Raquel Ormella

 

Education

2007 continuing PhD Visual Arts candidate, Australian National University

2003-5 Masters of Fine Arts, University of Western Sydney, Nepean

1997 Non award studies, Akademie der Bilden Kunst, Vienna, Austria

1992-6 Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Hons.), University of Western Sydney, Nepean

 

Awards/ Grants/ Prizes

2016

One Year Studio Artist, Artspace, Sydney

2012

Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW

2009

New Work Grant, Australia Council

2007

PHD scholarship, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University

New Work Grant, Arts ACT

New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2006 New Social Commentaries, Warnambol Regional Art Gallery

Capital Arts Patrons Organisation, Singapore Airways travelling grant.

2003 Australian Post graduate research scholarship, and UWS Research Bonus

2000 Western Sydney artist Fund, NSW Ministry for the Arts

1999 Australia Council Studio Residency, Barcelona, Spain

1996 Dyson Bequest travelling Scholarship, Art Gallery of NSW for study

1992 William Fletcher Trust Prize

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016  Artists as Cartoonists, or Extended Black & White, Cross Art Projects, Sydney

          Golden Soil, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2013   New Constellation, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2010   Walking Through Clearfells, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2009    She went that way, Artspace Sydney, Sydney.

2007   It’s a big experiment basically, International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia           

            (IASKA), Kellerberrin, WA.

2005 130 Davey St, Mori Gallery, Sydney

Just left of the right lift, In Art lifts, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2004 The unattainable simple, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2003 Pick me, Mori Gallery, Sydney

2002 Living in other peoples houses, Gertrude contemporary art spaces, Melbourne

2001 Living in other peoples houses, The Lounge, Casula Powerhouse Regional Gallery, Liverpool, Australia

2000 while sleeping, Mori Gallery, Sydney

Rental beige (incomplete), Blaugrau, Sydney

1998 What do you want from me? (groschen, pfennige, cents), Mori Gallery, Sydney

What do you want from me?(6 month lease at $180 a week, plus gallery rent $250 a week), 151 Regent Street Gallery, Redfern

Anxiety books, 151 Regent Street Gallery, Redfern

A is for Archive (sic), in collaboration with Lucas Ihlien, The Verge Perth

 

Groups Exhibitions

2016-2017

Dissenting Voices, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

2015   Artist Making Movement: 2015 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung

More love hours: Contemporary artists and craft, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

21, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

2014   Basil Sellers Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

2013   California-Pacific Triennial, Los Angeles

2012   Pavilions Project - Sydney, The 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai.

Social Networking, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

2010  Universes in Universe, Aichi Triennale, Nagoya

Change, MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art, Clayton, Victoria.

In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contempoarary Art, MCA, Sydney.

Zen to Kawall: The Japanese Effect, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane.

Tokyo Story, TWS, Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya Tokyo.

2009  Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of

            Contemporary Art, MCA, Sydney.

Problem Solving: Express Yourself, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne.

2008 Revolution-Forms that turn, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Optimism, curated by Julie Ewington, GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

The Ecologies Project, curated by Geraldine Barlow and Dr Kyla McFarlane, MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Better Places, Curator Melissa Keys, PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth,

Girls, Girls. Girls! curated by Lyndal Walker, The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, VIC,

Australian, Casula Powerhouse, curated by Nick Toutas, Casula, NSW

2007 Territorial, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT, 24Hr Art Darwin, NT

2006 If you leave me can I come too, curated by Bec Dean, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

Transversa, curated by Zara Stanhope, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile

Multiplicity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Yours, mine, ours, 50 years of the ABC, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith

2005 International Geographic, curated Christian Rattlemeyer, Artists Space, New York, USA

C’Town Bling, curated Anne Loxely, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown

Art is a social space, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown

Who’s Afraid of the Avant Garde? curated by Blair French Performance Space, Sydney

disobedience, curated by Zanny Begg and David McNeil, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney

2004 Cycle paths will abound in utopia, curated by Julianna Engberg, ACCA, Melbourne

City views, Museum of Brisbane, curated by Chris Handran, Brisbane

2003 Poetic Justice, The 8th Biennale of Istanbul, curated by Dan Cameron, Turkey

The difference is the gap, curated by Tobias Berger, ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand/ Aotearoa

Feedback, Art and social consciousness and resistance, curated by Charlotte Day, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Anita and Beyond, curated by Lisa Havilah, Lewers Bequest Penrith Regional Gallery

Home sweet home, National Art Gallery, Canberra, Australia and national tour

Boofheads and Scrubbers Revenge, Lewers Bequest Penrith Regional Gallery

2002 Cidades, 25th Sao Paulo Biennale, curated by Trevor Smith, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Bittersweet, curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Urban Anxiety, curated by Kate McMillan, Artrage 2002 Festival, Midlands, Western Australia and 1aspace, Hong Kong

 2001 Temporary Fixtures, curated by Jacqueline Phillips, Artspace, Sydney

Sunburn, curated by Anita Fricek, K3, Hamburg, Germany

 2000 Drawing Show, Mori Gallery, Sydney

Sydney!Vienna!, curated by Anita Fricek, Akademie der Bilden Kunst, Vienna, Austria

 1999 Talkback, Living Here Now, Art + Politics, Australian Perspecta 1999, curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe and Hetti Perkins, Art Gallery of NSW

 1998 Injection, The Performance Space, Sydney

Homemade, (with Lucas Ihlien) SOUTH, Sydney

 1997 Parking, Casula Powerhouse Regional Gallery, Liverpool

 

Performances and Video Screenings

2001 Squatfest, Squatspace, Sydney

New releases, curated by Emil Goh, Gallery 4a and Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

 2000 Super-Dupa-8, curated by Lucas Ihlien, Stuff gallery, London

Sydney! Vienna!, The depot, Vienna

 1999 Organiser, we always say we must do this more often, Art Gallery of NSW as part of Perspecta1999

 1998 Organiser, Projection, one night of artists video works, 151 Regent Street Gallery, Redfern

Be Seeing You..one night of video by artists, curated by Susan Norrie and Luke Parker, Mori Gallery, Sydney

 1997 Infernale, Interflugs, Hochsule de Kunste, Berlin, Germany

 

Public Art Commissions

 2003 Street banners on Elizabeth St, Sydney as part of Art and About, curated by Anne Loxely, commissioned by City of Sydney.

 2001 Public Art commission, Didatic models, NSW Public Works and Services for the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. Project co-ordinated by XSquared Design.

 1997 Public art commission, Community arts billboard project, Green valley Community Centre, commissioned by Liverpool Council.

 

Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

The University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Casula Powerhouse Regional Gallery, Liverpool, NSW, Australia

Warnambool Regional Art Gallery, Australia

Sir James and Lady Cruthers Collection, Perth, Australia

The Buxton Collection, Melbourne, Australia

Private collections Australia and overseas

 

Bibliography

Bec Dean, Raquel Ormella: landscape and complexity, Artlink, vol 28 no 3. Adelaide, 2008

Geraldine Barlow and Dr Kyla McFarlane, catalogue essay The Ecologies Project, MUMA, Melbourne, 2008

Daniel Palmer, review of the 16th Biennale of Sydney Art World, Issue 5, October/ November, Sydney, 2008

Max Delany, review of the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Freize, summer, London, UK, 2008

Anthony Gardener, review of the 16th Biennale of Sydney Column #2, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Stephanie Radok, review of the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Artlink, vol 28 no 3. Adelaide, 2008

Bec Dean, review of the 16th Biennale of Sydney Column #2, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Glenn Barkley, artist interview, Biennale of Sydney, Artist Profile, issue #4, 2008

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev ed. Revolution-Forms that turn, the 16th Biennale of Sydney, Thames and Hudson, 2008

David Broker, catalogue essay Territorial, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT, 2007

Blair French catalogue essay Who’s Afraid of the Avant Garde?, Performance Space, Sydney, 2006

Charlotte Day, ed. A Short ride in a Fast Machine: History of Gerturde Street Artists Spaces, Gerturde Street Artists Spaces, Melbourne, 2005

Zanny Begg catalogue essay disobedience, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney, 2005

Julianna Engberg catalogue essay Cycle paths will abound in utopia, ACCA, Melbourne, 2004

Annette Larkin, artists of the 21st millennium, The Australian Art Market Report, issue 11, Autumn, 2004

Rachel Kent, Istanbul Biennial, Poetic Justice, Art and Australia, vol 41, Autumn, no.3, 2004

Wayne Tunicliffe, catalogue essay Poetic Justice, Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2003

Charlotte Day, catalogue essay Feedback, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2003

Lisa Havilah, catalogue essay Anita and Beyond, Lewers Bequest Penrith Regional Gallery

Trevor Smith, Sydney, Cidades, Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil, 2002

Wayne Tunicliffe, catalogue essay Bittersweet, Art Gallery of NSW, 2002

Bruce James, review of Bittersweet, Sydney Morning Herald, 2.5.2002

Jacqueline Phillips, Topographic democracy? catalogue essay, Temporary

Spaces, Artspace, Sydney 2001

Raquel Ormella, artist pages, Uniglory, blaugrau, Sydney

Lena Lapschina, State Artist, State of the Arts #3, Culturepress, Austria, 2000

Bruce James, review of while sleeping, Sydney Morning Herald, 30.1.2000

Stephen O’Connell, review of Perspecta, Freize, winter, London, UK, 2000

Bec Dean, Perth, Australia, is a small city... MU magazine #05, surfacepseudart pty Ltd, Perth, 1999

Charles Green, Art and Politics: Living Here Now, review of Perspecta, Art and Australia, vol.37 no.3 2000

Bruce James, review of Perspecta, Sydney Morning Herald, 11.9.1999

David Broomfield, review A is for Archive (sic), The West Australian, December 1998

Bruce James, review of What do you want from me? (groschen pfennige, cents), Sydney Morning Herald, 29.8.1998