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Marlene Gräfin von Dürckheim

Curriculum Vitae




Mobile Phone: +27 83 290 5986



Born:              December 7, 1945 in Johannesburg, South Africa


Address:         4 Speciosa Road, Stellenbosch, 7600,

 South Africa





M.A. in Classical Culture at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 2003

BA Honnours (Fine Arts) at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa 1989

BA (Fine Arts) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa 1969



Professional Experience


Art Residency at the Cité internationale des arts, Paris, January-March 2022


Full-time Artist since 1992

Part-time Art Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch

Art Teacher at two Johannesburg art schools

Graphic Artist at Perskor Publishers, Johannesburg

Professional Assistant, Johannesburg Art Gallery


Solo Exhibitions

2022: Open Studio Exhibition, Cité internationale des arts, Paris.

2021: Open Studio Exhibition, Stellenbosch

2020: "Stones of Greece" Exhibition, IS Art Gallery, Franschhoek, South Africa.

2018:  Praelexis, Technopark, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2016:  “Tides of Time” Exhibition, IS Art Gallery, Franschhoek, South Africa.

2015:  Stellenbosch Art Galery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

2010:  Smelik & Stokking Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2008:  Smelik & Stokking Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands.

1998:  South African Arts Association, Worcester, South Africa.

1998:  South African Arts Association, Bellville (Cape Town), South Africa.

1995:  Sembach Gallery, Hout Bay, South Africa.

1993:  Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

1992:  University of Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Group Exhibitions

2021: Emergence, IS Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

2020: Art on Paper Fair, New York City.

2019: Arts Association of Stellenbosch.

2019: Studio G, Hermanus.

2018:  "Persephone 2", Imibala Gallery, Somerset West.

2018:  Studio G, Hermanus.

2018:  Die Kunskamer, Cape Town.

2018:  ISArt Gallery, Franschhoek.

2018:  Stellenbosch Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.

2018:  Arts Association of Stellenbosch.

2017:  Guest Artist at Group Exhibition Arts Association Stellenbosch at Stellenbosch.

2016:  “Masterpiece” Johans Borman Galery, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands, Cape Town.

2016:  “Aspects of Abstraction II” Johans Borman Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town.

1992 - 2016:  Permanent group exhibitions at:

  •     Johans Borman Fine Art Gallery, Onrus River and Cape Town,

  •     Ebony Design, Cape Town and Franschhoek,

  •     IS Art Gallery, Franschhoek,

  •     Johann Bloem Gallery, Jeffreys Bay.

2015:  Cape Town Art Fair.

2015:  SAADA Antiques Fair & Design Expo, Cape Town.

2014:  “Black & White” Johans Borman Gallery, 16 Kildare Road, Cape Town.

2014:  “Still” Johans Borman Gallery, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands, Cape Town.

2014:  50th SAADA Antiques Fair, Cape Town.

2014:  Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town.

2012:  IS Art Gallery, Franschhoek.

2009:  40th Jubilee Exhibition Smelik & Stokking Galeries, The Hague, The Netherlands.

2009:  “Art that inspires”, Johans Borman Gallery, Upper Buitengracht St., Cape Town.

2006 - 2008:  Grand Provence Gallery, Franschhoek.

2006 – 2008:  Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch.

2004 - 2005:   Galerie Petra Lange, Berlin, Germany.

2002:  Contemporary South African Art, Chelsea, London, England.

2001:  Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch.

1993:   Botega Gallery, Oudtshoorn, South Africa.

1990:   Dorp Street Gallery, Stellenbosch.




Marlene Gräfin von Dürckheim In: The Collector’s Guide to Art and Artists in South Africa: A Visual Journey into the Thoughts, Emotions and Minds of 558 Artists. Cape Town: South African Institute of Artists & Designers, 1998, p. 186.


Marlene Gräfin von Dürckheim In: A Directory of South African Contemporary Art vol 1: Painting. Cape Town: Contemporary Arts Publishers, 1997, p. 80.


Corporate and Public Collections

Represented in the following collections:

  • University of Stellenbosch,

  • Sun International, Cape Town,

  • ABSA Bank.

  • Telkom

  • Old Mutual

  • Graduate Business School, University of Pretoria

  • Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West


Also represented in private collections in South Africa, England, United States of America, Germany and Switzerland.

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