Opening: Wednesday 26 February, 6-8pm
Dates: 26 February-15 March 2014
A recurring theme across all of Veronica Kent’s work is the visual investigation of forces that might connect us such as telepathy, love, and wonder, and her practice incorporates wide research and investigation into myriad periods of art history, story telling and visual culture in the pursuit of this. Veronica is also one half of The Telepathy Project, an ongoing collaboration with Sean Peoples exploring telepathy as both a metaphor and method for making relationships that explore alternate ways of knowing, making and being together.
Veronica studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Recent exhibitions include Dreaming the Collection for 'Melbourne Now' (NGV 2013), 'Dream Studio' (Gertrude Contemporary 2013) 'Dreaming the Arabian Sea', ([en]counters Festival, Mumbai, India 2013), 'Funny Face' (Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane 2012), 'Speech Objects', (Musée de l’Objet, Blois, France 2011), 'Telepathy and Love: The Spanish Apartment' (OZCO Barcelona Studio, Spain and West Space, Melbourne 2011), and 'Material Conversion' (Grimmuseum, Berlin 2011)
Veronica has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies including the Australia Council for the Arts 2011 Barcelona Residency and ArtStart grants, 2011 Melbourne University traveling scholarships to research at the Freud Museums in London and Vienna, the Dowd Foundation traveling scholarship in Athens, The Australian Post Graduate Award, Arts Victoria and City of Melbourne Presentation grants and was a 2011-2013 studio resident at Gertrude Contemporary. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, the United States and Europe.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.