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Mr Marc Edwards

Senior Lecturer
Name: Marc Edwards
Location: FL 123, FADA Building Bunting Road Campus
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Tel: +27(0)11 559 1029


About Mr Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards is an Artist and a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Johannesburg. He holds a Master of Arts in Fine Art (Digital Arts) from the University of the Witwatersrand (2010), HDip in Sculpture and NDip in Fine Art from Tshwane University of Technology (1982). He practices a postmedium art as research, considering the interfaces of art, science, design and sculpture and draws on posthumanism, embodiment, postdigital, design thinking and identity studies.

He has lectured Sculpture, Drawing and Painting since 1985 and as head of Fine Art founded and served as the first head of the Department of Multimedia from 2000 until 2017. He currently lectures in Drawing, Photography, Digital Visualisation and Design. He has supervised and examined a number of postgraduate research students in the Visual Arts and Design, at Honours and Masters levels.

Selected research output:
Solo Exhibitions:

Drinking water, The Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg, 2017
Postmedium self-portraits at the substation, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2008
Marc Edwards, The Everard Read Contemporary, Johannesburg, 1994
Marc Edwards, The Market Theater Galleries, Johannesburg, 1983

Selected Group Exhibitions and Conferences include:
South African Fine Art Print Fair, GIBS, Johannesburg, 2017
Exposures, FADA gallery, University of Johannesburg, 2012
PPC Cement Awards, Association of Arts, Pretoria, 2012
Dada South, curated by Kathryn Smith, Iziko, Cape Town, 2010
Conceptual Art, curated by Clive Kellner, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 2008
Artists’ Books with a Digital Interface, curated by David Paton at Aardklop and FADA gallery, University of Johannesburg, 2006
The End of Underground, speaker at WISER seminar held at The University of the Witwatersrand, 2006
Alexandria Biennale, chief judge, Alexandria, Egypt, 2003
13th Kulturaxe International Art Symposium, resident artist and lecturer, Gizycko, Poland, 2003:
12th Kulturaxe International Art Symposium, Resident artist and lecturer, Budapest, 2002
Breken Borders, Group exhibition, University of Stellenbosch, 2001
11th Kulturaxe International Art Symposium, Resident artist and lecturer, Budapest, 2001
Switch on/off, A group exhibition, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Outshoorn, 2001
Killing Time, Curator of a group exhibition at the Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, 2000
Daimler Chrysler Award for contemporary South African Art, Cape Town, 2000
Green and Brown, Pretoria Art Museum, 1998
Scramble, Civic Gallery, Johannesburg, 1996
Don’t mess with mister in-between, Culturgest, Lisbon, 1996
Groundswell, Mermaid Theatre Gallery, London, 1996
Common and Uncommon Ground, Atlanta, USA, 1996
Edwards, Munyai, Wafer, Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg, 1995
Springtime in Chile, Santiago, Chile, 1995
Africa 95, Architectural Association, London, 1995
Space/Displace, Johannesburg Biennale, 1995
FNB Vita Art Now, Johannesburg, 1994
Learning history, Installation, ICA, Newtown, Johannesburg, 1993

Awards and nominations:
Daimler Chrysler Award nomination for Contemporary Art, Cape Town, 2000
FNB Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1996
FNB Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1995
FNB Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1994
IGI Vita Art Now, Johannesburg Art Gallery, 1993
Fulton Concrete Award, Pretoria, 1993
Momentum Award, Pretoria Art Museum, 1993
Volkskas Atelier, Volkskas Galleries, Pretoria, 1992
New Visions Award, Market Galleries, Johannesburg, 1985
New Signatures, Sculpture award, Pretoria, 1981
New Signatures, Painting award, Pretoria, 1980

Selected publications, presentations and reviews:
Edwards, M. A post-digital practice: systems and glitches in making a self-portrait and an infinite column. Presented at the VIADUCT 2015 Conference, Archival addresses: photographies, practices, positionalities, University of Johannesburg, 2015.

Edwards, M. The man who constructs an endless column of himself implodes the universe. Presented at the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, 2014

Edwards, M. The Digital Self-Portrait: A Malleable Image and a Post-Medium, Wits, 2010
Bilbija K. et. al. (eds.) The Art of Truth-telling About Authoritarian Rule, Madison, 2005
Geers, K. (ed) Contemporary South African Art, The Gencor Collection, Jonathan Ball Publishers, Johannesburg, 1997
Williamson, S. and Jamal, S. ‘Marc Edwards’ in Art In South Africa, the future present, David Philip, 1996
Rankin, E. ‘Marc Edwards’ in Images of Metal, Witwatersrand University Press, 1994