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Kit Wise

Assoc Professor

20002018
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Personal profile

Biography

After graduating from Oxford University and the Royal College of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, Kit Wise received the Wingate Rome Scholarship in Fine Art in 1999, to study at the British School at Rome. In 2001 he received a Boise Travel Scholarship, administered by the Slade School of Fine Art, for subsequent research in New York and Australia. Since moving permanently to Australia in 2002, Wise has received three Australia Council grants in the categories of Presentation and Promotion (as curator), Skills Development (Tokyo Studio Residency) and New Work (Emerging). He completed his PhD at Monash University in 2012.

Wise practices as an artist, art writer and curator. He has held 12 solo exhibitions in Australia and Italy, exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia, Taiwan, Korea, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Holland, and has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters and catalogue essays including texts for Australian and international art journals such as Frieze, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies and unMagazine.

Recent solo exhibitions include Arcadia, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2012); Disaster, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2011); Explosion at Sarah Scout, Melbourne (2010), Summertime at ACCA @ Mirka, Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Tolarno Hotel (2009); Natural Disaster at Linden Centre for Contemporary Art (2008); Rhapsodia at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (2007); Superhappiness at CONICAL (2006) and Soujourner, Westspace (2005).

In 2006 he was included in the major survey show Responding to Rome: British Artists in Rome, 1995 - 2005 at the Estorick Collection, London. In 2008 he presented video work at the LOOP '08 film festival in Barcelona and at the Urban Screens '08 international conference and exhibition at Federation Square, Melbourne. In 2009, he presented an animation at the International Film Festival, Rotterdam. In 2010, he presented a major commissioned work in Experimenta Utopia Now: International Biennial of Media Art, Melbourne, which was later selected as the opening film of the 2010 Off and Free Film Festival, Korea; as well as a series of animations at Media Facades Festival Europe. His work was also selected for the 2009 Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. In 2011, he received support from both Arts Victoria and the Besen Family Foundation to present a major new digital video work at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. In addition, he has received major commissions for public art works and specific projects from Wallace Cititraining, London (1999); the British School at Rome (2001); Arts Tasmania (2002); Experimenta (2008); and the Linden Centre for Contemporary Art (2010).

He is currently Associate Dean (Education) and a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University, Australia; as well as the Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Course Coordinator.


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Projects 2007 2016

Research Output 2000 2018

The interdisciplinary witness: Interdisciplinary pedagogy and speaking the new

Sierra, M., Wise, K. & Brewin, R., 2018, Transformative Pedagogies and the Environment: Creative Agency Through Contemporary Art and Design. Sierra, M. & Wise, K. (eds.). Illinois, USA: Common Ground Research Networks, p. 11-30 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The Good-Morrow: Twin Hemispheres of Art and Design

Tregloan, K. & Wise, K., 2017, Art and Design: History, Theory, Practice. Stupples, P. & Venis, J. (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 145-162 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Derealisation, cinema and the turbulence of information

Wise, K., 2016, Transdiscourse 2: Turbulence and Reconstruction. Scott, J. (ed.). Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter, p. 47 - 58 12 p. (Cultural Studies: An Anthology of Viewpoints on Society from the Arts and the Sciences ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Excursions and incursions: Getting inside the social motives and practices re-shaping creative arts learning

Fountain, W. & Wise, K., 2016, ACUADS 2016: Adaptation. Brisbane, Qld, Australia: The Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS), 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

Lucy Bleach: Tectonic slowness

Wise, K., 2016, Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 36, 1, p. 58 - 61 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticleResearch

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Transforming Assessment online seminar: Multiple Measures - benchmarking interdisciplinary assessment approaches

Kate Tregloan (Speaker), Su Baker (Speaker), Kit Wise (Speaker), Graham Forsyth (Speaker)
7 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

LABONLINE: 'Art meets science: the evolutionary dimensions of creative expression'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Li Ren Tao, Anna Margin, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

26/02/16

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

DESIGN SATELLITE: 'Kirsha Kaechele // MONA Tasmania'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Anna Margin, Li Ren Tao, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

8/04/15

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other

YOUTUBE: 'Heavy Metal Retaining Wall at MONA, Hobart'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Anna Margin, Li Ren Tao, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

2/12/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaSocial Media Article

ARTLINK: 'Oysters Heal River: MONA Heavy Metal Project'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Anna Margin, Li Ren Tao, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

1/09/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

AUSTRALIAN DESIGN REVIEW: 'Oysters used to clean up the Derwent at MONA'

Ross Brewin, Kit Wise, Alysia Bennett, Hang Jiang, Tess Wang, Piers Morgan, Lachlan Harris, Constance Mehel, Alexander McGlade, Nicholas Rogers, Anna Margin, Li Ren Tao, Brendan Murray & Mark Dower

12/06/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature