Sue Williamson emigrated with her family to South Africa in 1948. Trained in printmaking, Williamson works in installation, photography and video. She is part of the pioneering generation of South African artists who began working in the 1970s on the social change of apartheid South Africa and by the 1980s she became internationally recognised for her series of portraits of women involved in the country’s political struggle.
Williamson is represented in many public collections including the Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, both London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and recently Centre Pompidou, Paris. In the past few years, her work has been seen in Paris in exhibitions at the Maison Rouge, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, La Monnaie de Paris, and the Mac Val Musee d’Art Contemporain.