*2017 Pulse, AVA Gallery: New Media Room, 35 Church Street, Cape Town (28 Sep to 28 Oct)
*2009 frugi bonae, Artspace gallery, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg (11 Nov to 2 Dec). Catalogue published: Frugi Bonae
*2008 Disjecta Membra, Gordart Gallery, 3rd Avenue Melville, Johannesburg (15 March to 7 April). Catalogue published: Disjecta Membra
Selected Group Exhibitions
*2019 ‘Somatic Distortion’, an exhibition of live performance, video and talks, curated by Sandra Corrigan Breathnach at Leitrim Sculture Centre & Glens Centre Manorhamilton in Co. Leitrim, Ireland (4-5 October).
*2019 #Freespace 48-hour installations in a suspended container at Zeitz MOCAA, V&A Waterfront, curated by Instinct.
*2017 Great War Island, Magacin u Kraljevica Marka, Belgrade, Serbia (8 July opening). Curator: Marko Jobst. Catalogue published.
*2017 Booknesses, FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg (24 March to 5 May). Project director: David Paton. Digital catalogue published
*2016 THAT Art Fair, The Palms Centre, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock (18 February to 6 March).
*2014 Suspicious Mind: artists’ exploration of mind and matter, Iziko National Gallery Annexe, Cape Town (5 May to 30 June). Curators: Nina Liebenberg and Fabian Saptouw.
*2013 Suspicious Mind: artists’ exploration of mind and matter, UCT Michaelis Gallery, Hiddingh Campus, 37 Orange Street, UCT (13 August to 31 Aug). Curators: Fabian Saptouw and Nina Liebenberg. Exhibition website
*2013 Cape Town Under: The Third Voice, a collaboration between Kim Gurney and Pauline Theart comprising three site-specific sound performances of hour-long lullabies sung by Theart from underground tunnels around The Castle & Grand Parade (November 22 & 23) as part of a festival, ‘LAND’, hosted by UCT’s Gipca. Project website. Facilitated by guerilla gallery.
*2012 Pointure, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg (8 Aug to 29 Aug). Curators: Ann-Marie Tully & Jennifer Kopping. Catalogue published: Pointure
*2012 small works, Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (28 June to 12 July).
*2011 15, Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (Nov 24 to Dec 24).
*2011 Threshold, Michaelis Main Gallery, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 31-37 Orange St, Gardens (24 Sep to 19 Oct). Curator: Virginia MacKenny. Catalogue published: Threshold
*2011 Fresh, Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (30 June to 14 July).
*2011 Michaelis Alumni Exhibition & Auction, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, 31-37 Orange St, Gardens (12 July to 20 July). Curator: Nadja Daehnke. Catalogue published.
*2011 Altered Pieces, Thompson Gallery, 78 3rd Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg (10 July to 7 Aug). National tour to follow. Curator: Gordon Froud.
*2010 Ecotopian States, University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Kingsway campus, Johannesburg (8 Sep to 29 Sep). Curator: Jacki McInnes. Website published.
*2010 View From The South, Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (10 June to 12 July). Catalogue published: View from the South
*2009 Oppitafel IX: Babette’s Feast, Artspace Warehouse, 3 Hetty Avenue, Fairland (6 Dec to 19 Dec, 2009; & 12 Jan to 30 Jan, 2010). Curator: Teresa Lizamore.
*2009 Sex, Power & Money, Everard Read Gallery, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (8 to 21 Oct).
*2009 ABSA L’Atelier Art Awards 100 Finalist 2009 (24 July to 21 Aug). Curator: Cecile Loedolff. Catalogue published.
*2009 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Award, Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre: Kempton Park, Gauteng (27 June to July 9). Curator: Hanolet Uys.
*2008 Twenty Artists Twenty Portraits, UCA Gallery, 48 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town (17 Dec to 24 Jan, 2009).
*2008 Ekurhuleni National Fine Arts Award, Coen Scholtz Recreation Centre: Kempton Park, Gauteng (21 June to 16 July).
*2007 Exhibition of Drawing & Painting, Spencer Street Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town.
*2006 Graduate Show, The Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT (15 Nov to 20 Dec, 2006). Catalogue published.
2018 Siyakhula Auction, Michaelis School of Fine Art fundraiser, Aspire, October.
Artist’s guided walkabout - solo exhibition, Artspace gallery.
Kim engages other artists curatorially on occasional projects, usually activating awkward or overlooked spaces with public interventions and/ or performative work. She also runs a nomadic platform guerilla gallery (b. 2012) that collaborates with other artists on site-specific projects. These have included a factory wing, street intersection, underground tunnels, transit interchanges, and most recently the stock market.
*2019 Cloud Series, a public space intervention in Cape Town by Monique Pelser, in association with guerilla gallery (October 2019).
*2014 Golden City Plan, a public space mural intervention on a pavement corner in Jeppestown by Sandile Radebe in association with guerilla gallery (October & November 2014).
*2014 A Walk in the City, a solo exhibition by Sandile Radebe in a circular gallery at the National School of the Arts, Braamfontein (October 15-25). Curator: Kim Gurney. Exhibition website produced and published by Kim Gurney. Download: E-catalogue pdf produced and published by Sandile Radebe.
*2013 Cape Town Under: The Third Voice, a collaborative guerilla gallery project by Kim Gurney and Pauline Theart. In this work, Pauline sings three hour-long lullabies at three different underground sites in a tunnel network that runs underneath the city, in an endurance performance as part of GIPCA’s festival, LAND. Visit Exhibition website and guerilla gallery
*2012 Sounding Out, a group exhibition on the intersection of the visual arts and music, at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, Johannesburg (July 4 - 18). Curator: Kim Gurney, assistant curator: Thato Mogotsi. Exhibition website. This exhibition included conceiving of radiowaves as exhibition space, manifested in collaboration with Invisible Cities Radio which broadcast in situ from the Bag Factory for the duration of the show including a looped series of sound artworks that formed part of the curated exhibition. Opening speech by Achille Mbembe: available on Youtube. All information including the sound works available in the E-catalogue produced by Kim Gurney and designed by Neil Nieuwoudt.
*2012 Appeal 2012 project by Elgin Rust, a group exhibition in collaboration with guerilla gallery. Exhibition website or visit guerilla gallery.
Site research for ‘Cape Town Under: The Third Voice’
Photo: Matt Weisse
*2012: Founded guerilla gallery, a nomadic offspace that has manifested annually for three years, whenever circumstances and resources conspired, before taking a sabbatical while its founder pursued a PhD. Both are now reviving themselves. guerilla gallery‘s latest project is a 2019 collaboration with artist Monique Pelser, facilitating her project Cloud Series, a performative urban intervention at selected transit nodes in Cape Town.
*2007-11: Founded Lodestar as a consultancy to assemble art collections for private clients, comprising primarily emergent talents with artworks sourced directly from artists’ studios, graduate exhibitions and group shows. Lodestar is reconfiguring as a broader laboratory that connects contemporary art and current affairs. Its first project, launched January 2020, is an artist’s book that doubles as an alternative funding mechanism for guerilla gallery, called Running a Book.
Opening Night of Sandile Radebe’s solo exhibition
Photo: K. Gurney