TRACY LINDNER GANDER
I was born in Cape Town in 1972. In 1995, I obtained a BA Fine Arts, majoring in Photography, from the University of Cape Town.
During the years 1997 - 99, my focus was on the local landscape, those spaces found on the road between Cape Town and anywhere, as well as on the Cape shoreline. These images resulted in the duo exhibition with Arnold Erasmus "Stillness in Motion: fluid spaces" and a body of work which came to form the exhibition "Salt" which was shown in Cape Town as part of the 1998 Revue Noir "Eye Africa" Photography Festival.
In 1999 I collaborated with Sue Williamson & Arnold Erasmus on an interactive projection piece dealing with issues surrounding Truth Commission testimony. Can't Forget, Can't Remember was first shown at the Goodman Gallery curated show "Artery", at Joáo Ferriera Fine Art in Cape Town. The piece has been widely exhibited locally and internationally, including on "Dislocation: Imagen & Identidad, SudAfrica" at Photo Espana, the World Wide Web Video Festival, the Rotterdam Biennale, and VideoBrasil.
I was one of three artists participating in the show "Aprés l' apartheid: Trois photographes d'Afrique du Sud", curated by the Gallerie Beckel Odille Boicos, forming part of the Paris mois de la photo in 2000. The show has recently been exhibited in Normandy.
The digital projection piece, 'Horizon', made in collaboration with Arnold Erasmus & Elena Barbisio, is the result of an on-going exploration of the local landscape. It has been shown on "Channeltoo" at The Association for Visual Arts Gallery, Cape Town, as well as at "Switch On/Off", at the Oudshoorn Visual Art Festival.
"Babes" was shown as part of the first Cape Town Month of Photography Festival as well as at the Market Theatre Gallery in Johannesburg, explored stereotypical views of women in an effort to subvert the derogatory connotations of the term.
"Flounce", a collaborative exhibition with Katherine Bull, was shown at Joáo Ferriera Fine Art in Cape Town in 2002 and was shown at PhotoZA in Johannesburg in 2003.
In September 2003, I exhibited a series of colour photographs entitled 'AFTERDARK' at Joáo Ferriera Fine Art. The series reveal roadside spaces at twilight or at night, illuminated by the artists' car headlamps.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2003. "AFTERDARK" at the Joáo Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 & 2004. Brett Kebble Art Award Exhibition, Cape Town International Conference Centre, Cape Town
'AFTERDARK' at João Ferreira, Joyce Monson, ArtThrob Issue No. 74, October 2003
Gespartel sinvol, Wilhelm van Rensburg, Die Beeld, August 14 2003
Artist gets lost in public places, Stanley Hermans, Cape Times 'Top of the Times' Friday August 16, 2020
Tracy Lindner Gander in collaboration with Katherine Bull, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, Sean O'Toole, Art South Africa, Vol01 Issue01 Spring 2002, p55
Aperto South Africa, Thomas Boutoux, Flash Art #225, Summer 2002
Tracy Lindner Gander in collaboration with Katherine Bull at João Ferreira Gallery, Paul Edmunds, Artthrob, Issue No. 60 August 2020
Eye-catching moments from the Month of Photography, Sue Williamson, Artthrob, Issue No. 55 March 2020
Flounce: Tracy Gander in collaboration with Katherine Bull, The Cape Town Month of Photography catalogue, Edited by Geoff Grundlingh, 2002. P.57
Achtung, Babes! , Michelle Matthews, Mini International, 2002, p.28,29
Sue Williamson: Can't Forget, Can't Remember, Dislocacion, Imagen & Identidad. SudAfrica [Catalogue], La Fabrica/ PhotoEspana, 2002; p.100-105
Horizon, KKNK Visual Arts Catalogue 2001
Liberated babes, Gillian Anstey, Sunday Times Lifestyle, April 16 2000
'Babes' = seksuele selfvertroue, Beeld, Woensdag 26 April 2020
Tracy Gander at the Market Theatre Gallery, Artthrob, April 2000
Sex Kitten or Serial Killer? , Stacey Hardy, PostCool, www.sly.co.za
Salt, Eye Africa catalogue, 1999
Fotografie veg nog altyd om erken te word as kuns, Cobus van bosch, Die Burger, Donderdag 14 Januarie 1999
New York Times reviews 'Postcards From South Africa', Holland Cotter, New York Times, Friday September 10 1999, p.E36 (Weekend section, Art in Review)
Tracy Gander's "Babes", Sue Williamson, Artthrob, September 1999
Apartheid crimes remembered - Art confronts our past, Lloyd Pollak, Cape Times, Wednesday December 22 1999
Quality time: Portrait of an artist, Suzy Brokensha, Quality Life, August - September 1998
Grense van medium deur fotokuns versit, Theo Kleynhans, Die Burger, Woensdag 18 November 2020