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ARTIST CV

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

 

2024   Adjunct Research Fellow – University of Queensland.

2023   Prolific Friend – Activation of Light Industry Studio, Sunshine Coast, Australia.

2023   Intimate Organisms – Solo exhibition, Outer Space Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

2020-2021   Founder of arts initiative APIQ (Art Projects with Integrity Qld) – Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2020   Apexing & Oasis – Online video diptych commissioned by Boxcopy, Brisbane, Australia.

2020   Experiments with Integrity – Social art project and viewing for Seedpod Residency, Old Courthouse Lock-up, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2019   The Revolting Meme Campaign - Creative workshops & performances, Outer Space Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
2019   Reconfiguring the Meme Machine - MELBOURNE - Solo exhibition, BLINDSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2018   Reconfiguring the Meme Machine - Solo exhibition, SomoS Arts Space, Berlin.
2014   5 Dollar Identity - Solo exhibition, ACCA Upstarts (Australian Centre for Contemporary Art), Melbourne, Australia.
2014   Exhausted Ideals - Solo exhibition, Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia.
2013   Lessons in Value - Solo exhibition within Spinnerei Rundgang, Leipzig, Germany.
2012   The Better Self - Solo exhibition, Bruce ARI, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Group Exhibitions & Collaborative Projects

 

2024  ISEA2024 (International Symposium for Electronic Art) - Juried artist, Brisbane, Australia.

2024  Way Beyond - Australian Walking Artists group exhibition - Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.

2022  Mullin’s Conceptual Photography Prize - Finalists Exhibition at Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, Australia.

2022  Touring exhibition of the 2021 Queensland Regional Art Awards - The Court House Gallery, Cairns, Australia.

2021   Fisher’s Ghost Art Awards – Finalists Exhibition at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia.
2021   Topography for Reflection – Collaboration with Katie Harris-MacLeod for Floating Land Festival, SunshineCoast, Australia.

2017   A Century of Superfictions - RMIT University Honours Graduation Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
2016  BLINDSIDE Festival: On the Verge - Co-coordinator & Co-curator of 11 day public arts festival, Melbourne, Australia.
2015   Flesh Express - Curator of group exhibition, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015   The Sweet Life - Exhibiting artist in group exhibition, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2013   Summer Show - LIA Programme residency exhibition, Leipzig, Germany.
2013   Goodbye Bruce Show - Group exhibition, Bruce ARI, Melbourne, Australia.
2013   At One with Weyba - Collaboration with Johannes Laumer, as part of the Floating Land Festival, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
2012   The Arts on Weyba - Arts Festival Director & Curator, Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
2012   Interventions Rejecting the Spectrum - Curatorial collaboration with Grayden Shelley, Level 6 Curtin House, Melbourne, Australia.
2012   It’s Not You, It’s Me  - Group exhibition with Coalesce initiative, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2011   The Seven Signs of Aging  - Group exhibition with Coalesce initiative, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2010   New, Used & Abused  - Group exhibition with Coalesce initiative, Loft Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2010   The Baby Makers - Curator and exhibiting artist, First Site Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Residencies, Grants & Awards

 

2023  ProjectWLD recipient – ArtsCoast, Sunshine Coast Council.

2022  Residency at the State Library of Queensland, The Edge Fabrication Lab, Australia.

2021   New Media Award – Queensland Regional Art Awards, Flying Arts Alliance, Australia.

2021   RADF recipient – Noosa Council.

2020   TEDx speaker - Art: Creating unique spaces for social transformation - ted.com/talks/bianca_tainsh.
2020   stART funding recipient - Arts Queensland.
2020   RADF & Major Grant recipient - Sunshine Coast Council.

2020  ART X ACTIVISM panelist – Horizon Festival – facebook.com/watch/live/?v=3044498482330587

2020   Seedpod Pilot Residency recipient - Live art development residency with Punctum and Horizon Festival, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
2018   SomoS Arts Space residency - Three-month live-in artist residency, Berlin, Germany.
2016   Open Engagement Conference for Socially-engaged Art Tour - VCA funded trip to Open Engagement, Oakland, U.S.A.
2015   Arts Residency and Research Tour - New York, U.S.A.
2014   People's Choice Award - Ecoflicks Environmental Short Films Festival, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
2014   ArtStart Career Development Funding recipient - Australia Council for the Arts
2013   LIA (Leipzig International Artists) residency - Three-month live-in artist residency, Leipzig, Germany.

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Honours 1st Class - RMIT University, Australia 2017

Graduate Certificate in Arts & Community Practice - Victorian College of the Arts - Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Australia 2016

Graduate Certificate in Arts & Community Engagement - Victorian College of the Arts - Centre for Cultural Partnerships, Australia 2015

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Painting - RMIT University, Australia 2009-2011

Diploma of Visual Arts - Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE, Australia 2006-2007

Publications & Publicity

Bianca Tainsh: Intimate Organisms by Amy Jane Collins, review in Lemonade: Letters to Art, 25 Oct 2023.

Suggested Friend, by Diego Ramírez, essay for Intimate Organisms, 2023.

SEEDPOD WRAP UP, article by Horizon Festival, 2020. 

MEET OUR SEEDPOD ARTIST // BIANCA TAINSH, article by Horizon Festival, 2020. 

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