Renee Rossouw (b. 1985, Cape Town) is an artist and architect from South Africa.

She explores a variety of different projects, from art to murals and patterns to products.

ACHIEVEMENTS + NOTABLE PROJECTS

  • 2019 – Ikea: 1 of 12 designers from African continent selected for first African design collection, Overallt
  • 2015 – Best Product Design 2015 for 100% Design South Africa Awards
  • 2015 – Feature Designer, “100% Design”, South Africa
  • 2015 – Oppikoppi Music Festival’s Resident Artist of the Year
  • 2015 – Nominated for MBOISA award with collaborator De Steyl
  • 2014 – Mr Price Home, Winter blanket for their Collab collection
  • 2012 – Selected as one of Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans to watch
  • 2011 – Winner of the DFA “My Town” Short Film & Documentary Competition, screened at the International Encounters Documentary Festival at the V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • 2008 – Silver Loerie Award ,for “3D, Environmental & Packaging Design” category with “The Peepshow”
  • 2006 – 1 of 2 Undergraduate students selected to represent the Architecture Schools of South Africa at the Venice Biennale, Italy 2006
  • 2005 – Dean’s Merit List for Academic Achievements in Architecture at the University of Cape Town
  • 2005 – Invited into the Golden Key Society at the University of Cape Town for Academic Achievements in Architecture

EDUCATION

  • 2010 – Masters in Product Design at European Design Labs, Madrid, Spain (Cum Laude)
  • 2009 – Masters of Architecture (M.Arch Prof) at University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2008 – Bachelor of Architecture Honours (B.Arch Hons) at University of Cape Town, South Africa (Cum Laude)
  • 2006 – Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) at University of Cape Town, South Africa

COURSES

  • 2021 – Medicine and the Arts, University of Cape Town, South Africa (process)
  • 2019 – Advanced Creative Entrepreneurship – Creative Academy, Cape Town
  • 2013 – Business Acumen for Artists, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
  • 2008 – Spanish Language Course at Don Quixote School of Spanish, Granada, Spain

TEACHING + SCHOOLS

  • 2020 – Remedial Summer School, for 2nd years, School of Architecture, University of Cape Town
  • 2018 – Business Studies Lecturer, Cape Town Creative Academy
  • 2018 – External Examiner, Design Studio,  3rd years, School of Architecture, Cape Town
  • 2017 – Design Studio Lecturer for 2nd years, School of Architecture, University of Cape Town
  • 2014 – Founder : High School Photo Competition “Know Your Hood” with Harold Cressey High, Good Hope Seminary, Cape Town High & Gardens Commercial High School.
  • 2011 – History of Architecture Coordinator and Head Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT
  • 2009 – History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT
  • 2008 – History of Architecture Tutor for Undergraduate School of Architecture, UCT

TALKS

  • 2019 – Design Indaba Conference on Ikea project, Cape Town
  • 2015 – Alumni: Creative Identity, Graduate School of Business, Cape Town
  • 2014 – Plascon Trend Talks, as “Yenza Make It”, Cape Town
  • 2012 – Design Indaba Conference on Design Identity, Cape Town
  • 2010 – Madrid Design Net Conference on Design Development, Madrid

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021 – Voorkamer Gallery November  – Coming Soon
  • 2020 – Worldart, “Stillness”, SOLO Exhibition
  • 2020 – Worldart, Summer Group show Exhibition
  • 2020 – The Gallery – “Show” Group Exhibition
  • 2019 – Saronsberg Cellar – “Second Take” Group Exhibition
  • 2019 – Salon91, Folklore Group Exhibition
  • 2018 – Voorkamer Gallery, September SOLO Exhibition
  • 2018 – Saronsberg, Second Take Art Exhibition, October
  • 2018 – Salon91, Turbine Art Fair
  • 2018 – World Art, “Geon” Group Exhibition
  • 2018 – Woordfees,  “Skrif” Group Exhibition
  • 2017 – Smithstudio, Group Exhibition “Folly”
  • 2017 – Youngblood Gallery,  Group Exhibition “Abstract”
  • 2017 – Voorkamer Gallery, Group Exhibition “Hour Work”
  • 2017 – 100% Design Cape Town as part of Chandlerhouse curated
  • 2017 – Bennett Contemporary’s May Online Winter Show
  • 2017 – Absolut Art Stellenbosch – Summer Group Exhibition
  • 2016 – Voorkamer Gallery, SOLO Exhibition “Simboliek”
  • 2016 – Smithstudio, Group Exhibtion “Sketch”
  • 2016 – The Project Room, Namibia, Group Exhibition “Between Stars & Tracks”
  • 2016 – Bennett Contemporary, Roodebloem studios end of year show
  • 2015 – Smithstudio, Groupshow “Two”
  • 2014 – Southern Guild,  “GUILD artisan” design fair, Cape Town
  • 2014 – World Art Gallery, SOLO exhibition “ Pattern on Print”
  • 2014 – Design Indaba “First Editions”
  • 2014 – Irma Stern Museum, group exhibition, “In Good Company”,  curated by Michael Chandler.
  • 2014 – Design Indaba, “Yenza Make it Project”
  • 2013 – Li Edelkoort curated exhibition “Memphis in Africa”, Design Indaba
  • 2012 – Milan Design Fair – Saloni di Mobile
  • 2012 – Moscow Design Week. group exhibition “ IN & Out”
  • 2011 – Just Mad Art Fair, Madrid, group exhibition with European Design Labs
  • 2011 – Emerging Creative at Design Indaba
  • 2011 – Bread and Butter Trade Show, Berlin, group exhibition with Spanish Brand Victoria
  • 2011 – Freeworld Design Centre, “Safe Spaces Campaign”
  • 2008 – What if the World Gallery Entrance Installation for the N.3 Design Event

CLIENTS / COLLABORATIONS

Country Road / De Steyl Furniture / Design Indaba / Dyadd Press / Fields Menswear / IKEAMr Price Home / Nandos / Native + Android / New Contrast Literary Journal / KitKat /  Oppikoppi & Hilltop Live /  Radisson Blue / Robin Sprong Wallpaper / Sanlam Corporate Private Collection / Spier / Studio H / Superbalist / Something Good Studio / Theatre on the Bay / Wanderland / Zeitz Mocaa

WORK HISTORY

  • 2016 –  Renee Rossouw Studio 
  • 2015 – SSH / Hospital and Schools Architecture projects
  • 2012 – SAOTA / Residential and Commercial Architecture Projects
  • 2010 – VIVID / Commercial Architecture Projects