2017

Creative Approaches
A workshop and discussion with myself and Abdul Abdullah
Saturday 14 October, 2017
1:30 - 3pm
@ Peacock Gallery, Auburn


2017 Incinerator Art Award: Art For Social Change
Very pleased to be a finalist in this award alongside some very fine artists including: Hayley Millar-Baker, Sheena Colquhoun, Jacquelene Drinkall, Carly Fischer, Rew Hanks, Heather Hesterman, Alana Hunt, Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill, Thea Jones, Aaron Martin, Mohsen Meysami, Phuong Ngo, Becc Ország, Perdita Phillips, Jacob Raupach, Georgia Robenstone, Paul Trefry, Matthew Vaughan Yandell Walton and Sharon West.
The Incinerator Art Award is a showcase of artists who interrogate contemporary culture with practices that either overtly engage with activism, or that operate in more subtle ways to achieve their goals. The award is inspired by the original architects of the Incinerator Gallery, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony. They believed that art and architecture practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change.
Exhibition opens | Friday 6 October, 2017
Exhibition dates | 7 October - 26 November, 2017
@ Incinerator Gallery, Mooney Ponds, Victoria


Proximity Festival, Perth
26 September - 7 October, 2017
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RN Books and Arts, "One-on-one theatre at Perth's Proximity Festival"


Re: Blackface
I would like to reiterate my apology to Aboriginal, black and coloured communities who saw the promotional image of my work, which included a (white) face painted with black. I should have consulted with people from those communities in the planning stages of the work. I understand that the use of blackface has been, and continues to be used to oppress and degrade Aboriginal people. And that by painting my face black, I had unintentionally touched upon that fresh and ever-present wound - for that I am deeply sorry. I will ensure that none of my future works will include faces painted with black. I remain deeply committed to the fight for justice for Aboriginal Australians. I would also like to express my respect to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, on whose land I live and work.
Please see official statement:
https://www.mca.com.au/events/i-will-always-love-you-cigdem-aydemir/


IN DISCUSSION @ MCA
Saturday 3 June, 1-1.30pm
Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2
MCA, Sydney


Article in Mercury, 18/01/17 atlas


SAFE. Salamanca Arts Centre / MOFO Festival 2017
New work being presented for Salamanca Arts Centre and MOFO festival in Kelly's Garden, Hobart.
More to come!
Exhibition opens | Tuesday 17 January, 2017
@ Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
SAFE


2016


NSW Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition 2016 - Artist Talks
Saturday 26 November, 2pm
@ Artspace, Sydney


Runway issue #32 Re/production
[RE/PRODUCTION] features work from artists and writers working across Australia, who have explored questions surrounding the politics of reproductive labour in the arts, social reproduction and the reproduction of precarity, biological and queer reproduction, the sustainable reproduction of the environment, and overlaps between and negations of the forces driving these processes.
[RE/PRODUCTION] features contributions from over 20 Australian experimental artists and art writers, including Amelia Wallin, Aurora Scott, Camille Serisier, Cigdem Ayemdir, Clare Cooper & Kirsten Seale, Connie Anthes & Rebecca Gallo, Cynthia Verspaget, Karolina Novak, Linda Dement & Amy Ireland, Luke Letourneau, Macushla Robinson, Melinda Rackham, Quinn Eades, Susannah Smith, Teri Hoskin, VNS Matrix, and Zahra Stardust & Helen Hester.
Issue launch | Saturday 26 November, 2016
@ Casula Powerhouse, Sydney


2016 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging).
Honoured to be a finalist alongside contemporary emerging artists: Tully Arnot, Frances Barrett, Tim Bruniges, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Julian Day, James Nguyen, Giselle Stanborough, Angela Tiatia and Adri Valery Wens.
Exhibition opens | Tuesday 8 November
Exhibition dates | 8 November - 10 December, 2016
@ Artspace, Sydney


DRAWING CONVERSATIONS
Extending the themes of dialogue and exchange between artists, the Drawing Conversations exhibition follows a simple format: artists who lecture in the NAS Drawing Department will exhibit a drawing and invite one artist from outside the School to contribute a drawing. With work by over sixty artists, including speakers from the Symposium and final year MFA students from the National Art School, the exhibition will bring to light a diversity of ideas, processes and images.
Exhibition dates | 28 - 30 September, 10am - 5pm
@ Rayner Hoff Project Space, National Art School, Sydney


UNBUTTONED // A FESTIVAL OF GENDER, ART AND YOU
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INTEGRATION SALON @ The Marrickville Garage / Facebook invite

Exhibition open 6 -7 August 2016 11-5pm
Closing drinks 2pm Sunday 7th August
Performance at 3pm Sunday 7th August



'The 'queering' of Hobart's monuments: ridiculous pink condoms or important public art?' The Guardian, 22/06/16








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