SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction

Timed Online Auction, 7 - 21 February 2023

SANAVA x Cité Internationale des Arts Benefit Auction
  • Liza Grobler; Autumn Pride
  • Liza Grobler; Autumn Pride
  • Liza Grobler; Autumn Pride

Lot Estimate
ZAR 65 000 - 75 000

About this Item

South Africa 1974-
Autumn Pride


mixed media with oil on canvas
140,5 by 100cm excluding frame; 143 by 102,5 by 6cm including frame


Artist's Bio

Liza Grobler is a South African artist who works with a variety of media, often exploring ideas that bring together physical and psychological spaces and historical and ecological scapes. Her practice is built around process, putting the materiality and ephemerality of the objects and media she works with in tension.

Grobler is the 2022 recipient of the Centre Luigi di Sarro VAA Award (Italy) for her short film Voices from a Divided Fountain – screened at the international Film and Photography Festival in Verona (September 2022).

At Context Art Miami (2019), director Julian Navarro mentioned her as one of five artists to watch. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Africa Centre Award and IZIKO Museums commissioned a site-specific work for the National Gallery. Other career highlights include: a performative collaboration with world renowned marimbist Magdalena De Vries (2020), a solo project for Cape Town International Art Fair (2017), a commissioned public artwork for Cape Town International Design Capital (2015), and the screening of her short film Voices from a Divided Fountain as part of a traveling exhibition in Serbia (2019). Two other films, 21st Century Family Portrait and Diary of a Nanosatellite, were respectively screened at the ADDIS International Video Arts Festival (Ethiopia & Cape Town) and at MOFO for Forever Now (Tasmania and Deep Space, 2015). She was nominated for The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize (2021+22), Helgaard Steyn National Award for Contemporary Painting (2015), as well as short-listed for the Commonwealth Arts and Craft Award (2006). She has attended residencies in Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Serbia, Belgium, France, Mexico, India, the United States (ARTOMI and Residency Unlimited), and initiated an interdisciplinary international residency and exhibition ‘Smokey Signals from the Groot Karoo’ in Cape Town and Richmond, South Africa (2017).

Exhibitions include solo exhibitions in South Africa and Belgium as well as international group and numerous site-specific projects. Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time (2014), travelled to various museums in South Africa. She is represented by Everard Read Galleries (Cape Town, Johannesburg, London) and Uitstalling Gallery (Belgium).

Cité Experience

We spent two months at the Cité in 2014. It was such a wonderful opportunity to show my 6-year-old son the gems of Paris! I met many interesting artists and especially enjoyed the music recitals on Monday evenings.

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