CV

Mimi Tong CV

BORN
1978 Sydney Australia. Lives and works in Sydney.

EDUCATION
2003 – 2004
Master of Visual Arts by Research, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney, Sydney

1997 – 2000
Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney

SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018
In Time
, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2014
Formation (Winter), Breezeblock, Sydney
Open Studio, HIAP, Helsinki Finland

2010
View of Albany, IASKA Residency Project, Albany Public Library, Albany Western Australia
Window to the City, GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney

2009
Window, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) Studio, Shenzhen, China
Plateau Constructions, University of Technology (UTS) Gallery, Sydney

2007
Unfolding Ground, Artspace, Sydney
Interference, with Ainslie Murray, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney

2005
Box Folding, Artbox, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Intersecting Geometries, with Nuha Saad, Artspace, Sydney
Folding Interface, MIR 11, Melbourne

2003
Geometric Folding Experiment, MOP Projects, Sydney

2000
Squarepusher Experiment, RubyAyre, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
WWW II, Julian Dashper & Girlfriends, Glovebox, Auckland

2016
Sight (Site) Uncovered, Chapter 2 The Landscape, Perspectives, Vivid Sydney, The Galeries

2014
Democracy of Drawing 2, Airspace Projects, Sydney
Spaced: Art Out of Place (National Tour), Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell VIC; Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Swan Hill VIC; The Cannery Arts Centre, Esperance WA; Bunbury Regional Arts Galleries, Bunbury WA

2013
Spaced: Art Out of Place (National Tour), Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA; Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah WA; Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA

2012
Metallic, Spectrum Art Space, Edith Cowan University, Perth
Spaced: Art Out of Place (National Tour), Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle; Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

2011
Reason and Rhyme, Gertude Contemporary, Melbourne + St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2009
Critical Fixtures, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Gallery, Melbourne

2008
New Millennium, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore
2020?, Collaboration with Inverted Topology, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
Morphed: Contemporary Responses to Architecture, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

2007
Our Lucky Country (Still Different)
, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Abstraction Architecture Space, Collaboration with Inverted Topology, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
Platform for Urban Investigation II Shanghai, Island 6 Arts Centre, Shanghai, China

2006
Our Lucky Country (Difference), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Hardware, UTS Gallery, Sydney
Four Walls Falling, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne
+Plus Factors, Collaboration with Inverted Topology, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Space Invaders, Gallery 4A, Sydney
We Are Australian Too, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
Eldorado, Downtown Art Space, Adelaide

2005
Re/Thinking, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
www, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
Not Worried: Art in Australia, Raid Projects, Los Angeles USA

2004
Perception, Conception, Deception, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane
MOP BUS, Bus Gallery, Melbourne
What ever happened to Minimalism?, SCA Gallery, Sydney

2003
Two for One, MOP Projects, Sydney
From the Shadows to the Sun, Room 103 Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2000
The palace of exaggeration and everything, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney
MNCBM, Artspace, Sydney

PUBLIC ART + COMMISSIONS
2017-18
Vintage Enamelware, ArtMoves, Transport for NSW, Kingsford

2010
Column 9, Therese Rawsthorne Spring/ Summer 2010/ 2011
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Australian Technology Park, Sydney

2008 – 2009
Unfolding Ground
, Kelvin Grove Road Billboard, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane

SYMPOSIUMS
2012
Spaced: Art out of Place Symposium participating artist presentation, 4-5 February, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA

RESIDENCIES
2013
Australia Council Skills & Arts Development Helsinki Residency

2010
IASKA Residency (Part 2), Albany Western Australia

2009
IASKA Residency (Part 1), Albany Western Australia
Asialink Visual Arts Residency, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
UTS Gallery Artist in Residence, University of Technology, Sydney

2007
The Gunnery Studio Residency, Artspace, Sydney
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Residency, Sydney
Red Gate Gallery Artist Residency, Beijing, China

2005
The Gunnery Studio Residency, with Nuha Saad, Artspace, Sydney

GRANTS + SCHOLARSHIPS + PRIZES
2010
Finalist, Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2008
NAVA NSW Artists Marketing Grant
Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO, Sydney
Finalist, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney

2007
Australia Council Established New Work Grant
Finalist, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Sydney
Finalist, Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2006
Freedman Foundation Travelling Art Scholarship
Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney

2005
FInalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney

2004
Australia Council Emerging New Work Grant
Finalist, ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO, Sydney
Finalist, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney

2003
The Zelda Stedman Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

PUBLICATIONS + REVIEWS
2014
Stella Rosa McDonald, Formation (Winter), The Art Life, 25 July

2013
Jasmin Stephens, Metallic, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Perth

2012
Dr Laetitia Wilson, Metallic, Spectrum Project Space, November
Jasmin Stephens, Piloting History, Spaced: Art Out of Place, IASKA, Perth
Nicola Harvey, Spaced: Art out of Place, Freize Magazine, May Issue 147
Rebecca Coates, Spaced: out West, Art Monthly Australia, April Issue 248
Gregory Pryor, Socially engaged FIFO art? IASKA’s Spaced, Artlink Vo. 32 no. 1
Sarah Miller, The artist-in-residence: beyond just being there, Realtime, April – May 108
Ted Snell, Out of the landscape come works of power, The Australian, 10 February

2011
Reason and Rhyme, Gertude Contemporary, Melbourne and St Paul St Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2010
Christopher Allen, To express what only drawing will allow, The Australian, 14 December

2009
Frances Johnson, A subtle palimpsest-in-progress, Critical Fixtures, The Age, 1 May
Critical Fixtures, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
Julian Dashper, Plateau Constructions, UTS Gallery, Sydney

2008
Ainslie Murray, Unfolding Ground, Column 2, Artspace, Sydney
Jo Higgins, Our Lucky Country (Still Different), Artlink Magazine, Vol 28 no 1
Steven Alderton, New Millennium, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore NSW

2007
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Our Lucky Country (Still Different), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Mimi Tong, Sojourn Space, Issue 9 Change, Runway magazine, Sydney
Linda Marie Walker, Interference, Tin Sheds, Sydney

2006
Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Our Lucky Country (Difference), Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
Richard Dunn, Intersecting Geometries, with Nuha Saad, Artspace, Sydney
Mark Titmarsh, The Fourfold Negation, Hardware, UTS Gallery, Sydney
Mark Titmarsh, Shapes of inhabitation: Painting in the expanded field, Art Monthly Australia, May no 189
Karen Burns, Site Drawing: Inverted Topology, +Plus Factors, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Reuben Keehan, Eldorado, MOP Projects, Sydney

2005
Mimi Tong, Mimi Tong Works 1999 – 2005, Sydney
Julian Dashper, www, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney

2004
Jess MacNeil, Two for One, MOP Projects, Sydney
Brian Thompson, What ever happened to Minimalism?, Sydney

2001
Mimi Tong, Tourist, Uniglory #3 zine, Sydney
Tania Peterson, Fluid Geometries, MNCBM, Artspace, Sydney

2000
Simon Ingram, Squarepusher Experiment, LIKE, vol. 12, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS
Artbank
Private collections in Australia

ARTIST RUN INITIATIVE HISTORY
MOP Projects, Sydney: Committee Member, May 2003 – December 2004
RubyAyre Gallery, Sydney: Co-Director, November 1999 – January 2001

SESSIONAL LECTURER/ TUTOR

Faculty of Design, Architecture & Planning, University of Sydney
2012; 2016 – Present: AWSS1001 Architectural Sketching & Drawing
2017 – Present: BDES2024 Art Processes – Drawing
2017: BDES 1026 Architecture Studio 1A

UNSW Art & Design, Sydney
2018: SART 3412 Experimental Drawing; SART2403 Painting: Space, Time, Place
2016 – Present: SART 2400 Painting & Materiality; SART 2402 Painting & The Body
2015: COFA0921 Draw Your World
2014 – 2015: SART 2859/ 9759 Abstraction
2008 – 2013: SART 3340/ 3350 Painting and Drawing A strand 3rd year studio major, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art
2013: SART 2320 Painting and Drawing A strand 2nd year studio major, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art
2011 – 2013: Painting and Drawing Honours supervision, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art
2010 – 2011: SART 2859/ 9859 Abstraction for Painting and Drawing, Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art

Faculty of the Built Environment, UNSW, Sydney
S1, 2013: ARCH 1142 Architectural Communications, Bachelor of Architecture
S1, 2008: BENV 2315 Architectural Model Making
2004 – 2008: ARCH 1142 Architectural Communications, Bachelor of Architecture

Design Architecture Building, UTS, Sydney
2011 – 2012: 86009 Context, Bachelor of Design in Interior + Spatial Design
S2, 2012: 50846 Situated Media Installation Studio Intensive, Bachelor of Design in Photography + Situated Media & Sound + Music Design, FASS
S1, 2012: 86531 Design Studio: Explorations, Bachelor of Design in Interior + Spatial Design
2011: 80064 Interaction-based Designing, Bachelor of Design in Photography + Situated Media
S2, 2010: 86003 Interior Design Conceptualisation, Bachelor of Design in Interior Design
2010 – 2011: 80038 Photographic Intervention, Bachelor of Design in Photography + Situated Media

Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney

2010: CAEX 3005 Printmedia E Studio Extension, Bachelor of Visual Arts
2005 – 2007: MSTD 1111/ 1112 Foundation Studio A & B: Painting, Bachelor of Visual Arts

 

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