Back to Biographies Fritha Langerman
University of Cape Town, South Africa
South African
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Fritha Langerman is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town, teaching printmaking and drawing at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. She trained at the University of Cape Town (BAFA and MFA in Printmaking) and is currently registered for a PhD in Fine Art.

Her research is of an interdisciplinary nature and research interests include curatorship; monuments and memorialisation in South African history; scientific representation of the body and the display and ordering of information. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and was the joint winner of the 3rd Cape Town Public Sculpture Commission in 2002. Her most recent solo exhibition, “Of Symmetries and Oxymorons: The Knowledge Chambers” (2007-8), exhibited in Johannesburg and Cape Town, reflected on visual knowledge systems through the use of historical and contemporary print methodologies.
She has curated a number of exhibitions including “Lexicons and Labyrinths: the iconography of the genome at the South African Museum” (2003), “Curiosity 175 at the University of Cape Town” (2004) and is currently installing a solo exhibition, “Subtle Thresholds: the representational taxonomies of disease at the South African Museum.”

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