Jacquelene Drinkall

Jacquelene Drinkall is a practicing artist and theorist working with telepathy in painting, video, sculpture, installation, performance, virtual world performance and critical writing. She studied at Canberra School of Art (CSA), with a Telecom Travelling Art Scholarship for exchange study with performance artist Marina Abramovic and interrogative design artist Krzysztof Wodicszko at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Art, Paris. Other awards received include ANU’s University Medal in Visual Art, Marten Bequest Travelling Art Scholarship (National Award), two AGNSW awards, and a residency awarded by Cite International des Arts, Paris. Her Masters by Research (CSA) and PhD (COFA) explored telepathy in art – her PhD dissertation is titled Telepathy in Contemporary, Conceptual and Performance Art. She is a five-time Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship finalist and exhibitor during 2001-05. More recent awards won include COFA Student Association Prize, two NAVA grants, two Artspace Residencies and a Firstdraft Depot Residency. This year she has shown at Cementa_13 Art Festival; ATVP Gallery; and participated in the Alaska Projects exhibition The Carpentry of Speculative Things, and An Art Experiment which was curated by Prue Gibson. She is also finalist in the 2013 Olive Cotton Portrait Prize and 2013 Blake Prize for Religious Art and is included in Niteworks 2013 at Bundanon, curated by David Cranswick. Jacquelene has had sixteen solo exhibitions in Canberra, Paris, Bathurst, Sydney, Newcastle, Hobart, Melbourne, and over 45 group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada and Netherlands. She has created live performances curated by Marina Abramovic, and in galleries at Canberra School of Art and Artspace. Her virtual world performances have been shown in 8th Shanghai Biennale; and Odyssey Contemporary Art and Performance Festival, simultaneously with Museum Sorgdrager, the Netherlands and Black Bag Media Collective Studio, St. John’s, Canada. Her artwork has been shown on ABC TV, featured in a previous Runway article written by Daine Singer, and discussed in a number of articles in the Sydney Morning Herald and other publications. Her recent published theory texts include: ‘Human and Non-Human Telepathic Collaboration Since Fluxus to Now’ in Colloquy, Monash University, 2011; ‘The Art and Flux of Telepathy 2.0 in ‘Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New Communication and Identity Paradigms’, IGI Global, 2011. Jacquelene is Honorary Research Associate at College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. She has collaborated Jeremy Owen Turner (Vancouver) for over two years, and more recently is beginning collaborations with Warren Neidich (Berlin/Los Angeles).

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