APT9: The creation of black somo

A curator with a deep belief in the ability of art to transform, Jennifer Phipps envisaged a fund that would enable women artists working in the Pacific to engage in projects and learning opportunities, and ensured its existence with a significant bequest. Oceania Women’s Fund Visitors to the Queensland Art Gallery’s first exhibition profiling contemporary…

Countdown to APT9: Pacific nations

As part of their research for The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been building relationships with artists and curators in small and often remote communities across the region. In the second of a series of articles leading up to the Triennial, Ruth McDougall and Ruha Fifita visited the Pacific…

APT9 supporting new media and voices in the Pacific

Over the past two years the Gallery and co-curator Sana Balai have been working with artists and communities in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and neighbours in the Solomon Islands archipelago, and four artists from Australia on a major project focused on women’s contemporary creative practice for the upcoming ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary…

Countdown to APT9: Thailand, South Korea, Japan and Bangladesh

On the countdown to ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art‘ (APT9), QAGOMA curators have been travelling to deepen their understanding of contemporary art. Conducted in countries from Iran through to those in West, Central and South Asia and the Pacific, this travel informs our selection of artists for APT9 as well as generating future…

APT9: The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art returns in November

Leading Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie, one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation and a leading figure in conceptual and new media art globally, will be onsite at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in late August to create his major, APT9 site-specific work Map of Utopia 2018. This enormous ink painting will…

New interlocutor program for APT9

For ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), QAGOMA Asia Pacific research arm the Australian Centre of Asia Pacific Art (ACAPA) has convened a group of ten highly respected artists, curators, critics and researchers to act as interlocutors, participating in discussions, lending expertise and testing issues in the development of the APT program.…