Helen Grogan
b. 1979, Australia
contact@helengrogan.com

RESIDENCIES:
2018: Krems AIR - ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Austria
2013-14: c3 Contemporary Art Space, Australia 
2011: Blind Side, Residency Exhibition Program, Australia

EDUCATION:
2016 - 2019: Master of Fine Art, Visual Art (Research), Victorian College of the Arts, AUS
2007 - WD: The University of Melbourne, AUS, Masters of Art Curatorship - ceased prior to qualification
2001–2005: AHK Amsterdam School for The Arts, SNDO, NL, Bachelor (Art with Choreography Specialisation)
2000–2001: City University of New York, USA, Liberal Arts Studies (Contemporary Art Internships, Philosophy)
1997–2001: Deakin University, AUS, Bachelor of Arts (Major 1: Philosophy: The History of Ideas. Major 2: Contemporary Dance)

GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY:
From 2014-2016 Helen Grogan was a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019: splitting open / gradual graduating exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. 
2018: Up to and Including, curated by David Komary, Galerie Stadtpark. Krems. Austria
2016: POEMING (with insistence on plurality), Gallery 1, First Draft, Sydney
2016: STUDIO WORK (COMPRESSION WITH OPENING PLANE), Studio 10, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2015: POEM (with insistence on plurality), Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne
2015: THREE ADJOINING ROOMS WITH MANIFOLD EDGES, WestSpace, Melbourne
2014: THREE PERFORMATIVE STRUCTURES, Slopes Gallery (curated by Helen Hughes + Joel Stern), Melbourne
2013: Under Instructions, in ‘C3 Online Project Lab Commission’, C3 Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2012: Applications of Occurrence (An Obituary), for ‘Place Of Assembly’, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2019: closer, closer towards the chache, in ‘Temporal Proximities’, Abortsford Convent, Melbourne 
2018: CONCRETE ROOM, in 'Movement + Art', MADA, Melbourne
2018: Untitled (FIELD RECORDINGS. PART I), in 'INTO THE SPACE', IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
2018: splitting opening the surface on which its inscribed, in ‘Great Movements of Feeling’, Gertrude Contemporary
2018: CONCRETE ROOM, in ‘Infrastructuralism’, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo
2017: INSIDE SMALL DANCE (choreography for this exterior/interior space), in ‘The Score’, Ian Potter Museum
2017: SCENIC FLATS, in ‘Worldbackwards’, Sutton Project Space, Melbourne
2016: OBSTRUCTION DRIFT, in Biennale of Sydney: Choreography and the Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2015: OBSERVATION PROPOSITION, in 2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Rustavi Block, Georgia
2015: UNTITLED (STUDIO FLOOR WORK), in ‘Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist Exhibition’, Gertrude Contemporary
2015: HOLLOW AND DENSE OBSTRUCTIONS, in ‘Feeling Material’, C3 Art Space, Melbourne
2015: THREE ADJOINING ROOMS WITH MANIFOLD EDGES, (solo exhibition), WestSpace, Melbourne
2015: ACTION AND FRAME in ‘Object As Score’, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
2015: CONCRETE ROOM / FACILITATING FORM in ‘Object As Score’, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA, Melbourne
2015 HOLLOWING PLANE (with departing hand), in ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing #5′ at SACI, Florence
2014: CHOREOGRAPHY (Gallery 2, ACCA), in ‘Framed Movements’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne *
2014: SETTING FOR RESETTING, in ‘Framed Movements’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2014: CONCRETE ROOM, in ‘Liquid Architecture Festival – The EAR IS A BRAIN’ Arts House Meat Market, Melbourne
2014: SEVERAL OBSERVATIONS, in ‘If This Exhibition Where a Text’ curated by Ash Kilmartin Slopes Gallery, Melbourne
2014: Figure Study (After Bacon), in ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne **
2014: ACTION AND FRAME (Mobilar Workshop) in ‘Industrial Estate’ curated by Kym Maxwell, Melbourne
2013-14: INSIDE VIANNE AGAIN (NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA), 2013, in ‘Melbourne Now’, NGV International ***
2013: CHOREOGRAPHY FOR AN UNKNOWN SPACE, in KULTURHUSET, Stockholm
2012: Several Departures (Studio 21, Level 8), ‘What Moves Us’ curated by La Mecedora Collective, OVCT, Amsterdam
2012: INSIDE THURSDAY (for VIANNE AGAIN), within Shelley Lasica’s project VIANNE AGAIN, MADA, online
2009: Occurrence Project, Gallery 1, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne *
2008: Simple Projection, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2008: Occurrence (Rehearsal Space), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne *
2007: Choreography, 2007 Version, Curated South Project Space, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam **
2005: room Piece 4: actual ghosts, Studio 9, SNDO program, Amsterdam School For the Arts, Amsterdam
(* In collaboration with Gwenneth Boelens)
(** In collaboration with Matthew Day)
(*** in collaboration with Shelley Lasica and Anne-Marie May)

SELECTED CURATORIAL PROJECTS & RECENT RESEARCH:
2016: Choreography and the Gallery Salo for 10th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and University of New South Wales. 
2014: SPECIFIC IN-BETWEEN (The choreographic negotiated in 6 parts), curated series for ‘Framed Movements’, Australian Center for Contemporary Art and Melbourne International Arts Festival.
2014: Mass (new dance work by Matthew Day), Curatorial consultant (theory and frames for contextualising dance as art)
2013: CHOREOGRAPHY AND RELATED THINKING (CART), Research series by Helen Grogan and Shelley Lasica
2011-2013: OPEN ARCHIVE, Art space and exhibition program Directed and Curated by Helen Grogan and Jared Davis
2011: Feedback: Proposals Towards and Exhibition, Group exhibition for Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne.
2009: Melbourne Pavilion, Amsterdam Biennale, Mediamatic Supermarket, Amsterdam



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