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Frances Goodman
Biography
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1975. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Artist Statement
Born in 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Frances Goodman studied Fine Art at the University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She then moved to London to join the MA course at Goldsmiths College,
graduating in 2000. From 2001 to 2003 she lived in Antwerp where she was artist in residence at HISK,
Higher Institute for Fine Art. Her atmospheric soundpieces, presented as installations, audio monologues and
sound sculptures, cross the boundaries between visual and media arts and explore everyday routines,
obsessions and social interactions.
ARTISTâ– S STATEMENT – Frances Goodman, 2003

The mundane, the ordinary and the trivial have always been of interest to me, as I believe they all obscure
dark places – issues and emotions that people do not wish to confront.

I began my investigations into this area with work dealing with routines. More specifically: the fine line that
exists where daily routines become obsessions, when they become unacceptable to society. Paranoia and
neuroses about specific and seemingly insignificant things often hide deep-seated fears, resentments and
prejudices. I used the example of peopleâ– s fear of germs as a reaction to the physical structures, in which
they are forced to operate, where there is a distinct lack of space.

After working with a number of media I eventually found that words and language had the uncanny ability to
unnerve and get under peopleâ– s skins in a way that visual images and modes could not. Words function in
a similar way to my concerns: on the surface they seem simple and clear, and yet they are often full of
innuendoes and subtexts. They to have a dark underbelly. This is because they do not hold a sacred position
in society, which often seems the case with many art forms. They are the raw matter of life, the
buildings-blocks of relationships and social interactions.

I work with everyday issues such as relationships, violence, personal impressions and memories, all of which
seem to be based on collective emotions that are experienced individually, and feel deeply personal and
unique to everyone. I love listening to POP songs on the radio because no matter what mood Iâ– m in I will
eventually hear a song that expresses the way I feel. I intend my work to function in this manner because the
subject matter is deeply personal, while being broadly based which makes it accessible and familiar to the
listener.

FRANCES GOODMAN is described by South Africaâ– s Artthrob contemporary art magazine as an
emerging young artist ´fast making a name for herself as an artist to watch´. She moves freely across the
disciplines of visual and media arts, creating installations using audio recordings, writing, language,
sculpture and other media to build up a compelling portrait, atmosphere or emotional state.

Her work â– Portraitâ– was selected for the â– VIPER Basel 2002â– festival of international film, video
and new media. A study in self-portraiture ´somewhere on the crossways of fiction and reality´, it used a
collage of opinions and memories collected from a large number of people to construct an ever-changing
outline of the â– individualâ– . The viewer becomes complicit, both as voyeur and potential subject of the
work.

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Co-curator with artist Robyn Denny of the exhibition ´Juncture´ presented in London and Cape Town in
2001, Frances Goodman sought to extend the narrow framing of South African art abroad. She exhibited
audio pieces ´Voice of Reason´ and an embroidered bedspread covered with injunctions about
´proper´ hygienic behaviour entitled ´A Guide to Modern Living´. Art historian Jacqueline Nolte
wrote in the catalogue:

´In Frances Goodman´s sound installation the body is less an object of desire than a source of all manner
of fears associated with its being a shared frontier. It is signified as part of a system of defence, antagonistic
to all, its infinite enemies the result of neuroses. Goodman´s gestures are directed toward an interrogation
of both the pristine confines of personal space, as distinct from contaminated public space, and the gallery
space, as distinct from its more soiled surrounds. Goodman pursues anxieties to the point of phobia; the
process of living represented as inherently invasive, alien and dangerous. Unwanted waste products comprise
part of an inevitable cycle of decay within which we are caught, this matter of our lives always resisting our
control. Our bodies become reminders of the impossibility of control, no matter our withdrawal from all
interactions and the accompanying risk of change. The debris of life adheresâ–¦â–

She concludes: ´Goodman´s work is a chilling commentary on legacies of antipathy, antipathies
sanctified in the formation of nations such as those in South Africa, as well as England.´

Judith Staines
http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?843

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Careless Whispers, Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008 Project Space, Aeroplastics, Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

2007 Wishful Thinking, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2005 Petite Mort, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2004 Wanting, KULAK, University of Kortrijk, Belgium

2004 David, Gallery in the Round, SA National Festival of the Arts, Grahamstown, South Africa

2003 Intimate/Inanimate Moment, The Process Room, Irish Museum of
Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions
2009 Armory Show, Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

2008 ZA Young Art From South Africa, Palazzo della Papesse, Siena, Italy

2008 Aeroplastics Booth, Rottedam Art Fair, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2008 Goodman Gallery Booth, Johannesburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa

2008 Spier Contemporary, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

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2008 BB3 Being Here: Mapping the Contemporary, Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest,
Romania

2007 About Beauty, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 Spier Contemporary, Africa Art Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2007 Goodman Gallery Booth, Art Basel, Miami, USA

2007 Gallery Specta Booth, Copenhagen Art Fair, Denmark

2007 Rare Essence, Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium

2007 Making Wave, SABC Collection Exhibition, Cape Town Castle, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 Lift Off II, Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

2007 Compulsions, Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark*

2006 Women: Photography and New Media: Imaging the Self and Body through
Portraiture, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2006 Goodman Gallery Booth, Art Basel, Miami, USA

2006 Farrago, Bernier Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

2006 Goodman Gallery Booth, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2006 Nie meer, de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium

2006 There and Back, Africa, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain*

2005 Threat Zone, Triangle Project Space, San Antonio, Texas, USA

2005 [prologue] reclaiming Europe from a new feminist perspective, Cornerhouse,
Manchester, UK

2005 Art out of Place, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, UK

2005 Double Check Re-Framing Space in Photography: The Other Space, Parallel Histories, Camera
Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria*

2004 Double Check Re-Framing Space in Photography: The Other Space, Parallel
Histories, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia*

2004 Goodman Gallery Booth, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

2004 Your Heart is No Match for my Love, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA

2004 Mo(NU)ment@Bornem, Weert, Hingene and Bornem (Klein-Brabant), Belgium


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2004 Show Us What Youâ– re Made Of, The Premises, Johannesburg, South Africa

2003 After Hours, In/Out, Hisk, Antwerpen, Belgium*

2003 _Distance of Memor, Nairs House of Culture in Vulpera Tarasp, Nairs, Switzerland

2003 Opzij van het Kijken, Watou Art and Literature Festival, Watou, Belgium*

2003 Something About Love, Casino, Luxembourg, Luxembourg*

2003 Open Studios, Higher Institute of Skone Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium

2002 Viper, Basel New Media Festival, Basel, Swizerland

2002 Portrait, Sound Space, De Appel, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2002 Sensing Sculpture, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

2002 Fluid, Bonnington Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Middlesborough Art Gallery, UK; Howard Gardens
Gallery, Cardiff, Wales*

2002 Unprincipled Passions, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

2001 Fluid, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK

2001 JUNCTURE, The Granary, Cape Town, South Africa.*

2001 Body: Rest and Motion, Oudtshoorn Festival, South Africa*

2001 Emotions and Relations, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2001 Customised Jeans Exhibition, Cinch, London, UK

2000 EAST International, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, UK*

2000 Goldsmiths MA Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London, England*

2000 Two-person exhibition with Moshekwa Langa at the Goodman Gallery,
Johannesburg, South Africa

1999 Not Quite a Christmas Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1999 Celsius: (new) art from the (new) South Africa, IFA Gallery, Bonn, Germany*

1999 Group Exhibition, the Lavender, London, UK

1999 The Paper Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1998 Martienssen Prize Exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


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1998 Fine Art End of Year Exhibition, Gertrude Posel Gallery, University of the
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

1998 Closer than Bronze, Sandton Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

1998 Womenâ– s Voice, touring various cities in Germany

Curated Exhibitions
2000 ‘JUNCTURE’, The Granary, Cape Town, South Africa; Studio Voltaire, London, UK*

Awards and Merits
2004 Werkvbeurzen, Flemish Community, Belgium

2002 Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Scholarship, South Africa

2001 Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, Scholarship, South Africa

2000 Visiting Arts Award for JUNCTURE, Visiting Arts, UK

1997 Martienssen Prize First Prize Winner, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

1997 University of the Witwatersrand, Anya Millman Travel Scholarship, South Africa

1997 University of the Witwatersrand Sculpture Merit Award, South Africa

Academic Record and Residencies
Residencies
2005 Recollets, Recollets International Accommodation and Exchange Centre, Paris,
France

2002 Irish Museum of Modern Art, Artistâ– s Work Programme, Dublin, Ireland

Postgraduate
2001-3 HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Art), Antwerp, Belgium

1999-00 MA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1998-9 Postgraduate Diploma, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Undergraduate
1994-7 BA Fine Arts, Honours, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


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Collections
South Africa:
BHP Billiton SA Limited Collection
Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
South African Broadcasting Corporation Collection, South Africa
UNISA Collection, South Africa

International:
Chase Manhattan Collection, New York, USA
Rand Merchant Bank Headquarters, London, UK

Selected Articles and Reviews
Buyers say big is bestâ– , Georgina Adam, Melanie Gerlis, Brook Mason and Judith Dobrzynski, The Art
Newspaper,6 December 2007.

â– Big Walls to Fillâ– , William Booth, The Washington Post, 10 December, 2007.

â– A (Brush) Stroke of Genuisâ– , Heather Formby, House & Garden, November 2007.

â– Frances Goodman: The Language of Artâ– , David Chislett, Absolute JHB, Issue #4, Aug/Sep 2007.

â– Frances Goodmanâ– , Mary Corrigal, Art South Africa, Vol 6, Issue 1, Spring 2007.

â– Public Personas vs Personal Prejudicesâ– , Alex Dodd, Business Day, September 2007.

â– Wishful Thinkingâ– , Michael Smith, Artthrob, http//:www.artthrob.co.za, #118, June 2007.

â– Semiotic Identificationâ– , Anthea Buys, Mail &Guardian, 12 July, 2007.

â– Massa se sug na alles wat blink omgedooptâ– , Bettie Lambrecht, Beeld, 13 July, 2007.

â– Frances Goodman Artbioâ– , Michael Smith, Artthrob, http://www.artthrob.co.za/06aug/artbio.htm|,
August 2006.

â– Art Sales: cash flows for young bloodâ– , Colin Gleadell, The Telegraph, 20 June 2006.

â– …might be goodâ– , http://www.fluentcollab.org/mbg/# | issue # 58, December 2, 2005. Austin, TX.

Frances Goodman, http://www.goodman-gallery.com/goodman.html

â– Frances Goodman at the Goodmanâ– , http://nathanielstern.com/blog/?p=561

â– A â– convivial lunchâ– with no-one thereâ– , Robyn Sassen, SA Jewish Report, 04-11 March 2005.

â– This Weekâ– s Must See, Zingi Mkefaâ– , Sunday Times, March 6, 2005.

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â– Petite Mortâ– , Ashley Johnson, Business Day, February 28, 2005 .

â– Frances Goodmanâ– s Davidâ– , James Sey, Art South Africa, Vol 3, Issue 1, Spring 2004.

â– Reflecting Davidâ– , Laurence Bishop, Cue, July 5, 2004.

â– Frances Goodman at Gallery in the Roundâ– , James Sey, Artthrob,
http://www.artthrob.co.za/04aug/reviews/ground.html, August 2004.

â– Jonge kunst na de urenâ– , Luk Lambrecht, De Morgen, January 2004.

â– Frances Goodmanâ– | http://www.culturebase.net/artist.php?843

â– Parlez-moi dâ– amourâ– .France Clarinval, Le Quotidien. p12-13, August 2003.

â– In Sachen Liebeâ– , Revue, p13, August 2003.

â– Miniaturen als geistige Souvenirs aus den Bergenâ– , Bunduer Tagbla, 28 July 2003.

â– Blick auf die Bergeâ– , Von Daniel Walser, Kulturtermine, 31 July 2003.

â– Art of Apartheidâ– , Sean Oâ– toole, Blueprint, August 2002.

â– Fluidâ– , Emma Safe, Art Monthly, November 2001.

â– JUNCTUREâ– , The Granary, Cape Townâ– , Kathryn Smith, Flash Art, Marchâ– April 2001.

â– Bold Input to Stretch Our Canvasâ– , Lloyd Pollak, Cape Times, Feb 14, 2001.

â– JUNCTURES at the Granaryâ– , Sue Williamson, Artthrob, | www.artthrob.co.za |, No. 42, Feb 2000.

â– Art at the Crossroadsâ– , Kathryn Smith, Mail & Guardian, Feb 23, 2001.

â– What Lies Beneathâ– , Kathryn Smith, Mail & Guardian, Nov 10 â– 16, 2000.

â– 10th EAST Internationalâ– , David Burrows, Art Monthly, September 2000.

Publications
Books
Brodie, D. 2004. â– Frances Goodmanâ– in in Perryer, S. (ed) 10 Years, 100 Artists: Art in a Democractic
South Africa. Bell-Roberts Publishing in association with Struik Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN
1868729877

Catalogues
Compulsions, 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.
There and Back, Africa Catalogue 2006, , Madrid, Spain.

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Double Check Re-Framing Space in Photography: The Other Space,Parallel Histories, 2004, Celje, Slovenia.

David, SA National Festival of the Arts 2004, Grahamstown, South Africa.
After Hours, 2003, Hisk, Antwerpen, Belgium.

Something About Love, 2003, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Opzij van het Kijken, Watou Art and Literature Festival 2003, Watou, Belgium.
Fluid, 2002.

Body: Rest and Motion Body: Rest and Motion, Oudtshoorn Festival 2001, South Africa.
JUNCTURE, 2001, Cape Town, South Africa.

Goldsmiths College MA Exhibition, 2000

East InternationalI, 2000, , Norwich, UK
Celsius: (new) art from the (new) South Africa, 1998, Bonn, Germany.

Essays
Compulsionsâ– , Cecilie Hosbro Ostergaard, 2006

- â– Murmures et miroirs impursâ– , Enrico Lunghi, 2005

- â– After Hours. Housing block with intruder. Housing Block with conductor/care-takerâ–
Stef Van Bellingen, After Hours Catalogue, 2004

- â– Something About Loveâ– , Enrico Lunghi, Something About Love Catalogue, 2003

- JUNCTURE catalogue essay, Jacqui Nolte, 2000

- Celsius: (new) art from the (new) South Africa catalogue essay, Tracy Murinik, 1998.




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