2016-19 master of fine arts, monash university, melbourne AU
2018 visiting graduate student, piet zwart institute, rotterdam NL
2012-15 bachelor of fine arts hons. (first class honours), monash university, melbourne AU
2013 study abroad program, prato campus IT
2018 writing workshop with artist/poet jen bervin: tactile notation, monash university, melbourne AU
2017 writing workshop with artist/writer sabrina soyer, how to become..., the cheapest university, paris FR
2017 seminars with karen barad + boris groys, european graduate school, saas-fee CH
2017 workshop with artist/jeweller peter bauhuis, akademie für gestaltung und design, munich DE
2017 workshop with artist michael beutler, sommerakademie, salzburg AT
selected solo + dual projects
2019 [forthcoming] hold said, HAYDENS, brunswick, mebourne AU
2018 avulsion afloat: your caregiver will do what is best for you, collaborative performance with johanna winters, vermont studio centre US
2016 to maybe stir the edge of a hole's hind leg, c3 contemporary, melbourne AU
2015 between (and not in-between), bus projects, melbourne AU
2014 recognition, pending..., rubicon ari, melbourne AU
selected group projects
2018 xmas studio show, HAYDENS, brunswick, melbourne AU
2018 scratch night, organised by bobby sayers, piet zwart institute, rotterdam NL
2017 what the work tells about the tools, sommerakademie, salzburg AT
2017 entangling matter and meaning: interferences for workshop, curated by jussi koitela, treignac projet FR
2016 ocean/océano, curated by greg whitear, hilo gallery, buenos aires AR
2016 space material, curated by david thomas, muma, melbourne AU
2016 hi vis, co-curated by grace herbert and theia connell, visual bulk, hobart AU
2016 melbourne central art loop: inaugural exhibition, curated by mars gallery, melbourne central AU
2015 darebin art prize, bundoora homestead art centre, melbourne AU
2015 mada now: graduand exhibition, monash university, melbourne AU
2015 feeling without touching, curated by jacqueline stojanovic, bouverie studios/artmeet ari, melbourne AU
2015 objectifying elsewhere, curated by luke letorneau, seventh gallery, melbourne AU
2015 hatched: national graduate show, pica, perth AU
2015 lovers in the parking lot, curated by hana earles, artmeet ari, melbourne AU
2014 no werk, curated by ace wagstaff, trocadero art space, melbourne AU
2014 superfictions 1: the artfair murders | peter hill (superfictions), kings ari, melbourne AU
2018 Take Note SOFT Hands SOFT hands, KIOSK @ galerie lecq, rotterdam NL
2015 an afterthought, artmeet @ goodtime studios, melbourne AU
2015 who drew that star on the blackboard: darren nedza (with jacqueline stojanovic), artmeet @ rubicon ari, melbourne AU
writing + publications
2019 ‘mouth mouth’, exhibition text for BIKINI space, basel CH
2018 ‘sentimental soX’, how to become a soft corpse recomposed in light fabric, issue #2, DQ press, paris FR
2018 ‘sentimental soX’, Take Note SOFT Hands SOFT hands, KIOSK @ galerie lecq, rotterdam NL
2018 ‘pigeon guano (((;)>’, for ida lennartson’s pigeon guano post-card publication, berlin DE
2018 ‘orange that dots the i', pears books, melbourne AU
2017 ‘to the skin on boiled milk’, how to become a body double, issue #1, dear queer press, paris FR
awards, grants, scholarships + residencies
2018 grant: cultuur concreet cultural grant (with madison bycroft), for launch of the cheapest university's publication how to become... #2 in rotterdam NL
2018 grant: post-graduate travel grant, monash university AU
2018 residency + grant: vermont studio centre + merit grant US
2017 residency: entangling meaning and matter on karen barad, treignac projet FR
2017 grant: salzburg sommerakademie AT
2016-19 scholarship and stipend: australian post-graduate award AU
2016 residency: visual bulk, hobart AU
2016 finalist: darebin art prize AU
2015 finalist: dr harold schenberg art prize AU
2015 award: bachelor of fine art honours award AU
2015 grant: foundation of youth excellence, for travel to perth for exhibition at PICA AU
2014 award: les kossatz memorial sculpture award AU
2010 scholarship + award: australian academy of design photography award AU
other related activity
2015-18 monash university museum of art (muma), melbourne AU, museum assistant
2014-16 artmeet ari, melbourne AU, co-founder + curator
2016 tero/ética art institution, san josé CR, installation + public programs assistant
2015-16 mona foma + dark mofo, museum of old and new art, hobart AU, front of house assistant
2015 kim lucas of architects of air, artist assistant for exxopolis
2014 runt link gallery, melbourne AU, board member
2013-14 scott livesey galleries, melbourne AU, gallery assistant
2013 peer assisted study sessions for art theory, monash university, melbourne AU, student mentor
rachel arts and writes, and is based in melbourne.
she is currently completing her post-graduate research at monash university.
rachel works across media, and likes details.
she works with texts, publications, sculptures, exchanges, whispers, events, some hand held things.
those that fit in the pocket like notes, folded, or like rings which sit around the fat of a finger. why?
she is interested in bubbles.
likes a lot of surface area.
and how space engages in meaning-making, of a work(ing). how layers leak.
rachel works collaboratively and situationally
generally in bits.
and sometimes with citation.
she works to try make sense of meaning-making in relation to context, through layers of association
to articulate a way of thinking that is relational.
likes to let the mind move between two things--
the thing and the thing and how the two things become another thing, sometimes shifting.
like how their layers can shift shift between slipping between is between.
she had a stint working with pores, i mean process - unfolding the inherent qualities of a material.
now rachel is all about / how work relates to the hand, as a site.
currently working on _ORANGES_ / _POCKETS_ / _HANDS_ + _the little i_
she like projects. and emails. though slow at both.
works on many things at once. rachel is a snail.
she lives in kew with many fruit trees.