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jenny fraserBiography: Jenny Fraser was born in Far North Queensland. Her family hails from the Yugambeh/Mununjali, adjacent to the SE/QLD and Northern NSW border in Australia. Jenny works at the nexus of art, film-making and electronica. Because of the diverse creative mediums Jenny uses, much of her work defies categorisation. More recently her work takes iconic and everyday symbols of Australian life and places them into a context that questions the values they represent. With a laconic sense of humour she picks away at the fabric of our society, exposing contradictions, absurdities, and denial. Her practice is also partly defined through a strong commitment to collaboration with others, which in turn leads to involvement in a new wave of exciting artists networks. Jenny’s recent Arts Qld Creative Fellowship work other[wize] is a screen-based project that celebrates the lives of Mununjali family members that were moved from their traditional homelands, to work on properties in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Importantly, this artwork is an insider perspective that highlights an era of colonial “Queensland” that explores the prickly issues of Native Policing, Dispossession, Displacement, Massacres and Survival. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including 'Cultural copy' at the Fowler Museum in San Francisco and Interactiva01 and Interactive03, Biennales at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico. Jenny founded and curates the Indigenous online gallery- cyberTribe. Country: australia Birthyear: 1971 Galleries: Fire-Works Gallery, Raw Space Gallery, ARC Biennial, Brisbane Art Station, Kollmitzburg, Austria Castle of St Auvent, Limousin, France the Other Gallery, Banff Arts Centre, Alberta, Canada Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA, California, USA CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, Aotearoa, New Zealand Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria Biennale of New Media, Museum of Contemporary Art, Merida, Mexico Tu Wai Indigenous Resource Centre, Whangarei, Aotearoa, NZ ACP – Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney NSW State Records, The Rocks, Sydney RMIT Gallery, Melbourne Project Wall Exhibition, ACP - Australian Centre of Photography, Sydney Awards: Creative Fellowship – 1 year, Arts Queensland, Brisbane Special Excellence Award in Arts and Culture, Creative Industries, QUT Alumni Finalist, Best Website… ATOM [Australian Teachers of Media] Awards, Melbourne Recipient – APA: Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship SBS Scholarship to attend the Australian Screen Directors Association Conference, Melbourne Recipient – WIT [Women in Information Technology] Postgraduate Scholarship Award 2001 Finalist - Short Film Competition - Channel V, Sydney Finalist – Best Short Film - Pandanus Film Festival - Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Q Media: computer or digital art Style: other, non-linear documentary Subjects: landscapes and nature
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