Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based artist whose works have been shown around Australia, and in the Biennales of Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, Tarra Warra and Venice. Her projects across media are concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history in public exchange, and practices of collectivity on small and large scale.

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November 2019

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November 28 - December 21
Finkelstein Gallery, Basement 2, 1 Victoria St
Windsor, Vic 3181 Australia
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Deborah Kelly is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based artist. Her projects across media are concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history in public exchange, and practices of collectivity on small and large scale. Her works have been shown around Australia, and in the Biennales of Singapore, Sydney, Thessaloniki, Tarra Warra and Venice.

In 2017 her first international solo exhibition, Venus Envy, was shown at the Kvindemuseet in Denmark. In 2018 her second one-person European show, Life in the Ruins, was held at the Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie in Zurich, curated by Daniel Blochwitz.

 

Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at MOMA PS1 in NYC, the ICA in London, the Hammer Museum in LA and the Pera Museum in Istanbul.

Her moving image works are currently touring Australia in the exhibitions Craftivism and Moving Histories//Future Projections until 2020. She has recently participated in PhotoBasel, Switzerland; Strangelove Festival in Antwerp, Belgium; PortoFemme in Portugal; Spaced3 at the Art Gallery of WA, My Monster at RMIT Gallery and in the historical survey Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art & Feminismat ACCA in Melbourne.

The collaborative portrait project No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) she instigated for the 2014 Biennale of Sydney toured regional galleries 2015–2018, and moves to a permanent home in the Wellcome Trust Collection, London, from September 2019.

 

 

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SELECTTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020          Deborah Kelly VS the Archive, Cross Arts Projects, Sydney (forthcoming)

 

2019          Magical Thinking, Wagner Contemporary, Sydney (online)

 

2018          Life in the Ruins, Fabian + Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2018          No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory), Noosa Regional Gallery QLD + 11 Regional Galleries tour

 

2017          Venus Envy, Kvindemuseet, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2016          Scenes From The Death of Books Galleries, UNSW

 

2015          Deborah Kelly: Bodies of Work, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW

 

2014          The Miracles, Tweed Heads Regional Gallery, touring to WPCC Dubbo, BRAG Bathurst, Counihan Gallery Melbourne

 

2013          Between Thresholds, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin

 

2011          Make More Monsters, Artspace, Sydney

2011          Awfully Beastly, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney

 

2009         Deborah Kelly, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

2009         Big Butch Billboard, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

 

2007         Knicker Knot, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney

 

 

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