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Brahm van Zyl was born on 13 September 1962 in Windhoek, Namibia, Brahm van Zyl went on to Matriculate in 1980 at Overkruin High school, Pretoria, South Africa. He studied BA Fine Arts at the University of Pretoria, under the tutorship of Prof. Nico Roos. Since then, Brahm has exhibited extensively in group and solo exhibitions; his first ever solo exhibition was held at the Pierneef Museum, Pretoria, in 1986. He is known for his landscape paintings, using this genre as an exploration of the transient nature of the South African Karoo and so-called dry landscapes – often depicting the impermanence of manmade structures within them. In the body of work he calls “drift”, a study of the historic drifts of Meiringspoort, we can see his continued interest in the juxtaposition between the great force of nature versus the efforts of man.

Brahm has participated in the “Woordfees” Art Festival in Stellenbosch for a number of years.He is also a prolific sculptor, working mainly in bronze and more recently, freeform sculpture in steel exploring the relationship between man and modern means of communication.His talent and many years of experience are highly regarded and sought after in the film industry, where he is mainly known for his contribution as a sculptor. However, another aspect of this commercial part of his career was his appointment as Art Director on projects such as Ratanga Junction (Cape Town) and Ibn Battuta Mall (Dubai).

2021
January – “Uiterwyk / Looking in” (SOLO), Rayvolt , Stellenbosch
Members Exhibition, Art.b Gallery, Arts Association of Bellville
“Landscape / Landskap” – curator Clare Menck, Haas Collective, Cape Town
“Drift”, MEIRINGSPOORT (SOLO), Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
“New Beginnings”, Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
“Drift”, MEIRINGSPOORT (SOLO), Imibala Drostdy Gallery, Graaff Reinet
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery, Cape Town

2020
“The Studio Sale”, Langverwagt, Kuilsrivier
“Still Life”, Saronsberg Kunsteater, Tulbagh
“Coronart”, Rayvolt, Stellenbosch
“Home is where the art is”, Zeitz-MOCAA , Cape Town
“#seskantig#viervoudig#tweeledig”, Langverwagt estate, Kuilsrivier
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery, Cape Town
“Uiterwyk / Looking in”, Rayvolt , Stellenbosch

2019
“Grondwater” with Pauline Gutter, Desmond Mnyila & Brahm van Zyl, US Woordfees, Stellenbosch
“Highlights from the US Woordfees”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“This is Africa”, Kingsbridge Art, Bellville
“Celebrating the Print”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Landskappe / Landscapes” curator Johan Myburgh, Innibos Kunsfees
“Local Showcase”, Imibala Gallery, Somerset-Wes
“Scapes”, Kingsbridge Art, Bellville
“Summer Salon”, Nel Gallery, Cape Town

2018
“The truth about Rabbits”, Rust en Vrede, Durbanville
Members exhibition, Art.B Gallery, Arts Association of Bellville
“Water”, Liebrecht gallery, Somerset-West
“This is not an exhibition”, Liebrecht gallery, Somerset Wes
Tiny Treasures V” with Annelie Venter, Johan Coetzee, Clare Menck, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville Kunsvereniging
“Artvark 20th Birthday Celebration”, Artvark Gallery
“Studio G @ The Bay Hotel”, Cape Town
Artist residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
“Now & Then”, Christo Coetzee Museum, Tulbagh
“The blushful Hippocrene”, Knysna Fine Arts
“Retro”, Kingsbridge Art, Bellville

2017
“Genre” with Helena Hugo, Henk Serfontein, Frikkie Eksteen, Stephen Rosin, Diane Victor, Cobus van Bosch, etc., Moòr Galery, Franschhoek
“Milieu” with Lyn Smuts, Robert Domijan, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Juria le Roux, etc., The Tank Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Pniël” met Willem Pretorius, Brahm van Zyl, Clare Menck, etc., The Museum Gallery, Pniël
Members Exhibition, Art.B Gallery, Arts Association Bellville
“Vice Versa”, with Elizabeth Gunter, Collen Maswanganyi, Andre Naude, Wilma Cruise, Ingrid Winterbach, Andries Gouws, Heidi Fourie etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Tiny Treasures IV” with Theo Kleynhans, Jacobus Kloppers, Johan Coetzee, Alet Swarts, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Water”, Artvark Gallery, Kalk Bay
“Rituals of Marriage”, Christo Coetzee Museum, Tulbagh

2016
“Manuscript” – Group Exhibition with Henk Serfontein, Adriaan Diedericks, Vanessa Berlein, Judy Woodbourne, Aidon Westcott, Chris Denovan, etc., Art in the Yard, Franschhoek
“Landskappe” – with John Kramer, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Tiny Treasures: Homeland” – Group Exhibition with Theo Kleynhans, Jenny Parsons, Johan Coetzee, Juria le Roux, Arend Louw, Clare Menck, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Playground” – Group Exhibition with Ella Cronje, Theo Kleynhans, Marieke Prinsloo-Rowe, Iaan Waldeck, Nicolaas Maritz, Wendy Gaybba, Peter van Straten, Paula van Coller, Madelein Marincowitz, Dianne Heesom Green, Stephen Rosin, etc., Moor Gallery, Franschhoek
“Neels Coetzee Memorial “ PArt Festival – Group Exhibition with MJ Lourens, John Kramer, Benjamin Coutouvidis, Diane McLean, Eric Duplan, etc, Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert
“30 x 40 Committee’s Choice”, Art.B Gallery, Bellville

2015
Arts Association of Bellville Members Exhibition – with Juria le Roux, Clare Menck, Susan Grundlingh, Hennie Meyer, etc., Art.b Gallery, Bellville
“Drawing the Line” – Group Exhibition with Ingrid Winterbach, Clare Menck, Anne Wells, Elizabeth Miller- Vermeulen, Johann Louw, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Nature” – Group Exhibition – Oude Libertas , Stellenbosch
“Winter” – Group Exhibition – Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Stellenbosch
“Tiny Treasures” – Group Exhibition with Jacobus Kloppers, Michelle Davidson, Jenny Parsons, Ingrid Winterbach, Willie Steyn, Willem Pretorius, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“30×40 Committee’s Choice” – Group Exhibition with Alet Swarts, Jacobus Kloppers, Lien Botha, Luan Nel, Juria le Roux, Clare Menck, Hanno van Zyl, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Fear & Loss: The Industrial Karoo” Group Exhibition, curator Katie du Toit, Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet
“Greetings and Gratitude” Group Exhibition, Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch

2014
“Our land, mountains, plains, vineyards and the world” – Group Exhibition – Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch
“(E)scapes” – Group Exhibition, with Peter van Straten, Clare Menck, Corlie de Kock, Strijdom van der Merwe, etc., DStreet Gallery, Stellenbosch
Created three sculptures for “The Showroom” theatre, Prins Albert
Arts Association of Bellville Members Exhibition – with Conrad Botes, Conrad Thys, Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, Juria le Roux, Clare Menck, Susan Kruger Grundlingh, Hennie Meyer, etc., Art.b Gallery, Bellville
“Tiny Treasures” – Group Exhibition, Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Fear & Loss – Industrial Karoo” – Group Exhibition – Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
“Tankwa” – Group Exhibition – Oude Libertas , Stellenbosch
“Antieke Kuns” – Group Exhibition – Oude Libertas , Stellenbosch
“Russtop”, Aardklop Art Festival, Potchefstroom, (SOLO) 
Solo Exhibition – Tank Gallery, Stellenbosch Hills Cellar, Stellenbosch
“Land” – Curator and participating artist, with Walter Meyer, Eric Duplan, Benjamin Coutouvidis, Lien Botha, Annelie Venter, Cobus van Bosch, Jakobus Kloppers, etc., Art.B Gallery, Bellville

2013
“New Beginnings” Group exhibition – Art.b Gallery, Bellville
“MONOCHROME” Group exhibition – Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“Art for our Rhino’s sake” (sculpture) Group exhibition with William Kentridge, Hanneke Benadé, Les Sharpe, etc.– Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch
Created a public monument (2 life size figure sculptures) for The Koevoet League, commemorating fallen soldiers. Installed at The Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Monument Hill, Pretoria
“Eye Catching Portraits” Group exhibition – Art.B Gallery, Bellville
“ ‘n ander plek” Group exhibition with Hanneke Benadé, Walter Meyer, Henk Serfontein, Ben Coutouvidis, Ingrid Winterbach – Langverwagt, Kuilsrivier
“Morality Monkeys” Group exhibition with Chris Diedericks, Johann Louw, Clare Menck -DStreet Gallery, Stellenbosch
“Panorama: Landscape as Mapping of the Soul” Group exhibition with Eric Duplan, Andries Gouws, Clare Menck -DStreet Gallery, Stellenbosch

2012
Me, myself and I” – Group exhibition at “The Art Business” – Piketberg, South Africa
“Hinterland” Solo Exhibition at ABSA KKNK National Arts Festival – Oudtshoorn, South Africa
“Curator’s Choice” – Group Exhibition – “The Art Business” Gallery, Piketberg
“Stock – Art and the Animal” – Group Exhibition, “The Art Business” Gallery, Piketberg
“Beyond Skin” – Group Exhibition, The Art Business Gallery, Piketberg
“Bellville Collective” Group exhibition – Art.b Gallery, Bellville

2011
Woordfees – “550” Group exhibition – Stellenbosch, South Africa
“Exterior, Interior & the Spaces in between”, Group exhibition – “The Art Business” Gallery, Piketberg
Jan Cilliers Group art exhibition: Artspace – Johannesburg, South Africa
Created Sculptures for the film : “The Chronicle”
Created props for Artscape Production: “The Mandela Trilogy”
“Habitat”, Solo exhibition: Grande Provence – Franschhoek, South Africa

2010
Woordfees Group exhibition “Op die toneel” – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Group exhibition, “Historical buildings of Piketberg” , Anthea Delmotte Gallery – Piketberg Created paintings for the film : “Women in love” , Cape Town
Group exhibition, “Paint from the heart”, Anthea Delmotte Gallery – Piketberg
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay
Group exhibition – Off the Wall gallery, “Cultivaria festival”, Paarl
Piketberg Art Weekend – Solo Exhibition
Solo exhibition “Huis, paleis, pondok….” , University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery
Group exhibition, “Angels V” – The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franchhoek, South Africa
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio – Lamberts bay, SA
Two man show with Guy du Toit at Oude Libertas Gallery, Stellenbosch – South Africa
Group exhibition – “Earth to earth”, Art space – Piketberg

2009
Woordfees Groep Uitstalling – “Lag-Lag 10jaar” – Stellenbosch
Solo exhibition “Net ‘n oomblik” – Rust-en-Vrede Gallery – Durbanville
Group exhibition – “Strokes of Genius” – Dept Art and Culture project connecting industries – Willowbridge Tygervalley
Members group exhibition at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town.
Group Exhibition “If I were a girl” at Magpie Gallery, Pretoria
Created paintings for hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Portrait group exhibition at the Cultivaria Festival, De Kraal Gallery, Paarl
Created paintings for the film: “Sinking of the Laconia”, Cape Town

2008
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Noordhoek
Exhibiting oil paintings at Cape Gallery – Cape Town, Stellenbosch Gallery, Johan Coetzee
Art Gallery in Stellenbosch, Lindy Van Niekerk Art Gallery and Cherie de Villiers Gallery Johannesburg

2007
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay.
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Noordhoek
Exhibiting oil paintings at Cape Gallery – Cape Town, Stellenbosch Gallery & Johan Coetzee Art Gallery in Stellenbosch, Lindy Van Niekerk Art Gallery and Absolut Art Gallery

2006
“Memories of Dry places – Part one” Solo exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery, Durbanville
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay.
Created sculptures for the film production “Gallowwalkers” starring Wesley Snipes – Namibia

2005
Created sculptures for theatre production – “Show Boat” Artscape, Cape Town
Created sculptures for Walt Disney Film production – “The Three Investigators”
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay
Group exhibition – “Surf Art” with Conrad Botes, Beezy Bailey, Brett Murray,
Sanell Aggenbach, Richard Scott and Cameron Platter at VEO Gallery, Cape Town.

2004
March/June – Theme Designing for the “Gardens Shopping Mall”, Dubai. UAE
Set-building for film production “The Trail ” – Namibia
September – Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay
Created sculpture of a life-size Spanish “el toro” for “The Desert Palace Casino” – Upington

2003
Created a collection of paintings for the Fishmonger Restaurant group, Western Cape and Gauteng
Inauguration Monument Sculpture – with Doyle Art Foundry – Angola
Created props for film “Twelve Days of Terror” and “Zenon Z3”
Created sculptures for ”King Solomons Mines” starring Patrick Swayze
September – Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay.

2002
Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay.

2001
September – Group exhibition – Steenbokfontein Art Studio, Lamberts bay

1996
Two man exhibition – “The Art Studio” in Onrusrust
Exhibited work at Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery in Onrust
Exhibited paintings in various small group exhibitions in Hermanus and Stellenbosch

1992
Group Exhibition – Verwoerdburg Library, Pretoria
Exhibited paintings in various small group exhibitions in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Knysna.

1990
Participated in various group exhibitions with art group “Pols” in ,Pretoria

1989
Group exhibition – Metropolitan Life, Johannesburg

1986
Solo Exhibition – Pierneef Museum, Pretoria

1983
Exhibited paintings – “New Signatures” Exhibition, SAAA, Pretoria.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
The Showroom Theatre, Prince Albert
Koevoet Bond, Voortrekker Monument

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