BIO

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Bridget Currie was born in 1979 on Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia. Graduating from a Master of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia in 2006, she has exhibited widely, participating in the Research Program at the CCA Kitakyushu Japan (2007-08) and from August  2011 to  June 2012 working in Sweden on a Samstag Scholarship. She currently lives in Bilbao, Spain. Her work has been shown at The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Mejan Gallery Stockholm, Artspace, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Greenaway Art Gallery, GrantPirrie, Ryan Renshaw and numerous other independent and artist run art spaces.

Currie works in sculpture, photography, performance and video, but her work has a strong awareness of the history of sculpture and the philosophy of spatiality. At once delicate and awkward, the organically derived forms of her sculptural work tread the precarious ground of emotional resonance, sustainable production and formal integrity.

EDUCATION

2011 - 2012     Professional Project Student, Kunglia Konsthogskolan Stockholm Sweden
2007 - 2008     Research program participant CCA Kitakyushu, Japan
2004 - 2006     Master of Visual Arts by Research University of South Australia
1997 - 2001     Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours 1st class) University of South Australia

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Awarded the 2011 Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship to study overseas.
Awarded the Freedman Foundation Scholarship to take up research residency in Japan.
Awarded the Ian Potter Cultural Trust travelling scholarship to participate in the CCA Kitakyushu.