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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Juan Ford

b. 1973, Australia

Juan Ford concentrates on ways to intimate, present and represent notions of an Australian sense of place. Recognising that this is in no way a new thing to do, he has re-thought this, using eucalyptus shadows on figures, and remade figures from bound flora to recreate this experience.

Ford has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and prizes including the 2010 Basil Sellers Peoples Choice Award, an Australia Council New Work Grant, 2010, 2006 Fisher's Ghost Art Award, the 2004 Fletcher Jones Art Prize, the 2003 Conrad Jupiter's Art Prize, the 2004 Salon des Rufuses, an Australia Council Studio Residency in Rome in 2006, and the 2001 Whyalla Art Prize. He has been a finalist in numerous major awards also, such as the 2010 Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize at the State Library of New South Wales, both 2009.

In 2010, Juan Ford was the feature artist at Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects; Melbourne Art Fair stand, (which was voted the Art Collector magazine's Visitors Choice); and in 2013 at their stand at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Featured Artworks

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If the Light Takes Us by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordIf the Light Takes Us, 2018-19 Oil on wood
Galerie du Monde
Prognosticator by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordPrognosticator, 2019 Oil on linen
180 x 150 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein
The Mystic by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordThe Mystic, 2019 Oil on linen
90 x 75 cm
Galerie du Monde
Recollector by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordRecollector, 2018 Oil on linen
180 x 150 cm
Galerie du Monde
Naiad by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordNaiad, 2019 Oil on linen
90 x 75 cm
Galerie du Monde
Lull by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordLull, 2019 Oil on linen
90 x 75 cm
Galerie du Monde
Leaf Ball by Juan Ford contemporary artwork Juan FordLeaf Ball, 2018 Oil on linen
90 x 90 cm
Galerie du Monde

Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Juan Ford, Blank at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Closing Soon
15 March–20 April 2019 Juan Ford Blank Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks, Group Exhibition at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Closed
1–30 June 2018 Michael Cook, Simon Degroot, Juan Ford, Petrina Hicks Group Exhibition This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Contemporary art exhibition, Juan Ford, Juan Ford at This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne
Closed
14 November–20 December 2015 Juan Ford Juan Ford This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein, Melbourne

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Dianne Tanzer Ocula Conversation Dianne Tanzer Director, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne

Dianne Tanzer established her gallery, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects in Melbourne, Australia in 1990. Established as an exciting platform for Australian contemporary art, it continues to deliver a robust exhibition program. This year the gallery is undergoing a significant shift as it joins forces with another Melbourne stalwart, Helen Gory...

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In Related Press

Parents' letters to arrive from the grave as Bendigo exhibition probes the past Related Press Parents' letters to arrive from the grave as Bendigo exhibition probes the past The Sydney Morning Herald : 19 April 2018

When artist Gabrielle De Vietri was asked to respond to Thomas Kennington's Homeless (1890), as part of Bendigo Art Gallery's New Histories exhibition, she designed a project based firmly in family, focusing on parenthood, deep connections and love. Letters to the Living – a time capsule of letters from parents to their children – will be stored in...

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Juan Ford at This is No Fantasy + Sue Dodd at Anna Pappas Related Press Juan Ford at This is No Fantasy + Sue Dodd at Anna Pappas The Age : 25 November 2015

Photorealism and hyper-realism are troubling genres. All too often we're left with empty gestures, pointing no further than back to the painting itself. Where the job of realism is to evoke the lived experience, hyper-realism might be read as painting's equivalent of the heavy metal guitar solo: all show and little substance. Luckily, Juan...

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Hyper-Realism Of Juan Ford'S Degenerator Unsettling And Absurd Related Press Hyper-Realism Of Juan Ford'S Degenerator Unsettling And Absurd Bronwyn Watson for The Australian / 29 November 2014 : 3 December 2014

After a visit to the local store to buy a balaclava and sunglasses, Juan Ford dressed himself in a T-shirt that he splattered with green paint. He made a makeshift gun from twigs collected from around his home, located on the outskirts of Melbourne. He then set up a camera in his back yard and took photographs.

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