Lives and works in Johannesburg, where she grew up

Current Works

Bright Night Runners (2017)
The Portrait Exchange (since 2015)

Anthea Moys vs The City of Geneva (2014)
Anthea Moys vs The City of Grahamstown (2013)


Johannesburg Pavilion participating artist, 56th Venice Biennale (2015)

Pro Helvetia studio residency for the development of “Anthea Moys vs The City of Geneva”, Antigel Festival, Geneva (2014)

Standard Bank Young Artist Award: resident artist for the development of “Anthea Moys vs The City of Grahamstown”, Grahamstown, South Africa (2013)

Selected as one of “Mail & Guardians” Top 200 South Africans (2011)

Monash University Residency programme, Melbourne (2010)

Braitt–Everard Read Award (2009)

Kin:Be:Jozi: Exchange project between artists from Bern, Kinshasa and Johannesburg (2007)


Artist (since 2001, age 21)

First Works

Boxing Games”, Johannesburg (2007)

"94.7 Cycle Challenge", Johannesburg (2006)

Historical Event

Nelson Mandela's release from prison (1990) and Nelson Mandela's death (2013)


Short course in Art and Activism, Art Action Academy, Johannesburg (2017)

Short full time course Art Therapy and Social Activism, University of Johannesburg (2016)

Master Class in Monitoring and Evaluation, ACT–Arts & Culture Trust (2011)

Art Therapy Course, Lefika La Phodiso, Johannesburg (2010)

Masters in Fine Arts, Dissertation topic: "Enacting play: Performance in the Public Domain", Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg (2008)

Master of Arts in the Public Sphere, ECAV — Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais, Sierre (2005)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg (2001–2004)

Primary and high School, Michael Mount Waldorf School

Mother: Marriage Counsellor
Father: Chemical Engineer, Wits Professor
Younger Brother: Draughtsman for fitting company

Dream job as a child: Everything

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Mats Staub, Maia Marie, Johannesburg, 05.07.2017