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ARTIST PROFILE

MONIKA TICHACEK
Born 1975, Switzerland

BIOGRAPHY
2002 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic
2000–2002 Member of Board of Directors, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney
2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours (1st class), College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1994–96 Bachelor of Arts and Humanities, University of Western Australia and Curtin University, Perth
1991 School of Visual Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 The Shadowers, Herzliya Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
2005 The Shadowers, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
The Shadowers, Artspace, Sydney
The Shadowers, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Anne Landa Award (winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2005 Project III, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
2004 Festivus 04, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Supernatural Artificial: Contemporary Photo-based Art from Australia, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Australian Video Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Asialink touring exhibition, to Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore and Seoul
2004: Australian Culture Now, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Del Kathryn Barton, Cathy Blanchflower, Derek O’Connor, Monika Tichacek, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Work Rest Play (Escape), Artspace, Sydney
2003 OutTAKEout, Kings Space, Melbourne
Octopus 4: More Real Than Life, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
Swiss Art Awards, ART34, Basel, Switzerland
New York Calling, PS1 Contemporary Art Space, Australian Studio, Brooklyn, New York
2002 Cerebellum, Performance Space, Sydney
Re-identifications, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
Slacking Off, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
Swiss Art Awards, ART33, Basel, Switzerland
Now More Than Ever, Citylights, Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Positive Overkill, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
Attention Span, Freespace, Scotts Church, Sydney
Flaming Muses, Performance Space, Sydney
2001 Travel, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
Period, Blaugrau, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2001, Artspace, Sydney
Imperial Alliance, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
Homecoming King, Performance Space, Sydney
2000 M N C B M, Artspace, Sydney
Three-piece Suit, Spacecase, PS122, New York
Nostalgia for Obsolete Futures, Imperial Slacks, Sydney
One Last Show, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
Girl Meets Boy, Kudos,Sydney
Hatched: National Graduate Show 2000, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
Eighteen is Enough, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2000, Artspace, Sydney
Girls on Tap, Tap Gallery, Sydney
Nude Salon, Room 32, Sydney
Out Art, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
Tranzfix, Sydney Fringe Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
1999 Dissonance, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
Ten Cubicle Suckatorium, Herringbone Gallery, Sydney

GRANTS AND PRIZES
2006 Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2002 Kiefer Hablitzel Foundation, Switzerland
2001 Dyason Bequest, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Helen Lempriere Travelling Arts Scholarship, New South Wales Ministry of the Arts
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival Program Grant
GAS Scheme Recipient, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2000 Nude Salon Prize, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Basil Muriel Hooper Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1999 Sherman Galleries Graduation Award, University of New South Wales

RADIO BROADCASTS
2002 Bruce James, Nightclub, ABC Radio National, 18 November
2001 Interview with Monika Tichacek, Morning Program, Out FM, 20 February
2000 Bruce James, Arts Today, ABC Radio National, 25 August
Interview with Monika Tichacek, RTR FM, Perth, 11 March

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Briony Downes, ‘New Deities: Art and the cult of celebrity’, Artlink, vol. 27. no. 3 September 2007, p. 89
Monika Tichacek, ‘The seduction’, Alumni Edition, COFA, issue 19, 2007, pp. 52–53
Hannah Mathews, ‘It’s that time again – Hatched @ PICA’, Artnotes WA, Art Monthly Australia, no. 198, April 2007, p. 49
Jane Somerville, 'Show and tell' (Artexpress), Look, Art Gallery of New South Wales, February 2007, p. 27
‘Prizes galore’, Art Monthly Australia, no. 196, December 2006 – February 2007, p. 69
Emily Dunn, 'Dark work back in the spotlight', Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2006, p. 3
Matthew Westwood, 'Shock of baroque', Australian, 17 November 2006, p. 8
Natasha Bullock, ‘Moving images: Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts’, Look, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, November 2006
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House (Thames and Hudson), Melbourne, 2006
Jose da Silva, ‘Making and letting suffer’, The Shadowers, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, September 2005
Edward Colless ‘Monika Tichacek: Use me’, Broadsheet, vol. 34, no. 2, June–August 2005
Jeff Kahn, ‘The Shadowers’, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, May 2005
Dominique Angeloro, ‘May contain adult scenes’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 22–28 April 2005, p. 26
Edward Colless, ‘Monika Tichacek: Mirror, mirror …’, Australian Art Collector, issue 32, April–June 2005
Carmel Dwyer, ‘Monika Tichacek’, 50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, issue 31, January–March 2005, p. 104
Lisa Gye, ‘2004: Glorious corporeality’, Real Time, no. 63, October–November 2004, p. 33
Darren Tofts, ‘2004: Unexpected innovations’, Real Time, no. 63, October–November 2004, p. 32
Anthony Gardner, ‘2004: Australian anxieties’, Broadsheet, vol. 33, no. 3, September–November 2004, pp. 44–7
Alexie Glass & Sarah Tutton, ‘I thought I knew but I was wrong’, Broadsheet, vol. 33, no. 3, September–November 2004 (image), p. 18
Daniel Palmer, ‘Medium without a memory: Australian video art’, Broadsheet, vol. 33, no. 3, September–November 2004 (image), p. 20
Alexie Glass & Sarah Tutton, I thought I knew but I was wrong: New Video Art from Australia, exhibition catalogue, Asialink and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, 2004
Natalie King, Supernatural Artificial: Contemporary Photo-based Art from Australia, exhibition catalogue, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2004, pp. 68–73
Linda Michael, ‘2004: Australian Culture Now in Melbourne’, Art Monthly Australia, no. 172, August 2004, pp. 25, 27
Monty DiPietro, ‘Fantasy and Reality: Photos bloom in Ebisu’s garden’, Japan Times, 28 July 2004, http://202.221.217.59/print/features/arts2004/fa20040728md.htm
Michael Hammond, ‘Supernatural artificial’, Metropolis Arts & Entertainment, http://metropolis.japantoday.com/tokyo/541/art.asp
Edward Colless, ‘Present tense’, Weekend Australian, 17–18 July 2004, pp. 18–19
Charles Green (ed.), 2004: Australian Culture Now, exhibition catalogue, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Tom Brecelic, ‘The next wave, unpopular culture’, Art &Text, 21 June 2004, http://rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=13622&text=26004
Megan Backhouse, ‘Art’, Age, 12 June 2004, p. 5
Annemarie Kiely, ‘Divine discourse’, Belle, June 2004, pp. 58–60
Preview, Photofile, issue 71, winter 2004, p. 10
‘Filling a contemporary void’, Melbourne, issue 18, May 2004, p. 66
Jan McGuinness, ‘Gallery gala’, Melbourne Weekly Magazine, 25 April – 1 May 2004, p. 8
Felicity Allen, ‘Woodbury in the art and soul of Richmond’, Herald Sun, 7 April 2004, p. 59
Agenda, Age, 4 April 2004, p. 15
‘New space adventure’, Oyster, issue 51, April–May 2004, p. 20
Peter Hill, ‘Golden years’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16–17 August 2003, p. 13
‘Real life’, Oyster, issue 47, August–September 2003, p. 14
Lucinda Strahan, ‘True and new’, Age, 24 July 2003
‘Octopus unfurls its arms once more’, Age Review, Sunday Age, 27 July 2003, p. 7
Natalie King, ‘Octopus 4: More Real Than Life’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, online magazine, issue 3, http://www.accaonline.org.au/accamag?selector=conmap:790
Alexie Glass, Octopus 4: More Real Than Life, exhibition catalogue, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2003
Tanya Peterson, ‘Monika Tichacek: The very essence of romance is uncertainty’, Eyeline, no. 52, winter 2003, pp. 28-31
Tracey Clement, ‘Cerebellum’, Artlink, vol. 23, no. 1, March 2003, p. 85
Jacqueline Millner, ‘Tied to an estranged self’, Real Time, February–March 2003
Jacqueline Millner, ‘Cerebellum’, Eyeline, no .50, summer 2002–03
Gary Carsley, Cerebellum, exhibition catalogue and CD, Performance Space, Sydney, 2002
‘Re-identifications’, 3D World, 16 November 2002
Lenny Ann Low, ‘Grave intentions’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2002, p. 11
Peter Hill, ‘Stockings, wigs and videotape’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2002, p. 26
Tim Benzie, ‘Bowery bird’, Sydney Star Observer, 8 November 2002
Art Almanac, cover image, November 2002
Peter Hill, Critics Picks, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 2002
Katie Kaars, ‘Oz artists’, Oyster, issue 42, October–November 2002, p. 81
Victoria Ryan, ‘The surgical fix’, Artlink, vol. 22, no. 1, March 2002, p. 20
Emma Crimmings, ‘Flaming muses’, Performance Space, Sydney, 2002
Tanya Peterson, MNCBM, exhibition catalogue, Artspace, Sydney, 2001
Joni Taylor, ‘Monika Tichacek, performance artist: Performing pain and sentiment’, Interview, Real Time, June–July 2001
Robert de Giovanni, ‘Gorgeous corpses’, Numero Uno, May 2001
Kim O'Connor, ‘The art of romance’, Wentworth Courier, 25 April 2001
Megan Backhouse, ‘Helen Lempriere Awards’, Age, 11 April 2001
Peter Hill, ‘The sound of 29 artists clamouring to be heard’, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2001
Sharon Verghis, ‘How the pain of body piercing pays, at a stretch’, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 April 2001
Courtney Kidd, Critics Picks, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2000
Craig Judd, ‘Nude salon and out art’, Sydney Star Observer, 2 March 2000
Bruce James, ‘Rearview mirror: Surrealism looks at itself’, ‘World Without End: Photography and the 20th century International Symposium’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 February 2000

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