South South Dialogue

A collaboration of our South African branch with cultural institutions, partners, artists and writers with other countries of the global South.

Kai Lossgott

We are pleased to welcome the South African artist Kai Lossgott to the Pisaot experimental residency program 14 Nov - 30 Dec 2016 which is run by our partner Sa Sa Art Projects in Phnom Penh. We are very happy about the collaboration and partnership wie Sa Sa Art Projects.

Kai Lossgott (b. 1980, Marktoberdorf, Germany, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa) seeks out small, ephemeral, and discarded fragments at our feet. He works across media; his lens-based and performative practices makes visible stress, trauma and friction in the life cycles of humans and their use of ‘things.’ He reads the world through the streets of the constantly changing African metropolis he calls home.

Kai Lossgott, Small and Common Matters, 2015. Video stills. Single-channel HD video, 3mn13sec.

The artist's videos are screened at various platforms, from local street corners, to international museums and galleries, as well as at film festivals. He is also known for his installations, public performance collaborations and curating moving image. Kai was the winner of the Barclays l'Atelier Award for African Artists 2015. His work has been shown at the Dak'art Biennale, Dakar; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Johannesburg Art Gallery and Museum Africa, Johannesburg; Arnot Art Museum, New York; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Kai holds tertiary qualifications in dance theatre, documentary film, creative writing and fine art, including an MA from the University of Cape Town. As speaker and community arts facilitator, he publishes and lectures internationally, most recently at the Royal Academy of Arts, Antwerp.