© 2005 -2016 by Marco Cianfanelli. All rights reserved.

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Marco Cianfanelli
 

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1970

Lives & works in Johannesburg, South Africa

info@marcocianfanelli.com

Selected commissions projects and public work

2017

Synapse, Alice Lane, Sandton, Johannesburg

Myriad Formation, Atlanta, USA

Pulse, Nike HQ, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

2016

Transpiration, Rosebank Towers, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Untitled, Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital, Foreshore, Cape Town
2015

Knowledge Structure, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

Falcons, a collaboration with architect Jeremy Rose; Yas Mall; Abu Dhabi

2014

Convergent & Divergent, Yas Mall; Abu Dhabi

2013

Shadow boxing, Johannesburg CBD

Seed, Standard Bank, Rosebank Johannesburg

2012

Release, Nelson Mandela Capture site, Howick

Dying Slave, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

2011

Inner City, the City within, ABSA Towers West, Johannesburg

Sharpeville memorial, Sharpeville, Johannesburg

Domain of the mountain leopard, Leopard’s Leap Winery, Franschoek, Cape Town

2010

The Mind’s Vine, Tokara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Town

Urban Being, The Fields, Hatfield, Pretoria

Transformative structure, Hollard, Parktown, Johannesburg

The Freedom Park, Member of professional design team, Pretoria (2004-10)

2009

The Messenger, Pieter Roos Park, Hillbrow

University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park

Incarceration - emancipation, Durban International Conference Centre, Durban

Untitled, NWU, Potchefstroom, North-West Province

Into the fields, The Fields, Hatfield, Pretoria

2008

Ascent, descent, 11 Diagonal Street, Johannesburg CBD (2007-2008)

ABSA Capital, Sandton

Baragwanath Taxi Rank, Soweto

Basketball vs Football, Donald Mackay Park, Hillbrow

2007

Ramp models, Worldwear Mall, Johannesburg

37 years of gold, Anglo Gold Ashanti: Head office, Newtown, Johannesburg (2006-2007)

2006

Sunday Times Heritage Project: Origins Centre, Wits University, Johannesburg

Eternal pursuit, Department of Science and Technology: CSIR, Pretoria

Tidal bodies, University of Johannesburg Arts Centre: Auckland Park, Johannesburg (2005- 2006)

2005

The sum of us, Forum Homini, The Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng

MTN, Head office, Fairlands, Johannesburg (2002-2005)

2004

CTICC, Cape Town

2003​

FNB Call Centre, Randburg, Johannesburg

2002

Roche Pharmaceuticals, Head office, Sebenza, Johannesburg

Tristar Construction, Head office, Edenvale, Johannesburg

 

2001

We Love our Customers, Hungarian Embassy, New York

Hollard Street Mall Upgrade, Hollard street Mall, Johannesburg CBD

Pikitup, Head office, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Rosebank African Market, Rosebank, Johannesburg

2000​

Media 24, Sandton, Johannesburg

 

1997

Faraday station Muti-Market Project: Faraday Station, Johannesburg CBD

Awards, residencies & grants

2009

Nirox Foundation residency

 

2008

Nominee, Mercedes-Benz Award for Art Projects in Public Spaces

2006

Beeld Plus Aartvark Award for Innovative Work, Aardklop Arts Festival, Potchefstroom

2005

Final shortlist of three, Mandela Bay Statue of Freedom Competition (joint entry with Jeremy Rose of Mashabane Rose Architects)

2004

Major Award, Brett Kebble Art Awards, Cape Town

 

2002

Absa Atelier Award

Joint second place,International Architecture Competition, Freedom Square, Kliptown,

Johannesburg (group entry with Paragon Architects and Green Inc Landscape Architects)

 

2001

Absa Atelier Merit Award

Ampersand Foundation Fellowship

 

1998

Montagu White bursary for overseas study

 

1992

Merit Award, New Signatures, South African Association of Arts

Solo exhibitions

2012

Data: Process, The University of Johannesburg; Johannesburg

2009

Absent Fields, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

 

2006​

Projected Development: Return to Begin, Aardklop Festival Artist, Potchefstroom

 

2005

Projected Development, Solo exhibition at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg

 

2003

Absa Gallery, Johannesburg

 

1998

Atlantis, Mark Coetzee Fine Art Cabinet, Cape Town

 

1996​

Record, Art Space, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg

Selected group exhibitions

2016

A Place in Time, The Nirox Sculpture Park, Cradle of Humankind

 

2015

The Sixth Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

 

2014

From Sitting to Selfie, the Standard Bank Gallery; Johannesburg

Blood, Sweat & Tears, ABSA Gallery; Johannesburg

 

2013

Earth Matters, the Smithsonian National Museum of African art; Washington 

 

2011

Site-Specific, Plettenberg Bay

 

2010

Twenty: South African sculpture of the last two decades curated by Andrew Lamprecht, The Goodman Gallery; Johannesburg

The winter show, Nirox Foundation; Johannesburg

The Cairo Bienale; Cairo

 

2009

Contemporary Sculpture in the Landscape, Nirox Foundation; Johannesburg

 

2008

Intervention, UNISA Art Gallery, Tswane

Production Marks, National Arts Festival, KZNSA Gallery, The Goethe Institute

Heptad, The Art Space, Johannesburg

 

2007

Spier Contemporary 07, Stellenbosch

Positive, Sun City

Aardklop 10, Potchefstroom

Joint exhibition with Stephanus Rademeyer, The Art Space, Johannesburg

Once were Painters, KKNK, Oudtshoorn

 

2000

Tourguides of the Inner City, Urban Futures 2000, Rembrandt van Rijn Gallery, Johannesburg

Hoerikwaggo, South African National Gallery, Cape Town

Sasol New Signatures Revisited, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn

Emotions and Relations, Sandton civic Art Gallery, Johannesburg

 

1999​

Channel, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town

 

1998

! Xoe: Site Specific, Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape

 

1997

Taking Stock, Co-curated and exhibited, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Johannesburg

Cyst: Works in Paint; Good Hope Gallery, The Castle, Cape Town

No. 4, Hillbrow Fort, Johannesburg

Education

1992

BA FA majoring painting (with distinction), University of the Witwatersrand

 

1988

Matric, Diocesan College, Cape Town