibited at the Nirox Sculptural Park in Gauteng and at the Hermanus Old Harbour.

Her works have been included in, amongst others, the Eindhoven Collection, The SA Embassy in Beijing, China; and the Art Bank in Johannesburg.


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'Works on Paper'

'Works on Paper'

Emma Willemse, André van Vuuren, Jenny Parsons, Riaan van Zyl, Anthony Harris, Claudia Gurwitz, Solly Smook, Greta McMahon, Louisa Gerryts, Tamlin Blake, Wiehan de Jager, Gordon Williams, Leila Fanner, Tanya Majó, Ade Kipades, Philip Barlow, Donker Jonker
Riebeek Kasteel
31 Mar 2019 - 05 Apr 2019

Official launch of Solo Studios 2019 with 'Works on Paper' by the 2019 Solo Studios participating artists. 

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