The Biography
Johan Kritzinger is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, curator and producer from Johannesburg, South Africa, who currently works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Since arriving in New York City in 2006, Johan has been involved in developing FIGMENT, a major participatory art event on Governors Island, starting and aiding in the development of the Pure Project Art-space, an underground multi-purpose art space in NoLita, curating and exhibiting as an artist in various personal, commercial and public spaces, including the historic Brooklyn Bridge, as well as indulging in some of the dark arts. Johan is the founder of the emerging LIVING company.

The Resume
12.9.2010 - 12.19.2010 – The Cantry, The Carriage House - 1411 Calumet Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
08.06.2010 – LIVING With Other People, Engine 212 Firehouse Williamsburg, Brooklyn
05.22.2010 - 06.13.2010 – Na Die Groot Trek, in collaboration with Ian Couch, DRWR gallery, Brooklyn
12.2009 - 06.2010 – Flock to LIVING, under the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, NYC
06.2009 - 08.2009 – LIVING in Our Own Happy Apocalypse, Fort Jay - Governors Island, New York City Harbor
06.02.2009 – LIVING company pop-up factory, Stellenbosch University, Fine Arts Department
2008 – Sub Rosa and Mark It Up – Featuring Michael Alan and Anne Arden McDonald, as well as Monica Muller, Nosm and How (from Tats Cru), Grand Society Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
05.2008 - 07.2008 – EMERGENCE – Creative Pioneers in Uncharted Territory, Governors Island, New York City Harbor
06.02.2006 – Transmission / Disturbance – Bridge pillar, Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, South Africa
24.11.2005 – Untitled (crn Bertha & Juta Street, JHB) – IFS Insurance Building, Braamfontein. South Africa
10.2004 – MIR session: Personal and computer landscape – The Premises Gallery, South Africa
09.2004 - 05.2005 – CowParade South Africa.: Johannesburg - Constitution Hill complex; Durban - North Beach board walk; Cape Town - Victoria & Albert waterfront gardens

2009 – present - LIVING company, conceptual art brand
2007 – present - FIGMENT, Advisory Board member, a annual 3-day participatory arts event on Governors Island, New York City -
10.2003 – 08.2005 - the Trinity Session - Johannesburg-based collective - - See portfolio

09.2005 – Hobbs / Neustetter collaboration project Raphael Hotel , Johannesburg
10.2004 – Maude St mural by the Trinity Session, Sandton Central, Johannesburg
09.2000 – Nuno’s restaurant, Johannesburg

02.2009 – Residency – Invited to participate in the Summer Residency Program at Albert St Studio’s, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.
10.2005 – Residency – MIR session, a 4 week residency at the Premises Gallery
25.08.2005 - 27.08.2005 – Workshop – City+Suburban Studios' - 24 Hour Workshop, conducted by conceptual artist Christian Nerf
10.2003 - 10.2004 – Workshop – CICI - Creative Inner City Initiative (A free arts education facility), Johannesburg, South Africa

2008 – EMERGENCE, A retrospective exhibition catalogue. Published by FIGMENT with, New York City
2007 – Carpentry 101 by Douglas Gimberg and Christian Nerf, 'Anarchy for Practice', Published by Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), South Africa
2006 – Untitled (crn Bertha & Juta Street, JHB). Exhibition catalogue. Co-published by LIVING and Johan Kritzinger
2005 – Crn Carr & Quinn Street, JHB. Photographic documentation of an urban exploration. Edition of 50. Co-published by LIVING and Johan Kritzinger
2004 – Laugh It Off, South African youth culture, Annual vol 2. Published by Laugh It Off Media
2003 – Laugh It Off, South African youth culture, Annual vol 1. Published by Laugh It Off Media

2009 / 2010 – Selected artist for public art commission in Lower Manhattan NYC DOT Urban Art Program
2008 – Grant recipient from Black Rock Arts Foundation for EMERGENCE exhibition -

2003 – Bachelor of Arts: Visual Communications (Art Direction).
Vega Brand Communications School. -
2000 – Matriculation (endorsement), National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Specializing in painting & design, both with distinctions -