Carla Busuttil

Carla Busuttil (b. 1982, Johannesburg, South Africa) makes paintings depicting the shadows of Apartheid, as well as the look and feel of power. Her style, raw and disobedient, is both a testament to resistance and a particularly florid take on the modern grotesque. A graduate of the Royal Academy, London, Busuttil was included in the significant 2010 survey Newspeak: British Art Now at the Saatchi Gallery, London, and AGSA, Adelaide, as well as the Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize and John Moores Painting Prize exhibitions in London and Liverpool, and in solo shows at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Carla Busuttil lives and works in Birmingham.

Education

2008, Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London
2004, BA, Fine Art, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Solo Exhibitions

2020
Sunset Debris, Montresso Art Foundation, Marrakech

2019
Gentlemen, I just Dont Belong, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

2016
The Super-Suburb Defence Authority, Josh Lilley, London
Choice. Click. Bait., Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2015
Polish your speech, polish your teeth, The Workbench, Milan
Carla Busuttil, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles

2014
A Change of Tongue, Space K, Seoul

2013
Generation V, Josh Lilley, London
Post-National Bliss, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

2012
Exit Mode, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2011
Rug & Gut & Gum, Josh Lilley, London

2009
Tuxed Fucks – And other curious outfits, Gimpel Fils, London

Group Exhibitions

2019
Sir, 'Where is this Place?: 8.7832° S, 34.5085° E, A. C. Embassy Art Museum, Beijing
Rules of Freedom, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

2018
John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Gallery, Liverpool
Another World Charity Postcard Sale, Frieze Art Fair, London
Scenes from a Chasm, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York
Fashion Art Commission presentation with Sadie Williams, 180 Strand, London

2017
Summer Exhibition , Curated by Yinka Shonibare, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2016
New Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
Water Biscuit, Josh Lilley, London

2015
We see (in) the Dark, Museum of Africa Design, Johannesburg
Edge of Silence, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
Figuratively Speaking, Heike Moras, London
Tutti Frutti
, Turps Gallery, London

2014
It’s All Video, Video, Video, The Bioscope, Johannesburg
About Your Full-time Position, Joburg Fringe, Aerial Empire, Johannesburg
Unboxed, Nirox Residency Collection Exhibition, Museum of African Design, Johannesburg
Nirox Sculpture – Winter Show, Nirox Sculpture Park, Johannesburg

2013
Nalepastrasse, Funkhaus, Berlin

2012
Creative London, Space K, Seoul
One Giant Leap: Works from the Saatchi Gallery, Hyatt Regency, London
Transformed Human, Space K, Seoul
Advance / Notice, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

2011
Sovereign Art Prize, Haskoy Yarn Factory, Istanbul
Saatchi in Adelaide : British Art Now, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2010
Gifted, curated by Ben Street, Josh Lilley, London
Vicissitude, Kabin Collection, London
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Puce Moment, Transition Gallery, London
Borders, Deutsche Bank Awards Show, Saatchi Gallery, London
Review II, Gimpel Fils, London

2009
Between my Finger and my Thumb, Schwartz Gallery, London
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Collection, Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Daily Miracles, Josh Lilley, London
Jerwood Contemporary Painting Prize, Jerwood Space, London

2008
The World’s Most Dangerous Ideas, Dray Walk Gallery, Truman Brewery, London
Saatchi Online at Concrete and Glass Festival, Beach Blanket Babylon, London
Yellow Freight, Fold Gallery, London
Royal Academy Schools Summer Show, Royal Academy, London
MA Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2007
Neck to Nuts, La Viande Gallery, London
Painting Music – Performance, Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
Group Show, Chelsea Arts Club, London
Influx, Nolias Gallery, London
Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2006
Group Show, La Viande, London
Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition, Painters’ Hall, London
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, London

2004
University of Witwatersrand Degree Show, The Mills, Newtown, Johannesburg
Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Conciliation, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Herd – Wits University Group Show, The Bag Factory, Newtown, Johannesburg
Martienssen, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Choose Your Own, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Art Space, Northcliff, Johannesburg
Wire Sculpture: Student Show, The Gertrude Posal Gallery, Johannesburg

CV

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The High Masters
Super High Vis
Zig Zag and the Delta Force 5
Slow Dance for Spenders
No More Losing War
The Manifold Men
Installation View: The Super-Suburb Defence Authority
Installation View: The Super-Suburb Defence Authority
Swagger & Pomp
Installation View: The Super-Suburb Defence Authority
Installation View: Rug & Gut & Gum
We are the students of Sir Pierre. Sir Pierre Van Rynefeld
A Change of Tongue
Swarm
Shall We Land In The Sky
Jungle Rocket
Installation View: Rug & Gut & Gum
The Showman
Keep Cooly Cool Boy!
Installation View: The Super-Suburb Defence Authority
The Super-suburb Defence Authority
The Mayor of Hollywood Yeah!
Boss Boys
Nightwatchman 1
Nightwatchman 3
Protect Your Land
The Hordes
A Garden enclosed
Oh Muddy Island, Speak!
Head Full Of Glue
The Basically Passive Astonishment
Father Zag
Your Country Needs Defending. Let's Talk
Step Aside, There's a Good Chap!
King of the Jumble
Headstack
Bayonette Bank
Dead Leader

Exhibitions

The Super-Suburb Defence Authority

The Super-Suburb Defence Authority

Solo Show

Water Biscuit

Water Biscuit

Group Show

Generation V

Generation V

Solo Show

Rug & Gut & Gum

Rug & Gut & Gum

Solo Show

Gifted

Gifted

Group Show

Daily Miracles

Daily Miracles

Group Show