Sydney students speak
Explore works from the 19th Biennale of Sydney
Sydney art students will present short public talks about their favourite works in the 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire
Students were selected from local universities and art schools to discuss one artwork, artist or theme that inspires them.
Image: Mircea Cantor Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Yvon Lambert, Paris; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv; and Magazzino, Rome. Sound: Semantron of Putna Monastery
Zhao Zhao ‘Constellations’ 2013
Tai Mitsuji is currently studying a combined arts/law degree at the University of Sydney. He works as an editorial assistant at The Sydney Morning Herald and writes about art in his spare time. He is particularly interested in abstract expressionist works, and hopes to eventually continue his studies in art overseas.
Wednesday 30 April 2014 5:30pm – 6pm
Meriç Algün Ringborg ‘The library of unborrowed books’ 2012
Alexandra Pedley completed her undergraduate languages degree at the University of Sydney and is now completing her art curating masters degree there. She has spent the last couple of years in Paris working as the international events coordinator at Bibliothèques Sans Frontières. Her passions lie in contemporary eco-aesthetics.
Wednesday 7 May 2014 5:30pm – 6pm
Krisztina Erdei ‘Ordinary exclusions’ 2009
Jerico Tracy completed her bachelor of art theory degree from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, and is currently completing her masters in art curating at the University of Sydney. With over four years experience working at an auction house in Sydney’s east, she is fascinated by the Australian art market.
Wednesday 14 May 2014 5:30pm – 6pm
Nathan Coley ‘18.10.11’ 2012
Heather Tralaggan has an undergraduate degree in art history and government and international relations from the University of Sydney. She spent 2013 living in Edinburgh, Scotland before gallery-hopping her way home through Europe and North America. Heather has returned to the University of Sydney to study a masters of art curating.
Wednesday 21 May 2014 5:30pm – 6pm
Mircea Cantor ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’ 2012
Cecilia Jackson is currently pursuing a master of art curating at the University of Sydney. She also holds a first-class honours degree in printmaking from the National Art School. Her practice focuses on the aesthetic potential of kinetic forces and other scientific principles. Cecilia has won numerous awards and recently completed a residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
Wednesday 28 May 2014 5:30pm – 6pm
Yhonnie Scarce ‘Weak in colour but strong in blood’ 2013-14
Kirtika Kain recently completed her undergraduate studies in psychology and is now studying fine arts at the National Art School. She is interested in understanding the concepts, stories and artistic practices behind each of this year’s artworks particularly in terms of how this might influence her own art-making practice.
Wednesday 4 June 2014 5:30pm – 6pm