Raquel Ormella

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Raquel Ormella

Raquel Ormella (born 1969) is an Australian multimedia artist known for addressing social issues.[1]

Early life[edit]

Raquel Ormella was born in Sydney in 1969.[1]

Ormella completed her undergraduate degree and a Masters by research, at the University of Western Sydney, and in 2013 a PhD at the Australian National University. Her thesis examined human relationships with urban birds.[2]

Career[edit]

Since 2006 Raquel Ormella has taught painting at the Australian National University in the 3rd year, Honours and post-graduate programs.

Ormella is an artist working at the intersections of art and activism, investigating the means by which critical reflexivity in contemporary art encourages processes of self-examination regarding political consciousness and social action. Ormellaʼs practice is grounded in exploring the nature of the relationship between humans and the natural environment, with a particular focus on urban expansion and forest activism. In highlighting the connectedness between the two, Ormella attempts to show that our depictions of the natural world are not representations of true "wilderness" or a pure state, but rather are informed by human contact and reflective of human values. Ormella has built a practice covering a diverse range of activities such as textiles, video, paintings, installations, drawings, and zines. She is interested in exploring the relation of the audience to the artwork by using multiples.[1]

Exhibitions[edit]

Recent exhibitions include:

  • 2017 The 1st Californian Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, USA[3]
  • 2017 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial[4]
  • 2015 Artist Making Movement, Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
  • 2015 See you at the barricades, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney[5]
  • 2015 More love hours: contemporary artists and craft, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne[6]
  • 2014 Basil Sellers Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne[7]
  • 2014 Protest Songs, Artful Actions, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore[8]
  • 2013 Conflict: Contemporary responses to war, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane[9]
  • 2013 Direct Democracy, MUMA, Melbourne[10]
  • 2012 8th Shanghai Biennial, China[11]
  • 2010 1st Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan[12]
  • 2010 In the balance, MCA, Sydney[13]

Solo exhibitions include:[1]

  • 2016 Golden Soil, Milani Gallery
  • 2013 Birds, School of Art Gallery, ANU, Canberra
  • 2013 New Constellation, Milani Gallery
  • 2012 Feeders Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

Works[edit]

  • 2016, Golden Soil #4
  • 2014, Wealth for Toil I
  • 2013, Poetic Possibility

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Raquel Ormella | Milani Gallery". www.milanigallery.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ Office, Head of. "Raquel Ormella - School of Art - ANU - School of Art - ANU". soa.anu.edu.au. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 California-Pacific Triennial | OCMA | Orange County Museum of Art". Archived from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Tamworth Textile Triennial - Tamworth Regional Gallery". Archived from the original on 17 February 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. ^ "See you at the barricades :: Art Gallery NSW". www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au. Archived from the original on 27 June 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Ian Potter Museum of Art - Exhibitions". www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Ian Potter Museum of Art - Future Exhibitions". www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Protest Songs: Artful Actions". www.lismoregallery.org. Archived from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Conflict: Contemporary responses to war - UQ Art Museum - The University of Queensland, Australia". www.artmuseum.uq.edu.au. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  10. ^ "MUMA Exhibition and Public Programs | Direct Democracy - Melbourne Art Network". Melbourne Art Network. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  11. ^ Office, Head of. "Raquel Ormella - School of Art - ANU - School of Art - ANU". soa.anu.edu.au. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  12. ^ "1ST AICHI TRIENNALE 2010 at Aichi Triennale Nagoya - Artmap.com". artmap.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  13. ^ "MCA Presents In the Balance: Art for a Changing World" (PDF). Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. 28 June 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 March 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bailey, Toni, (curator.); Arvanitakis, James, (author of supplementary material.); Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (host institution) (2013), Pigeon auction : looking at suburban subcultures : 18 May - 30 June 2013, Casula [N.S.W.] Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Barlow, Geraldine; Monash University. Museum of Art (issuing body) (2013), Direct democracy, Caulfield East, VIC Monash University, Museum of Art, ISBN 978-0-9872952-5-5
  • Barlow, Geraldine, (curator.); McFarlane, Kyla, (curator.); Monash University. Museum of Art (issuing body) (2008), The ecologies project, Clayton, Vic. Monash University Museum of Art, ISBN 978-0-9804877-5-6
  • Cross, David; Cross, David; Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (2013), Iteration : again : 13 public art projects across Tasmania, Punctum Books, ISBN 978-0-947335-87-8
  • Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy N (1 January 2008), Returning to frugality, SelectedWorks, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Ellmoos, Laila; Miall, Nina, (author.); Grahame, Emma, (editor.); Carriageworks (Eveleigh, N.S.W.) (host body); Sydney (N.S.W.). Council (sponsoring body) (2017), 1917 : the great strike (First ed.), Sydney Carriageworks, ISBN 978-0-9872375-0-7
  • Foster, Joanna; Clarke-Coolee, Bronwyn; Pinchbeck, Cara; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of New South Wales. Education Services; Australian Perspecta (1999) (1999), Australian perspecta 99 : living here now : art and politics, Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales, ISBN 978-0-7313-8901-8
  • Geczy, Adam; French, Blair, 1967-; Tsoutas, Nicholas; Artspace (Sydney, N.S.W.) (2004), Criticism + engagement + thought : 2004 Biennale of Sydney, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, ISBN 978-1-920781-10-1
  • French, Blair; Jaspers, Anneke, (curator.); Tunnicliffe, Wayne, (curator.); Rodigari, Sarah,, (curator.); Havilah, Lisa, (curator.); Miall, Nina, (curator.); Blair, French, 1967-, (curator.); McDonald, Kelly,, (curator.); Art Gallery of New South Wales (issuing body.); Carriageworks (Eveleigh, N.S.W.) (issuing body.); Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney, N.S.W.) (issuing body.) (2017), The National 2017 : new Australian art, [Sydney, New South Wales] co-published by Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks & Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, ISBN 978-1-921034-89-3
  • Geczy, Adam; French, Blair, 1967-; Tsoutas, Nicholas; Artspace (Sydney, N.S.W.) (2004), Criticism + engagement + thought : 2004 Biennale of Sydney, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, ISBN 978-1-920781-10-1
  • Handran, Chris; Brisbane (Qld.). Council; Museum of Brisbane (2004), City views, Brisbane City Council, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Lisa Havilah, Words and symbols are dangerous: the banner works of Raquel Ormella [1]
  • International Istanbul Biennial (8th : 2003); Cameron, Dan; İstanbul Kültür ve Sanat Vakfı (2005), 8. Uluslararasi Istanbul Bienali : Bienal 20 Eylül-16 Kasim 2003 = 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Bienal, September 20-November Kasım 16 2003, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, ISBN 978-975-7363-32-3
  • Kent, Rachel; Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, N.S.W.) (2010), In the balance : art for a changing world (1st ed.), Museum of Contemporary Art, ISBN 978-1-921034-45-9
  • Keys, Melissa; PICA (2008), Better places : Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 4 December 2008 - 1 February 2009, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, ISBN 978-1-875386-89-5
  • Kouyoumdjian, Sophia; Blacktown Arts Centre (2005), Western front : art is a social space, Blacktown Arts Centre, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Marcon, Marco; International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia (2005), From space to place, International Art Space Kellerberrin Australia, ISBN 978-0-9581824-1-6
  • Ormella, Raquel; Keehan, Reuben, (editor,); Artspace (Sydney, N.S.W.) (host institution.) (2010), Raquel Ormella : she went that way, Woolloomooloo, N.S.W. Artspace, ISBN 978-1-920781-43-9
  • Ormella, Raquel; Walter, Regina, (author,) (2003), Mudflaps : Los Angeles, Utah, Salt Lake City, Nevada, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, [Sydney, N.S.W.] Raquel Ormella and Regina Walter, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Ormella, Raquel; 200 Gertrude Street (Gallery) (2002), Living in other people's houses, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, retrieved 11 March 2018
  • Tamworth Textile Triennial (3rd : 2017); Barkley, Glenn, 1972-, (curator.); Guthrie, Bridget, 1973-, (writer of introduction.); Tamworth Regional Gallery (host institution.) (2017), Open house : 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial 2017, Tamworth Tamworth Regional Gallery, ISBN 978-0-9577871-4-8
  • Tunnicliffe, Wayne, (editor,); Art Gallery of New South Wales (host institution.) (2002), Bittersweet : Darren Sylvester, Callum Morton, Louise Weaver, David Rosetzky, Stephen Birch, Raquel Ormella, Adam Cullen, Sydney, N.S.W. Art Gallery of New South Wales, ISBN 978-0-7347-6330-3