Tracey Rose was born in 1974 in Durban, and currently lives and works between Durban and Berlin. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1996, and earned a Masters of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, in 2007. In 2006, she was named one of the 50 greatest cultural figures coming out of Africa by The Independent  newspaper in London, UK. Rose has had solo presentations in South Africa, as well as in Europe and the Americas, has been featured in major international events such as the Venice Biennale in 2001 and her work has been included in seminal exhibitions such as Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography  and Africa Remix . Tracey Rose: Waiting for God , the artist’s mid-career retrospective, was recently held at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The exhibition was co-produced with Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden, where it was presented in September 2011.