Info: Lauren Brincat was born 1980 in Sydney, Australia and is currently based in Paris. Brincat is an artist who works across diverse media from video and performance to sculpture and installation. Influenced by her formal training in painting, the artist has noted that she considers herself to be ‘a painter despite not using a brush or paint’. The artist’s video works take the form of documented and often repetitive actions performed by the artist – riding, walking, eating, talking, rowing. Acknowledging performance history, DADA, The Gutai group, rock’n’roll and the everyday as an inspiration, Brincat describes her works as pushing ‘physical and cognitive limits’. Previous artworks have seen the artist hold onto the edge of a diving platform above a swimming pool for as long as possible, play a drum kit raised metres above the ground or walk for a distance in a field of fog. Brincat completed a Master of Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2006. The artist was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Creative Australia Fellowship in 2012-2014 and the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in 2009. Brincat has exhibited widely across Australia, including the solo exhibitions It’s not the End of the World, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne 2013, Shoot From the Hip, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney 2012, Shine on you crazy Diamond, Museum of Old and New Art, MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art, Hobart; significant group exhibitions including The space between us: Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2013; Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; TarraWarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria and Tinnitus: a symposium on art and rock’n'roll, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University 2012. Over the last three years Brincat has lived and researched in Mexico City, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Stockhom, New York and is fortunate to be mentored by artist Johanna Billing in Europe and most recently Cuauhtemoc Medina in Mexico City.

Exhibition

2006

The Director’s Choice Show, ‘The Big Show’ Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2005

Postgraduate Degree show, Sydney College of the Arts

Publication, ‘Space3 An Australian Independent Creative Network’

Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship, Finalist exhibition, Artspace Sydney

‘Soft Stack, Round Records’, Pigeon Ground Public, Sydney

2004

‘Hold the pickle, lettuce has a new meaning’ Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2003

‘What the World Needs Now 2’, Phatspace, Sydney

‘An Intimate Affaire’ couples show, Phatspace, Sydney

2001

Bachelor Degree show, Sydney College of the Arts. <br>‘Parallel Structures’, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

2003

‘Will and Luca’ Two Step Gallery, Sydney

2006

Publication, ‘Runway’ issue 7 “Copy’

Alternative, free, project space. Henderson Rd, Alexandria

Co-Founder and Director of ‘The Rehearsal Room’, Sydney

Curated ‘The Tonight Show’ opening show, ‘The Rehearsal Room’, Sydney

2007

‘Audio Vision’ Downtown Artspace Adelaide

‘The Whole Kit and Caboodle’ Sherman Galleries Art Box Sydney

‘Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship, Finalist exhibition, Artspace Sydney

2008

‘Live When I’m Alive, Sleep when I’m Dead’ Firstdraft Gallery Sydney

‘By George’ Festival Sydney & ‘ Performance for the Camera ‘Firstdraft Gallery Sydney

‘Redlands Westpac Art Prize’ Sydney

‘Performance for the Camera' Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

2009

‘Pushme Pullyou’ Peloton, Sydney

‘Game is Good’ Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney

'Make a Scene’ Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

‘Liquid Architecture’ CarriageWorks, Sydney

Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney

2004

Honours Degree show, Sydney College of the Arts

2009

‘Versus’ Kings Ari Melbourne

‘I am the Message’ Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore

Publication Concrete Playground ‘Conspirators’

‘The one after 09’ Peloton Gallery Sydney

2010

MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art. Curated by Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes Tasmania

'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' NextWave Festival Federation Square Melbourne

'Levelling the Playing Field' Group show. Level Ari Brisbane 

'Best Time Ever' & 'Where the Party Is' Splendour In the Grass, Woodford 

'Grand Standing' Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Bundaberg 

"Unseen Forces" ICAN - Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown

2011

'Social Sculpture' Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

'Nothing Like Performance', Artspace, Sydney

2012

Basil Sellers Art, Ian Potter Gallery, Melbourne

'Shoot from the Hip' Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland

How Yesterday Remembers Tomorrow: Artspace and Museum and Galleries NSW Touring show

'Bo Australia' Matucana 100, Chile

Tinnitus: a symposium on art and rock’n'roll, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

2013

‘The Wandering: Moving images from the MCA Collection’, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney - Touring show

'It's Not The End Of The World' Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

'Golden Rough' Alaska Projects, Sydney

‘Anne Landa Award’, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2014

'LANDSEASKY' Media Art Asia Pacific (MAAP), Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea – Australia/China/ South Korea touring show 2014

Award

2005

University Postgraduate Award University of Sydney

2008

Konica Minolta Emerging Artist Prize, Redland Mosman Art Prize, Emerging Artist recipient Sydney

2009

Australian Arts Council Grant – Emerging ‘New Work’ Sydney

Residency with Lismore Regional Gallery ‘Splendid’ Arts Lab Lismore

Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney Sydney

2010

Music residency with Bree van Reyk Bundanon Trust

Residency Linnaeus Estate Byron Bay

2011

Artspace Sydney Residency Sydney

NAVA Marketing Grant

2013

Creative Australia Fellowships – Young & emerging artists, OZCO Mexico City

2014

Dr Denise Hickey Memorial Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris

Education

None

Master of Visual Arts College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honors 1st class) College of the Arts, University of Sydney