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Simon Gush, born in 1981, is a South African artist currently based in Johannesburg. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2003. Gush was a laureate at the HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) in Ghent, Belgium, in 2007/8 and a Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts Fellow at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, in 2011. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally and locally and has had solo shows at Fort Selwyn, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; Stevenson, Johannesburg and Cape Town; Jette Rudolph, Berlin; ArtEC, Port Elizabeth; Goethe-Institut gallery, Johannesburg; Stedelijk Museum vir Aktueel Kunsten (SMAK), Gent; and West, Den Haag. Gush has been included in two publications surveying young contemporary artists: the Younger Than Jesus Directory published by the new Museum in New York, USA (2009); and 100 New Artists by Francesca Gavin, published by Laurence King Publishing (2011). Alongside his artistic practice, Gush has collaborated in founding and facilitating a number of alternative temporary exhibition platforms, most notably the Parking Gallery in 2006, which has been relaunched in 2012.
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