Kim Gurney is a writer, artist and researcher, based in Cape Town, South Africa. Kim is the author of two recent books that exemplify her interdisciplinary interests: ‘The Art of Public Space: Curating and Re-imagining the Ephemeral City’ (Palgrave, 2015) reflects upon an artistic trilogy in Johannesburg that explored notions of public space through walking, new media gaming and performance art and makes propositions around the commons; while ‘August House is Dead, Long live August House!: The story of a Johannesburg atelier’ (Fourthwall, 2017) engages studio practice and process, how artists deal with uncertainty, and how artistic thinking gets carried 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 curatorial initiatives. This includes running guerilla gallery, a nomadic platform for occasional projects usually in offspaces. Kim is currently a Next Generation Scholar in the Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, and affiliated as Research Associate in the African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
Location: GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi.