Emma Willemse is a conceptual artist, lecturer and curator who lives and works in Riebeek Kasteel in the Western Cape in.
Her art-making practice is technically varied and include artist’s books, sculptural installations, printmaking, video, photographic processes, drawing and painting. Her works deal with themes of place and trauma, urban development and the interlinking constructs of place, memory and identity.
Emma has been a contract lecturer in Visual Art at the University of South Africa (Unisa) since 2008. Her lecturing activities include facilitating short courses, workshops and weekend retreats on a range of themes in the contemporary art field. She has been involved in initiating and managing community art projects as well as curating art shows and adjudicating art competitions.
Emma holds a Masters degree in Visual Art from the University of South Africa cum laude as well as qualifications in Psychology and Librarianship. Her art works have been included in, amongst others, the Eindhoven Collection, The SA Embassy in Beijing, China; and the Art Bank in Johannesburg.