Scott Eric Williams is an award winning artist (Andrew Mellon Fellowship 2019) and youth educator from Cape Town, South Africa.
Williams uses diverse media, ranging from woven sculpture and wheatpaste to photography, zines and performance art. Through his use of site specific materials Williams’ work contemplates the archive, migration, trade and intangible heritage within inner-city contexts by using contemporary urban visual languages. He frequently employs allegories of a sci-fi nature and elements of play to plot cartographies of rogue urbanisms.
Williams is educated via an alternate curriculum structured through 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 & the Gallery of the University of Stellenbosch – amongst others.
As a founding member of the collective Burning Museum he has exhibited at The Centre for African Studies – University of Cape Town, Brundyn+, Kunsthaus Dresden and on the streets of Cape Town. His other work includes Youth Facilitation at The District Six Museum and others, as well as writing for various print & online platforms. Currently Williams is a Masters candidate at The University of Stellenbosch researching socially engaged forms of youth arts education within the informal sector.