Emma Willemse is a conceptual artist, lecturer and curator. Her art-making practice deals with issues of displacement and is informed by her own experiences. Her artworks are technically varied, and include sculptural installations, printmaking, artist’s books, painting and drawing.
Emma has exhibited extensively in South Africa, Africa and abroad, and her works have been included in the Art Bank Joburg, the Nando’s Collection, the Arcadia Collection and the South African Embassy in Beijing. In 2017 she held a solo show of her artist’s books in Paris, and this year she was the festival artist of the Woordfees in Stellenbosch.
Emma holds a Master’s degree in Visual Art from the University of South Africa, and qualifications in psychology and librarianship.