Curriculum Vitae

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Individual Exhibitions

2013 'Fantasticology Tokyo: faults, flesh and flowers, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2010 'One of Several Centres' Performance Space @ Carriageworks, Sydney
2009 '3 films made between 2005 and 2009 - FlatScreen Alex Kershaw', Beaconsfield, London, UK
'Phi Ta Khon Project' GRANTPIRRIE
2008 'One of Several Centres' Fremantle Arts Centre
2006 'A Lake Without Water', Artspace 'Petalody', GRANTPIRRIE
2004 'Coversations With Absent Others', GRANTPIRRIE
2003 'Geodetic Monuments', Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne)
2002 'Between Iran, Peter Hore and Australia', West Space (Melbourne)
'Eating Mao Zedong', Canberra Contemporary Art Space
'Hunting Peter Hore With Pigeons', Sherman ArtBox
1999 'Thoroughbred', Herringbone Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 'Boo Australia', Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile
2011 'Tokyo Story', Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan
2010 'Fabrications: The Theatre of Everyday Life', Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zürich, Switzerland
'Tropical Perspectives-Outside In / Inside Out', Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand
'The Alice Prize 2010', Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
2009 'International Short Film Festival Oberhausen' Oberhausen Germany
'Family Guy', Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
2008 'Wilson HTM Art Prize', Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
2007 'Perfect for every occasion: photography today', Heide Museum of Modern Art
'National Portrait Prize' National Portrait Gallery
2006 'Ghosts of the Coast', Gallery 4a, Asia Australia Arts Centre
'Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award', Gold Coast City Art Gallery
'Flaming Youth', Orange Regional Art Gallery
2005 'The Grey Voice', Tin Sheds Gallery
'The Blake Prize for Religious Art', Sir Herman Black Gallery
2004 'Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship', Artspace
2003 'Terrain', Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
'Vision', GRANTPIRRIE Gallery
'Artbox Inc.', Sherman Galleries Goodhope
2002 'Others', Art Gallery of NSW
'Festivus', Sherman Galleries Goodhope
'The Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship Exhibition', Sir Herman Black Gallery
'Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship', Artspace
'Attention Span', Free Space (Scots Church)
'Transfer', Gallery Wren
'Expo 2002', Imperial Slacks Gallery
2001 '"... ', Gallery Wren
'Stellar', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
'Serial Sevens', Imperial Slacks Gallery
2000 'Perfect Strangers', Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and the Canberra Contemporary Art Space
'Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship', Artspace
'Recent Acquisitions', Sir Herman Black Gallery
'Critical Mass', Herringbone Gallery
'Urban Documents', First Draft
1999 'New Australian Photo-Artists Award', Australian Centre for Photography
'Fluid', First Draft
'Archival Purposes', First Draft



Ph.D. Concentration in Art Practice, Dept. of Visual Arts, University of California San Diego

2010 Masters of Fine Art, College of Fine Arts, University of
New South Wales
2000 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales



International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, USA
Artspace Studio Residency, Sydney, Australia


International Creator Residency Program, Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan

2010 SiteWorks Residency, Bundanon Trust, West Cambewarra, NSW, Australia

Asialink Grant, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

2002Artist in Residence, Scots Church Association, NSW, Sydney



Skills and Arts Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

2012 Ph.D. Scholarship, University of California San Diego, Visual Arts Department
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, American Australian Association
2011 New Work Commission, Bundanon Trust, NSW
2010Connections Residency & New Work Grant, Inter-arts, Australia Council for the Arts

National Association for Visual Artists Marketing Grant
Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme, College of Fine Arts, UNSW

2008 Asialink Grant
2007 New Work Grant (Established), Australia Council
2004 New Work Grant (Emerging), Australia Council
2003 1st Prize Sherman ArtBox Inc.
2002 Artist in Residence, Scots Church Association
2001 Goethe Institute Language Scholarship
2000 Freedman Foundation Scholarship
Honours Scholarship
1999 Kodak Australasia Colour Photography Award
1998 National Association for Visual Artists Marketing Grant
GAS scheme Grant


2012 'A Brooklyn Warehouse For Aspiring Artists', Times Newsweekly, February 16th, 2012, by Sam Goldman.

'A Moving Image that can Remember Its Past Lives', Experimental Media, Public #44. Pp. 136-147, by David Teh

'An Excerpt from Fantasticology: Participatory Video and the 'Impossibility' of the Other', Excerpt Magazine, Issue 1, Jan 2011, by Amy Marjoram and Kate Robertson
2010 'Desert dominates the Alice Prize', Alice Springs News, May 6, by Kieran Finnane.
'Show centres on Alice', The Advocate, 9th Feb 2010, by Miriam Raphael
'Alex Kershaw: Interview', das Super Paper, Issue 11, pp 35-38 by Juliet Gauchat,
'Place: confirmed and displaced', Real Time 96, April-May 2010, by Ella Mudie
'One of Several Centres', catalogue essay by Zara Stanhope, Feb 2010
2009 'Look!: Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980', by Anne Marsh
'Video art at PICA and Fremantle Atrs Centre', Realtime Arts, issue #89 Feb-March 2009, by Jonathan Marshall
'Isaan Dreaming: Media and the Symbolic in Alex Kershaw's Phi Ta Khon Project', exhibition catalogue, GRANTPIRRIE, by David Teh
2008 New Work: Alex Kershaw, Interview with Amber McCulloch, Artworld Dec 2008 /Jan 2009
2007 'Not Just a Pretty Picture: Art as Ecological Communication', Researching Environmental Concerns, edited by Gavin Birch Sydney University Press, by Dr. Catriona Moore
'Alex Kershaw', Art and Australia, Volume 44 No.3 Autumn, page 449 by Dougal Phillips
'Landscape with vestiges: Alex Kershaw's A Lake Without Water,' Reuben Keehan (ed.), Artspace Projects 2006, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney by David Teh
'a desolation too real', Realtime Arts, issue #76 Dec-Jan 2006, p55, by Bec Dean
2006 The Deep End - Radio National, In conversation with Amanda Smith, 17th October, Click to View
The Art Life Podcast Ep #3, Andrew Frost in conversation Sean O'Brien, 1st November, download podcast at Click to View
Eastside Radio, Arts Tuesday with Sean O'Brien, 7th November, 89.7FM, download podcast at - Click to View
2005 'The Marker : Alex Kershaw', Arts on Sunday with Julie Copeland, ABC RADIO National, 576AM, April 17th Click to View
'Conversations With Absent Others', Exhibition Catalogue, by Adam Geczy
2004 'Exhibitions', Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, p27, Nov26-Dec2, by Tracey Clement
'Art', Qantas Magazine, Nov, 2004, p137, by Lucy West
2003 'Artbox Inc', Exhibition Catalogue, by Russell Storer
'Perfect Vision', State of the Arts, Click to View Website, 6/5/03.
'Go West, Young Artist', Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, May 23, p22, by Peter Hill
'Exhibition offers Challenge, Weekend Advocate, May 3, p12.
'Terrain', Exhibition Catalogue, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, by Peter Hill
2002 'Others', Exhibition Catalogue, by Judy Annear
'A Surfeit of Style', Broadsheet Vol. 31, No. 4, Dec, by Blair French
'Others', Qantas Magazine, October 2002, p139, by Julia Richardson
Capturing the Mundane or the Strange in Matter of Fact Ways', Look Magazine, Sept, p17-18.
'Today's Best', Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 19th Sept, p14.
'Eating Mao Zedong', City News, The Canberra Review, 19th Sept - 9th Oct, p27.
'Others: Contemporary Photography in Sydney', Click to View Website, 16th Sept.
'Serial Sevens', Eyeline, No 47, Summer 2001/02, p41, by Tanya Peterson
2001 'Fresh', Photofile #62, p27, by Daniel Palmer
'Mixed Media', Black & White, issue 52.
'Memorable Images', The Canberra Times, 23rd of Feb, p12, by Sasha Grishin
'Doing it for the Camera', Broadsheet, June/July, by Shane Breynard
2000 'The things that Bill Sees', Perfect Strangers Exhibition Catalogue, by Blair French
'Public Face of Privacy', The Melbourne Age, 9th Aug, p7, by Robert Nelson
'Seven Talents Granted a Passport to The World', Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, 22nd Dec.
1999 'Magnets Cause Us To Move', Art Write, vol 17, p47-49, Tina Wearing
'Worlds Apart', Exhibition Catalogue, 'New Australian Photo-Artists Award', Australian Centre for Photography.
'Shutter to Think', Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 10th Dec, p24, by Sebastian Smee


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  • Artbank
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  • University of Sydney Union Art Collection
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