JODY BRAND (b.1989, South Africa) is an artist and photographer living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. Her work looks for ways of being free in an unjust society through the radical act of occupying space. She has been documenting marginalized histories through the medium of photography and mixed media installation.
Through community building, Jody has developed a practice rooted in care. In 2011 she created chomma, an online portal showcasing her documentation of South African youth culture, and in 2014 her work was selected for 89+, a project by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist recognizing young innovators. She has had two solo shows; You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down at Stevenson Gallery (2017) and Infinite Opulence at Blank Projects (2018).
Previous group shows include Mixed Company at Norval Foundation (2021), Crossing Night at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2019), The Usual Suspects at the Iziko South African National Gallery (2018), Being There at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2017), The Quiet Violence of Dreams at Stevenson (2016) and Making Africa at Vitra Design Museum (2015). In 2017, she was a recipient of the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency in Amsterdam and was awarded the DemocraSEE Prize in 2018.