AusArt Fellow, Caroline Garcia exhibiting in Primavera 2018, museum of contemporary art, sydney

Primavera is the Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Sydney (MCA) annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. Primavera 2018 will bring together eight of the most exciting young artists working in Australia.

This year’s exhibition asks, ‘Why is identity important today?’ The participating artists consider, explore and re-examine the politics of identity, visibility and representation. Working across a range of media, they highlight and counter the complex social, political and cultural frameworks that underpin the construction and interpretation of personal and collective identity.

In its 27th iteration, Primavera 2018 features artists working with archival materials, installation, painting, performance, photography, sculpture and video and is curated by Megan Robson.

AusArt Fellow, Caroline Garcia’s live performance and video artworks draw on diasporic politics, dance and performance history, popular culture and colonial imagery. The artist frequently assumes the role of the shape-shifter in her works to draw attention to the representation of peripheral bodies in mainstream media. Recent projects have explored forgotten choreographies, liminal spaces and the ‘ethnographic image’. Recent projects include Performance x 4A, Art Central, Hong Kong (2018); BARRIO // BARYO SOUND SYSTEM (with Lucreccia Quintanilla), Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2018) and OPENCITY2018, Manila Biennale, Manila (2018).

Read more about Primavera.

Miriam Grundy