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Kit Wise, Artist Case Study

Kit Wise, Artist Case Study

Kit Wise > Biography

Kit Wise is a practicing artist, curator and writer. He has exhibited widely, including solo shows in Italy and Australia and has participated in international group shows such as the major survey show, Responding to Rome: British Artists in Rome, 1995 - 2005 at the Estorick Collection, London; LOOP ’08 film festival in Barcelona where he presented video work and was selected to represent Australia at the 2009 Asian Art Biennale in Taiwan, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Wise graduated from Oxford and earned an MFA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London and a PhD. At Monash University, 2012. He is currently Acting Head of Fine Art and a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Australia; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Course Coordinator and Studio Coordinator of Sculpture. Kit has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters and catalogue essays including texts for Australian and international art journals such as Frieze, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, and unMagazine. Kit is represented by Sarah Scout, Melbourne.

Kit Wise > Case study

Kit Wise is an established artist who has exhibited at Linden several times, most recently in a dual role as artist / curator of Witness, 2014. Witness examined the way in which artists respond to disaster, trauma and crisis. Wise’s video, After Tohoku, used found camera-phone footage of the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 to address the medium of film as a device for recording testimony. Kit has shown work at Linden in The Politics of Art (2010) and Natural Disaster (2008). Being involved with Linden contributed to the completion of his PhD and since exhibiting at Linden, Kit has been invited to curate exhibitions in public and commercial galleries; had work purchased by a private collector and been commissioned to make work. Kit benefited from exhibiting at Linden through the opportunity and exposure he received and was supported by Linden staff. Kit appreciated Linden’s uniqueness with regard to the building itself and the layout of the gallery spaces. He also enjoyed exhibiting in St. Kilda, a suburb with a rich history in the arts. 'The most important thing about working with Linden has been the opportunity to work with a highly professional team in a unique gallery format. The combination of these has generated an outstanding reputation for Linden, with which each exhibiting artist is associated.' Please find out more about Kit Wise > HERE

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