Rosemary Laing

b.1959

Rosemary Laing is a photo-based artist. Her projects are most often created in relation to cultural and/or historically resonant locations throughout Australia. With interventions undertaken in situ or through the use of choreographed performance work, she engages with the politics of place and contemporary culture.

Laing was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and has lived in Sydney for a few decades. Laing has presented solo exhibitions at several museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense, Denmark; Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, USA; and National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan. Since the early 1990s she has presented work in numerous curated museum exhibitions worldwide, and has participated in various biennials, including the Biennale of Sydney (2008), Venice Biennale (2007), Busan Biennale (2004), and Istanbul Biennial (1995).

Her work is held in national and international museum collections including: the Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland; and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

A monograph on Rosemary Laing written by Abigail Solomon-Godeau, has recently been published by Prestel, New York.

Works by Rosemary Laing

Related Exhibitions

Remain in Light: Photography from the Collections

– Western Plains Cultural Centre 2014

Remain in Light: Photography from the Collections

– Ipswich Art Gallery 2014

Ambassadors Lounge display 2012

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2012
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Volume One: MCA Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2012

Gifts to the MCA Collection

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2007

the unquiet landscapes of Rosemary Laing

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2005

Sporting Life

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 2000

Moral Hallucination: Channelling Hitchcock

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 1999

Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography!

– Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) 1996

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