Patrick Rulore

1 - 28 Feb 2023

Bag Factory is delighted to announce that Patrick Rulore (South Africa) will undertake a partially-funded residency in collaboration with Makgati Molebatsi Art Consulting at the Bag Factory from 1 - 28 Feb.

The aim of the project is to grant the artist in residence an opportunity to work within a community of artists so as to create new relationships that would be beneficial to his career, and subsequent to that Patrick would create a body of work for a solo exhibition at the Bag Factor x Makgathi Molebatsi Art Consulting. 


Artist's Biography 

Patrick Rulore (b. 1995 in Johannesburg) matriculated in 2013. Following his matriculation, he began his art practice by creating commissioned portraits. He went on to study a National Diploma in Arts at the Tshwane University of Technology, which he completed in 2021.

Rulore has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2015 including India Delhi 2015, Pretoria Penthouse 2015, Art Alive Brooklyn 2017, Centurion Art Gallery 2018, Retro Art Gallery 2021 and Pretoria Arts Association 2021. His works were selected as a part of the Top 100 of the prestigious Sasol New Signatures competition for 2017. In 2018, his artwork was awarded the Top Painting accolade. In 2019 and 2022, his submissions for the Thami Mnyele Art Award were selected for the top 15 best artworks.

Rulore is the winner of 2019 Sasol New Signatures Award for his artwork “Stage 4 Moments”, which led to an accompanying exhibition titled “Stage 4 Moments, Life in Darkness” at the Pretoria Art Museum in 2021. In 2021, his work was selected again as a part of the top 20 of the Thami Mnyele Art Award.

His work is included in various art collections such as Sasol, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria Art Museum and numerous private collections nationally and internationally.