biography

 


Born: 1979/78, Australia

Live and work Australia/Germany

Wendy Wilkins and Wesley Hill have worked as an exclusive collaboration since 2000. Wilkins Hill have been based in Europe since 2008, participating in various projects in Berlin, Paris and Hamburg. Both artists grew up in rural Australia (Grafton/Renmark) before meeting and working together at university in Brisbane.

As Wilkins Hill they have exhibited widely in Australia and around the world including Sydney, Paris, Hamburg, Berlin, Seoul, and Vietnam. They have also participated in numerous international artist-in-residence and exchange projects. In 2007 they received a fellowship to undertake a research project in Berlin. In 2008/09 they were artists in residence at the Art Gallery of NSW studio in the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France. And, in 2010 Wilkins Hill were artists in residence at Artspace, Sydney, where they exhibited the multimedia installation titled 'Windows impersonating other windows'. In 2011, their multimedia installation 'Ethnic Pizza' was exhibited at Hinterconti, Hamburg.

Wes completed a PhD in Art History at the University of Queensland in 2011 under the supervision of Rex Butler. His thesis title was The Folkloric Shadow of Fine Art: On the Delimitation of Critical Aesthetics. He writes art criticism for magazines such as Frieze, Frieze d/e, Artforum, Art & Australia, Broadsheet and Eyeline. He is a lecturer in Theoretical Enquiry at the University of Sydney. He recently exhibited the touring video art exhibtion 'This is what is do' at Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST) in 2012.

In 2012 Wendy completed an MFA at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK) in Hamburg, Germany with Prof. Matt Mullican, for which she exhibited the multimedia installation 'Long distance delivery.'

   

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