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THEA COSTANTINO

ARTIST CV

REPRESENTED BY GALERIE  DUSSELDORF, PERTH

Born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia and lives and works in Perth, Western Australia

Currently works in the School of Design and Art, Curtin University

 

QUALIFICATIONS

2010        PhD (Art), Curtin University, Perth. Thesis title - Diseased Estate: Historiographic Grotesque

2003        Bachelor of Arts (Art) Hons. Curtin University, Perth

                Bachelor of Arts (Literary Studies), Curtin University, Perth

2001        Bachelor of Arts (Art) Curtin University, Perth

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011        The Soloists: A Case Study (in collaboration with Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont as Hold Your Horses), Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

2010        Diseased Estate, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

2009        In Retrospect, Taylors Studio, Perth

2002        minus monsters, (in collaboration with Simon Pericich), Mandurah Art Centre, Presented as part of Perth International Arts Festival

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011        City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Lakeside Centre, Perth

                PICA Salon, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth

2010        Constellations: A Large number of Small drawings, Curated by Vanessa Gerrans, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne

                 Harbouring Histories, Curated by Brenda Ridgewell and Tony Starkey, Durban University of Technology, South Africa and Curtin University, Perth

2009        City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Lakeside Centre, Perth               

2008        City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Lakeside Centre, Perth

                Silver – Artrage 25, Curated by Marcus Canning and Andrew Gaynor, PICA, Perth

                 Linden 1968, Curated by Hannah Mathews, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

                 Staff Room, Curated by Bruce Slatter, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle

2007         City of Perth Art Award, Curated by Kate McMillan, Perth Town Hall, Perth                

2006        De-Function, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle

2005        Drawn Out, Curated by Hannah Mathews, PICA, Perth

                Land of the Giants, Curated by Consuelo Cavaniglia and Brendan Van Hek, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle

2003        Curtin University Department of Fine Arts Postgraduate Exhibition, John Curtin Gallery, Perth

                 City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Lakeside Centre, Joondalup

                 Wild Frontier, Downtown Adelaide and The Bank, Perth

                 Mirage, Curated by Bec Dean, PICA

2002        Appearance, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth

                Hotel6151, Curated by Christian de Vietri, Ben Riding and Heather Webb, Rhodes Hotel. Presented as part of Artrage

                Hatched National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth                

2001        Tactical Intervention Strategies, Curated by Marcus Canning, PICA, Perth

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES

2012        (Upcoming) Artsource/Gunnery Artists Exchange Program, Artspace, Sydney

2011        Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award

                Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Creative Work of the Year Award (Early Career Researcher)

                Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Design/Composition for Dance, West Australian Dance Awards

2010        Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Creative Work of the Year Award (Early Career Researcher)

                 Heart of Gold nominated for Best New Play in Perth Theatre Trust Equity Guild Awards

                 Galerie Dusseldorf/Curtin University Department of Art Postgraduate Scholarship Award

                 Fremantle Arts Centre Studio Residency (as part of Hold Your Horses collective)

                  Australia Council ArtStart grant

 

2009          Award for Excellence, City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award

2004          Honours Theory Award, Curtin University Department of Art

 

CURATORIAL (FREELANCE)

2009        Revelations: contemporary visions of apocalypse, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

2007        Public House, Little Creatures Exhibition Space, Fremantle

2006        De-Function, co-curated with Anna Nazzari, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle

2002-03  microscope, co-curated with Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, PICA and Transperth Trains

 

SELECTED WRITING, SCREEN AND PERFORMANCE WORKS

2010       Writer, Diseased Estate (short story), for Diseased Estate exhibition catalogue

Research collaborator, visual concept and costume design, Personal Political Physical Challenge (dance), Directed by Sam Fox, Hydrapoesis, Presented at PICA

               Lyricist, Lament of the Argentine Military (video) by Pilar Mata Dupont and Tarryn Gill, Presented at 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

2009        Playwright, lyricist, producer, Heart of Gold (theatre), Directed by Zoe Pepper, Presented at PICA

2008        Writer, Missing, St Kilda 1968 (short story) in National Graphic, Edited by Hannah Mathews and Tom Muller and produced to accompany Linden 1968 exhibition

2003        Exegesis (animation), Mirage, PICA

                Writer, animator, Fortunato (animation), Presented at Wild Frontier, The Bank,, Perth and Downtown, Adelaide

2002        Writer, director, Psychoarchitectural Pleasure Tours (performance) in Hotel6151, Presented as part of Artrage

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Empty, Issue 21, Summer 2012

Donal Fitzpatrick, A message from moving furniture, The West Australian, 1 June 2011

Matthew Shannon, Interview: Thea Costantino, Art Guide Australia, 2010

Stephen Pollock, Dead Set, X-press Magazine, 2010

Urzula Dawkins, Westralia Fantasia, Realtime, Issue 93, Oct-Nov 2009

 

COLLECTIONS

Art Angels/Turner Collection

City of Joondalup Collection