biography

I am an Australian artist based in Lisboa and Porto, Portugal and Sydney, Australia.

My international practice is hybrid, interdisciplinary and socially engaged, and addresses identity and otherness, particularly in reference to what we ecologically value, and states of uncertainty and change. Projects are articulated as site specific, collaborative, and increasingly performative.

Recent exhibitions include These are the last lines she wrote, 36th International Sarajevo Winter Festival, Bosnia Herzegovina (2020); Art Politics – Project_Border Crossing, ONSAEMIRO, Suwon, South Korea (2019); This savage garden, Ci.CLO Bienal Fotografia do Porto at Jardins Palacio de Cristal (2019); Breaking Point, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany (2018); Foreigners, Bury Art Art Politic [DMZ & JSA Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK (2017); Tell me something, Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka (2016); Last Things, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK (2016); Sharpness, Anna Pappas Gallery, Australia (2016); It’s closing time for gardens of the west, Palazzo Mora, 2015 Venice Biennale, with British artist Wayne Warren; Ger to Ger, Mongolia National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2013); Unbound, Macquarie University Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2013); The protest that never ends, ARTISTERIUM 5, Tbilisi, Georgia (2012); URS27, Taipei City Urban Redevelopment initiative, Taiwan; Spill, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2011); postEDEN, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010); The Recycled Library, Art Space, Mackay, Australia (2009); Spare Room, Elizabeth Bay House Museum, Sydney, Australia (2007).

In 2013 I received the inaugural Individual Artist Award from Australian Federal Government for arts achievements in Asia, and in 2005 a Commonwealth of Australia public service medal for contributions to arts and education. Arts agencies including the Australia Council for the Arts, Asialink Australia, DFAT, Fubon Art Foundation, Taipei Culture Foundation, Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong, the Australian High Commission, Sri Lanka, the Triennial of Photography, Hamburg and Ci.CLO Platforma de Fotografia, Porto have funded major projects and residencies.

I undertake large scale public and corporate commissions such as K11 Hong Kong; Four Seasons, Beijing; Marriott, Manila; Crown Properties in Perth, Melbourne and Manila; Marriott Manila Grand Ballroom; Swire East & City Plaza, Hong Kong; Modi Residency, New Delhi.

I am represented in museum and private collections in Australia, UK and Asia.

As an academic in various universities and art academies in Australia, China and Kong Hong I established working and funding relationships with government to support the arts and broader community. As an arts writer I position the artist and cultural activity within an economic/political framework. I am a consultant on sustainable eco-art practice with Ci.CLO, Porto, Portugal. My contribution to The Asia-Europe Foundation/Ci.CLO Plataforma de Fotografia Green Guide maps cultural initiatives in Portugal focusing on environmental and social sustainability, launched in 2019, in conjunction with the Ci.CLO Bienal do Fotografia, Porto.

Commercial gallery and studio representation: Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, Australia | Athens, Greece http://www.annapappasgallery.com; Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India http://www.galleryespace.com; and affiliated with EDGE Projects, http://www.edgeprojects.net. Lisboa Studio at Centro De Investigacao Artistica, Lisboa, Portugal http://www.hangar.com.pt/artists-studios; Porto Studio at Bomfim, Portugal portoestudiosustentar@gmail.com.

 

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