Sarah Biggs (b. 1990) currently lives and works in Cape Town.
She graduated from Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2013 and has since exhibited on a number of local
group shows and fairs. Her first solo, Further Afield, was presented at the Barnard Gallery in 2015, and
followed in 2017 by Waiting for rain , her second solo with the Barnard gallery.
In 2015 she was awarded the TASA Emerging Artist Award. Presented by the Turbine Art Fair and the
Sylt Foundation, this award takes the form of a two-month residency at the Foundation’s headquarters
on the island of Sylt, Germany.
Selected exhibitions include New Romantics (Barnard Gallery, 2018), A Piece of Work (David Krut Projects,
Johannesburg, 2017), Waiting for rain (Barnard Gallery, 2017), Fluid: Perspectives in Paint (Barnard
Gallery, 2017), Future / Present (Barnard Gallery, 2016), Further afield (Barnard Gallery, 2015), the
Turbine Art Fair (Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, 2015; 2016); Picture & Paper; Then & Now: Conversations
in Time and Surface: Emerging Painters (Barnard Gallery, 2015); Claims of the Land (Association for Visual Arts,
2015); Paint Matters (Barnard Gallery, 2014); Distance, a two-person exhibition (Salon91 Contemporary Art
Collection, 2014) ; Do-it, a project curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Michaelis Galleries, 2014) and Greatest
Hits 2013 (Association for Visual Arts, 2014). Her work was presented by Barnard Gallery at the Cape
Town Art Fair (2015-2018) and AKAA (Also Known As Africa) in Paris (2017).