Carla Busuttil was born in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She lives and works in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
She completed the Postgraduate Programme at Royal Academy Schools, London, following on from a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Carla Busuttil’s practice is centred around a core focus on painting. Her work deals with historical figures, the shadows and spectres of colonialism and wealth inequality. She is particularly interested in notions of private versus public space, mapping and illustrating these often competing worlds. Much of her work is influenced by the context of growing up in late apartheid South Africa.
In residence at Jardin Rouge, Carla explores the patterns and forms that surround her, composing a series of canvases rich in symbolism and color.
Individual Expositions (selection)
« Gentlement, I Just Don’t Belong Here », Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
« The Super-Suburb Defence Authority », Josh Lilley, London, England
« Carla Busuttil – solo presentation », Art Los Angeles Contemporary, LA, USA
« A Change of Tongue », Space K in Seoul, South Korea
« Exit Mode », Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
Collective Exhibitions (selection)
« Rules of Freedom, Collyer Bristow Gallery », London, UK
« John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition », Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK
« Another World Charity Postcard Sale », Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
« Summer Exhibition », Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
« Newspeak: British Art Now », Saatchi Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK