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Rachel Schenberg is an artist and writer, currently living on Gadigal land (Sydney).



TERTIARY EDUCATION

2022–25 Doctor of Philosophy, Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2016-19  Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne
2018       Visiting Graduate Student, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam NL
2012-15  Bachelor of Fine Arts Hons. (First Class), Monash University, Melbourne
2013        Fine Art Study Abroad Program, Prato IT



FURTHER EDUCATION

2021        Tai Shani: From One Lost Coordinate on the Temporal Plane to Another, writing course, CAMP, FR
2020        Astrid Lorange: Otherwise Possibilities, Critical Art Writing workshop, Free Association, Melbourne
2018        Jen Bervin: Tactile Notation, 1-day writing workshop, organised by Fayen d’Evie, through Monash University, Melbourne
2017        Sabrina Soyer: How To Become a Lesbian, New Narrative writing + translation workshop, The Cheapest University, Paris FR
2017        Karen Barad + Boris Groys, philosophy seminars, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee CH
2017        Michael Beutler: What work says about the tools, sculpture workshop, Sommerakademie, Salzburg AT
2017        Peter Bauhuis, jewellery workshop, Akademie für Gestaltung und Design, Munich DE



SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS

2025        [forthcoming] duo exhibition with Meredith Turnbull, Alta Forma, Melbourne
2024        pocket flood drop,, with Simon Bérard, Bus Projects, Melbourne
2023        WORDING] IN BRACKETS, Working at Heights, Melbourne
2022        like two pears, with Simon Bérard, KNULP, Sydney
2019        May-old hold, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne
2019        hold said, HAYDENS, Brunswick, Melbourne
2018        Avulsion Afloat: your caregiver will do what is best for you, collaborative performance with Johanna Winters, Vermont Studio Center USA
2016        To maybe stir the edge of a hole's hind leg, c3 Contemporary, Melbourne
2015        Between (and not in-between), Bus Projects, Melbourne
2014        Recognition, Pending..., Rubicon ARI, Melbourne



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024         [forthcoming] Working At Heights, curated by Tim Woodward, Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne
2024         Language Exchange, curated by Amy Prcevich, Fairfield City Museum + Gallery, Sydney
2023         errant forms, curated by Claire de Carteret and Niko Plaskas, Tiles, Sydney
2022         The General Public, 99%, Melbourne
2022         Say it Again, curated by Alex Gawronski, new jörg, Vienna, AT
2022        Holding in the hand, curated by James Lynch, Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne
2021        Pavlova for my soul, curated by Emma Nixon, MADA Gallery, Melbourne 
2021        Cooking with John, curated by Amalia Lindo + Jacqueline Stojanović, HAYDENS, Melbourne
2020        Niche Fetishe #002, hosted by Francis Carmody and HeeJoon Youn, Niche Fetische, Melbourne
2020        a map with feet for letters, HDR Graduate Exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne
2019        Video Snack, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond USA
2019        Terms and Conditions, curated by Adam Cruickshank, in BOOKWORKS, MUMA, Melbourne
2018        XMAS Show, HAYDENS, Melbourne
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
2016        Hi Vis, co-curated by Grace Herbert and Theia Connell, Visual Bulk, Hobart
2016        Melbourne Central Art Loop, curated by Mars Gallery, Melbourne Central
2015        MADA Now: Graduate exhibition, Monash University, Melbourne
2015        Feeling without touching, curated by Jacqueline Stojanovic, Bouverie Studios and Artmeet ARI, Melbourne
2015        Objectifying Elsewhere, curated by Luke Letorneau, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2015        HATCHED: National Graduate Show, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth
2015        Lovers in the Parking Lot, curated by Hana Earles, Artmeet ARI, Melbourne
2014        Superfictions 1:The ArtFair Murders | Peter Hill (Superfictions), Kings ARI, Melbourne



CURATORIAL PROJECTS 

2018       Take Note SOFT Hands SOFT hands, KIOSK @ Galerie Lecq, Rotterdam NL
2015       An Afterthought, Goodtime Studios and Artmeet ARI, Melbourne
2015       Who Drew That Star on the Blackboard (with Jacqueline Stojanovic), Rubicon ARI and Artmeet ARI, Melbourne



BOOKS

2023       Certainly (certainly), with Jordi Infeld, No More Poetry, Melbourne
2019       Quail eggs eaten from the hand in fog make everything aphrodisiac, True Belief, Melbourne
2019       mouth mouth, True Belief, Melbourne
2019       To the skin on boiled milk, True Belief, Melbourne
2018       orange that dots the i, Pears Books, Melbourne



OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2023        ‘Almost [M]otel,’ essay-poem in How to Become Daughters of Darkness (ed. Sabrina Soyer), DQ Press, Paris FR
2023        ‘ALLS’, exhibition text for Trilogy, solo exhibition by Patrick Lundberg, Paludal, Ōtautahi Aotearoa NZ
2023       ‘like two pears,’ essay-poem in Australian Poetry Journal (ed. Emily Stewart), Issue 12.2, AU
2022       ‘Long-winded,’ poem in visual poetry magazine, PEBBLE, No. 4, Sydney
2021        Review of Gareth Morgan's and Harry Reid's poetry chapbooks, Cordite Poetry Review, Melbourne
2021        ‘Certainly (certainly) [excerpt],’ with Jordi Infeld, poems in GEL Mag: Dreams, Issue 3, Sydney 
2021        ‘Missing box, loose shoe.’ essay-poem in un Magazine 15.1 (ed. Snack Syndicate), Melbourne
2021        ‘like two pears,’ essay-poem in Otherwise Possibilities (ed. Astrid Lorange), Free Association, Melbourne
2019        ‘cc: mug (on the work of Ian Milliss)’, Terms & Conditions Compendium, True Belief, Melbourne
2019        ‘5484 orange world’ in HEADS, Issue 9, UDLI Editions, North Carolina USA 
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, Rotterdam NL 
2018        ‘Pigeon Guano (((;)>’ in Ida Lennartson’s Pigeon Guano post-card publication, Berlin DE 
2018        Orange that dots the i, Pears Books, Melbourne
2017        ‘To the skin on boiled milk’, How to Become a Body Double, Issue 1, DQ Press, Paris FR



READINGS

2023        Salad Days, Work in Progress, Athens GR
2023        There is no everyday life, with Allison Grimaldi Donahue, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome IT
2023        Publication launch: How To Become Daughters of Darkness, rile* bookshop, Brussels BE
2023        Radio sound work: Certainly (certainly), on Radio Insomnia (7-9 July) as part of InSomnolence exhibition, curated by Anabelle Lacroix and Nicolas Montgermont, Agora-Hydro Quebec, Coeur des Sciences, Tiohtià:ke/Montréal CA
2023        Publication launch: Certainly (certainly), with Mitchel Cumming, Emily Steward, Snack Syndicate, and daniel ward, KNULP, Sydney
2023        Exhibition closing: lfp close-readers, organised by Clare Milledge for her solo exhibition lfp mottled and green: looking for a cleric sib, with Green Face Group, Snack Syndicate, Tom Melick + Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, STATION Gallery, Sydney
2023        Publication launch + panel discussion: Limiting Writing to Expand Thought: Certainly (certainly), NGV Art Book Fair, Melbourne
2023       && #5, with Mitchel Cumming, Barret House Randwick, Sydney 
2023       Our Songs: a Reading Series, with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Anupama Pilbrow, and Tom Melick, hosted by Astrid Lorange and Andrew Brooks, UNSW Blackbox, Sydney
2022        Warm Currency, poetry reading, with Meg Clune and Mitchel Cumming, Pratten Park Grandstand, Sydney
2021        un 15.1 + 15.2 fundraiser, West Space, Melbourne
2020        Polymorphic Station: De Player & Liquid Architecture, NGV Pirate Radio, Melbourne
2019        A Word Project #1, curated by John Nixon, Reading Room, Melbourne
2018        Publication launch: Take Note SOFT Hands SOFT hands, KIOSK at Galerie Lecq, Rotterdam NL
2018        Publication launch: How to Become a Soft Corpse, Koffie & Ambacht, Rotterdam NL
2018        Scratch Night, organised by Bobby Sayers, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam NL
2018        Artists who write too much, Vermont Studio Centre, Johnson USA
2017        Publication launch: How to Become a Body Double, ENSBA, Lyon FR
2017        Publication launch: How to Become a Body Double, The Cheapest University, Carreau de Temple, Paris FR



AWARDS, GRANTS + RESIDENCIES

2023        Residency: Temporary Position Writing Residency, Kioni, Ithaca GR
2022-23  Grant: Randwick Council Community Creative Grant, Sydney
2022        Bursary: The Network for New York School Studies (NNYSS), University of Birmingham UK
2022        Scholarship + Stipend: Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP), University of New South Wales
2016-19  Scholarship + Stipend: Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP), Monash University
2018        Grant: Cultuur Concreet Cultural Grant, Rotterdam NL
2018        Grant: Post-Graduate Travel Grant, Monash University
2018        Residency + Grant: Vermont Studio Centre + Merit Grant USA
2017        Residency: Entangling Matter and Meaning on Karen Barad, Treignac Project FR
2017        Grant: Salzburg Sommerakademie AT
2016        Residency: Visual Bulk, Hobart
2016        Finalist: Darebin Art Prize, Darben Art Centre AU
2015        Finalist: Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, PICA AU
2015        Award: Bachelor of Fine Art Honours Award, Monash University AU
2015        Grant: Foundation of Youth Excellence, Glen Eira City Council AU
2014        Award: Les Kossats Memorial Sculpture Award AU
2010        Scholarship + Award: Photography Award, Australian Academy of Design



OTHER RELATED ACTIVITY 

2022-24   &&, Randwick, Sydney, poetry reading + film-screening series, co-run with Mitchel Cumming
2013-21   Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne, museum administrator
2018        De Player, Rotterdam NL, production, publishing + distribution 
2014-16  Artmeet ARI, Melbourne, co-initiator + co-curator
2016        TEOR/éTica Art Institution, San José CR, installation + public programs assistant
2015-16   MONA FOMA + Dark MOFO, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, front of house
2014         Runt Link Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne AU, board member
2013-14   Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne, gallery assistant






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