EDUCATION

2015-16       Master of Fine Arts Research Project - VCA, University of Melbourne

2005-07      Bachelor Fine Art, VCA, University of Melbourne

2003-04      Diploma Visual Arts - RMIT, Melbourne

1990-94       Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Tasmania

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016          Sacred Site/Sight,
                  Masters by Research Presentation Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts,
                  Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2016          Traveling Through Alpha Space,
                  Collaborative project with Corinna Berndt & Youjia Lu,
                  George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2012          The Knight Series 2
                  West Space Gallery, Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2010          The Knight Series 1
                  Screenspace Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2009          The Joy of Living
                   Ocular Lab, Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2009          Raisin&Wells
                   Collaboration with Hannah Raisin South Gippsland Gallery, Sale, VICTORIA Australia

2008          Exigence
                  WestSpace Gallery, Melbourne, VICTORIA Australia

2007          Trying To Be Beautiful While My Hand is Burning
                   Spectrum Gallery, Perth WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2007          Kellie Wells Recent Works
                   A Space Gallery NMIT, Preston VICTORIA Australia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016         I am that I am
                 (as part of) States of Blue - West Projections Festival, Footscray VICTORIA Australia

2016         Without Ending
                 Kings Gallery, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2016         Who is Mr Favisar?
                 Trocadero Gallery, Footscray VICTORIA Australia

2016         Love City – Planetary Love
                 Curated Program, Testing Grounds, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2015         Finalist – Incinerator Art Award Art For Social Change 2015
                 Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds VICTORIA Australia

2014         Crossing Paths with Vivian Meier
                 Melbourne Festival, CCP - Centre Contemporary Photography, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2014         VCA Video Lounge, Transgressive Teaching
                 Sydney College of the Arts Sydney NSW Australia

2013         Mapping The New Heart World
                 Smith Street Lofts, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2013         Finalist - Bay of Fires Art Prize
                 Parnalla Gallery, St Helens TASMANIA Australia

2013         BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art
                 Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank VICTORIA Australia

2012          'Embellir' - Move on Asia LOOP and Asian Curator Network
                  Beijing Commune (China), City Gallery Wellington (New Zealand) and ZKM (Germany) &
                  Alternative space LOOP Seoul Korea

2012          Spiritual Journey of Art
                  Smith Street Lofts, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2012          Finalist - Rick Amor Drawing Prize
                  Art Gallery of Ballarat, VICTORIA Australia

2011           Move on Asia: the End of Video Art and Crossing East-West LOOP and Asian Curator Network
                  Beijing Commune (China), City Gallery Wellington (New Zealand) and ZKM (Germany) &
                  Alternative space LOOP Seoul Korea

2011           Framed
                 
Level Gallery, Brisbane QUEENSLAND Australia

2011           Shelved
                  Dear Patty Smith Gallery, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2011           HERoes Women in Art & Forum
                  Grace Darling Hotel Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2011           Winner with Hannah Raisin of Kodak Salon PATRICK CORRIGAN AM ACQUISITIVE AWARD
                  Centre Contemporary Photography, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2010          The Office of Utopic Procedures
                  West Space Gallery, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2009         Fleshless Resurrection
                  Rear View Studio, Smith St Fitzroy Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2009         The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get
                  University of Queensland Art Museum, QUEENSLAND Australia

2009         Melbourne Connection
                  Museum Leon, Mexico, SOUTH AMERICA

2008          One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
                  Centre Contemporary Photography, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2008         The Devolution Project
                  West Space Gallery Melbourne VICTORIA & University of Southern Queensland QLD Australia

2008          Is Pain Your Pleasure?
                  APEXART 291 Church Street, New York, USA

2008         Pure Pleasure: The Nightclub Project
                  Next Wave Festival, Melbourne VICTORIA Australia

2008         HATCHED
                  Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) WESTERN AUSTRALIA

2007         Move On Asia 2007/8
                 Loop Project Space, Melbourne VICTORIA, Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore

2007         Inches Per Second
                 Loop Project Space, Melbourne VICTORIA, City Library Melbourne, Federation Square VICTORIA &
                 RAWSPACE Gallery Brisbane QUEENSLAND Australia

 

PRIZES

2016          Fiona Myer Berlin Studio Residency, Victorian College of The Arts, Melbourne VICTORIA

2015          Finalist – Incinerator Art Award Art for Social Change 2015, Incinerator Gallery, VICTORIA

2013          Finalist - Bay of Fires Art Prize 2013, Parnalla Gallery TASMANIA

2012          Finalist - Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2012, Gallery of Ballarat, VICTORIA

2010          Kodak Salon Patrick Corrigan Am Acquisitive Award
                  Centre Contemporary Photography Melbourne VICTORIA

2007          Irene Sutton Art Award, Irene Sutton Gallery Melbourne VICTORIA

2007          Horse Bazaar Digital Art Student Prize - MONA: Museum of Old and New Art, TASMANIA

2006          PROUD2006, Margaret Lawrence Galleries, Southbank Melbourne VICTORIA

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

'Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier' by Elizabeth Gertsakis, Artlink Vol 34 no 4 | December 2014

'Crossing Paths with Vivian Maier' Art And Australia, October 2014

'Framed' by Simone Hine, Catalogue Essay Level Gallery, Brisbane Queensland 2011

'Torture The Women' by Phip Murray Article PHOTOFILE Magazine 88 December 2009

'Post Feminism' Editorial by Ashley Crawford PHOTOFILE Magazine 88 December 2009

'The Joy of Living' by Helen Hughes, Catalogue Essay Ocular Lab November 2009

'Raisin & Wells' by Simon Gregg, Catalogue Essay Gippsland Art Gallery October 2009

'Fleshless Resurrection' by Kelly Fliedner, Catalogue Essay Rear View Studio August 2009

'The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get' by Alison Kubler, Catalogue Essay University Queensland Art Museum 2009

'One of Us Cannot Be Wrong' by Karra Rees, Catalogue Essay, Centre Contemporary Photography CCP 2009

'The Devolution Project' by Simon Maidment, Mark Feary & Candice Cramner, WestSpace& Uni South Qld Gallery 2008

'EMBELLIR' by Vikki McInnes & Simon Maidment Catalogue Essay MOVE ON ASIA 2007, Single Channel Video Art Fest & Archive

 

WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Shucker (video) Acquired as prize by MONA (Museum of Old and New Art: Tasmania) 

Embellir (video) Acquired by Friends of The VCA, University of Melbourne

 

SPAM THE MUSICAL SCREENINGS AND AWARDS
(collaborator and performer) Created and Directed by Boris Eldagsen 2008 – ongoing - http://spamthemusical.com

 

Spam: the musical, a series of video installations based on two years’ worth of spam e-mails collected by the creator/director.  SCREENINGS‘SPAM the musical’ made its way into prestigious venues including the Internet Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. It is presented as a single-channel-screening or a site-specific multimedia-installation. And the numbers of screenings are increasing as well as the awards:

 

*Edinburgh Art Festival / New Media Scotland – Edinburgh (UK) * Galerie Wagner + Partner – Berlin (Germany) * Interfiction / Dokfest Kassel (Germany)* European Media Art Festival– Osnabrück (Germany) download catalogue* 30 years Netherlands Media Art Institute – Amsterdam (Netherlands) * 13th Media Art Biennale WRO’09 – Wroclaw (Poland) download catalogue* Simultan Festival, Timisoara (Romania)* Media Forum / 31th International Moscow Film Festival – Moscow (Russia) download catalogue* Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul (Turkey)* Visions in the Nunnery, London (UK)* EuroITV, Leuven (Belgium)* Festival miden, Kalamata (Greece)* Videoholica Video Art Festival, Varna (Bulgaria)* Art Under The Bridge / video dumbo, DAC Brooklyn, NY (USA)* 12th Electrofringe Festival, Newcastle (Australia) download catalogue* Art Science Innovation, Espacio Enter Canarias, Tenerife (Spain)* IN OUT Festival, Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk (Poland)* Euroshorts Festival, Warsaw + Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biala (Poland)* 4th Internacionalni Festival In-Difference, Galerija SKC Belgrade (Serbia)* 14th Videomedeja, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia) download catalogue* MAGMART, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples (Italy)* Frieze, MKL Medienkunstlabor Graz, Kunsthaus Graz (Austria)* Free Fall, Apartment Project, Istanbul (Turkey)* Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Centro Cultural y de Convenciones Teatro los Fundadores, Manizales (Colombia)* CROSSTALK video art festival, Budapest (Hungary) download catalogue* cameraVideo, Fondazione March, Padua (Italy), Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona (Spain), Sils Project Space, Rotterdam (Netherlands), Medionauta, Milan (Italy), Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura, Genova (Italy), Kaunas in Art, Kaunas (Lithuania)* 7th Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa (Greece)* tina b. – Prague Contemporary Art Festival (Czech Republic)* New Media, Sex and Culture in the 21st Century, Museum of New Art, Detroit (USA)*Festival 10: Vidéothèque Ephémère, Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand (France)*Moving Frames, Videoart and Animation Festival, Mytilene (Greece)*FestArte VideoArt, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome (Italy)*Pfalzpreis für Bildende Kunst, Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern (Germany)* Screengrab, eMerge Media Space, Townsville (Australia)* pixxelpoint – 11th International New Media Art Festival, Nova Gorica (Slovenia)* VideoTime, Rotterdam (Netherlands)* See You on the Flip Side, AC Institute, New York (USA)* The Art Of Love, 27th International Winter Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)* 7th Berlin International Director’s Lounge, Meinblau, Berlin / Germany* FestArte VideoArt Festival, Teatro delle Muse, Ancona / Italy* Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, California / USA*2nd Internet Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice / Italy