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South Africa
Haroon Gunn-Salie

Haroon Gunn-Salie  

Haroon Gunn-Salie Haroon Gunn-Salie (b. 1989, Cape Town) lives between Cape Town and Johannesburg. His collaborative art practice translates community oral histories into artistic interventions and installations. His multidisciplinary practice utilises a variety of mediums, drawing focus to forms of collaboration in contemporary art based on dialogue and exchange. Gunn-Salie's graduate exhibition titled Witness presented a site-specific body of work focusing on still unresolved issues of forced removals under apartheid, working with veteran residents of District Six, an area in central Cape Town where widespread forced removals occurred.

Gunn-Salie completed his BA Hons in sculpture at the University of Cape Town's MichaelisvSchool of Fine Art in 2012. His work was featured in exhibitions and projects amongst: Simon and Hans Ulrich Obrist's 89-plus project, for which he participated in the 89plus programme with Obrist at the 2014 Design Indaba in Cape Town; Making Africa: a Continent of Contemporary Design, which travelled to the Vitra Design Museum and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2015); What Remains is Tomorrow, the South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia (2015); and the 19º Festival de Arte Contemporâne Sesc Videobrasil (2015). He was awarded at 19º Festival de Arte Contemporâne Sesc Videobrasil in 2015 with the SP-Arte/Videobrasil prize, and presented a solo exhibition at Galpão VB during the SP-Arte fair in São Paulo in 2016 as part of the award. He is represented by Goodman Gallery.

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.