Bronwyn Lace and Marcus Neustetter

Bio

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Johannesburg-based artist, cultural activist and producer, Marcus Neustetter, reflects critically and playfully on his context through his art and collaborative projects. His strategy has been to pro-actively create, play, and experiment to build opportunities and experiences that investigate, reflect and provoke. Mostly process driven, his production of art at the intersection of art, science and technology has led him to work in a multi-disciplinary approach from conventional drawings to permanent and temporary site specific installations, mobile and virtual interventions and socially engaged projects internationally.

 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 14 November 1976, Marcus Neustetter attended the Deutsche Schule zu Johannesburg from 1982 to 1994. He read for his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, earning his Masters Degree in 2001. During this time, he launched sanman (Southern African New Media Art Network). In the past 10 years Marcus Neustetter has been consistently producing and exhibiting art and, in partnership with Stephen Hobbs, has been active with The Gallery Premises, The Trinity Session and in their collaborative capacity as Hobbs/Neustetter (www.thetrinitysession.com ).

 

Brownyn Lace was born in Francistown, Botswana in 1980, works primarily in installation and performance and participates in national and international projects focusing on the relationships between art and other fields, including physics, museum practice and education.

 

In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter, Lace has initiated various community and land art projects in small towns within South Africa. From 2006 – 2010, she ran the About Art education and exhibition programme at The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios. She currently sits on the board of the David and Goliath Foundation and is an assistant to the curator of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) art collection. In addition, Lace has recently completed a book and film related to her collaborative project ‘Sutherland Reflections’ with Africa meets Africa, an organization that produces illustrated educator’s resource books, films and classroom learning materials. In 2009 and 2010, she was listed in the Mail and Guardian as one of the top 200 Young South Africans. Lace completed a BAFA in 2004 from the University of Witwatersrand.