Leora Farber :: Exhibitions


2022 materialities/spectralities. (Upcoming) Henry George Gallery, Johannesburg, April.

ghosted matter/phantom hurt (and other chimera). UJ Arts & Culture Moving Cube digital platform, and the FADA Gallery, Johannesburg, 1 March to 3 April.

2021 disquieting domesticities/vestiges of violence (regenerations). Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 25 September-30 November.

ghosted matter/phantom hurt (and other chimera). Gallery25, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, 1-23 July.

disquieting domesticities/vestiges of violence (or, the ghost in the house). Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 27 May-25 September.

2020 intimate presences/affective absences (or, the snake within). FADA Gallery, Johannesburg.

2007-2008 Dis-Location/Re-Location. Traveling exhibition shown at:

The Albany History Museum, Grahamstown

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, Port Elizabeth

The South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town

The US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

The Oliewenhuis Gallery, Bloemfontein

The Johannesburg Art Gallery

The Durban Art Gallery.

2006 A Room of Her Own. Live performance and installation. The Premises, Johannesburg.

Designing for the Senses conference. Live performance/installation. Rockefeller University, New York.

2001 All You Can Be. Retrospective exhibition as one of three official artists represented at the Aardklop National Arts Festival. Snowflake building, Art Circle, Potchefstroom.

Corpa Delicata. Sculptural performance and video installation. The Premises Gallery, Johannesburg.

2000 Endless Renovations. Three-person show with Mark Hipper and Geno Gindl. Joao Ferreria Fine Art, Cape Town.

1997 Instrumental. Thompson Gallery in collaboration with Read Contemporary Art, Johannesburg.

Skinless. Gasworks Gallery, London.

1993 Seeing through the Body. Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.


2012 Pointure. Curated by Ann-Marie Tully & Jennifer Kopping. UJ Art Gallery. 2011 The Surface, the Underground and the Edges. Video programme shown as part of Afropolis. Media. City. Art. Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne; Collaborations/Articulations. FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg; Michaelis Gallery, University of Cape Town.

2010 Transgressions and Boundaries of the Page. Africana room, JS Gericke Library, Stellenbosch University; Gallery of the North-West University, Potchefstroom; FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

2008 Skin-to-Skin. Curated by Fiona Kirkwood. Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

2007 Second Skin. Curated by Ellen Lupton. Vitra Design Museum. Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei.

Skin-to-Skin. Curated by Fiona Kirkwood. Textile 07 Kaunus Art Biennial, Lativa.

2004 Through the Looking Glass. Representations of Self by South African Women Artists. Curated by Brenda Schmahmann. Albany History Museum, Grahamstown; King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Gallery; South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

2003 Translocations/How Latitudes Become Forms. Translocation Channel, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.

2002 In No Particular Order. 16th Recontres Video Art Plastique Cenre d’Art Contemporain de Basses-Normandie, France.

Skin: Surface, Substance and Design. Curated by Ellen Lupton. Vitra Design Museum & Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York City.

2001 Art 2001. Contemporary Art Fair. Business and Design Centre, London.

2000 Two Icons: The Atom, The Body. Curated by Kathryn Smith. Exhibition in conjunction with Urban Futures 2000 conference, MuseuMAfricA, Johannesburg.

1999 Body as Commodity. Nexus Contemporary Art, Atlanta.

Emergence. Curated by Rayda Becker. Albany History Museum, Grahamstown; King George VI Gallery, Port Elizabeth; Durban Art Gallery; Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg.

Art 99. Contemporary Art Fair, Business and Design Centre, London.

The New Anatomists. Gallery 1010, The Wellcome Institute, London.

The Exquisite Corpse. Jibby Beane Contemporary, London.

Adorn. Jibby Beane Contemporary, London.

Three Artists: Three Continents: Artists in Residence at UTK. Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, Tennessee.

1999 Art 98. Contemporary Art Fair. Business and Design Centre, London.

1997 Art 97. Contemporary Art Fair. Business and Design Centre, London.

The Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair. Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City.

1996 Colours: Contemporary Art From South Africa. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

1995 The Body Politic. Curated by Colin Richards. Johannesburg Biennale, Gertrude Posel Galleries.

Inside – Outside. Curated by Julia Charlton. Johannesburg Biennale, Johannesburg Art Gallery.