Lucienne's preoccupation with mundane, everyday objects and archival processes guide her project at BAR: a series of conversations with contemporary Lebanese artists, and the creation of an obscure index of objects. Sequentially exchanging an object with each artist she encounters, but with no full record of their individual conversations, the objects will become mnemonic devices for these encounters; accidental markers in an entangled map of exchanges.

Lucienne Pallas Bestall (b. 1992) recently completed her BAFA in at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She won a Simon Gerson Award, awarded to students who produced exceptional bodies of work, for her graduating exhibition Some Art History, December 2014.

Lucienne’s bronze sculpture, Untitled (Anxious Banana), won a Sasol New Signatures merit award at last year’s competition, and was exhibited at the Pretoria Art Museum, September 2014. Earlier last year she exhibited in Cubicle, a group exhibition curated by Rosie Mudge, in association with Infecting the City and the Michaelis Galleries, March 2014, and in Bazaar III, an independent group show curated by Matty Roodt, in association with Atlantic House, February 2014.


Lucienne Bestall
Dates of residency: November - December  2015
Born: 1992
Lives and works: Cape Town, South Africa
Education: BA Fine Art, The University of Cape Town, 2015
Selected shows:
2016 In Bed with Series/Friends 2:3, Wordart Gallery, Cape Town
2016 Bad Habitus, Mullers Gallery, Cape Town
2016 Falling Into One Another, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town
2014 Sasol New Signatures Western Cape Finalists, Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town