Born 1977, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.


2004. Currently enrolled in the Masters in Fine Art program at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1999. Honours Degree in Fine Art, Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town
1991 - 1995. Matriculated, Westerford High School, Cape Town


2005. 'When the Inside Stays Inside', Joáo Ferreira Fine Art, Cape Town: solo show
2005. 'Printtttt', AVA, Cape Town: group show
2005. Don't Panic skywrite, Cape Town CBD, 21 March: public intervention.
2004. Brett Kebble Art Awards exhibition, Convention Centre, Cape Town: group show
2004. 'A Winner in Hawaii II', Collaboration with Asha Zero, Outlet Gallery, Pretoria: group show
2004. 'Absolut Moment', AVA, Cape Town: group show
2004. 'Negotiate', Johannesburg Art Gallery: group show
2003. 'Works in Wax & Plastic', Joáo Ferreira Fine Art, Cape Town: solo show
2003. 'SASOL Wax in Art' competition exhibition, WAM festival, Sasolburg: group show
2002. 'Confectionary', Marcos & Trump, Columbia Road flower market, London: public intervention
2001. 'Live + Online', MTV European Music Awards, Frankfurt: design of backstage set for MTVNE Pan Euro
2000. ABSA Atellier Exhibition, Bellville Arts Centre, Cape Town, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg: group show
1999. Michaelis Graduate Show, Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT: group show


2005. National Research Foundation Masters Scholarship
UCT Maciver Scholarship, KW Johnstone Award
2004. National Research Foundation Masters Scholarship, UCT Maciver scholarship, UCT Jules Kramer Award
1996 - 1999. UCT Dean's Merit List
1998. UCT Arts Dept Maciver Award, Class medal - coursework
1996. Class Medal - 1st year Theory of Art


Williamson, S. 2005. 'Printtttt at the AVA': [online] Available:
O' Toole, S (ed). 2005. 'Don't Panic': News in Brief: Art South Africa Vol. 3 Issue 4. p.22
Maggs, C. 2005. 'Panic on the Streets of Cape Town': [online] Available:
Lamprecht, A. 2004. 'October Editorial': [online] Available:
Edmunds, P. 2003. 'Ruth Sacks at Joáo Ferreira': [online] Available:
Van Bosch, C. 2003. 'Waswerke vol Spore van Verlies en Hernuwering:' Die Burger. Mon 27 Jan 2020. p.5
Winward-Cross, N. 2003. 'Works in Wax & Plastic – an Exhibition of Sculptures by Ruth Sacks': Art South Africa. Vol. 1.Issue 3. p. 69

Barritt, Lesley (ed). 2004. Brett Kebble Art Awards. Cape Town. Marulelo Communications.
Loedolff, Cecille (ed). 2000. ABSA Atelier Awards. Johannesburg. SANAVA / ABSA.

Published Articles:
Sacks, R. 2005. 'Sue Williamson at Joao Ferreira': [online] Available:
Sacks, R. 2004. 'End of the World: Abrie Fourie at the Museum for African Art, New York': [online] Available:
Sacks, R: 2004. 'Excessive Surfaces: Gina Waldman at the Bell Roberts': [online] Available:
Sacks, R: 2004. 'Who's a Survivor: Review of 2004'. [online] Available:
Sacks, R: 2004. 'Bruce Arnott': Art South Africa. Vol. 3 Issue. 3. p. 78