Todd Gray I Coby Kennedy I Pedro Pires I Curtis Talwst Santiago I Khaya Witbooi
Gallery MOMO Cape Town is proud to present 52A 7th Avenue, a group exhibition featuring work by five artists who attended the MOMO Artist Residency this year: Todd Gray, Coby Kennedy, Pedro Pires, Curtis Talwst Santiago, and Khaya Witbooi.
Established in 2006, the MOMO Artist Residency is located behind the Johannesburg gallery, at 52A 7th Avenue. With three living spaces and three spacious studios, the residency primarily houses a number of international artists and curators across multiple disciplines including visual and performing artists, writers and filmmakers. Its mission is to enable work and social engagement between international and South African artists as well as to encourage experimentation and exchange. As such, residencies are non-prescriptive and process-based, allowing visiting artists to develop projects in response to their new environment, or to conduct research. The residency has a Utopian philosophy that provides a ‘big space’ for art and creation.
Over the past year, Gallery MOMO has invited and hosted six visual artists and one dancer at the MOMO Artist Residency. 52A 7th Avenue showcases work created during the participating artists’ residency period. Spanning photography, sculpture, painting, video and installation, the works in the exhibition hint at the breadth and depth of the residency’s creative output.