ABOUT
James Webb was born in Kimberley, South Africa in 1975.

Education
1999 Diploma (Copywriting) The Red & Yellow School, Cape Town, South Africa
1996 B.A. (Drama & Comparative Religion) University of Cape Town, South Africa


Residencies
2010 USF, Bergen, Norway
2009 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2009 KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
2009 Stiftung kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany
2009 Visby International Composers’ Centre, Götland, Sweden
2007 MediaLab Prado, Madrid, Spain
2006 MALAB, Amazonas, Brazil
2004/5 CCA Kitakyushu, Yahata, Japan


Prizes & Grants
2009 Art Moves Africa Travel Grant
2008 ABSA L’Atelier Award


Selected Public Collections
Iziko South African National Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum


Selected Private Collections & Foundations
Darat al Funun, Khalid Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan
Main Street Life, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
MMXII, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010
Aleph, Goethe On Main, Johannesburg, South Africa
Terms Of Surrender, ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Untitled States, MAC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Prayer, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, United Kingdom
JWAKZNSA, KZNSA, Durban, South Africa
One day, all of this will be yours, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2008
Prayer, Huddersfield Art Gallery, UK

2007
Beau Diable, Gallery In The Round, Grahamstown, South Africa

2006
Untitled, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2002
Phonosynthesizer, US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa


Selected Group Exhibitions
* Indicates Catalogue

2012
abc Art Berlin Contemporary, Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Making Way, various venues, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa
Fierce Festival, various venues, Birmingham, United Kingdom
In Other Words: the black market of translation, NGBK, Berlin, Germany *

2011
Experience Pommery 9, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France *
Neither Man, Nor Stone, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Fierce Festival, The Old Library, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2010
Sentences On The Banks and other activities, Darat Al-Funun, Amman, Jordan
Reflex / Reflexión, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
Article Biennale, various venues, Stavanger, Norway
My World Images, various venues, Copenhagen, Denmark
Istanbul, Athens, Marrakech, Palermo, Catania, Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo
In Other Words, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Twenty, Nirox Foundation, Johannesburg, South Africa
Contemporary Artists From South Africa, Stiftelsen 314, Bergen, Norway *
Ampersand, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany *
No Soul For Sale, L'appartement 22 / Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
1910 – 2010, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Printemps des Poétes, Salon de lecture, Musée du quai Branly, Paris

2009
Happy House, Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf, Germany
3rd Arts In Marrakech Biennale, Museum of Marrakech, Morocco *
L’effacement des traces, Musée d'histoire contemporaine, Paris, France *
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia *
CAPE 09, Cape Town’s second biennale of contemporary African Culture,
Various venues, Cape Town, South Africa
This Is Now 2, L’Appartment 22, Rabat, Morocco

2008
Jozi & The (M)Other City, Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa *
Home Bound, Stiftung Kunst:Raum Sylt Quelle, Sylt, Germany *
za. Giovane arte dal Sud Africa, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy *
This Is Now 1, Johannesburg Art Fair, South Africa
Light Show, Bank Gallery, Durban, South Africa *

2007
Sakra!, St. Andrä, Graz, Austria
9th Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France *
3C, Critic’s Choice Exhibition, Association for Visual Arts, Cape Town
(In)visible Sounds, Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam (With Brandon LaBelle)
Afterlife, Michael Stevenson Contemporary, Cape Town *

2006
MTN New Contemporaries, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2005
Aqua Art Sound Broadcast, Aqua Art Hotel, Miami, USA
Gallery Puta, Cape Town, South Africa
Incidental Amplifications, Various venues, Melbourne, Australia
CCA Kitakyushu Open Studio, Kitakyushu, Japan *

2004
Typhoon, Maeda Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan
The Brett Kebble Art Awards, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa (With Matthew Kalil) *
Listening to The World Today, BBC Radio 4
A Decade Of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa *
Zèppelin 2004-Festival de Arte Sonor, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain

2003
Mooimark, Mooimark House, Johannesburg, South Africa
YDEsire, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

2002
The Long Night Of Radio Art, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria


Selected Permanent Installations
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
There Is No Place Called Home (Amman), Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Untitled, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Siren, Main Street Life, Johannesburg, South Africa


Selected Discography
2010
A Tasty Swarm Of Small Signals (compilation DVD curated by Francisco López), Störung
Room40 2010 (compilation CD curated by Lawrence English), Room40

2008
Audible Geography (compilation CD curated by Lawrence English), Room40
Radio Flirt(with Brandon LaBelle), Room40

2001
Linear City (with Holger Czukay), Dignose
Infinite Coastline (with Niklas Zimmer), Upland


Selected Online/Site-specific Projects
Telephone Voice, Répondeur, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France


Selected Conference & Lecture Presentations
2011
Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan

2010
MAC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway
El Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

2009
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway

2008
Call & Response, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

2002
Search, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria


Selected Concerts & Performances
2012
On The Edge Of Wrong, Kristiansand, Norway

2010
My World Images, Blågårds Plads, København, Denmark (with Beautiful Burning World)

2009
Open Frame, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia
Landmark, Bergen, Norway

2008
Fear Of The Known, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa (with Lawrence English)

2005
Unyazi Festival of Electronic Music, Wits Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Soap Gallery, Kitakyushu, Japan

2004
Mhz, Kitakyushu, Japan