Jarrett Erasmus, Issue Editor

Jarrett Erasmus is a former resident artist at Greatmore Artist’s Studios and a member of Burning Museum collective. He graduated with a BFA from Rhodes University (2011) and received the David Koloane award from the Bag Factory Artists Studios (2012). Erasmus has also completed a summer school course at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdk) in 2016. He recently completed his Masters in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017. Erasmus has been invited for residencies at Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Is’Art Galerie in Antananarivo, Madagascar; OpenLab in Richmond, South Africa; attended the Thupelo artist Workshops of which he is now a board member. Erasmus has presented his work at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York in 2014, and participated at the African Art Forum in Venice, Italy. He works in various media, focusing on collaboration while thinking about post apartheid realities and its effects on the social dynamics between communities in South Africa as well as the diaspora.