“Perhaps everything lies in knowing what words to speak, what actions to perform, and in what order and rhythm; or else someone’s gaze, answer, gesture is enough; it is enough for someone to do something for the sheer pleasure of doing it, and for his pleasure to become the pleasure of others: at that moment, all spaces change, all heights, distances;…becomes crystalline, transparent as a dragonfly.” ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Liza Grobler (b. 1974) is a contemporary visual artist that lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work explores the tangible qualities of materials and the connections between people, artworks and the world around us; her installations create dialogues with the spaces in which they are displayed. The viewer is encouraged to travel with her into an imaginary world where fact and fiction become one, everything is in flux, and anything is possible.

Gallery exhibitions, collaborative projects and interventions are integrated components that cross-reference one another. To date, she has had fourteen acclaimed solo exhibitions and initiated numerous site-specific and collaborative interventions in South Africa and abroad.

IZIKO National Gallery has commissioned a site specific installation for the atrium (December 2016), as part of the Women’s Work exhibit. A selection of lens based work will be showcased at the AKAA Art Fair in Paris (November 2016) and she has been selected for a solo project at Art Unframed for the 2017 Cape Town Art Fair.

self-portrait