Russell Leo Bruns (b.1987, South Africa)

russellbruns@gmail.com 

+44 7481144739


Education

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Master of Fine Arts, 2014

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2011

Goucher College, Baltimore, USA, Exchange Student, 2011


Solo Exhibitions

2015 Candyland, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

2014 Candyland, Standard Bank Gallery, Grahamstown, South Africa


Group Exhibitions

2017 Closer than Ever (Collaboration with Francois Knoetze), Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 Building, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden 

2016 Barclay’s Atelier, Rust-en-vrede Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

2016 Barclay's Atelier, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2015 Analog Eye, Vienna, Austria 

2015 Infecting the City, Cape Town, South Africa

2015 Pooling our Secrets, SMAC Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa

2014 Neptune Award, Photo Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2014 Student Focus Award- Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London, United Kingdom 

2011 New Dorp City, Grahamstown Post Office, South Africa 

2010 National Arts Festival Student Exhibition, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 

2010 With Mark, African Street, Grahamstown, South Africa 

2009 Sasol New Signatures, National Gallery, Pretoria, South Africa

2009 National Arts Festival Student Exhibition, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa 


Awards and Grants

2014, John Hodgkiss Bursary for Photography, Rhodes University, South Africa

2014, National Research Fund Grant, South Africa

2014, National Arts Council Bursary, South Africa

2014, Neptune Award Finalist, Shanghai, China

2014, Student Focus Finalist, Sony World Photography Awards, London, UK

2014, Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant for Visual Arts, South Africa

2013, Raymond Pullen Scholarship, Rhodes University, South Africa

2013, Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant for Visual Arts, South Africa

2012, MTN New Contemporaries Nominee, South Africa

2011, Master’s Scholarship, Rhodes University, South Africa

2011, Dean’s List for Academic Merit, Rhodes University, South Africa

2011, Academic Half Colours, Rhodes University, South Africa

2009, Sasol New Signatures Finalist, Pretoria, South Africa


Publications

Sanderson, K. (2014). Sony World Photography Awards 2014. London: World Photography Organisation

Versal 11 (2012). Versal – The Literary and Arts Journal from Amsterdam. Amsterdam: The Netherlands

Sasol New Signatures Catalogue. (2009). Sasol New Signatures. Pretoria: South Africa


Teaching and Research Groups

2017 - present: Lecturer, Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2013 to present: Visual and Performing Arts of Africa (ViPAA) Research Group Member, South Africa

2013: Research Assistant to Dr Kylie Thomas, South Africa

2013: Art History and Visual Culture Tutor, Rhodes University, South Africa

2012: Studio Assistant to Martijn Troost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands