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Liberty Battson

South African 1990- 

Liberty is a conceptual artist born and raised in Benoni, South Africa. She matriculated from St. Dunstan's College in 2009 and obtained her BA(FA) with distinction for her work with automotive paint on canvas in 2013 from the University of Pretoria. Battson has most notably won the 2014 Absa L’Atelier, is a 2013 Sasol New Signatures Merit Award winner, and a merit award recipient for painting in the 2012 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts competition. Liberty was a featured artist at the 2015 and 2017 KKNK National Arts Festival in Oudtshoorn and 2016 Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom.

Liberty featured as part of the Cool Capital initiative at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, has participated in numerous group exhibitions, and is solely represented by Everard Read / CIRCA since 2016, where her debuted solo traveled from the Absa Gallery to CIRCA Cape Town. Liberty's artworks are in the Telkom, Sasol, Ellerman House, Absa, University of Pretoria, Nando’s Corporate collection (London), Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton collection (Italy) as well as numerous private collections.

She participated in a two-month residency in Paris at the Cité Internationale des Arts (2013) awarded by the University of Pretoria and returned for an additional six months as part of her Absa L’Atelier award in 2015. Liberty curated a three-week residency at Mas de Gravieres, Provence, France in 2019.

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Liberty Battson; White on White 1918-2018
25 Oct 2021