2018 AusArt Fellowship awarded to Caroline Garcia
The American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia is pleased to announce artist, Caroline Garcia as the 2018 AusArt Fellow. In partnership with the American Australian Association, and made possible through the support of the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation, the $30,000 AusArt Fellowship was created to offer a tangible and meaningful experience to Australians studying in the field of visual arts in the United States. It is hoped that over time the Fellowship will nurture a reservoir of talent that will benefit the wider visual arts community in Australia and internationally.
Garcia is an interdisciplinary artist, working across live performance and video art. She has exhibited and performed widely in Australia and also internationally. Her recent projects include Performance x 4A, Art Central, Hong Kong; Night Mass, DARK MOFO, Hobart, Tasmania; BARRIO // BARYO SOUNDSYSTEM (with Lucreccia Quintanilla), Next Wave Festival, Melbourne; OPENCITY2018, Manila Biennale, Manila, Philippines (all 2018).
Garcia was the first recipient of the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre Residency program in Troy, New York (2016-2017) facilitated by Australia Council for the Arts. She is one of the eight artists across Australia that has been selected to exhibit at Primavera: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in November 2018.
Garcia will commence a Master of Fine Arts at The New School / Parsons School of Design in New York City in late 2018. In this program, she will be expanding on her art practice and her research regarding diasporic politics, dance and performance histories using popular culture and colonial imagery. In addition, she will continue exploring the representation of peripheral bodies in mainstream media, forgotten choreographies, liminal spaces and the ethnographic image.