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The Cuddly Rapture , 2012 Installation At The Contemporary Art Centre Of South Australia (Cacsa) Project Space Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Cuddly Rapture , 2012 Installation At The Contemporary Art Centre Of South Australia (Cacsa) Project Space Dimensions Variable © patrick rees
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The Cuddly Rapture, 2012 Installation / Performance At The Contemporary Art Centre Of South Australia (Cacsa) Project Space Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Cuddly Rapture, 2012 Installation / Performance At The Contemporary Art Centre Of South Australia (Cacsa) Project Space Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux, 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux, 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux, 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux , 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux, 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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The Dystopian Utopianator - Redux , 2012 Installation At Fel Tspace, Adelaide, Australia, Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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Meta, 2011 Installation With Ben Leslie Dimensions Variable
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Meta (detail) , 2011 Installation With Ben Leslie Dimensions Variable © Patrick Rees
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the Dirty Furnace: Metal Works by Metal Workers, October 30th Bronze Sculpture, Aluminum Sculpture
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Canberra, Australia
Lives in
Los Angeles, California
Schools
South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, 2007, Bachelor of Visual Arts - Specialisation (Honours) (Painting)
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales (COFA), 2001, Independent Study
Flinders University, 1992, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Perfromance and Screen Studies)
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, photography, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Patrick Rees CV/Bio

Patrick Rees

 

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

Education

2011                Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) (Painting), University of South

                        Australia

2001                College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

1995                Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Performance, Film) Studies), Flinders University

 

Solo and two person exhibitions 

2013
Patrick Rees’ Crazy Everything Has to Go Art Sale / Visa Celebration Send Off Going Back to LA Event, performance and installation, Peer Studios, Adelaide

2012
Incubator Alligator, installation and performance, Australian Experimental Art Foundation – Odradek
The Cuddly Rapture, installation and performance(s), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA), Project Space, Adelaide
The Dystopian Utopianator – Redux, FELTspace, Adelaide

2011
META, Patrick Rees and Ben Leslie, Paper String Plastic Gallery, Adelaide

2007
Deep Blue, Flightpath Gallery, Adelaide

 

Selected group exhibitions 

2016
Dada Here and Now, San Francisco International Arts Festival, curated by Hanna Regev and Matt Mckinley,

2015
Rush Hour, Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, curated by Molly Jo Shea
Performance Presence / Video Time, curated by Dr. Anne Marsh, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2014
The Dirty Furnace, SOSM Gallery, Los Angeles
Pig Roast, The Foundry, Los Angeles
Aspy Kids, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
GRID Projects Festival, Adelaide

2013
Cold Fish Fresh Cream Reprise Machine, performance and installation as part of Final Notice, group exhibition and performance series at Concord Artspace, Los Angeles
Momentary, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia in conjunction with the Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide
The Utopia Project, Concord Artspace, Los Angeles
2013 Inaugural Symptopia Symposium Opening Address, performance as part of,  ’The Utopia Project LA’, Concord Space, Los Angeles
FELT Natural, FELTspace, Adelaide

2012 
#, RAID Projects, Los Angeles
Future World: Unknown, Cienfuegos Wynwood Gallery, Miami
FELTspace at Co/Lab ART Fair, Art Platform, Los Angeles
Curtain Call, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne
Audience/Object/Performer, FELTspace , Adelaide
Good Mourning, FELTspace, Adelaide
FELT /SPACE, FELTspace at  BOXCOPY, Brisbane
Pass it On; De-versions Festival , FELTspace,  Adelaide
CACSA at 70, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide

2011
Rare, SASA Gallery, Adelaide
On Abstraction, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide
Poppy No Good, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide
Shaw Hendry’s Amazing Simpsons Collection Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

2010
Sticks and Stones, University of South Australia
Structural Integrity, Next Wave festival, Keynote Project, Art Centre Meat Market, Melbourne
2% Now Showing in 3D, Two Percent art collective, Format Art Space, Adelaide
Small, Two Percent art collective, Format Art Space, Adelaide

2009
Skull, Gallery 139, Adelaide
(In) Site Specific, Format Festival, Format Art Space, Adelaide
Big, Two Percent art collective and Format collective, Queens Theatre, Adelaide

2008
Halves, Two Percent art collective, Two Percent Art Space, Adelaide
Two Rooms, Two Percent art collective, Two Percent Art Space, Adelaide
 A4, Higher Ground, Adelaide

2007
Encore, New Jay Gallery, Adelaide
C-scape, New Jay Gallery, Adelaide
Collective, World’s End Gallery, Adelaide
The Sum of its Parts, Prospect Galley – Studio, Adelaide

2005
Interiors, Thomas Street Studio, Adelaide

 

Curatorial projects

2013
Co-curator: The Utopia Project LA, Concord Space, Los Angeles

2010
Border Crossings, Visual Arts Exhibition for The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (Adelaide), Format Art Space, Adelaide

 

Visual arts grants, awards and residencies

2013

Awarded Full Australian Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake Masters of Fine Art at the University of Sydney (deferred) 
Concord Space, Los Angeles, Artist Residency for The Utopia Project LA
Arts SA, Project Grant for The Utopia Project LA

2012
RAID Projects, Los Angeles, Artist in Residence Program
Internship (video production), Machine Project, Los Angeles
Co-Director, FELTspace, Adelaide
Helpmann Academy Project Grant

2011/2012
Recipient of Studio Program, Australia Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2011
Chancellors Letter of Commendation (Top 5% in Division), University of South Australia
EAS High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarship, University of South Australia
Presented conference paper at the EAS HDR conference, University of South Australia

2010
Funding grant from Screen Australia, Screen Development Australia and The Media Resource centre for Raw Nerve project: The Window (writer)
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (Adelaide) Position: Arts Coordinator and Visual Arts Curator; Chair – Artist symposium for Border Crossings Exhibition, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

2009
Exhibition grant from the Helpmann Academy to the Two Percent art collective

2008
Exhibition grant from the Australian Experimental Art Foundation to the Two Percent art collective
Eckersleys Painting Award, University of South Australia
Founding member of the Two Percent art collective

 

Selected bibliography

2015
Brooker, B., Performance Art in the Experience Economy Era, RealTime issue #127 June-July 2015 pg. 12-13,http://www.realtimearts.net/article...
Forester, R., Performance Presence / Video Time, Arts Hub, May 12, 2015
http://visual.artshub.com.au/news-a...

Mahoney, S., Aspy Kids, The Thousands, April 2014
Sliuzas, A., Grid Festival, catalogue essay

2012
Harris, R. and O’Keeffe, R., Good Mourning, Welcome to Death, Your Destiny, catalogue essay for ‘Good Mourning’, FELTspace, Adelaide
Simmons, K., Wounds and Corpses, catalogue essay for ‘Good Mourning’, FELTspace, Adelaide
Neuman, A. Studio Visit: Interview with FELTspace, Los Angeles Art Resource
Lay, B., catalogue essay: Incubator Alligator, Australian Experimental Art Foundation – Odradek
Simmons,K., Unsubstantial Territory,  catalogue essay for ‘The Cuddly Rapture’, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia – Project Space
David Broker, The Cuddly Rapture, CCAS
Leslie, B., A Private Dystopia, catalogue essay for ‘The Dystopian Utopianator – Redux’,  February
Langford, C., Dystopian Utopianator, The Thousands, January 25th 2012 http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/look/dystopian-utopianator-patrick-rees

2011
Bolton, K. , 2011: Abstraction, Installation, Conceptualism: Some Returns — to the Once and Forever Future. (21.7.1), June 2011 http://aeaf.org.au/downloads/Abstraction_etc_07_2011.pdf
Tuffin, A., META, catalogue essay for META
Sliuzas, A., The Overloaded, catalogue essay for META
Lyall, S., META, The Thousands, October 12th 2011 http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/look/ben-leslie-and-patrick-rees-meta
Lyall, S., On Abstraction, The Thousands, June 22nd 2011 http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/look/on-abstraction

2009
Coleman, D., Two Percent Collective, Art Monthly Australia, June 2009, # 220, pp 62-63

2008
Barber, K., Adelaide’s Artist Run Initiatives, Update Arts Magazine, Helpmann Academy, December 2008 – February 2009, p13
Foster, F., A Rough Sketch to Conquer the Galaxy, Merge Magazine, November 2008, pp.38-43 http://www.merge.com.au/picturesandwords/twopercent