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"Lizza Littlewort’s  forays into South African colonial history can be interpreted as a investigation into the ways in which Western Imperialism caused global diasporic spatial and temporal disjunctions not only for the colonised, but also for a settler subject that is haunted by her own ontological displacement. In her more recent works, this interest in the haunted aftermath of global capitalism expands to encompass the apocalyptic environmental effects and affects of the Racial Capitalocene. Derrida suggests that hauntology is particularly apt for ‘times that are out of joint’. With planetary-scale extinction happening on an unprecedented scale in human history, and global capitalist surveillance culture breeding disastrous feedback loops to encourage indiscriminate consumption, while, in the meantime, fascist whiteness and toxic nationalisms are everywhere on the rise, there can be no question that we are experiencing radically disjointed times.  If the consequences of global capitalism have been, as Marx prophetically suggested, radical unhomeliness and alienation, it now, quite literally, translates into an unhomely earth for most planetary life, and thus forces learners’ recognition of themselves as vulnerable and co-dependent life-forms. Tracking Littlewort’s own artistic journey from her fascination with global capitalism to a concern with its vast and lasting material effects, is to link current new materialist methodologies and practices to the ghosts of the settler colonial past."
- Professor Lize van Robbroeck, Stellenbosch University

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

2020 - 2021: 3 Major acknowledgements at national higher education level

Edited By Vivienne Bozalek et al, Higher Education Hauntologies, Routledge, Ch 7
https://asai.co.za/self-as-ghost-lizza-littlewort/
Museum Day Featured artist - Art Bank of South Africa

2008 - 2019: Art Fairs

2019  San Francisco Art Haus, Los Gatos, Silicon Valley, California
2018  Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC with 99 Loop Street Gallery
2017  Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC with 99 Loop Street Gallery
2016  Cape Town Art Fair, CTICC with 99 Loop Street Gallery
2008  Johannesburg Art Fair, with Whatiftheworld Gallery

2004 - present: Solo shows

2022 The Afterlife  - NACH-TISCH, Swellendam
2018 It Seemed to Throw a Kind of Light  - 99 Loop St
2016 The Great Grief  - 99Loop Gallery
2016 The Broker's Coke Dream: a history of the current age. 
2015 We Live In The Past  - 99Loop Gallery.
2008 Where The Trouble Started  - Whatiftheworld Gallery
2006 The Paris Salon  - Whatiftheworld Gallery
2005 Raw Over-Cooked  - Gerard Sekoto Gallery
2005 Drawing on a White Background  - Michaelis Art Shop
2004 I Want To Be Famous  -  Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

Education

2011 – Honours in English Literature, majoring in history, University of Cape Town.
2000 – Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1991 – Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Cape Town.

 

3 degrees