Kim Gurney is a writer, artist and researcher; this site profiles some of her interdisciplinary work. Kim is the author of two books, both anchored in Johannesburg, that exemplify her interests: ‘The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City’ (Palgrave, 2015) reflects upon an artistic trilogy that explored notions of public space through walking, gaming and performance art and makes propositions around the commons; while ‘August House is dead, Long live August House!’ (Fourthwall, 2017) reflects upon studio practice and process, how artists deal with uncertainty, and how that artistic thinking gets carried forward by artworks into the world at large. Kim’s own art practice deals with disappearances of different kinds and makes restorative gestures. She has held two solo exhibitions and participates annually on group shows while engaging other practitioners through occasional curatorial initiatives, usually in offspaces. Kim is a Next Generation Research fellow at the Centre for Humanities Research at University of the Western Cape, and a Research Associate in the African Centre for Cities at University of Cape Town.
Location: GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi.