Scott Eric Williams is a visual arts practitioner from Cape Town. (b. 1980) Williams contributes to the visual arts landscape as a visual artist, youth educator, curator, writer. As a scholar – Williams contributes to research on African fashion cultures as a research fellow of the African Fashion Research Institute. Williams is an Andrew Mellon award fellow (2019), Canon Collins alumnus and JP Morgan Abadali award winning artist (2022)

Williams is educated predominantly via an alternate curriculum of residencies and workshops such as Joule City – Cape Town (2013), Openlab -Free State Art Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa (2016) and Situate Lab, Tasmania (2018). He has exhibited and performed at The Free State Art Festival, Gallery MOMO, Geumgang Nature Art Biennale, ICA online Fellowship, UCT Michaelis & Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch – amongst others.

As founding member of the collective Burning Museum, he has exhibited at The Centre for African Studies (UCT), Brundyn+, Kunsthaus Dresden and on the streets of Cape Town. More recently he has exhibited with WHATIFTHEWORLD, ROAM (Massachusetts) and The Alliance Francaise, Cape Town. Other work includes Youth Facilitation at The District Six Museum and others, as well as writing for various print & online platforms. Williams is a master’s candidate at The University of Stellenbosch researching socially engaged youth arts education within the informal sector.