Nara Walker

 

Born 1990 Australia

International artist

Based in:

Reykjavik - Iceland

London - UK

Brisbane - Australia

 

 

 

Education and Work Experience

2019 Current position - Managing Director, RVK Feminist Film Festival, Iceland

2017 Motimaru Dance Company, Everything and Nothing - Metamorphosing

Body-Mind, one month Intensive Butoh Workshop, Berlin, Germany

2015 Blooom Award, shortlist artist workshop, Cologne, Germany

2015 Dance & Draw, teaching children, Open Art Spaces, Pocket Arts, Chelsea Library, London, UK

2013 Honours BFA, QCA Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2011 - 2012 Bachelor of Fine Art, QCA Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2008 - 2009 Diploma of Visual Art, Noosa Tafe, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Collections

2016 Mine Sanat Gallerisi, Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey

2016 The National Parliament Library, Tbilisi, Georgia

2015 Gallery City Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Awards

2018 BLOOOM Award, Shortlist, Cologne, Germany

2016 BLOOOM Award, Shortlist, Cologne, Germany

2016 Jackson Art Prize, Longlist, London, UK

2015 Scope Art Show, Finalist, See Me award, Miami, USA

2015 BLOOOM Award, Shortlist, Cologne, Germany

2015 Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Finalist, Lacey Contemporary, London, UK

2015 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Finalist, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, UK

2015 Art In The Hills, Finalist, Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia

2015 Coffee Art Project, Finalist, London, UK

2009 Create Art Award, prize winner, Queensland TAFE, Australia

2007 Acquisitive Art Award, First Prize, Art Extravaganza, Sunshine Beach State High School,

Queensland, Australia

Residencies

2020 May, The Old School Arthouse, Hrisey Island, Iceland

2020 April, Dansverkstæðið (Dance work studio), Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 November-December, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 October, Gullkistan, Laugarvatn, Iceland

2019 July-September, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017 July-August, Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2016 May, Paint For Georgia, Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Georgia

2014 July, Resident Artist, Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2020 Beyond, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 Room, Flædi, Reykjavik, Iceland

2017 Found Distortions-Body Print , Kliq Gallery, Hong Kong

2017 New Paintings , Das Giftraum, Berlin, Germany

2016 Beauty Amongst Chaos, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Palmarina Bodrum, Turkey

2014 Artist in Residence Exhibition, Juxtaposed Gallery, Camden, London, UK

2014 Suggestive Gestures, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Performances

2017 “ Found Distortions-Body Print”, Solo performance, Kliq Gallery, Hong Kong

2017 Everything and Nothing - Metamorphosing Body-Mind, “Felt” solo performance, Motimaru Dance Company, Berlin, Germany

2016 Highs and Lows #20, “Hair Pull” solo performance, 4Bid, OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Beauty Amongst Chaos, “Push” solo performance, Mine Sanat Galerisi, Palmarina Bodrum, Turkey

2015 “ Letters to a Lady” collaboration, The Library, London, UK

2015 TRIBE International Art Fair, “Hair Pull” solo performance, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2015 Future and Behind, “ Hair Pull” solo performance, Con-Temporary5, Venice, Italy

2015 Memories of Self, Self Festival, “Energy String” Official Venice Biennale program, It's Liquid Group, Venice Art House, Venice, Italy

Group Exhibitions / Art Fairs / Festivals

2019 Spegilmynd, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 Ice Fold, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 Why not Orange? , Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 Namut, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2019 No Night for This Day, Skrifstofa Sím, Reykjavik, Iceland

2018 Affordable Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Singapore

2018 BINNAR Festival, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal

2018 Asia Contemporary (Autumn), Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

2018 Endangered Bodies - Representing and Policing the Body in Western Culture, International

conference and art exhibition, University of Lisbon, Portugal

2018 Language of The Voiceless, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA

2018 Eminent Domain, ART511 Magazine, Former Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA

2018 Affordable Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Hong Kong

2017 Project FT2 Winter Edition, Chrom-Art in collaboration with Actiu, London, UK

2017 What Is The Point? Annual Group Show, Camden Image Gallery, London, UK

2017 Absences, Presences, On Art Gallery Firenze, Florence, Italy

2017 Appearance of, A&D Gallery, London, UK

2017 Asia Contemporary ( Autumn), Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

2017 XOXO - TRIBE, OXO Tower, London, UK

2017 Thoughts Become Art, Berlin, Germany

2017 Somewhere in Between, The Exhibitionist Hotel, London, UK

2017 Here and Now, Infinite Human, Tabernacle Notting Hill, London, UK

2017 Summer Salon, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK

2017 Affordable Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Hong Kong

2017 Clarity of Chaos, On Art Gallery Firenze, Florence, Italy

2017 Asia Contemporary (Spring), Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

2017 Annual Painting Show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017 Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Represented by The Gallery Eumundi, Singapore

2017 Coffee Art Project, The Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2016 Festival Calici d’Arte, On Art Gallery, Montecosaro, Italy

2016 Common People, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2016 What Is The Point? Annual Group Show, The Strand Gallery, London, UK

2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, My Micro Gallery, Milan, Italy

2016 TRIBE International Art Fair, Chrom-Art, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2016 Intimacy, Arch Collective, Brooks and Groves, London, UK

2016 Bedroom Artists, The Hive Dalston, London, UK

2016 Exposed, Ben Oakley Gallery, London, UK

2016 WITP, 19 Greek Street Gallery, Soho, London, UK

2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth, Onishi Project Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, USA

2016 WITP, Clerkenwell Gallery, London, UK

2016 Paint for Georgia Art Festival, Georgia Independence Day - Open Air Exhibition, Mtskheta,Georgia

2016 Paint for Georgia Artist in Residence, The National Parliamentary Library, Tbilisi, Georgia

2016 Gallery Show, Axis Gallery, Sunshine Coast, Australia

2015 Scope Art Show, finalist, SeeMe award, Miami, USA

2015 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze Exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK

2015 Frieze London 2015 VIP Rendezvous, Art Naked, The Library, London, UK

2015 Confluence, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2015 TRIBE International Art Fair, Ugly Duck, Chrom-Art, London, UK

2015 Connect to Colour, Summer Art Award, Finalist Exhibition, Lacey Contemporary, London, UK

2015 Summer Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Finalist Exhibition, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, UK

2015 Poetry in Visual, Gallery City Museum of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

2015 Reflections, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

2015 Art Battle, Art Fix, London, UK

2015 Pure Painting, Group exhibition, Brent Artists Resource, London, UK

2015 Coffee Art Project, The Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 Awareness, Loft Art Space, Strasbourg, France

2015 Coffee Art Project, Finalist Exhibition, The London Coffee Festival, London, UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 2, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 Spring Salon Part 1, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK

2015 Art In The Hills, Finalist exhibition, Oakhill College, Sydney, Australia

2015 Protecht, The Bank Space Gallery CASS, London, UK

2015 Forbidden, Guerilla Galleries, The Daniel Libeskind Space, London, UK

2015 Go Figure, Art with Heart, Altrincham, UK

2014 Art Showcase London, The Yard, London, UK

2013 Limen, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2013 Middle Ground, The Hold, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Here Now, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2012 Here and There, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia

2012 Here and There, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2011 Almost Seen, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2011 Untitled, Studio 4, Sunshine Coast, Australia

2011 Hive, Project Gallery, Griffith University Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

2009 Emerge, Noosa TAFE, Sunshine Coast, Australia

2007 Arts Extravaganza, Sunshine Beach State High School, Sunshine Coast, Australia

Publications

2020 Mannlif, Beyond . Nara Walker opnar einkasýninguna Beyond í dag

<https://www.mannlif.is/menning/nara-walker-opnar-einkasyninguna-beyond-i-dag/?fbclid=IwAR1TF3x

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2020 Stundin, Beyond. Varpar nýju ljósi á kvenímyndir úr goðsögnum

<https://stundin.is/grein/10247/varpar-nyju-ljosi-kvenimyndir-ur-godsognum/>

2019 Mannlif, Room . Nara Walker sýnir verk sem hún vann í afplánun: „Myndirnar eru heiðarlegar og persónulegar“

<https://www.mannlif.is/frettir/nara-walker-synir-verk-sem-hun-vann-i-afplanun-myndirnar-eru-heidarlegar-og-personulegar/>

2019 Frettabladid, Room . Nara sýnir verk sem hún bjó til í fangelsi: „Heimili mitt varð eitt herbergi“

<https://www.frettabladid.is/frettir/nara-synir-verk-sem-hun-bjo-til-i-fangelsi-heimili-mitt-vard-eitt-herbergi/?fbclid=IwAR3RBv0_G9-3Vc66eKPj27I1W_sU-Uca6JDPCPmWyi-PwWb5I05wM LxW1ro>

2019 SiM, Exhibition opening, Room

<https://sim.is/nara-walker-gestalistamadur-sim-opnar-syningu-i-flaedi-manudaginn-16-september-kl-17/?fbclid=IwAR37Hp0ihPiG6S3VMsnC5DvyDiWo8qjqzx67usm64CTkkv15weuUdCIOM Y8>

2018 Endangered Bodies International Conference and Art Exhibition

<http://endangeredbodies.letras.ulisboa.pt/assets/docs/endangered-bodies-artists.pdf>

2018 Woman Made Gallery, Language of The Voiceless

<https://womanmade.org/artwork/nara-walker/>

2018 Arts SocialArt, 奈 拉 · 沃 克 ( Nara Walker) 有 意  ◌֥ुሢ􀀀మ֥􀀀  Nara Walker

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2018 Daily Express, Consciously Looking at My Subconscious

<https://kuaibao.qq.com/s/20180917G16G0W00?refer=spider&fbclid=IwAR2BNLesM2Hc9jyFCucDozF87AuN2hZQbgnnepq3A6CXTUY0TVczISUOfS>

2017 May Edition, A5 Zine Magazine , Print, UK

2017 May Edition, Wot Is Art , Print, UK

2017 April Edition, Average Magazine , Print, UK

2017 Introducing Nara Walker, Emerging Art, WITP, Brogue Magazine

<http://www.broguearts.com/new-blog/2017/2/20/introducing-nara-walker-emerging-art-witp>

2016 Ambebi, Paint for Georgia, Artist in Residence

<http://www.ambebi.ge/kulturashoubiznesis/165043-isini-khataven-saqarthvelosthvis-erthi-ideis-garshemo-gaerthianebuli-mkhatvrebi-msoflios-14-qveynidan.html>

2016 Paint for Georgia Art Festival , radio interview, Radio1.GE

<http://radio1.ge/ge/videos/view/164433.html>

2016 The Heart Beat of Mother Earth , catalogue, curated show Stefania Carrozzini, Onishi Gallery Chelsea, New York City, USA

2016 Milliyet, print - front page, Vücuduyla resim yapiyor

2016 Vatan, print, Vücuduyla tablo yapti

2016 Habertürk, print, Avustralyali ressam vucuduyla tablo yaptı

2016 Hürriyet, print, Sürunerek yerde harikalar varativor

2016 Gündem Türk, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://www.gundemturk.com/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti.html>

2016 Hurriyet, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti-37285047>

2016 Sözc ü, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://www.sozcu.com.tr/2016/gundem/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti-1244206/>

 

2016 Haberler, Avustralyalı Ressam, Vücuduyla Tablo Yaptı

<http://www.haberler.com/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti-8465211-haberi/>

2016 Demokratikcizgi, Avustralyalı ressam vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://demokratikcizgi.com/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti/>

2016 GazeteA24, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://www.gazetea24.com/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti_30045498h.html?e=1000>

2016 Haberin, Avustralyalı ressam, vücuduyla tablo yaptı

<http://www.haberin.co/kultur-sanat/avustralyali-ressam-vucuduyla-tablo-yapti-h3932.html>

2016 Bodrum da Bugun, Beauty Amongst Chaos - "Kaosun Icindeki Guzellik"

<http://www.bodrumdabugun.com/news-item/avustralyali-ressamin-fircasindan-kaosun-icindekguzellik/>

2016 Hurriyet, Beauty Amongst Chaos -"Kaosun Icindeki Guzellik"

<http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/hayran-birakti-40105654>

 

2016 April, Artist Interview, Chrom-Art, Seduction Through Painting

<http://www.chrom-art.org/2016/04/10/seduction-through-painting-in-nara-walker-s-practice/>

2016, The Voice of The Artist : A select collection of work, p. 45

2016 Aesthetica Magazine, Feb/March issue, artist directory

2015 The Palette Pages, Artist Interview

<http://www.thepalettepages.com/2015/08/23/nara-walker/>

2015 Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize , Catalogue

<http://www.piano-nobile.com/exhibitions/30/works/>

2015 LandEscape Magazine 7th Edition, Artist Interview – Frontpage and 24-page spread

<http://issuu.com/landescapeartpress/docs/landescape_art_review_-_special_edi>

2015 Protecht, Catalogue - Artist interview

2015 Reyker, Artist Interview

2014 Artist in Residence Interview, Juxtaposed Gallery

<http://www.juxtaposedgallery.com/#!artist-in-residence/cit3>

2013 The Hold, Middle Ground Catalogue

<www.theholdartspace.com>

2013 The QCA School, written by art critique Rex Butler, The Emerging Issue, Art Monthly Australia