Kit Wise (Art Forum)

Wise, K 2010 , Kit Wise (Art Forum). [Video]

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Kit Wise will talk about his recent digital installation projects concerning the consumption of utopia and the spectacle of disaster, involving the use of open access web-based video and still image archives.

After graduating from Oxford University and the Royal College of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, Kit Wise received the Wingate Rome Scholarship in Fine Art in 1999, to study at the British School at Rome. Since moving permanently to Australia in 2002, Wise has received three Australia Council grants in the categories of Presentation & Promotion (as curator), Skills Development (Tokyo Studio Residency) and New Work (Emerging).

Wise practices as an artist, art writer and curator, having held 12 solo exhibitions in Italy and Australia and exhibited in group exhibitions both in Australia and internationally. Wise has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters and catalogue essays.

Recent solo exhibitions in Melbourne include Explosion at Sarah Scout, Melbourne (2010), Summertime at ACCA @ Mirka, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Tolarno Hotel (2009) and Natural Disaster at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art (2008). In addition, he has received major commissions for public art works and specific projects from Wallace Cititraining, London (1999); the British School at Rome (2001); Arts Tasmania (2002); Experimenta (2008); and Linden Centre for Contemporary Art (2010).

He was Acting Head of Fine Art and a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art & Design from 2008 - 2010, Monash University, Australia and is currently on sabbatical leave.

Item Type: Video
Authors/Creators:Wise, K
Keywords: Art Forum, Kit Wise, University of Tasmania, Modern Art, 21st century, Australia
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > Tasmanian College of The Arts > Art Forum Lecture Series
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