Robyn Denny

Robyn Denny, (South Africa, 1972) since the mid 1990's, has been migrating intensively and extensively through several mediums: painting and drawing; videography; curating, and narrative filmmaking. Denny majored in painting at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town then attained a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in London, where she graduated primarily in video art at the turn of the millennium. Denny co-curated JUNCTURE in London and Cape Town in 2001, the critically renowned group show, and created her own video-installation for it - Earth, Air, Fire, Water. This led Denny to study film making at the New York Film Academy in London. Her short film Green Mandala won official selection to the Palm Springs and the Durban International Film Festival. She returned to painting with a solo exhibition of large black works: INK PAINTINGS Underground at The Hudson in 2007, followed by her studio exhibition in 2010, and Beasts of Burden: at the AVA in 2013 and Lovell Gallery in 2014. Since 2014 Denny has collaborated extensively with the dancer/performing artist Mamela Nyamza. In 2016 Denny's collaborative three-screen film projection -'Hatched 2015', was shown at Gallery MOMO Cape Town and LOOP Barcelona 2016.


2002 Diploma in Film Making: The New York Film Academy, London

2000 Master of Arts in Fine Arts: Goldsmiths College, University of London

1997 Honours in History of Art: University of Cape Town (Irma Stern Scholarship)

1994 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts: Michaelis, University of Cape Town


2016 LOOP Barcelona

2016 Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

2014 Lovell Gallery, Cape Town

2013 Lovell Gallery, Cape Town

2013 AVA Gallery, Cape Town

2010 Studio Exhibition, Cape Town

2007 Hudson Building, Cape Town

2001 Juncture, Cape Town and London (also co-curated)

2000 Assembly, London

2000 Goldsmiths College, London

1998 Dubrovnik Biennale, Croatia


2014 Leopard Trust Auction, Franschhoek, Western Cape

2013 Garratt, Newlands, Cape Town

2012 Mundy, Bakoven, Cape Town

2008 Creditsmith, Cape Town

2007 Cape Royal, Cape Town

2006 Mundy, Llandudno, Cape Town

1995 Gage, Franschhoek, Western Cape

1995 Otten, Bischopscourt, Cape Town

1991 Ambassador Korth, Washington DC

short films

2002 Green Mandala (Director) Palm Springs and Durban Film Festivals

2002 Web (Director) Graduating film for New York Film Academy


2003 to present (Founder and Trustee) The Ikhwezi Langomso Trust