Kristin McIver

TypeArtist
Female
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URLsArtist's page


Awards
Artist in residence2015Vancouver Biennale residency programVancouver BiennaleCanada
Artist in residence2014Residency UnlimitedNew York, USA
Award2013Australian Postgraduate AwardAustralien GovernmentAustralia
Artist in residence2013OMI International Arts CentreNew York, USA
Award2012Melbourne Sculpture PrizeMelbourne, Australia


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2015Vancouver BiennaleSquamishVancouver, Canada
Solo exhibition2015Data PortraitsRoyale Projects Contemporary ArtPalm Springs CA, USA
Group exhibition2014VertigoGaleri Soemardja – Bandung Institute of TechnologyIndonesia
Solo exhibition2014James Makin Gallery Project BoothArt Stage Singapore 2014Singapore
Group exhibition2013Melbourne NowNational Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne, Australia
Group exhibition2011Montalto Sculpture PrizeMontaltoMontalto Vineyard, Red Hill, Australia
Group exhibition2011Your Imminent ArrivalPlatform Contemporary ArtMelbourne, Australia
Group exhibition2010Lighthouse Foundation Annual Art AuctionACCAMelbourne, Australia
Solo exhibition2010Divine InterventionFirst Draft GallerySidney, Australia
Solo exhibition2010LifelessSeventh GalleryMelbourne, Australia


Artworks in Collections
National Gallery of VictoriaVictoria, Australia
LaTrobe University Museum of ArtMelbourne, Australia


2013
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Education

Melbourne, Australia
Master of Fine Art (Visual Arts), Victorian College of the Arts

2013
2012
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Awards

Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Sculpture Prize

2012
2008
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Education

Melbourne
Post Graduate Diploma of Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts

2008
1996
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Education

Melbourne, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design), Monash University

1996
1974
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Born

Melbourne, Australia

1974

Kristin McIver’s multi-disciplinary conceptual practice includes sculpture, painting, sound and installation. Utilising devices such as language, light, mixed media and new media, the works explore themes of identity and celebrity within the context of participatory and consumer culture.

Her recent works examine personal identity and its relationship to social media, and how the participants of digital consumer culture become both the subject and object of the production cycle. McIver’s work proposes that ideologies served to consumers through traditional and social media, empowered by advancing technologies, and driven by market forces, become referents for new models of self-representation.

http://www.kristinmciver.com/displayd811.html?entityid=7171 (29.10.2019)

Utilising materials such as text and neon, McIver’s works explore the themes of desire and aspiration prevalent in our hyper-consumer culture. Through her work, McIver aims to break down the illusions of commodity aesthetics.

Through her work, McIver explores the implications of the new form of digital capital on our identity. Appropriating advertising’s very tools of seduction – emotive language, light, and hyper-gloss materials – her artworks mimic the seductive promotions of commoditised ideals before exposing the impact of perpetual consumer cycle on our identity, culture and environment.

https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/resident-artists/2015-residency-artist-kristin-mciver/ (29.10.2019)

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Divine Intervention photo Divine Intervention 2010 Kristin McIver 
Indebted To You photo Indebted To You 2018 Kristin McIver 
This Beautiful Day photo This Beautiful Day 2015 Kristin McIver