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Michaela Gleave is an Australian born artist based in Gadigal/Wangal country, Sydney, Australia. Gleave’s conceptual practice spans numerous mediums and platforms including digital and online works, installation, performance, photography, sculpture, and video. Her projects question the nature of reality and our innate relationship to time, matter, and space.

Focusing particularly on the changing intersections between art, science, and society - Gleave’s work has been presented extensively across Australia as well as in Germany, Greece, The United Kingdom, Austria, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Iceland, the United States and Mexico.

She has developed major performance and installation works for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Dark Mofo Festival, Hobart; Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth; Bristol Biennial, UK; TarraWarra Art Museum, Melbourne; Carriageworks, Sydney; and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne among others.

Gleave has been awarded residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan, and CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Australia. In 2015 Gleave won the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize. and was awarded a prestigious Creative Australia Fellowship in 2013. Permanent installations of her work have been commissioned by Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria; Salamanca Arts Centre, Tasmania; and The Rechabite, Western Australia.

Gleave’s projects and exhibitions include TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, 2021; Messages of hope, messages of love, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 2020; Vrystaat Arts Festival, South Africa, 2020; Coronal Mass, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 2019; Time, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, 2018; The Score, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2017; Bristol Biennial 2016: In Other Worlds, Bristol, UK, 2016; Aufstiege, KunstRegion Stuttgart, Germany, 2016; Trace: Performance and its Documents, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2014; A Day is Longer than a Year, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia, 2013; Our Frozen Moment, Carriageworks, Sydney, 2012; We Are Made of Stardust, Art Futures, Hong Kong Art Fair, 2012; Octopus 11: The Matter of Air, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2011; A Perfect Day to Chase Tornadoes (White), Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, 2010; and Primavera 09, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009.

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