Tiago Rodrigues

  • Tiago Rodrigues
    Over It (I promise this isn’t a joke), 2019
  • Tiago Rodrigues
    Together Towards Our Hopes And Dreams, 2018
  • Tiago Rodrigues
    Still Waiting III (crowbar), 2018
Tiago Rodrigues
Tiago Rodrigues
Tiago Rodrigues

Tiago Rodrigues (b.1988) originally from Paarl in the Western Cape. After completing high school he moved to Cape Town. Rodrigues began working as an artist’s assistant for a number of South African artists, and from there he was accepted into Michaelis School of Fine Art where he graduated his BAFA majoring in Sculpture, with a distinction in Discourse of Art.

Rodrigues’ central preoccupation lies in acts of transgression, and the irrevocable shifts which result from these acts. Directly concerned with pushing against material, ideological, and psychological barriers, the artist enacts a number of repetitious and highly laborious processes in order to locate a formal beauty in subverting signifiers of violence and control.

Education 
2012 – 2016 BAFA Hons – Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Solo exhibitions 
2010 Upcoming, SMITH, Cape Town
2018 ‘GOOD GRIEF’ – SMAC Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)

Group Exhibitions 
2019 ‘POST-DIGITAL’ - No End Contemporary (Johannesburg, South Africa)
2018 ‘PENUMBRA’ - The Old Granary (Cape Town, South Africa)
2018 ‘Rendezvous’ - SMITH (Cape Town, South Africa)
2017 'SS17' - Gallery MOMO (Cape Town, South Africa)
2017 'HOLD' - Laubscher Gallery at Ruth Prowse School of Art (Cape Town, South Africa)
2017 ‘Disclosure’ - SMAC Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa)

Art Fairs
2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, presented by SMITH 

Residencies 
2018 ‘Now For Something A Little Lighter’ – Floating Reverie 2//WEEKS (Cape Town, South Africa)