CV

Simon Maid­ment

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Recent Pro­fes­sional History

  • 2016 – present    Senior Cura­tor, Con­tem­po­rary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
  • 2013 – 2016    Cura­tor, Con­tem­po­rary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.
  • 2008 – present    Direc­tor, Satel­lite Art Projects.
  • 2010 – 2011    Act­ing Cura­tor (Exhi­bi­tions), Monash Uni­ver­sity Museum of Art | MUMA.
  • 2008 – 2010    Visual Arts Coor­di­na­tor, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008, 2009, 2010.
  • 2005 – 2008    Direc­tor, West Space.
  • 2000 – 2002    Lec­turer, Cre­ative Media, RMIT University.

Edu­ca­tion

  • PhD Can­di­date; Cen­tre for Ideas, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, Uni­ver­sity of Melbourne
  • Bach­e­lor of Media Arts; RMIT University.

Cura­tor, Project Manager

  • Co-Curator – NGV Tri­en­nial 2017, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017 — 2018 (in development).
  • Cura­tor – Gareth San­som: Trans­former, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017 — 2018 (in development).
  • Con­tribut­ing cura­tor – Who’s afraid of colour, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016 — 2017.
  • Co-Curator – Shut up and paint, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016 — 2017.
  • Cura­tor – Lee Ming­wei: The Mov­ing Gar­den, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016 — 2017.
  • Cura­tor, with Gre­gory Evans – David Hock­ney: Cur­rent, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016 — 2017.
  • Cura­tor – Sub­odh Gupta: Every­day Divine, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016.
  • Co-Curator – Lurid Beauty: Aus­tralian Sur­re­al­ism and its Echoes, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015 — 2016.
  • Cura­tor – Richard Mosse: The Enclave, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015 — 2016.
  • Cura­tor – Ryan Tre­cartin: Re’Search Wait’S ‚ National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015.
  • Cura­tor – Carsten Höller: Golden Mir­ror Carousel, Mel­bourne Fes­ti­val, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2014.
  • Co-Curator – SITUATIONS, RMIT Design Hub, 2014.
  • Co-Curator with Sally Gray – David McDi­armid: When this you see remem­ber me, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2014.
  • Co-Curator – Mel­bourne Now, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2013 — 2014.
  • NGV Coor­di­nat­ing Cura­tor, with Louise Neri – Pedro Reyes: Dis­arm, Mel­bourne Fes­ti­val, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2013.
  • Cura­tor – Aus­tralian projects, [En]counters pro­gram of Live Art & Per­for­mance, Mum­bai pub­lic sphere, Jan­u­ary 2013.
  • Cura­tor – Gar­den Pavil­ion for Vic­to­ria Green, Mel­bourne Dock­lands, VicUr­ban & City of Mel­bourne (in development).
  • Cura­tor – Be Free tem­po­rary com­mis­sion, South­gate, DEXUS Prop­erty Group 2012.
  • Cura­tor – Deep Sea Chanties, Martha McDon­ald com­mis­sion, 2012.
  • Cura­tor, Project Man­ager – Princes Pier acti­va­tion and her­itage inter­pre­ta­tion for Major Projects Vic­to­ria 2011.
  • Cura­tor – River­side Corolla, John Meade, South­gate per­ma­nent art com­mis­sion, DEXUS Prop­erty Group 2011.
  • Co-Curator with Natalie King – Civil Twi­light End, Kate Daw & Stew­art Rus­sell, Satel­lite Art Projects Goods Shed North pub­lic art com­mis­sions, Mel­bourne Dock­lands 2011.
  • Assis­tant Cura­tor with Max Delany – SLAVE PIANOS | PUNKASILA | PIPELINE TO OBLIVION, 3 Projects by Danius Kesmi­nas and col­lab­o­ra­tors, Monash Uni­ver­sity Museum of Art 2011.
  • Assis­tant Cura­tor with Geral­dine Bar­low – NETWORKS [cells & silos], Monash Uni­ver­sity Museum of Art 2011.
  • Co-Curator – Dying in Spite of the Mirac­u­lous, Gertrude Con­tem­po­rary, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2010.
  • Cura­tor – Open House, Gor­don Matta-Clark, the Arts Cen­tre, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Cura­tor – Long After Tonight, Matt Stokes, Malt­house The­atre, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Co-Curator with Han­nah Fox and Brett Sheehy – Sacred Selec­tions, Bishi, Cameron Car­pen­ter and Matt Stokes, Mel­bourne Town Hall, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Project Man­ager – 21:21:21, Long Gallery, Hobart, Mona Foma Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Visual Arts Coor­di­na­tor – Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008, 2009 and 2010.
  • Co-Curator with Amy Bar­clay and Alessio Cav­allero – Ecsta­tic City Mini­plex Pro­gram, video works by 29 Aus­tralian artists, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria moat, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008.
  • Assis­tant Cura­tor with Kristy Edmunds – Land250 & The Coral Sea, Patti Smith, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008.
  • Assis­tant Cura­tor with Kristy Edmunds – Evo­lu­tion of Fear­less­ness, Lynette Wall­worth, Mur­ray White Room, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008.
  • Assis­tant Cura­tor with Kristy Edmunds – Ecsta­tic City, Chris Doyle, NGV facade, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008.
  • Co-Project Man­ager – 21:100:100, Gertrude Con­tem­po­rary Art Projects, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2008.
  • Cura­tor, Com­mis­sioner – RUR, Ron­nie van Hout, Satel­lite Art Projects & Mel­bourne Art Fair, Royal Mel­bourne Exhi­bi­tion Build­ings 2008.
  • Co-Curator with Mark Feary – The Devo­lu­tion Project exhi­bi­tion, West Space & Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Queens­land, 2008.
  • Con­tribut­ing Cura­tor – The Inde­pen­dence Project exhi­bi­tion, Galerie Petronas (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), 2007–2008.
  • Aus­tralian Co-Curator, Writer, with Vikki McInnes – Move on Asia; Alter­na­tive Space Loop, Seoul, Korea, 2007.
  • Project Coor­di­na­tor – Mak­ing Space: artist-run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria, state-wide project involv­ing 21 organ­i­sa­tions, 2007.
  • Con­tribut­ing Cura­tor – Too Near Too Far exhi­bi­tion, careof, Milan, Italy, 2007.
  • Aus­tralian Project Man­ager, Cura­to­r­ial Advi­sor – Rapt! 20 Con­tem­po­rary Artists from Japan, Australia-wide, 2006.
  • Aus­tralian Co-Curator, Writer, with Vikki McInnes – Clash & Net­work – Move on Asia; Alter­na­tive Space Loop, Seoul, Korea, 2006.
  • Co-Curator – SELEKTA; West Space Gallery 2005.

Writer, Speaker, Editor

  • Co-editor, Writer – NGV Tri­en­nial 2017, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • Edi­tor, Writer – Gareth San­som: Trans­former, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • Speaker/Chair – Brook Andrew & Trent Wal­ter, Art Book Fair, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017.
  • Writer – Brook Andrew: The right to offend is sacred, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2017.
  • Edi­tor, Writer – David Hock­ney: Cur­rent, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Thames & Hud­son, 2016.
  • Writer – Sub­odh Gupta: Every­day Divine, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016.
  • Writer – Asgar & Gabriel, STRABAG Kun­st­fo­rum, Ver­lag fur mod­erne Kunst, Vienna, 2016.
  • Writer – Aus­tralian art in the col­lec­tion of the National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016.
  • Writer – Inter­na­tional art in the col­lec­tion of the National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015.
  • Co-Editor, Writer – Lurid Beauty: Aus­tralian Sur­re­al­ism and its Echoes, 2015.
  • Writer – Richard Mosse: The Enclave, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015.
  • Writer – Ryan Tre­cartin: Re’Search Wait’S ‚ National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015.
  • Writer – Carsten Höller: Golden Mir­ror Carousel, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2014.
  • Writer – David McDi­armid: When this you see remem­ber me, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2014.
  • Writer – Mel­bourne Now, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2013 — 2014.
  • Writer - Aus­tralian Art in the Col­lec­tion of the NGV, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2016.
  • Writer - Inter­na­tional Art in the Col­lec­tion of the NGV, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2015.
  • Writer – When the Jour­ney becomes the Des­ti­na­tion, USA Pub­lic Art Review, Spring/Summer 2010 issue.
  • Edi­tor, Writer – Visual Arts Pro­gram Crit­i­cal Reader, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Con­vener, Chair – Art & Archi­tec­ture, with Leon van Schaik and Susan Jacobs, the Arts Cen­tre, Mel­bourne Inter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val 2009.
  • Speaker – Mak­ing Worlds, Venice Bien­nale 2009 tours for the Aus­tralia Council.
  • Writer – Kind­ness and Crit­i­cal­ity, Col­umn #4, Art­space Syd­ney, 2009.
  • Speaker – Spaces of Art inter­na­tional con­fer­ence, Art Gallery of NSW and Art­space Syd­ney, 2009.
  • Chair – The C Word: Col­lab­o­ra­tion, NETS sym­po­sium, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2008.
  • Speaker – Cracks in the Spec­ta­cle: Pub­lic Art in New Urban Spaces, Con­tem­pora 2008, Mel­bourne Docklands.
  • Co-writer with Mark Feary – The Devo­lu­tion Project exhi­bi­tion, West Space, 2008.
  • Writer – The Inde­pen­dence Project exhi­bi­tion, Galerie Petronas, 2007–2008.
  • Writer – Move on Asia pub­li­ca­tion; Alter­na­tive Space Loop, 2007.
  • Project Coor­di­na­tor – Mak­ing Space: artist-run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria, state-wide project involv­ing 21 organ­i­sa­tions, 2007.
  • Chair/Speaker – Mate­r­ial City: Art in Urban Spaces sym­po­sium, City of Mel­bourne, State Library of Vic­to­ria, 2007.
  • Speaker – Hous­ing the Arts, Future Mel­bourne forums, City of Mel­bourne, Mel­bourne Town Hall, 2007.
  • Speaker – Rela­tional Aes­thet­ics, New Insti­tu­tion­al­ism and the future direc­tions of ARIs and insti­tu­tions in Aus­tralia; Shock & Awe Forum, NETS, National Gallery of Vic­to­ria, 2007.
  • Speaker – Arts Incu­ba­tors forum, Regional Arts Vic­to­ria, Abbots­ford Con­vent, 2007.
  • Speaker – Inde­pen­dently Speak­ing forum, Castle­maine State Fes­ti­val, 2007.
  • Writer – Mak­ing Space: artist-run ini­tia­tives in Vic­to­ria , VIA-n, 2007.
  • Writer – Too Near Too Far pub­li­ca­tion, careof, 2007.
  • Writer – Another Place, Broad­sheet #237, with Natalie King, Alexie Glass, Roberta Ten­coni, Chiara Agnello, 2006.
  • Speaker – Beyond a Stu­dio Prac­tice, Gertrude Con­tem­po­rary Art Spaces, 2005.
  • Writer, Edi­tor – SELEKTA; West Space Gallery 2005, 2006.
  • Writer – Haiku Review; Ruark Lewis/Chris Chap­man (Editors).
  • Writer – Video mag­a­zine; Niche Media.
  • Edi­tor – Cat­a­lyst mag­a­zine; RMIT, 1997.
  • Edi­tor – Jour­nal­ism Stu­dents Asso­ci­a­tion 1994–5.

Com­mit­tee Member

  • Arts Vic­to­ria, Vic­to­rian Pub­lic Sculp­ture Fund (2013 – 2014).
  • Arts Vic­to­ria Inter­na­tional Panel (2009 – 2013).
  • Arts Vic­to­ria Regional Trans­for­ma­tion Panel (2011 – 2012).
  • City of Mel­bourne Pub­lic Art Advi­sory Board (2007 – 2009).
  • West Space Artist Run Ini­tia­tive (2005 – 2008).
  • Arts Vic­to­ria Arts Inno­va­tion Panel (2006 – 2007).
  • Arts Indus­try Coun­cil (2005 – 2006).
  • first site Gallery (2000 – 2002).
  • Jour­nal­ism Stu­dents Asso­ci­a­tion (1994 – 1995).

Con­sul­tant

  • Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, dig­i­tal engage­ment, teach­ing & learn­ing strategy.
  • Collins Square devel­op­ment pub­lic art com­mis­sions, Mel­bourne Docklands.
  • Indus­try response, VicUrban-Root Projects Dock­lands Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ties Study.
  • City of Mel­bourne Boyd School arts incu­ba­tors pilot project.
  • Urban Art focus group Fed­er­a­tion Square.
  • Indus­try focus group Arts Victoria-Delloite sur­vey of Vic­to­rian small to medium arts organisations.
  • ABAF devel­op­ment of Busi­ness Skills Train­ing Pro­gram and Busi­ness Skills Advice Bank for Visual Artists.
  • Vis­i­tor Research Made Easy kit by Arts Victoria.
  • Acti­va­tion of North­bank devel­op­ment, Far East Consortium.

Lec­turer, Guest Lecturer

  • Guest Lec­turer – Sculp­ture & Spa­tial Prac­tice, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, 2013.
  • Guest Lec­turer – School of Art Hon­ours Pro­gram, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, 2012.
  • Guest Lec­turer, Guest Tutor – Sculp­ture & Spa­tial Prac­tice, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, 2012.
  • Exter­nal Exam­iner – MA (Research) can­di­date, School of Art, Monash Uni­ver­sity, 2012.
  • Guest Lec­turer – Gallery and Museum Man­age­ment, RMIT, 2009 – 2012.
  • Guest Lec­turer – Sound Art Curat­ing, School of Art, RMIT, 2009 – 2010.
  • Guest Lec­turer – The Col­lab­o­ra­tive Con­tract, Cen­tre for Ideas, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, 2009 – 2012.
  • Guest Lec­turer – Con­tem­po­rary Art Curat­ing, School of Art, RMIT, 2008 – 2012.
  • Guest Lec­turer – Pro­fes­sional Prac­tice, School of Art, Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, 2008.
  • Exter­nal Asses­sor – Inte­rior Design final year elec­tive, School of Archi­tec­ture, RMIT, 2007.
  • Guest Lec­turer – New Insti­tu­tion­al­ism and Rules of Engage­ment, Talk­ing Art, RMIT, 2007.
  • Guest Lec­turer – Pro­fes­sional Prac­tice, School of Art, RMIT, 2006, 2007.
  • Lec­turer – Prin­ci­ples of Design, Cre­ative Media, RMIT, 2000 – 2002.
  • Lec­turer – Mul­ti­me­dia and Sound Design, Cre­ative Media, RMIT, 2000 – 2002.

Image / Video / Pro­jec­tion Artist

  • dis­tancee­qual­srate­ti­mes­time instal­la­tion with Paul Shep­hard, Con­i­cal Gallery, 2006.
  • Aurora per­ma­nent light instal­la­tion, Royal Domain Tow­ers, 2006.
  • Hitchcock’s Blonde video for per­for­mance with Ian de Gruchy; Mel­bourne The­atre Com­pany 2005.
  • We Built This City video for per­for­mance with Mal­colm McK­in­non; Mel­bourne Work­ers The­atre 2005.
  • Inferno pub­lic pro­jec­tion with Ian Cor­co­ran; Moonee Val­ley Fes­ti­val 2005.
  • Liv­ing Dis­sent video and per­for­mance; Eureka150 — Dept Pre­mier & Cab­i­net, Fed­er­a­tion Square 2004.
  • ABAF Awards 2003; Aus­tralia Busi­ness Arts Foundation/Art Pro­jec­tion (Wharf 8, Sydney).
  • Beat…Beat…Beat… video for per­for­mance; Alyce Platt, 96F 2004.
  • One Hun­dred Flow­ers video for con­cert tour; David Bri­die (Pro­ducer), toured nation­ally 2003–4.
  • Morn­ing Star video for con­cert; David Bri­die (Pro­ducer), Mel­bourne Con­cert Hall, 2003.
  • Life of the City pub­lic pro­jec­tion with Ian Cor­co­ran; Next Wave Fes­ti­val, Trades Hall, 2002.
  • Mute Add Nau­sea, screened at ACMI; Girls­Boys­Ma­chines pro­gram, and Oven­garde tRans­MIT, Builders Arms, 2001.
  • Sta­tic exhi­bi­tion, first site Gallery, 2000.
  • Fat End of the Wedge exhi­bi­tion; Empress of India Hotel, 1998.

Sound Designer

  • The Wed­ding Sari Saga doc­u­men­tary; SBS TV, 2005.
  • The Wid­ower fea­ture film; Musi­cArts­Dance Films, 2004.
  • Water Safety com­mer­cial; Grey Worldwide/Exit Films, 2004.
  • Beat…Beat…Beat… per­for­mance; Alyce Platt, 96F, 2004.
  • O Mother instal­la­tion; Star­lie Geikie, Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (Syd­ney) and 200 Gertrude St Gallery (Mel­bourne), 2002.
  • Unti­tled Future Object instal­la­tion; Susan Fere­day 2002.
  • A Safe Place short film; Jes­sica Robert­son, screened at ACMI; Girls­Boys­Ma­chines pro­gram, 2002.
  • Mute Add Nau­sea with Gus Franklin; screened at; Girls­Boys­Ma­chines pro­gram ACMI, & Oven­garde tRans­MIT, Builders Arms Hotel, 2001.
  • It’s A Job short film; Lucia de Mauro, 2001.
  • Par­ity com­pi­la­tion and broad­cast; Noise Fes­ti­val young com­poser ini­tia­tive; Phillip Pietr­uschka (Cura­tor), 2001.

Pro­duc­tion, Installation

  • Fam­ily First, Wal­lara Art Prize, Mur­doch Art Prize, Inter­na­tional Dig­i­tal Art Awards, After Reflec­tion, Exper­i­menta – Van­ish­ing Point; VCA Gallery 2005.
  • Mel­bourne Fash­ion Fes­ti­val 2004 pro­jec­tion instal­la­tion; Ian de Gruchy, Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art.
  • Con­tin­uum; Sue Ford, ARC one Gallery, Span Gallery, 2003.
  • Power Plea­sure Desire Dis­gust instal­la­tion; Bar­bara Kruger/Art Pro­jec­tion, Palazzo delle Papesse (Siena, Italy), Daros (Zurich, Switzer­land), South Lon­don Gallery (Lon­don, Eng­land), 2001–2003.
  • ABAF Awards instal­la­tion and pub­lic pro­jec­tion; Aus­tralia Busi­ness Arts Foundation/Art Pro­jec­tion, Flem­ing­ton Race­course, Mel­bourne (2002), Tech­nol­ogy Park, Syd­ney (2001).
  • Sur­face instal­la­tion, Ian de Gruchy, Aus­tralian Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art (Ngargee, Mel­bourne), 2002.
  • reLo­cate per­for­mance and instal­la­tion; Ian de Gruchy, Kens­ing­ton Hous­ing Com­mis­sion Flats, 2002.
  • Show Me The Way To Go Home instal­la­tion; Chris­t­ian Thompson/Art Pro­jec­tion, George Adams Gallery, 2001.
  • Give Me Lib­erty film clip (Super16); Honeysmack/Philip Bro­phy, 2002.
  • Memento Mori instal­la­tion; Greg Burgess/Paul Carter/Art Pro­jec­tion, Span Gallery, 2001.
  • Speed of Light pub­lic pro­jec­tion instal­la­tion; Ian de Gruchy, Cube37, Frankston Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre, 2001.
  • Woods Bag­gott instal­la­tion; Ian de Gruchy, Robert Lind­sey Gallery, 2001.
  • Banjo the­atre pro­duc­tion pro­jected set; Barry Crocker/Art Pro­jec­tion; Malt­house The­atre (Mel­bourne), Dance­works (Mel­bourne), Orange Civic Cen­tre (Orange), Win­ton RSL (Win­ton), Syd­ney Opera House, 2001–2003.

Graphic Designer

  • Satel­lite web­site and iden­tity. www.satellite.org.au, 2008
  • West Space web­site. www.westspace.org.au, 2007.
  • VIA-N web­site; Vic­to­rian Ini­tia­tive of Artists’ Net­work. www.via-n.org, 2005.
  • Crit­i­cal Mass, Sun­day After­noon, and Words titles; Chris Oliver-Taylor (Pro­duc­tion Man­ager), ABC TV, 2004.
  • ABAF Pub­li­ca­tions Launch; Mel­bourne, Syd­ney, Bris­bane, Aus­tralia Busi­ness Arts Foun­da­tion, 2005.
  • Remem­ber Me instal­la­tion; Susan Fere­day, Insti­tute of Mod­ern Art (Bris­bane), 2002.
  • Mel­bourne Dock­lands video wall (pro­posed); Art Projection/Brecknock Consulting/Mirvac Devel­op­ment, 2001.
  • Tom Blau Gallery Lon­don web­site, Keith Cavanagh (Direc­tor), 1999.
  • Cat­a­lyst mag­a­zine; RMIT, 1997.
  • Pub­li­ca­tions Depart­ment, Mel­bourne Uni­ver­sity Union, 1998.
  • Cor­po­rate design clients include; Dia­logue Mar­ket­ing, ENZA, Schweppes, Braun, Gillette, Burger King, Tre­bor Bas­sett, Dura­cell, William Mer­cer UK, Mor­gan Stan­ley UK, Bar­clays’ Bank, Cam­era Press UK, Cam­era Action, Events Aus­tralia, 1997 — 2000.


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