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Dr Stuart Ringholt



Dr Stuart Ringholt is a lecturer and Coordinator of 3rd year Fine Art, Monash University, Caulfield.

His work takes many forms including performance, video, drawing, collage, sculpture and collaborative workshops.  Personal and social themes such as fear and embarrassment are often represented through absurd situations or amateur self-help environments. Ringholt’s recent solo exhibitions include Theatre Stills Neon Parc Melbourne (2018), Works On Paper Neon Parc Melbourne (2017), Stuart Ringholt: Nudes, Signs, and a Contract Osmos Gallery New York (2015) and Kraft Institute Of Modern Art Brisbane and Monash University Museum of Art Melbourne (2014). Recent group shows include; Aichi Triennale, Nagoya Japan (2019), When the other meets the other other? Cultural Center Belgrade (2017), Shout Whisper Wail; The 2017 Chartwell show Auckland Art Gallery New Zealand (2017), Proposals to Surrender Ming Contemporary Art Museum Shanghai (2016), The Talking Cure Oakville Galleries Canada (2013), Performa (2015), dOCUMENTA 13 Germany (2012), Singapore Biennale (2011) and Sydney Biennale (2008). He is the author of two books; Hashish Psychosis: What it's Like to be Mentally Ill and Recover (2006) and his doctoral thesis, A Problem Smile: Workshops, Tours and Discos (2018). Ringholt’s research interests centre on gender and self-criticism in performance and participatory art.

Education/Academic qualification

Fine Art, Doctor of Philosophy, A Problem Smile; Workshops, Tours and Disco's, MONASH UNIVERSITY

13 Feb 20126 Sept 2016

Award Date: 6 Sept 2016

Graphic Design, Bachelor of Arts (design), Bachelor of Arts (design) , Curtin University

Award Date: 7 Oct 1991

Research area keywords

  • Participation
  • Gender studies
  • Fine art