The wild world in APT9

The Asia Pacific, a region of incredible beauty and diversity, is grappling with the looming challenges of climate change and environmental degradation in the face of economic and political inertia. It is often artists who fire our imagination on these issues, urging us to consider our relationship with the natural world, the ethics of our…

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…

Major new works announced for APT9

Major new works by artists Jonathan Jones (Australia), Aisha Khalid (Pakistan) and Iman Raad (Islamic Republic of Iran), as well as two projects involving more than 30 women artists from the Pacific, are among the highlights of ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) at QAGOMA until 28 April 2019 Announcing the first cohort…