Join us for an afternoon exhibition viewing and panel talk on portraiture with artists, writers and experts at UTS Gallery.
Rachel Kent is the Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. She has presented exhibitions in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and North America, and she speaks and publishes widely on contemporary art and curatorial practice. She has curated career retrospectives by Yoko Ono, Grayson Perry, Annette Messager, Tatsuo Miyajima, David Goldblatt, Cornelia Parker, and forthcoming, Doug Aitken.
Lee Wallace is an associate professor in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. Her recent publications include Reattachment Theory: Queer Cinema of Remarriage (2020) and, edited with Scott Herring, Long Term: Essays on Queer Commitment (2021).
Patrick Pound is an artist and academic. His 2017 survey exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria was visited by over 200,000 people. A major monograph was published to accompany Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition. He has worked with many public gallery and museum collections, alongside his ever-growing collections-based artworks, rethinking how things might be found and made to hold ideas. He has held over 50 solo exhibitions and been in over 80 curated exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia, France, England, Korea, Italy, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. His work is held in many public galleries including the National Gallery, Canberra, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, NZ, Auckland Art Gallery, NZ, Christchurch Art Gallery, NZ.
Julie Rrap has been a major figure in Australian contemporary art for over 35 years. Since the mid-1970s, she has worked with photography, painting, sculpture, performance and video in an ongoing project concerned with representations of the body. Between 1986 and 1994 Rrap lived and worked in Europe exhibiting in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany and Italy as well as many national exhibitions including four Sydney Biennales. Other exhibitions include the 2007 Auckland Triennale, “The Trickster” at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea in 2010 and in 2015 Rrap was awarded the Vizard Foundation Contemporary Artist Project grant for a major exhibition, Remaking the World at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne. In 2007, a publication and 25-year survey exhibition, ‘Body Double’, was curated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney by Victoria Lynn. Rrap’s works are held in major public collections in Australia as well as many private collections in Australia and overseas. She exhibits with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Arc 1 Gallery, Melbourne.
Cherine Fahd is an academic and artist working in the field of photography and video performance. She is interested in photography as a social practice and the ways people come together for the camera. Focusing on photographic encounters central to portraiture, Cherine studies the ways creativity might build strong communities and connections between people. She has exhibited around the world, including at the Sydney Opera House, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, among others. Her photographic work is represented in significant public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego and the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel.