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MICHAEL LINDEMAN
Born 1973, Sydney

Michael Lindeman attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours (First Class) and Master of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Lindeman’s paintings, sculptures and readymades respond to global consumerism, planned obsolescence and a fabricated popular culture of indulgence. Residencies at the Los Angeles Studio (2001) and the School of Visual Arts, New York (2002) focused Lindeman’s attention on the ubiquity of discarded objects and a moral order dominated by plasticised cartoon characters that promote childish notions of good and evil. His approach combines serious intent with ironic playfulness.

Donald Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer and Head of Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology, refers to anxiety and muted nostalgia in Lindeman’s work, where ‘objects are used … the way a hip-hop sound artist might use a piece of existing music but manipulated into a different circumstance’. He goes on to say: ‘Michael Lindeman seems like many artists of his generation to use editing as a political means to deal with/cope/make a space in the plethora of images generated by the industrialisation of culture. Here editing allows for some type of disjuncture, even dysfunction, to occur in the production of the works and our reading of them.’

Michael Lindeman’s work was exhibited in Sherman Artbox (1999, 2002) before his first solo exhibition at the gallery in 2004. His Australian residencies include the Gunnery Studio, Artspace, Sydney (2000), the Bundanon Artist in Residence Program, NSW (2003) and Ascham School, Sydney (2004). In 2007 he will undertake a 6-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.

BIOGRAPHY
1997 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, University of Western Sydney, Nepean
1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hons (First Class), University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
2004 Master of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
Currently lives and works in Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 Streetscape, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2004 Missing in action, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
2002 Death Wobbles, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2001 LA International Biennial, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
2000 The Lounge, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
1999 Not Pop, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney
1999 Artbox, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney
1998 Open House Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney
2005 Micro Master/Action Hero, Blindside, Melbourne
Situation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Material Boys and Girls, Deloitte, Sydney
2004 Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Masters of COFA, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Art and Champagne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2003 Festivus, Sherman Galleries, Sydney Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
Boofheads and Scrubbers, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney
Artbox Inc., Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 Graduate Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Festivus, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
Open Studio Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, New York
2000 The palace of exaggeration and everything, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney
One Last Show, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
The Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, Artspace, Sydney
Garage Sale, Rubyayre Gallery, Sydney
1999 Hack, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management, Grey Matter Contemporary Art, Sydney
Qintex, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management, Smith and Stonely, Brisbane, Queensland
Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth
Figure 8, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Al Eisen & Friends, curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management,
Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
1998 Honours Graduation Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Mary Alice Evatt Art Award, Coach House Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney
[symbol], curated by Michael & Michael Visual Arts Project Management, First Draft, Sydney
COFA Honours Exhibition, Visual and Performance Space, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1997 Professional Human, Graduation Exhibition, University of Western Sydney, Nepean

AWARDS
2007 Dr K. David, G. Edwards and Margery Edwards Charitable Giving Trust
2007 Dame Joan Sutherland Foundation
2007 American-Australian Association, New York
2007 Qantas Airline
2006 NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
2005 The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Melbourne
2004 NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
2002 International Program, NSW Ministry for the Arts
2002 NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
2001 Post Graduate Research Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2000 Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2000 NSW Artists Marketing Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)
1999 Willoughby City Art Prize, Winner, 3D Open Section
1999 Australian Post Graduate Award, Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney

RESIDENCIES
2007 International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York
2004 Ascham School, Sydney
2003 Bundanon Trust Artist in Residence Program, New South Wales
2002 Summer Studio Residency Program, School of Visual Arts, New York
2001 Los Angeles Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts
2000 The Gunnery Studio, Artspace, Sydney

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bruce James, ‘Too much sex on TV? I don’t hear the TV complaining’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 1998
Sebastian Smee, ‘Hip and miss’, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 1999
Bruce James, ‘Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not on canvas any more’, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 April 1999
Morgan Richards, ‘Familiar?’, Monument, no. 29, 1999
‘Interactive art wins $5000 Willoughby prize’, Sydney Weekly, 9 September1999
Blair French, ‘Hack, grey matter contemporary art’, Art /Text, no. 69, 2000
Russell Storer,
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/visarts/globe/issue11/nmtext.html,
2000
Clara Sturak, Santa Monica Mirror, Los Angeles, 18 July 2001
Russell Storer, ‘Artbox Inc.’, Artbox Inc., catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, 2003
Cathy Pryor, ‘Drawing on the dark side of suburbia’, Australian, 2 August 2003
Tim Dick, ‘There’s an art to being a boofhead’, Sydney Morning Herald, 2–3 August 2003
Dominique Angeloro, ‘Critic’s picks’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 March – 1 April 2004
Talulah Stephenson, ‘Missing in action’, Missing in Action, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, March 2004
Dominique Angeloro, ‘Exhibitions: Negative attitude’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 November – 2 December 2004
Alex Taylor, ‘Micro master/action hero’, Micro Master/Action Hero, catalogue essay, Blindside Exhibition Space, Melbourne, 2005
Ian Geraghty, ‘Streetscape’, review (room sheet), Sherman Galleries, Sydney, also published in Reviews: Sydney, issue 69, April/May/June 2006
Sunanda Creagh, Open Gallery, Sydney Morning Herald, 22–23 April 2006
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House/Thames and Hudson Australia, Melbourne, 2006

Collections
Private collections in Australia, Germany and the United States
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