About

Pierre le Riche is a conceptual artist from Cape Town in South Africa. He primarily works in sculpture and installation, and does not specialise in any particular medium or art-making skill. 

Le Riche holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art (Cum Laude).

 Portrait by  Antonia Steyn

Portrait by Antonia Steyn


Curriculum Vitae

Education
2017 Master of Fine Arts, Cum Laude (Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town)
2013 Bachelor of Visual Arts (University of South Africa)

Selected grants and bursaries
2017 Centre for Artistic Activism 'Art Action Academy' workshop grant
2016 University of Cape Town postgraduate research funding
2016 Jules Kramer music and fine arts scholarship
2015 University of Cape Town postgraduate research funding
2015 Jules Kramer music and fine arts scholarship
2015 Jules Kramer international travel grant
2014 Assemblage 'Fresh Produce' workshop grant

Committees
2018
 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery executive committee
2017 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery executive committee
2016 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery executive committee
2015 Rust-en-Vrede Gallery selection committee

Residencies, conferences and workshops
2018
Nirox Foundation, August (upcoming). Johannesburg, South Africa. 
2017 Centre for Artistic Activism 'Art Action Academy' workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2014 Assemblage 'Fresh Produce' Emerging artist and peer mentoring workshop. Johannesburg, South Africa.
2014 Arteles Creative Centre, May. Haukijarvi, Finland.

Awards
2015
Sanlam Portrait Award. Top 100.
2014 Vuleka Art Competition. Overall winner.
2013 Vuleka Art Competition. Merit award for painting.
2013 ABSA L’Atelier Art Competition. Top 100.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2018 'Portable Heritage/Swerfgoed' (2 March -  3 May 2018) solo exhibition at SMAC as part of the 2018 Woordfees festival in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2016 ‘Colour Complex’ (29 June – 30 July 2016) solo exhibition at Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.
2013 'Op Hierdie Rots' solo exhibition on outoftheCUBE. This exhibition was one of five solos curated together under the theme of ‘Gestation’ by Mandy Conidaris.

Group Exhibitions
2018 'Well Worn' (4 February - 27 May 2018) group exhibition curated by Amy-Lyn Everleigh at the Equus Gallery at Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2017 'Cruel Summer' (3 December 2017 - 2 April 2018) group exhibition curated by Alex Hamilton at the Gallery at Glen Carlou Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
2017 ‘Cape Town Art Fair’ group exhibition with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 ‘Soiled’ collaborative master of fine arts group exhibition with the Universities of Cape Town and Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
2016 ’30 x 30’ group exhibition with Rust-en-Vrede gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2016 ‘Turbine Art Fair’ group exhibition with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2016 ‘Cape Town Art Fair’ group exhibition with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 Sanlam Portrait Award Top 100. Irma Stern Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2015 ‘Turbine Art Fair’ group exhibition with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2015 ‘I am a forest dark’ group exhibition curated by Pierre le Riche. Space Between gallery, Woodstock, Cape Town.
2015 ‘Cape Town Art Fair’ group exhibition with Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014 ‘Odd Traditions’ two-man show with Paul Senyol. Salon 91 Contemporary Art Collection, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014 Vuleka Art Awards. Art.b Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2014 ‘Fresh Produce’ group show curated by Assemblage. Turbine Art Fair, The Forum at the Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2014 ‘What’s going on?’ curated by Kefiloe Siwasa and Tamzin Lovell-Miller. The Lovell Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2013 Vuleka Art Awards. Art.b Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
2013 ABSA L’Atelier Contemporary Art Awards. ABSA Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2012 UNISA Visual Arts Graduate Show. The Lovell Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.