Christine Dixie

b.1966

Christine Dixie has made a philosophical habit of juxtaposing one story against another, leaving the viewer with a sense that they are caught at the intersection of destabilizing narratives. Thematically her works embrace feminist concerns of representation as well as critical interrogations of a colonial landscape tradition. Dixie’s works are founded in historicity while simultaneously highlighting universal contemporary notions and existences. The entwined relationship between space, politics of landscape and the performance and construction of gender are used to reveal underlying social and cultural dynamics.

Dixie is a printmaker with particular skills in etching, she also extends the boundaries of her medium by working in installation and video, utilizing a variety of matrixes and materials. She completed her under-graduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and graduated with her MFA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently a Senior lecturer in the Fine Art Department at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.

She has had numerous solo exhibitions; The Gendered Gaze (1993), Parturient Prospects (2007), The Binding (2010) and To be King (2015). Her international group shows include Earth Matters: Earth as Metaphor curated by Dr. Christine Kreamer (2007) and Divine Comedy:Heaven, Purgatory and Hell curated by Simon Njami (2012), both of which opened at the Smithsonian Museum of African Art. In 2007 she had a mid-career retrospective exhibition Corporeal Prospects that was held at The Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg. Her work is included in national and international collections including The New York Public Library, The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Standard Bank Gallery, The Johannesburg Art gallery, The Durban Art Gallery and the Iziko Museum of Cape Town.

Christine Dixie

Selected Works

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Christine Dixie's To Be King at the Coronet (Artslink)

Christine Dixie's To Be King at the Coronet (Artslink)

Christine Dixie
Press
12 Oct 2017

Christine Dixie’s To Be King installation has been chosen for exhibit at the first Coronet International Festival in London, 01-04 November 2017

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'To Be King' at The Coronet International Festival 2017

'To Be King' at The Coronet International Festival 2017

Christine Dixie
News
21 Sep 2017

The ambitious month long festival will blur the lines between art forms with an array of work that crosses genres and defies expectations.

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Christine Dixie talks about 'To Be King'

Christine Dixie talks about 'To Be King'

Christine Dixie
Studio Videos
13 Mar 2017

In this video, Christine Dixie talks about her work 'To Be King', while tantalising snippets of the film can be seen on the screen.

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New York Public Library acquires The Binding Book

New York Public Library acquires The Binding Book

Christine Dixie
News
12 Feb 2015

"It is a beauty and we are excited to add it to the collection!" says Madeleine Viljoen, PhD

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Artist Talk by Christine Dixie at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Artist Talk by Christine Dixie at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Christine Dixie
News
26 Jan 2015

November 17 2014 2-4pm 2pm: Tour of Conversations led by curator Christine Kraemer, Christine Dixie will be present to speak on her piece 3pm: Artist presentation with Q&A

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Exhibitions

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'Trop Comprendre' curated by Andrew Lamprecht

'Trop Comprendre' curated by Andrew Lamprecht

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Georgina Maxim, Christine Dixie, Vivien Kohler, Nú Barreto, Catherine Ocholla
London
02 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017

Do we, as Africans, ‘understand the world too much’? 

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Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (Cape Town)

Rites of Passage: Between Light and Shadow (Cape Town)

Christine Dixie, Vivien Kohler, Nú Barreto, Neill Wright, David Lurie, Paul Emmanuel, Wycliffe Mundopa, Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude
Cape Town
11 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016

Simultaneous Exhibition - Cape Town and London A group exhibition featuring in Cape Town: Nú Barreto, Christine Dixie, Paul Emmanuel, David Lurie, Wycliffe Mundopa ...

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To Be King

To Be King

Christine Dixie
Cape Town
27 Feb 2015 - 28 Mar 2015

CAPE TOWN, South Africa To Be King by Christine Dixie is an animated video installation informed by the first chapter in Michel Foucault ...

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Publications

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'Trop Comprendre' curated by Andrew Lamprecht

'Trop Comprendre' curated by Andrew Lamprecht

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Georgina Maxim, Christine Dixie, Vivien Kohler, Nú Barreto, Catherine Ocholla
Publication
06 Oct 2017

Do we, as Africans, ‘understand the world too much’? 

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TO BE KING in Venice 2017

TO BE KING in Venice 2017

Christine Dixie
Publication
26 Apr 2017

Room 16, 2nd Floor, Palazzo Bembo, Venice.

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To Be King Video Installation

To Be King Video Installation

Christine Dixie
Publication
26 Jan 2016

Produced on the occasion of the solo exhibition To Be King at Sulger-Buel Lovell gallery in Cape Town.

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