– Highlights

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Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

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Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

– Learning Events

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Workshop

Art Safari

25 Aug, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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Special Event

ARTBAR August 2017

25 Aug, 7.00pm, MCA

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Performance

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23 Sep, 2.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

– News from inside the MCA

Claudia Nicholson's ARTBAR of love and devotion

July’s ARTBAR will see the MCA turned into an elaborate quinceañera by this month’s curator, Claudia Nicholson. more

#ConversationStarters: Have you ever made a decision based on fear?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

#ConversationStarters: What are you afraid of for the future?

We held a new program of art and ideas, Conversation Starters, in June to promote an open conversation with questions that define our global situation. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

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MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Discover Primavera 2016 : Danae Valenza

Danae Valenza

Sensory System

Our sensory system is essential to being. The sensory system is a transducer that filters and relays information from the world outside to the mind inside. It is a distributed notion of the brain, with nerves and receptors constantly receiving information, passing energetically along our neural pathways and into our sensory cortex, without our conscious awareness.


Artist bio

Born 1985, Adelaide. Lives and works Melbourne

Danae Valenza is a Melbourne-based artist for whom music and collaboration is a major part of her art making. Valenza holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Monash University. Valenza has exhibited extensively within Australia and overseas, with exhibitions at galleries including ACCA, Melbourne, 2014; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2014; Prawneg & Wolf, South Tyrol, Italy, 2013; Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film Making, Singapore, 2014; Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2013 and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 2012. Valenza has been awarded The Ian Potter Travelling Scholarship, 2013; a JUMP Mentorship Grant, 2013; an ArtStart Grant, Australia Council of the Arts, 2012 and a City of Melbourne Docklands Grant, 2012. She has recently participated in the residency program at Helsinki International Arts Program in Finland, which follows her studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, from 2014.

a room with neon lights in abstract shapes on a white wall with two women in bottom right corner

Danae Valenza Your Motion Says 2016, installation view, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016, neon, sound, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Jacquie Manning