Fiona Hall is one of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists. She works across a broad range of media including painting, photography, sculpture and installation, often employing forms of museological display. Her work has a strong material basis. Recurrent themes include globalisation, the relationships between ecology and economy, systems of classification and domestic order and other comparative structures.Read More
In 1997, Hall was the recipient of the prestigious Contempora 5 Art Award and in 1999 she was the winner of the Clemenger Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. A retrospective of Hall’s work was held by Queensland Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2005 and in 2008 the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney held a survey exhibition of her work, Fiona Hall: Force Field, which toured to the City Gallery in Wellington New Zealand.
Hall has been included in many important group exhibitions and biennales over the past two decades, including Perspecta at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1997); The Biennale of Sydney in 2000 and 2010; Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 – 2002 at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2002); Prism: Contemporary Australian Art at the Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo (2006); DeOverkant/Downunder, Den Haag Sculpture 2007, Netherlands (2007); The Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); Fiona Hall has been selected for dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel which opens in 2012.
Hall’s work has been collected in depth by all the major Australian State museums, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. She has also completed a number of important public commissions, for example: Folly for Mrs Macquarie, Sydney Sculpture Walk, Botanic Gardens (2000); Fern Garden, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (1998); and Occupied Territory, Commission for the opening of the Museum of Sydney (1995).
Fiona Hall has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1995.
Text courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
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