Mireille Astore

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2007 PhD Scholarship funded plus “Top Up”, Contemporary Arts (University of Western Sydney)
  • 2001 Master of Visual Arts (Research) (SCA, University of Sydney)
  • 1997 Master of Art Administration (College of Fine Arts, UNSW)
  • 1984 Grad. Dip. Lib. (University of Melbourne)
  • 1982 B Sc. 2nd Class Honours (University of Melbourne)

EXHIBITIONS

2012

The Foreigner I Know — Performance/Video —

Beirut Art Center – 18 January 2012

Posthumous Reckonings: A Cosmology of Infinitudes— Lecture/Performance —

Ashkal Alwan – 1 March 2012

Unfashionable Observations — Video Installation —

Alchemy collaboration [with Anne Ferran]- Sydney College of the Arts Gallery – 11 – 27 July 2012.

Hunter— Video Installation —

Alchemy collaboration [with Michael Tawa]- Sydney College of the Arts Gallery – 11 – 27 July 2012.

2011

3494 Houses + 1 Fence — Video —

Resistance III – Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, 9-10 March 2011

OUVERTURE(S) – B’chira Art Center. Tunisia 18-19 November 2011

Être et Disparaître— Video —

Not From Here — Video —

Decreation – West Space, Mebourne, 8 August – 3 September 2011

2010

3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video –

Resistance III- Centre Pompidou, Paris- 14 January 2010.

Resistance III British Film Institute – London, 29 May 2010.

Resistance III Fondazione Merz – Torino, Italy, 8-19 November 2010

Resistance III Casa Àrabe – Monografico, Madrid, Spain 1 December 2010

The Destinies of Frozen Angels – Photo media and Video Installation

Silent Spaces – Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney- 12 March – 5 May 2010.

Efface: Death Becomes Her — Video —

Remote Viewing – Installation – Peloton Gallery, Sydney. 11 February – 6 March 2010.

Not From Here — Video —

Categorical Imperatives – The Guild Art Gallery, Mumbai, India – 12 April – 30 April 2010.

2009

The Foreigner I Know – Performance

AILAE Summer School, Rende, Italy – 20 June 2009

Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney – 3 August 2009

Efface: Death Becomes Her — Video —

Not From Here — Video —

An Ungrateful Death — Video —

Apparitions — Projections—

Maternal Abject — Projections—

3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video —

AILAE Summer School,Rende, Italy – 20 June 2009

Not From Here — Video —

Festival Cultural Ecatepec. Behaviors video – Mexico City, Mexico – September 2009

2008 

A Tribute and an Untimely EventDVD interactive — 90 seconds

Outside Over There-Aferro Gallery – Newark, US – 27 Sept – 22 Nov 2008

Efface: Death Becomes Her— Video —

Not From Here — Video —

An Ungrateful Death — Video —

Apparitions — Projections—

Maternal Abject — Projections—

Tampa: A Walk on the Beach — Video —

Home Works IV Forum, Beirut, 20 April 2008.

Not From Here — Video —

Today Art Museum, Beijing, 6 – 28 June 2008.

3rd Guangzhou Triennial, 12 – 19 September 2008.

Museum of Modern Art, Cali – Colombial -  July 2008

Centro Cultural de Cali – Colombia – July 2008

Museo de Arte Moderno de Bucaramanga - Colombia July 2008

3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video –

Women’s Cinema from Tangiers to Tehran Film Festival (London) – Artists’ Films 22 – 29 February 2008.

Apparitions — Photomedia

Australie: Mythe et Réalitée – Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, Paris. 21 January- 6 February 2008.

2007

Letter to a Dead Man; Watch of a Dead Man- Photography/sculpture installation

The Resilient Landscape – Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney 22 November – 22 December 2007.

Thank You All- Sculpture

Gold Coast City Art Gallery – 1 December 2007 – 10 February 2008

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Efface: Death Becomes Her — Video Installatio—

8th Sharjah Biennial 4 April – 4 June 2007.

3494 Houses + 1 Fence –Video —

CinemaEast,Independent Film Center, New York, 8 – 15 November 2007.

In Focus – Tate (Modern),London, 4 May – June 2007.

ToneLiverpool Regional Museum, 3 – 24 March 2007.

Adelaide Film Festival, 22 Feb – 4 March 2007.

Not From Here – Video -

Crimes and Splendors – Ronmandos Art Gallery, Amesterdam, 14 July – 1 September 2007.

Konstföreningen Aura, Sweden, 28 April – 20 May 2007.

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid – Spain, 28 May – 4 July 2007.

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rosario – Argentina, 9 February – 2 March 2007.

Paranoia Freud Museum, London, 11 January – 11 March 2007.

16e édition du festival du film court en Seine-Saint-Denis / Pantin, France, 28 March – 6 April 2007.

2006

An Ungrateful Death

Mixed-Media Installation – The Green Room, Female Orphan School, Parramatta Campus,University of Western Sydney, 21 July – 14 November 2006.

3494 Houses + 1 Fence – Video -

Mori Gallery, Sydney, 6 – 30 September 2006.

Nafas Beirut – Espace SD, Beirut, 12 October – 17 November 2006.

Exground Film Festival – Wiesbaden, Germany,17-26 November 2006.

Apparitions — Solo exhibition —

Photomedia, Video. Conny Dietzschold – Multiple Box, Sydney, 16 July – 16 August 2006.

William& Winnifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 25 August – 17 November 2006.

Not From Here – Video –

Paranoia Leeds City Art Gallery,Leeds, UK, 28 June – 27 August 2006.

Al-Kahf Art Gallery/Bethlehem International Center Bethlehem/Palestine, 7 – 30 July 2006.

Coding/Decoding– Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, 1 September – 29 October 2006.

Coding/Decoding– Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, 31 August – 17 December 2006.

Conny Dietzschold – Multiple Box, Sydney, 16 July – 16 August 2006.

Vues de Beyrouth,B312 Gallery, Montréal, Canada, 9 September – 14 October 2006.

Paranoia Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK, 4 November – 9 December 2006.

Casoria Contemporary Art Museum Naples, Italy, 16 December 2006 – 16 January 2007.

2005

Not From Here (Video) Photography & Digital animation Cinema East Film Festival, New York;

Toronto Arab Film Festival;

né à Beyrouth Lebanese Film Festival;

Asolo International Art Festival;

Poetics of Australian Space (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney);

Contemporary Image Collective, The Townhouse Gallery, Cairo;

The Video Active – ISM – Chamber of Public Secrets – Copenhagen.

Tampa: A Walk on the Beach (Video)

Art in the Age of Terrorism Millais Gallery- Southampton Institute, England.

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburg/USA.

Biennale of Video and New Media Santiago/Chile.

Fauvette Loureiro Travel Scholarship Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts.

Apparitions Photomedia Installation

Broken Hill Art Gallery July – August 2005.

2004

The Foreigner I Know

Poetry/Performance/Data Projection – Australian and International Feminisms – Women’s College – University of Sydney

Tampa: A Walk on the Beach – Video -

Sydney Film Festival,Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah, Palestine.

When Gazes Collide – Tampa Introspection - Photography Installation -

Conny Dietzschold’s Multiple Box, Sydney.

Tampa Website In: Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting [ R ] [ R ] [ F] 2004

National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucaresti/Romania,

BASICS Festival Salzburg/Austria.

Bergen Electronic Arts Center, Norway.

New Media Art Festival Bangkok, Thailand.

I-Ocean – Netart from all Asia & Pacific area

PEAM – Pescara Electronic Art Meeting/Italy

VI Salon y Colloquio International de Arte Digital – Havanna (Cuba).

International Festival of New Film and New Media Split – Croatia.

Memory and Creation

111101– Lebanon

Honourable Fears -

[R][R][F] 2004—>XP – [Remembering-Repressing-Forgetting]

Basics Festival Salzburg/Austria 8-16 May 2004.

PEAM 2004 – Electronic Art Meeting Pescara/Italy 19-23 May 2004.

2003

Conrad Jupiter Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland.

Tampa,Sculpture, Performance, Photography, Internet Art, Sculpture by the Sea,Sydney.

Honourable Fears, Photography Installation solo exhibition, groundfloorgallery,Sydney.

Digital Photography and Sculpture, Conny Dietzschold’s Multiple Box, Sydney.

Intersections,Sydney College of the. Exhibition as part of the World Symposium on Art, Health, and Design, Synergy, Sydney.

National photographic purchase award, Albury Regional Art Gallery, Albury, NSW.

City of Hobart Art Prize. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.

Walking the Street, Newtown, Sydney.

2002

Sexdecim, group exhibition, groundfloorgallery, Sydney.

Australian and International Photography Multiple Box, Danks Street, Sydney.

Premonitions,solo exhibition, groundfloorgallery,Sydney.

Byte Me group exhibition, Phototechnica, Sydney.

Aleksandra Mir’s Daily News September 11 2002 issue, exhibited simultaneously at Greengrassi London and Gavin Brown New York.

A4 Refugee project Metro Arts, Brisbane.

2001

The Maternal Abject Master of Visual Arts graduation exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts.

1996

The Act of Non-Birth, ARABMADE group exhibition, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney.

1994

Sacred Flesh, group exhibition, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney.

ShiftingEdges Co-curator Casula Powerhouse, Sydney.

1992

Collidescapegroup exhibition, Airspace, Sydney.

1991

Moscow : The Coup solo exhibition, photographic essay. Macquarie University, Sydney.

1990

The Black Seed 8 minute Video Drama, Macquarie University,sydney

 

CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA


 

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Posthumous Reckoning: A Cosmology of Infinitudes - Public Lecture/Performance – Department of Architecture and Graphic Design, The American University of Beirut. 14 December 2011.

On Autobiography, Economies of Surplus and Surpassing Disasters – Plenary address – 5th International Conference on the Arts in Society – Sydney College of the Arts, 25 July 2010.

4’33″ for Vocals: John Cage a lecture/performance – Silent Spaces – Macquarie University Art Gallery – Sydney 28 April 2010.

Autobiography at Crossroads - Invited Speaker – AILAE 2008 Summer School – University of Calabria, Rende, Italy.

An Ungrateful Death: Al-Karam in the Age of Withdrawal — Invited Artist lecture and Talk Home Works IVThe Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, 12-20 April 2008.

Amphibious Life Forms and the White Desert — Tactics Against Fear seminar – Invited Speaker. University of Wollongong, 3 September 2007.

An Ungrateful Death: “Karam” in the Midst of Mourning — Mourning and Its Hospitalities | (after…) conference. University of Queensland, 18-21 July 2007.

Pressure Points Forum II — Writing and Society Research Group. Bilal Khbeiz and Sydney Arab Film Festival: Convener, Curator and Chair. University of Western Sydney, 13 March 2007.

Pressure Points Forum I — Writing and Society Research Group— Jalal Toufic and Ghassan Hage: convenor, Curator and Chair. University of Western Sydney, 16 September 2006.

Speaking on Behalf of the Other. Keynote Address Presented at the Poetics of Australian SpaceUniversity of Sydney & Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney,9-12 February 2005.

The Negotiating Table Mona Hatoum Forum. Presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney, 7 May 2005.

Apparitions Cultural Dynamics of ‘New World’ Visions and Representations Conference— Centre d’Etude des Modes de la Représentation Anglophone — Université Stendhal Grenoble, 8, 9 December 2005.

Tampa a performance/sculpture/photography/video projectThe Italian Effect Conference– The Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) – University of Sydney, 9 -11 September 2004.

Excisions and Empty DesertsDialogue Across Cultures Conference Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies – Monash University, 12 –14 November 2004.

The Foreigner I KnowAustralian and International Feminisms Conference– Boston University – Sydney program– University of Sydney, 12 -14 December 2004.

Cyberspace, guest lecture, University of Technology, Sydney, 30 April 1994.

 

 

PRIZES, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES & COMMISSIONS


Conny Apparitions

 

2007

8th Sharjah Biennial Commission.

Finalist – Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize

2006

Bundanon Art Residency

Finalist – William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

2005

Finalist - Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship

2004

2003

University of WesternSydney Postgraduate Research Award plus “Top Up”- $98,000

Winner -2003 National Photographic Purchase Award– Albury Regional Art Gallery, NSW

Finalist -the City of Hobart Art Prize

Finalist – Conrad Jupiter Art Prize – Gold Coast Arts Centre,Queensland

Finalist – Willoughby National Art Prize, Sydney

 

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REFEREED AND NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS BY MIREILLE ASTORE(Select)


2012

Signs and Whispers: Membranes for the Immaterial Life. Third Text July 2012. 26 (4): 431-441.

2010

3494 Houses + 1 Fence” in Resistance III – Paris: Lowave DVD label. 6 min.

2009

“A Moment of Mourning on the Threshold of the Pure Gift” in Imagined Australia. R. Summo O’Connell (Ed.) Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishers, 2009: 15-25.

2008

Co-guest editor Artlink Vol 28 no. 1.

2007

“Art, Autobiography and the Maternal Abject” in Arab Women’s Lives Retold: Exploring Identity Through Writing.
New York: Syracuse University Press,2007: 222-238.

2006

In This House: A Conversation with Akram Zaatari eyeline 60: 18-20.

A Conversation with Steve Kurtz Artlink 26 (2): 95-96.

When the Artwork Takes the Pictures Law, Text, Culture, Journal 10, 2006: 239-258.

2005

Tampa: When Gazes Collide In Art in the Age of Terrorism Graham Coulter-Smith & Maurice Owen (Eds) London: Paul Holberton Publishing & University of Washington Press.

The Foreigner I Know – fictocritical poem – Hecate 31 (1): 17-22.

The poems Dawn, A Feathered Postcard, My Bones, I Wonder in An-Nahar Daily Newspaper – special feature on Arab Australian writing, Beirut.

Apparitions: Racial Otherness and its Discontent . CAESS Conference: Scholarship & Community. Michael Atherton (Ed). Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

2004

When Gazes Collide by Mireille Eid In Scan the online journal of media arts culture – Macquarie University.

 

Thankyou

 

ABOUT MIREILLE ASTORE’S ARTWORKS(Select)


 

“Just as Benjamin noted the contextual aesthetic consequences of the circulation of photographic images through newspapers and magazines, Astore’s combination of photography with sculpture and performance, circulated via her website, rewrites both photography and the spatial and interpretive dynamics of this [Tampa] installation work.” Peter Hutchings, eyeline issue 54, Winter 2004: 12.

2009

Mireille Eid in “New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century” Eds. Hossein Amirsadeghi, Salwa Mikdadi & Nada Shabout. London: Thames and Hudson(2009): 79-81.

2007

Predrag Pajdic,”Paranoid? A Survey of Contemporary Art on Fear, Distrust, Suspicion & Terror.”

Lecture at the Faculty of Arts and Design, University Iuav of Venice (7 March 2007), and Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (28 March 2007).

Louise Gray, “Them Outside.” Museum Journal (March 2007): 39.

Alison Oldham,Works of Fear Come Home to Hampstead: An exhibition at the Freud Museum takes on our preconceptions, 8 February 2007.

2006

Abigail Dunn, Paranoia in Catalyst 7 July 2006.

2005

The Art AttacksHeat Up in War on Propaganda. Review of Art in the Age of Terrorism exhibition, Wood, Christopher In Times Higher Education Supplement – UK 5 November 2004,p. 22.

2004

Through a Refugee’s Eyes, by Peter J. Hutchings eyeline issue 54, Winter 2004.

Mireille Eid Featured Artist:Tampa Microcosm, by Mireille Juchau RealTime, March, issue 59.

2003

Installation– Mireille Eid – Le Figaro, Paris, Jeudi 30 Octobre 2003.

Bondi Beach Long on Meaning – New York Times News Service – 31 October 2003.

Review of I Remember 1948 an exhibition at the Performance Space in RealTime Issue 56.

The A4 Refugee Project, Gallagher, Jane, Artlink 23 (1): 68.

Intersections, Peter Hill, Sydney Morning Herald Feb 14-20, Critic’s picks, p.27.

Art and About,Australian Financial Review, 31 August 2003.

Mireille Eid,Sydney Morning Herald, Metropolitan, 19-25 September, 2003: 27.

2002

Byte Me, Robert MacFarlane. Face to face with the forces of change. Sydney Morning Herald - 8 Jul 2002.

Byte Me, Lenny Ann Low. Surrealism du jour. Sydney Morning Herald - 29 Jun 2002.

1998

Conomos,J. Arabmade Catalogue Essay p. 23.

1993

Bed of Yearning, poem in Out of the Woods, p. 16.

Navigating Cyberspace:Paper presented at the7th Biennial Victorian Association for Library Automation Conference. 7-11 Nov 1993.

1992

Collidescape. Review in Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 11th September 1992.

Perceptions, poem in Poets in the Forest p. 23.

1991

Des Bibliotéquaires Saute-Frontières Livres Hebdomadaires, 16(7), 15 Feb 1991, p. 47.

Moscow: The Coup – Interview on Razor’s Edge, 2SER, 30th August.

Flight, poem in Poetry Australia no. 129, Autumn 1991. p. 32.

1990

The hand,poem in Overland, no. 118, 1990, p.29.

1989

Dawn, poem in Overland, Extra, no.1, 1989.

Out There, in An Naqid Monthly Cultural Review, Oct. 1989.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


2010

Adjunct Lecturer – Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

2006-2009

Sessional lecturer- Photomedia, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney.

Sessional Tutor – Media and Visual Culture – University of Western Sydney.

Sessional Tutor – Contemporary Society – University of Western Sydney.

2006-2007

Project Leader and Curator- Pressure Points – Writing and Society Research Group – University of Western Sydney with Jalal Toufic (September 2006) and Bilal Khbeiz (March 2007).

1999

Senior Policy Officer – New Technologies – Australia Council for the Arts.

1994-1998

Library and Web Manager, Australia Council for the Arts.

1994

Tutor, University of Technology, Sydney – Bachelor of Applied Science- “Producing Information.”

1992-1994

Senior Librarian. University of Technology, Sydney Library.

1991

Librarian – Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de Médecine.

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Mireille Eid

Email: mireille@astore.id.au

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