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Natalie King, Curator, Venice Biennale



Natalie King curates Australian and international programs that include exhibition making, publications, lectures, workshops and cultural partnerships across contemporary art and indigenous culture. Current roles include Chief Curator of Biennial Lab, City of Melbourne; Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and

Creative Associate of MPavilion. Previously she was inaugural Director of Utopia@Asialink: a pan-Asian incubator, University of Melbourne from 2010-2013. She also led a series of workshops on collaboration in Seoul, Korea in partnership with the

National Gallery of Victoria, Gertrude Contemporary and Artsonje Centre.

In 2014, she was co-curator with Djon Mundine of TarraWarra Biennial: Whisper in My Mask and the 13th International Photo Festival at the Dong Gang Museum of Photography, Korea. She has curated exhibitions for numerous museums including the Singapore Art Museum; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Palazzo delle Prigione, Venice; the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne,and the Museum of Contemporary

Art, Sydney. She co-curated (with Djon Mundine) Shadowlife, a major exhibition of Aboriginal photo-media with Asialink that toured to Bangkok, Singapore, Taiwan and Bendigo. She curated Destiny Deacon’s survey exhibition, Walk & don’t look blak, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo; Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia and Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne.

King is co-editor (with Professor Larissa Hjorth and Mami Kataoka) of the anthology Art in the Asia Pacific: Intimate Publics, Routledge, 2014 and editor/curator of Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang, Heide Museum of Modern Art. She co-edited a publication on Biennial curator Hou Hanru. She has conducted interviews with Ai Wei Wei, Joseph Kosuth, Massimiliano Gioni, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Tacita Dean, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Bill Henson, Jitish Kallat, Hou Hanru and Cai Guo-Qiang, amongst others. She is widely published in arts media including Flash Art, LEAP and Photofile. She is a Member of the International Association of Art Critics, Paris and holds a Master of Arts from Monash University.ty.

Image credit: Kate Ballis.