Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode

Born in 1976, Cape Town (South Africa)

Lives and works in Berlin (Germany)

Since graduating from the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, Robin Rhode has made a name for himself with his “subversive” actions in public spaces.

He shares an aesthetic with hip-hop culture. He has developed a body of work based on ephemeral interventions that blend performance, drawing and film. Using limited means that call to mind graffiti art, he draws settings and objects in charcoal or chalk with which figures (often himself) interact in short films. Little more than several lines on a wall or the ground, the settings that frame his sketches come to life using a simple principle: he creates his animations using a series of fixed images that appear one after another in cross-fade; bodies move and seem to enter the drawing as it evolves.

Selected Bibliography

Bellini, Andrea ; Robecchi, Michele ; Studio Per L'Arte Contemporanea Tucci Russo. Robin Rhode : Tension. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2016.

Rhode, Robin. Robin Rhode : Bones. Berlin : Rhodeworks, 2013.

Sey, James ; Rhode, Robin ; Michael Stevenson Gallery . Robin Rhode : paries pictus [exhibition, Stevenson, Cape town, 11 Aoril - 1 June 2013]. Cape town : Stevenson, 2013. (catalogue 71).

Rosenthal, Stephanie ; Sey, James ; Robecchi, Michele... [et al.]. Robin Rhode : who saw who [Exhibition, The Hayward, London, 7 October - 7 December 2008]. London : Hayward Publishing, 2008.

Rosenthal, Stephanie ; Boutoux, Thomas ; Lepecki, André. Robin Rhode : walk off : [exhibition, Haus der Kunst, Muunich, September 16, 2007 -January 6, 2008]. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, 2007. 

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