Natalie King is an Australian curator, editor and arts leader. She is an Enterprise Professor of Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is curator of Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale 2021 with artist, Yuki Kihara.
In 2017, she was Curator of Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon, Australian Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale, accompanied by a publication that she edited with Thames & Hudson. Natalie has curated exhibitions for the Singapore Art Museum; the National Museum of Art, Osaka; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
She is widely published in arts media including Flash Art International, Art and Australia and the ABC. She is a Series Editor with Thames & Hudson for Mini Monographs. She is President of the International Association of Art Critics, Paris. In 2018 she was a finalist in the AFR 100 Women of Influence.
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Clothilde Bullen is the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and is a Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) Aboriginal curator. Clothilde was previously the Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia for over a decade.
Clothilde has curated a number of shows independently including Darkness on the Edge of Town in 2016 at Artbank, Sydney, and When the Sky Fell: Legacies of the 1967 Referendum at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2017. Clothilde is on the international selection panel for the British Council’s Intersect program. Clothilde is a Museums and Histories Board member for Create NSW and is an Alumni member of the British Council Accelerate Scholarship for Indigenous Leadership in the Arts.
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Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta curator, writer and Senior Curator, South-Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria and Artistic Associate for RISING Festival Melbourne. Kimberley works with First Peoples knowledge, histories and futures at the intersection of historical and contemporary art and making. Her practice includes anti-colonial curatorial methodologies and working to extend the paradigm of what exhibitions and research in and out of institutions can be from a First Peoples perspective. She has written extensively for publications world wide and held curatorial and writing fellowships across Europe, UK, South Asia and North America. In 2020 Kimberley was the co-editor for Artlink Indigenous 40.2 Kin Constellations: Languages Waters Futures and is an Alumni of the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program with the National Gallery of Australia.
Miriam La Rosa
Miriam La Rosa is a curator and PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her research looks at the relationship between host and guest in the artist residency with a focus on the notion of South. In 2019 she co-curated, with Kade McDonald, a cross-cultural exchange residency project between Sicily (Italy), Gippsland and Peppimenarti (Australia) involving artists Giuseppe Lana, Regina Pilawuk Wilson and Steaphan Paton. She is a sessional tutor at the University of Melbourne and a founding member of the Graduate Academy, Centre of Visual Arts (CoVA). She has worked as Senior Researcher for the art consultancy agency Montabonel & Partners, London, and was member of Five Years, an artist-run space active in London since 1998. She has contributed to projects in Education, Public Program and Exhibition departments of Whitechapel Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Miriam holds an MA in Curating the Contemporary from London Metropolitan University, a Master of Museology from Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam, and a BA (Hons) in Art History from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia.
Dr Damian Smith
Dr Damian Smith is a curator, arts writer and academic whose work has been published by more than 65 arts institutions internationally. His work is now the subject of a dedicated research archive established by the State Library of Victoria. The archive is an ongoing project that maps developments in contemporary Australian art through the work of a single curator. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Visual Art VCA MCM University of Melbourne, where he teaches in Critical & Theoretical Studies; he holds the positions of Secretary AICA Australia (International Association of Art Critics UNESCO Sponsored), and President of the Australian China Art Research Institute. In 2019, he was the Australian curator for the 13th Bienal de la Habana, Cuba. He has curated more than 40 exhibitions, including projects for the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Today Art Museum Beijing and many more.
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Dr Zara Stanhope
As a curator practicing within institutions and independently Zara Stanhope focuses on expanding engagement with contemporary art across the Global South. As Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art at Queensland Art Gallery|Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Stanhope was lead curator on the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) for 2021 and led the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial in 2018. She was the Lead Curator for Dane Mitchell’s Post hoc, New Zealand at Venice at the 57th La Biennale di Venezia. Other recently curated exhibitions and collaborations include Dane Mitchell:Iris, Iris, Iris (Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand, 2017–18, co-curator Mami Kataoka) Ann Shelton: Dark Matter (Auckland Art Gallery 2016–17); Out of Office, Public Share collective, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne 2017); Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America (Auckland Art Gallery, 2016, co-curator Beatriz Bustos); and Yang Fudong: Filmscapes (Centre for the Moving Image and Auckland Art Gallery, 2014–15, co-curator Ulanda Blair). She co-curated the project TransVersa: Artists from Australia and New Zealand in Santiago, Chile, 2006, with co-curator Danae Mossman. Recently, she took up the role of Director of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery|Len Lye Centre, New Zealand.