18 April – 28 April 2017
Melbourne-based curator Rosemary Forde (b. 1978, New Zealand) has developed exhibitions and events at a range of institutions and contemporary art spaces in Australia and New Zealand such as National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand. Forde is chair of un Projects, a collective based in Australia that aims to generate independent and critical dialogue around contemporary art, primarily through publishing projects such un Magazine. She co-edited un Anthology 2004-2014: a decade of art and ideas. She is currently a PhD candidate in Curatorial Practice at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She was previously Director of The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand (2002-2004).
Rosemary Forde’s research looks at “curating as pedagogy” and explores the role of galleries within universities and art schools. For her doctoral dissertation in Curatorial Practice at Monash University, she developed Art holds a high place in my life | Damp: study of an artist at 21, an unconventional survey on the Australian artist group Damp which unfolded through a series of presentations within the context of the university art school in 2016. During her residency, Rosemary aims to expand her research focus investigating several university art galleries in Singapore.
Image credit: Damp and Monash Art Projects (MAP), Gormenghast, 2016. Featuring Artmeet ARI and Sanja Devic. Photo by Zan Wimberley. Courtesy Rosemary Forde.