ABOUT

Guto Bussab is multidisciplinary artist living and working in Cape Town.

Originally from Brasil, Bussab draws his subject matter from the similarities within the South-South paradigm: identity, inequality, civic responsibility or gender politics.

There is a clear sense of unease in his work, whatever the subject matter - be it the indistinct line between sleep and death, or psychosexual embodiment - in order to articulate and reflect the South-South as a place where society functions in extremes.



BODY OF WORK


Title: Wave
Date: 2021
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 760 mm X 760 mm



Title: Ver
Date: 2022
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 760 mm X 760 mm



Title: Calm
Date: 2020
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 1000 mm x 500 mm

With Ramsey Lewis



Title: Tillandsia in the Year of the Dog 70
Date: 2020
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 800 mm X 570 mm



Title: Fragility
Date: 2019
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 350 mm x 550 mm



Title: Purge
Date: 2021
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 2200 mm X 1200 mm



Title: Meaningless Coincidence
Date: 2020
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 350 mm x 450 mm



Title: Toxic masculinity
Date: 2017
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 780 mm x 450 mm



Title: Still life with vase
Date: 2016
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 780 mm x 450 mm



Title: Dead Moment
Date: 2014
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 500 mm X 500 mm



Title: Tide
Date: 2021
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 460 mm X 460 mm



Title: Diasporra
Date: 2019
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 800 mm X 800 mm



Title: Sky Told
Date: 2018
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 800 mm X 8500 mm


Title: Ouroboros
Date: 2016
Medium:Video Performance



Title: You are everyone else
Date: 2014
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 1900 mm x 580 mm

With Sibz Zihle



Title: From a bar of soap
Date: 2015
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 1900 mm x 580 mm

With Alfonzo Franke



Title: Witch
Date: 2021
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 820 mm x 1100 mm

A collaboration with @1quarantina during the Covid pandemic.



Title: Meek 1
Date: 2013
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 820 mm x 1100 mm

With Aluad Anei


Title: Incubus
Date: 2005
Medium: Video Installation

Screened at Hotspots Rotterdam Film Festival 2005, the Netherlands.



Title: Die Nuwe Setlaar
Date: 2016
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 820 mm x 1100 mms

With Jared Ethan Blake



Title: Portrait of Amy Ludidi
Date: 2017
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition of 10
Dimensions: 500 mm x 500 mm

With Amy Ludidi



Title: Poes, Piel
Date: 2014
Medium: Pigment based archival ink print on Hahnemühle paper
Edition on 10
Dimensions: 650 mm x 1220mm

With Mehnaaz Alex



Title: Corpus 3
Date: 2005
Medium: Inkjetprint on Hahnemühle paper
Edition on 5
Dimensions: 850mm x 850mm



Title: Corpus 7
Date: 2005
Medium: Inkjetprint on Hahnemühle paper
Edition on 5
Dimensions: 850mm x 850mm



Title: Corpus 5
Date: 2005
Medium: Inkjetprint on Hahnemühle paper
Edition on 5
Dimensions: 850mm x 850mm



Title: Corpus 6
Date: 2005
Medium: Inkjetprint on Hahnemühle paper
Edition on 5
Dimensions: 850mm x 850mm


Title: Greed losses all
Date: 2013
Medium: Performance

To commemorate the inaugural World Toilet Day on 19th November 2013, Brazilian artist Guto Bussab installed 9 golden toilets at Camps Bay, to take the plight of millions of South Africans who don’t have access to flush toilets or sanitation to one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. Not everyone appreciated the move. Bussab was slapped with a R500 fine for ‘trading without a licence’, but managed to convince the officers to leave the installation intact. Titled GREED LOSES ALL, each of the toilets represents a province.”While politicians continue to score points by talking about sanitation, little has changed in the conditions for millions of people who do not have access to flush toilets,” Bussab said.
Cape Argus article by Daneel Knoetze. Images by Candice Quanta Chaplin

























Title: A Word With You
Date: 2013 (ongoing)
Medium: Performance

A Word With You (AKA Scrabbling) first appeared at the Infecting the City 2012 Public Art Festival. Since then it has been performed at 100in1day, Open Streets in Langa, First Thursdays and in and around Cape Town.



Title: Resistance
Date: 2014
Medium: Wood board, Paper, Enamel paint, acrylic medium
Dimensions: 2400mm (W) x 1200mm (H)

A collaboration between RALPH ZIMAN and GUTO BUSSAB, as part of the RESISTANCE PROJECT by R. ZIMAN.
This work was produced for the War Resistance International Conference which took place at the City Hall, Cape Town, in June 2014.



EXHIBITIONS

SOLO
2005 « CORPUS » MUTI Gallery, Johannesburg, SA.
2016 « STILL » AGOG Gallery, Johannesburg, SA.

GROUP
2005 - POST-WHITES ONLY - curated by Aryan Kaganof, Hotspots Rotterdam Film Festival, the Netherlands.
2008 - AFTERMATH - Art Extra, Johannesburg, SA.
2013 - SUPERMARKET - MUTI Gallery, Cape Town, SA.
2013 - ENGINYART - Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany.
2013 - SCRABBLING - Infecting The City Public Art Festival, Cape Town, SA.
2014 - THE SECRET LOVE PROJECT - Culture Gallery, Cape Town, SA.
2015 - THATARTFAIR - Cape Town, SA.
2015 - WAITING - MUTI Gallery, with Senzeni Marasela and Angel~Ho, Cape Town, SA.
2015 - PASSING THROUGH - Space Between, Cape Town, Sa.
2016 - THATARTFAIR - Cape Town, SA.
2017 - SEPTEMBER SHOW - GALLERY ONE11, Cape Town, SA.
2018 - THE POLITICS OF SEX- GALLERY ONE11, Cape Town, SA.
2022 - NO AR - Youngblood Africa, Cape Town, SA.



Contact gbussab@icloud.com