Raquel Ormella

 

Education

PhD Visual Arts, 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

2018

Visions of Australia program, Department of Communications and Art

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



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

     Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS 

     Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra

     Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Penrith, NSW

2018

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

     Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, VIC

     Horsham Regional Gallery, Horsham, VIC

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

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



Selected Groups Exhibitions

2018

Hunter Red: Seeing Red, The Lockup, Newcastle

State of the Union, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

2017

MCA Collection: Word, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

1917: The Greatest Strike, Carriageworks, Sydney

Material Politics, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

The Dust Never Settles, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane

The National, Art Gallery of New South Wales/Carriageworks/Museum of Contemporary Art

2016

Dissenting Voices, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Artists as Cartoonists, or Extended Black and White, Cross Art Projects, Potts Point, NSW

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

See you at the barricades, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

21, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

2014

Basil Sellers Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

2013   

California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, 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, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Optimism, GOMA, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD

The Ecologies Project, MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Better Places, PICA, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth 

Girls, Girls. Girls! 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, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

Transversa, 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, 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? Performance Space, Sydney

disobedience, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, Sydney

2004 

Cycle paths will abound in utopia, ACCA, Melbourne

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

2003 

Poetic Justice, The 8th Biennale of Istanbul, Turkey

The difference is the gap, ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand/ Aotearoa

Feedback, Art and social consciousness and resistance, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Anita and Beyond, 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, 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



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

Anneke Jaspers, Wayne Tunnicliffe, Genevieve O’Callaghan, eds., The National 2017: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2017. 

Wes Hill, review of Material Politics, Artlink, vol. 37, no. 2, Adelaide, 2017.

Vanessa Berry, Speculative space: Artists working with data, Artlink, vol. 37, no. 1, Adelaide, 2017.

Tsai Chao-Yi, ed., Artist Making Movement: 2015 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2015.

Dan Cameron, 2013 California-Pacific Triennial, New York, Penguin Random House, 2013.

Hayley McFarlene, Global Warming Painting, Black & White Drawings: Glenn Morgan; New Constellation: Raquel Ormella; The Surface of Language: Madeleine Kelly, Artlink, vol 33, no. 4, Adelaide, 2013.

Anna Waldmann, 9th Shanghai Biennale 2012: Reactivation, Art and Australia, vol. 50, no. 4, Melbourne, 2013.

Li Xiangyang, Xu Jiang, Reactivation: 9th Shanghai Biennale, The Power Station, Shanghai, 2012.

Reuben Keehan, ed., Raquel Ormella: she went that way. Artspace, Woolloomooloo, 2010. 

Bec Dean, Raquel Ormella and Andrew Bowers: life in the balance, Art and Australia, vol. 48, no.1, Melbourne, 2010.

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 Frencrah 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

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

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