Susan Acret

Susan Acret is a writer, collector and art advisor. A former editor of Art AsiaPacific and on the board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Susan has over 20 years experience in the field of contemporary art, with particular expertise in relation to the Asia Pacific region. Susan lived in Hong Kong for 13 years, during which time she worked with Asia Art Archive and as a freelance writer and editor. While in Hong Kong, Susan co-founded Art Asia Advisory. In 2014 Susan moved to Sydney from which she continues her freelance and advisory practice, as well as writing for Ocula Magazine and other art publications. Susan is the co-editor of Ocula Conversations(2015), and editor of Art-In-Sight (2017), which was published by Ocula in partnership with National Arts Council, Singapore.

The National 2021 Finds Ways to Care in Australia Ocula Feature The National 2021 Finds Ways to Care in Australia By Susan Acret, Sydney

The National 2021: New Australian Art makes inroads in addressing representation, equality, and understanding.

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The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist Ocula Feature The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial Keeps Up With The Zeitgeist By Susan Acret, Brisbane

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (24 November 2018–28 April 2019), offers the obvious but nevertheless intriguing parallel of peering into the worlds of its exhibiting artists.

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Brook Andrew Ocula Conversation Brook Andrew By Susan Acret, Sydney

Australian artist [Brook Andrew][0]'s practice often finds inspiration in institutional archives, but his intentions go beyond the archaeological: he is not primarily interested in discovering or docu

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Aaron Seeto Ocula Conversation Aaron Seeto By Susan Acret, Jakarta

We must create opportunities where things can be seen and experienced by a wide audience demographic, where ideas can be tested, and where dialogue between an artist and a diverse Indonesian audience can occur.

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Hiromi Tango: On Being Human Ocula Insight Hiromi Tango: On Being Human By Susan Acret, Singapore

There is a luminescence to Hiromi Tango's art practice that is perhaps a brightness born out of darkness; a mysterious, beguiling playfulness that hints at more serious matters. Her art is distinctive

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Hammad Nasar Ocula Conversation Hammad Nasar By Susan Acret, London

For me, making exhibitions is a way to think with artists and through art about questions that niggle—like pebbles in a shoe.

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