Stephen Hobbs recognized the need to produce and publish across the disciplines of artistic production, curatorial practice and cultural management. He graduated from Wits University with a BAFA (Hons) in 1994 and was the curator of the Market Theatre Galleries (Johannesburg) from 1994 to 2000. Together with Kathryn Smith and Marcus Neustetter, he formed the artists collective The Trinity Session in 2001. Since then, the Trinity Session has directed the purpose-built Gallery Premises at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre; an artist run space focusing on emerging artists production and development. In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter, recent projects include digital discourse and design consultation for Africa Remix at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Urbanet: Hillbrow/Dakar for the University of Johannesburg Gallery and The Colour Line exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.
As a visual artist, Hobbs draws on urban vocabularies of images and signs to point to the city's transformative spatial qualities. He has worked with video, photography, and installation to record and represent seemingly invisible data such as human interaction, meeting points and traces of flux in city spaces. Hobbs has exhibited extensively in South Africa, Europe and the USA.
Exhibitions at the KZNSA
Production Marks: Geometry, Psychology and the Electronic Age