Steven Bosch

Artist Statement / Synopsis of work

Migrate is a work that symbolically depicts the idea of travel through the depiction of a swallow. The bird images were superimposed onto one another to show how transport can be transformative, and to mimic movement.

I feel strongly about the ethics around the sourcing of birds in photography. All birds used in this body of work were found already deceased, and were not killed by human means.

Steven Bosch – Finalist Biography

Steven Bosch is a Johannesburg-based artist who works in marketing.

He has coordinated the Aardklop Visual Arts appreciation program for scholars from 2005 to 2007. He has also exhibited as part of the group exhibition Streek at Aardklop 2007 and 2008 and is co-curator of the photographic exhibition Potchefstroom 170 at Aardklop in 2008.

He was included in the finalist exhibitions of Sasol New Signatures in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013 and he was included in the top 100 of the Absa L’Atelier art competition in 2010 and 2013. In 2009 he held his first mini solo exhibition during Aardklop titled Stasis.

Bosch has also participated in group exhibitions such as the Oor die Einders van die Bladsy / Transgressions of the Boundaries of the page artist’s book exhibition that travelled the country in 2010 and L’Origine du Monde This is not a porn song during Aardklop 2010.

He was co-curator of the group exhibition Dismotief for Aardklop 2012.

Bosch has previously been included in group exhibitions such as Tom Waits for no man, Reflective conversations, Perceptions, Kingdom and New Voices II at Lizamore & Associates.