PIERRE VERMEULEN
B I O G R A P H Y

b. 1992, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pierre Vermeulen was born in 1992 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Vermeulen currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. Vermeulen obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 and is currently working towards his Masters in Visual Arts degree. Notably, in 2016, Vermeulen’s Untitled Sweat Print 1 was commissioned by the Zeitz Collection – a major six-panel work created for site-specific hanging in Gordon House, London. Vermeulen was selected as a finalist in the Sasol New Signatures Award, both in 2015 and 2016.

Selected group exhibitions include Matereality, a group exhibition at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, in 2020, as well as a A Show of Solidarity at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town; Forward! Forward? Forward…, at the Stellenbosch University Museum in Stellenbosch, in 2019; Folly at SMITH in Cape Town in 2017; Restore at the Gallery University Stellenbosch (GUS), Stellenbosch, in 2016.

Solo exhibitions include Of itself, at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, in 2018; Pierre Vermeulen, at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town in 2017; Sweat Prints, a site-specific installation at the Association for the Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, also in 2017.

In 2018, Vermeulen presented a solo booth with SMAC Gallery at Artissima in Turin, Italy. His works have also been included in SMAC Gallery’s group presentations at Artissima; Art Brussels in Brussels, Belgium; and Contemporary Istanbul in Istanbul, Turkey.

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