Wunderkammer artist reveal: Bridget Modema

“I observe the events taking place around me and transform these events into creative narratives”

Modema’s work varies between sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, alchemy, cymatic and psychoanalytical art. She is also the founder of Sub C Art House and Time Investments and has been working as a curator in Pretoria, and Johannesburg for the five years. She has exhibited locally and internationally.⁠

Her achievements expand to a collaborative land art installation shown at the Venice Biennale 2015-16 at the South African architectural pavilion as part of the Cool Capital biennale. She was 1 of 10 finalists for ‘Continuing Conversations – UJ portrait award 2018. Her work can be found in public collections, including the Department of Arts and Culture as well as the Pretoria Art Museum.⁠


She formed part of artist career development programmes, including, Art Source Artist Career Boot Camp (2019) facilitated by Art Source and the National Arts Council and RMB Talent Unlocked Artist Career Development Programme (2018) facilitated by Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) and Assemblage. She apprenticed from 2013-2018 under Lothar Böttcher, Smelt Glass, Johann Nortje and Guy de Toit.⁠

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