ABOUT

Renee Rossouw (b. 1985, Cape Town) is an artist and architect from South Africa.

She explores a variety of different projects, from patterns and products, to murals and art.

CLIENTS / COLLABORATIONS

Country Road /  De Steyl / Fonk Design Projects / IKEA /  Mr Price Home / Nandos / Native + Android KitKat /  Oppikoppi & Hilltop Live /  Radisson Blue / Robin Sprong Wallpaper / Sanlam Corporate Private Collection / Spier / Studio H / Superbalist

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / NOTABLE PROJECTS

2019 – Ikea ,1 of 12 designers from African continent selected for first African design collection, Overallt

2015 – Best Product Design 2015 for 100% Design South Africa Awards

2015 – Feature Designer, “100% Design”, South Africa

2015 – Oppikoppi Music Festival’s Resident Artist of the Year

2015 – Nominated for MBOISA award with collaborator De Steyl

2014 – Mr Price Home, Winter blanket for their COLAB collection

2012 – Selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans to watch

2011 – Winner of the DFA “My Town” Short Film & Documentary Competition, screened at the International Encounters Documentary Festival at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

2008 – Silver Loerie Award ,for “3D, Environmental & Packaging Design” category with “The Peepshow”

2006 – 1 of 2 Undergraduate students selected to represent the Architecture Schools of South Africa at the Venice Biennale 2006

2005 – Dean’s Merit List for Academic Achievements in Architecture at the University of Cape Town

2005 – Invited into the Golden Key Society at the University of Cape Town for Academic Achievements in Architecture

TEACHING / SCHOOLS

2018 – Business Studies Lecturer, Cape Town Creative Academy

2018 – External Examiner, Design Studio,  3rd years, School of Architecture, Cape Town

2017 – Design Studio Lecturer for 2nd years, School of Architecture, University of Cape Town

2014 – Launch Schools Photographic Competition with Harold Cressey High, Good Hope Seminary, Cape Town High, Gardens Commercial High School.

2011 – History of Architecture Coordinator and Head Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

2009 – History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

2008 – History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

TALKS

2015 – Creative Identity, Business Acumen for Artists, Graduate School of Business, Cape Town

2014 – Plascon Trend Talks, as “Yenza Make It”, Cape Town

2012 – Selected to Speak At Design Indaba Conference on Design Identity

2010 – Selected to talk about Design Development at the Madrid Design Net Conference

EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Voorkamer Gallery, September SOLO Exhibition

2018 – Salon91, Turbine Art Fair

2018 – World Art, “Geon” Group Exhibition

2018 – Woordfees,  “Skrif” Group Exhibition

2017 – Smithstudio, Group Exhibition “Folly”

2017 – Youngblood Gallery,  Group Exhibition “Abstract”

2017 – Voorkamer Gallery, Group Exhibition “Hour Work”

2017 – 100% Design Cape Town as part of Chandlerhouse curated

2017 – Bennett Contemporary’s May Online Winter Show

2017 – Absolut Art Stellenbosch – Summer Group Exhibition

2016 – Voorkamer Gallery, SOLO Exhibition “Simboliek”

2016 – Smithstudio, Group Exhibtion “Sketch”

2016 – The Project Room, Namibia, Group Exhibition “Between Stars & Tracks”

2016 – Bennett Contemporary, Roodebloem studios end of year show

2015 – Smithstudio, Groupshow “Two”

2014 – Southern Guild,  “GUILD artisan” design fair, Cape Town

2014 – World Art Gallery, SOLO exhibition “ Pattern on Print”

2014 – Design Indaba “First Editions”

2014 – Irma Stern Museum, group exhibition, “In Good Company”,  curated by Michael Chandler.

2014 – Design Indaba, “Yenza Make it Project”

2013 – Li Edelkoort curated exhibition “Memphis in Africa”, Design Indaba

2012 – Milan Design Fair – Saloni di Mobile

2012 – Moscow Design Week. group exhibition “ IN & Out”

2011 – Just Mad Art Fair, Madrid, group exhibition with European Design Labs

2011 – Emerging Creative at Design Indaba

2011 – Bread and Butter Trade Show, Berlin, group exhibition with Spanish Brand Victoria

2011 – Freeworld Design Centre, “Safe Spaces Campaign”

2008 – What if the World Gallery Entrance Installation for the N.3 Design Event

EDUCATION

2010 – Masters in Product Design at European Design Labs, Madrid, Spain (Cum Laude)

2009 – Masters of Architecture (M.Arch Prof) at University of Cape Town, South Africa

2008 – Bachelor of Architecture Honours (B.Arch Hons) at University of Cape Town, South Africa (Cum Laude)

2006 – Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at University of Cape Town, South Africa

Certificates:

2013 – Business Acumen for Artists Course at Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

2008 – Spanish Language Course at Don Quixote School of Spanish, Granada, Spain

WORK HISTORY

2016 > Self Employed / Patterns and Art

2015 – 2016 – SSH / Hospital and Schools Architecture projects

2012 – 2015 – SAOTA / Residential and Commercial Architecture Projects

2010 – 2012 – VIVID / Commercial Architecture Projects

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