Celia De Villiers
Celia de Villiers has three tertiary qualifications including a MA in Visual Arts (Cum laude). She has been awarded an art fellowship by the Sacatar foundation of California and credited by the World Craft Council and endorsed by UNESCO. She has exhibited extensively, curated and adjudicated numerous exhibitions in SA and abroad and presented and published academic articles in South Africa, America, Brazil, Romania, Belgium and France.
Her two and three dimensional artworks (in various media) are in corporate, museum and private collections, such as the Raiffeisen Bank, Germany, Landesbank, Germany, Le Tousserok Sun International Hotel, Mauritius, UNISA, EnviroServ and the Development Bank - South Africa, Michigan State University, and the Museum of Art and Design, New York.
The artist has facilitated and consulted for community outreach and relational aesthetics initiatives for eighteen years and won government awards for job creation in the arts and crafts sector in South Africa. She has served on the board of the UNISA gallery, EnviroServ WasteArt Foundation, the advisory boards in the SA government department of Arts and Culture and board of the SA Buro of Standards for craft.
De Villiers has lectured in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Conceptual art and Art theory from first to post graduate level at the University of South Africa, The Design School of South Africa and the University of Pretoria between, 2001-2018.
Most recently she has been a guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in Antwerp (2015 -2018) and is engaged in a European Union funded project between the Universities of Dublin, Ireland, Turku, Finland and Zagreb, Croatia (2016 - 2018).
She is currently residing in Belgium and Portugal and is a director of Ponte’de Arte (Arts Bridge) an Artistic Hub and Residency in partnership with Prof Kris van ‘t Hof, near Coimbra, Portugal.