Kit Dörje was born in Cape Town, in 1975. She matriculated at Rustenburg High School in 1994 and went on to qualify as a Graphic Designer in 1997 at the Cape Technikon. Later she went on to complete her Fine Arts Degree at Honours level at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT in 2010. She majored in printmaking. Her creative output is mainly in drawing, printmaking, and video.
She has produced work for solo exhibitions including Dislegation at Youngblood (2014), RECITE at the Cape Gallery (2014), REMERGE exhibited at the AVA (2011). She has been part of numerous group shows, including This must be the place at iArt (2011) in Cape Town, Continuum at the Cape Gallery (2011), Greatmore Trust group Show at Irma Stern (2009), Proof of Life at VANSA (2009) as well as a Sticks and Stones exhibition at 38 Special Gallery (2009). Her video work has been included in the Mixed Tape Mobile cinema in Grahamstown (2009) and been part of the final selection at the One Minute Awards.
The Labyrinth Project
"I have used a set of four photographs to capture four different scenes taken on my journeys into the Labyrinth of the world outside my studio. The locations are a forked road looking up at Lions Head, a path that is burnt on either side looking down onto signal hill, a path looking into the protected area of Bakoven and a path looking up at an ascent into Nursery ravine.
I have used a photograph as reference and then made it meaningful by returning to it using drawing, silkscreen, and video. Going back to the location in video has allowed me to see that things have changed and developed in terms of the vegetation.
I am in the process of raising funds to take all 12 drawings further to the silkscreens stage. Forked Road on Lions' head is the first silkscreen I have developed. It is a series of 3 drawing where the labyrinth grows bigger. The labyrinth is embedded into the mark-making of the drawing. The clear spaces of the labyrinth allow spaces to breathe and give the planned view."