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.