Abrie Fourie


Abraham “Abrie” Fourie was born in Pretoria, South Africa. Fourie bases his practice mainly in photography but also participates in teaching, publishing and curatorial projects.

Curatorial projects include “Mine,” a travelling exhibition of South African video art shown in Dubai, UAE; Bayreuth, Germany; Bordeaux and Paris, France; Morwell, Australia; Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, South Africa. The Tate Modern London staged a revised version titled “The Film Will Always Be You” 2015. Since 2005 he has also been the codirector, curator, and facilitator for Modern Art Projects South Africa (map-southafrica.org).

Fourie has had significant solo exhibitions, at the Museum for African Art, New York, USA (2004); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany (2012); Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (2005 & 2012); SCAD, Savannah, USA (2013); SCAD, Atlanta, USA (2014) University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (2016) and Galerie Wedding, Berlin, Germany (2018).

Participation in group shows internationally includes the Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany (2015) and in SAVVY Funk within the framework of Every Time A Ear di Soun, documenta 14, at SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (2017). Most recently, he participated in Streams of Consciousness, Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography (2019/2020).