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Fiona Hall

Born 1953, Sydney. Lives and works Hobart

Fiona Hall works across a broad range of media including painting, photography, sculpture and installation, often employing forms of museological display. Her work has a strong material basis. Recurrent themes include globalisation, the relationships between ecology and economy, systems of classification and domestic order and other comparative structures. Hall studied painting at the National Art School, Sydney in the 1970s and came to prominence as a photographer, but has extended into media including sculpture, installation, moving image and garden design.

Hall represented Australia at the 2015 Venice Biennale with the installation Wrong Way Time. She has been included in many important solo, group exhibitions and biennales over the past two decades, including The Wrong Way Time, The National Gallery of Australia (2016); 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2014); Australia, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); Biennale of Sydney (2000 and 2010); The Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2009); DeOverkant/Downunder, Den Haag Sculpture 2007, Netherlands (2007); Prism: Contemporary Australian Art, Bridgestone Museum, Tokyo (2006); Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2002); and Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1997).

Major retrospectives of Hall’s work have been held by Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (both 2005). The survey exhibition Fiona Hall: Force Field held at the MCA, Sydney (2008), also toured to City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand.

Hall’s work has been collected by all the major Australian state museums, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. She has also completed a number of important public commissions, including: Folly for Mrs Macquarie, Sydney Sculpture Walk, Botanic Gardens (2000); Fern Garden, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (1998); and Occupied Territory, commissioned for the opening of the Museum of Sydney (1995).

Works by Fiona Hall

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