Solo Exhibitions

2015   ‘Puncture’, Linden Projects: Paper, Linden New Art, Melbourne

2013   ‘The Body is a Big Place’, Galerija Kapelica, Llubljana, Slovenia. Collaboration with Helen Pynor. Curator Jurij Krpan

2011   ‘The Body is a Big Place’, Performance Space, Sydney. Collaboration with Helen Pynor. Curator Bec Dean

2009   ‘Paper Thin’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2009   ‘Amorphous bodies – the space between’, Art, Design & Architecture Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2007   ‘Elixir’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2007   ‘Visible Human Bodies’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney. Curator Bec Dean

2005   ‘Visible Human Bodies’, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, UK. Curator Helen Mears

2005   ‘The Latent Image: New Life Drawings’, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne. Curator Louiseann Zahra-King

2001   ‘This Skin I’m In’, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2000   ‘Skin Flakes’, Studio 42, Melbourne

1999   ‘River’, Studio 42, Melbourne

1997   ‘From Ice To Water’, Mary Aitkenhead Gallery, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Part of ‘Just Looking’ – City of Yarra Public art project. Curators Charlotte Day and Kate Shaw

1997   ‘Fluid’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

1995   ‘Beneath The Surface’, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

1995   ‘Beneath The Surface’, Grand Central Art, Melbourne

1993   ‘Elsewhere’, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017   ‘Under the Sun’, State Library of NSW, Sydney and Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne; curated by Australian Centre for Photography

2016   ‘Octoroon’, Ateneo Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines; Curators Bindi Cole and Michael Brennan

2015-2016   ‘Cutting Edge’, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2015   Bowness Photography Prize (shortlisted), Monash Gallery of Art

2015   ‘Two of a Kind’, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

2015   ‘Octoroon’, LUMA La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Curators Bindi Cole and Michael Brennan

2015   ‘Octoroon’, VAC La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo; Curators Bindi Cole and Michael Brennan

2014   ‘Horizons’, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

2014   ‘Sydney Goes Berlin’, Dominik Mersch Gallery in Berlin, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin

2013   Darebin Art Show, People’s Choice Award Winner, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

2013   ‘The Body as Evidence’, The Gordon Museum, Kings College London

2013   ‘Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible’, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Baltic Branch), Kaliningrad, Russia. Curator Dmitry Bulatov

2013   ‘Allot’, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

2013   ‘Artery Exhibition’, Artery Cooperative, Melbourne

2013   ‘Synapse: A Selection’, ISEA 2013 (International Symposium of Electronic Arts), Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Curator ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology)

2013   ‘TEA Super Connect’, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. Curator Shu- Min Lin

2013   ‘Northern Lights’, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne. Curator Cara-Ann Simpson

2013   ‘Oscillator’, Science Gallery Dublin. Curators Douglas Repetto and Stefan Hutzler

2012   ‘Controversy: The Power of Art’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Vic. Curator Vivien Gaston

2012   ‘CyberArts 2012’, Prix Ars Electronica OK Center for Contemporary Art Linz, Austria

2012   ‘The Body is a Big Place’, Video Screening, The Centre for Tropical Medicine Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Curator Danielle Olsen

2012   ‘Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship Finalist exhibition’, Sydney College of the Arts Galleries. Curator Nicholas Tsoutas

2012   ‘Five’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2012   ‘The Gravity of the Situation’, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2012   ‘What Surrounds Me’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2010   ‘Imagining the Everyday (20 Australian Photomedia Artists)’, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. Curator Alasdair Foster

2010   Melbourne Art Fair, Representing Dominik Mersch Gallery

2010   ‘The Outsider’, Trocadero, Melbourne. Curator Michael Brennan

2010   ‘Agenda’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2009   ‘Testing Ground’, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne. Co-curator

2009   ‘The Skin Show’, Shifted, Melbourne. Curator Michael Brennan

2008   ‘Link’, RMIT University School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2008   Melbourne Art Fair, Representing Dominik Mersch Gallery

2007   ‘U Turn’, Glendale College Art Gallery, USA. Curators Larissa Hjorth and Kate Shaw

2007   ‘Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award’, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland (short-listed)

2007   ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, Sydney, (short-listed)

2006   ‘genetic genie’, Sala Terrena, Mozart 2006 Festival, Salzburg, Austria

2006   ‘Interior Design’, Alliance Française Gallery, Melbourne. Curator Marie-Jeanne Hoffner

2005   ‘Expiration’, RMIT University Project Space, Melbourne. Curator Louiseann Zahra-King

2005   ‘A Short Ride in a Fast Machine’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Curator Charlotte Day

2005   ‘Suck: Voices from the Interior’, Geelong Art Gallery & Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

2004   ‘Suck: Voices from the Interior’, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne

2004   ‘X-T Xenobiotic_Art’, International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne Convention Centre

2003   ‘Global Contact’, Soho In Ottakring Arts Festival, Vienna, Austria

2002   ‘gene discovery –body_manufacture™’, Next Wave Festival, RMIT Project Space

2002   ‘About Face’, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

2001   ‘Our Perfect Dream’, Galerie 5020, Austria

2001   ‘Blind Spot’, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra. Curator Lisa Byrne

2001   ‘Remember Who You Are’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Co-curator

2000   ‘Our Perfect Dream’, First Floor Artist’s and Writers Space, Melbourne

1996   ‘Dermartology’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

1996   ‘1031 Kilograms’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. Curator Stephen Zagala

1995   ‘Decadence’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

1993   ‘All Over the Place’, Fine Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Grants/Awards

2013   Australia Council for the Arts, InterArts Project Grant (with Helen Pynor)

2012   ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) Synapse Art/Science Residency Grant

2011   Dean’s Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher award, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University,

2010   Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant (Established)

2010   Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant (Established) (with Helen Pynor)

2010   Australia Council for the Arts, InterArts Project Grant (with Helen Pynor)

2007   Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant (Established)

2004-2006   Monash Graduate Scholarship

2005   Arts Victoria, International Presentation and Promotion Grant

2004   Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Board, Research and Development Grant

2003   Arts Victoria, Arts and Professional Development Creation Grant

2002   ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology), Conference and Workshop Fund Grant

2002   Film Victoria, Project Grant (2002)

2001   Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Travelling Grant)

2001   Arts Victoria, International Presentation and Promotion Grant

1992   Kodak Prize for Excellence RMIT University, Melbourne

Residencies

2012   ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) Synapse Art/Science Residency at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

2011   Performance Space, Sydney

2011   Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2010   SymbioticA, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA

2010   Lung Transplant Service, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

2004   Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Board, London Studio and stipend

2002-2003    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

1995-1997    Gertrude Contemporary, Studio Artist Tenancy, Melbourne

Publications

Katherine Adcroft, Megan Munsie and Peta Clancy, The Science and Fiction Behind Blade Runner, TheConversation, https://theconversation.com/the-science-and-fiction-behind-blade-runner-46459

Aleksandra Hirszfeld, ‘Body is a Big Place (Helen Pynor and Peta Clancy)’, Art + Science Meeting, 2014, http://artandsciencemeeting.pl/?p=1778&lang=en

Dmitry Bulatov, ‘Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age’, Part 2: Theory, Publisher: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Baltic Branch, Kaliningrad, Russia, p. 470, 2013

Dmitry Bulatov, ‘Art and Science as the Conjectured Possible’, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Baltic Branch, Kaliningrad, Russia. Exhibition Catalogue, 2013

Claire O’Connell, ‘Exploring oscillation proves a moving experience’, New Scientist online, 12 Feb, 2013

Urszula Dawkins, ‘The Science and Art of Tangible Things’, RealTime, 11 June, 2013, http://www.realtimearts.net/feature/ISEA2013/11169

Dick Ahlstrom, ‘Exhibition will explain oscillation in a heartbeat’, The Irish Times, 8 Feb, p. 9, 2013

‘Oscillator’, Science Gallery Dublin, 2013. Exhibition Catalogue

Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schöpf, Gerfried Stocker, ‘CyberArts 2012 Prix Ars Electronica’, Linz, Austria, p. 140-141, 2012. Exhibition Catalogue

Vivien Gaston, ‘Controversy: Touching a Nerve’, ‘Controversy: The Power of Art’, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Victoria, Australia, 2012. Exhibition Catalogue

Acme Studios, ‘Time & Vision: Australia Council for the Arts London Residencies 1992 – 2012’, book published by Acme Studios, London, UK, 2012

Andrew Stephens, ‘Uneasy on the Eye’, The Age 16 June, p. 25, 2012

Ella Mudie, ‘Art-Science: The Cerebral & The Sensory: Hokuspocus and The Body is a Big Place, Performance Space’, RealTime 107, Feb-Mar, 2012

Editorial, ‘Synapse Art/Science Residencies announced’, Artery, 2012

Doris Mcilwain, ‘Transplanting Life: The Distributed Media of Embodied Selves’, Artlink Vol.31 No.4, 2011

Bec Dean, ‘Endings and Beginnings, The Body is a Big Place’, Performance Space, Sydney, 2011. Exhibition Catalogue

Becky Crew, Portfolio, Cosmos: The Science of Everything, Issue 39, June/July, 2011

genosphären 08-10, Genome research in Austria, 2011

Anne Marsh, ‘Look!; Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980’, MacMillan Publishers, Australia, 2010

Alasdair Foster, ‘Imagining the Everyday (20 Australian Photomedia Artists)’, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China, 2010. Exhibition Catalogue

Ingeborg Reichle, ‘Art in the Age of Technoscience Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art’, Springer, Vienna/New York, 2009

Peta Clancy & Matthew Perkins (eds.), ‘Testing Ground’, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, 2009. Exhibition Catalogue

Melissa Miles, ‘Skin Deep’, ‘Paper Thin by Peta Clancy’, Melbourne, 2009

Ashley Crawford, ‘Lashes and Lips’, Photofile, Issue 83, 2008

Alasdair Foster, Roomnotes, ‘Visible Human Bodies’, Australian Centre for Photography, 2009

Simon Park, ‘The Aesthetic Microbe’, Microbiology Today – UK, July, 2007

Ingrid Perez, ‘Peta Clancy’s Dermatological Destiny’ (cover & feature article), Australian Art Collector, Issue 42, 2007

Belinda Luksic, ‘When Art Really Does Imitate Life’, Precinct, issue 4, 2007

Melissa Miles, ‘Peta Clancy: Skin and the Supple Boundaries of Self’, Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine, No.61, Summer 2006/07

Louise Poissant & Ernestine Daubner, ‘Art et Biotechnologie’ [DVD], The University of Quebec, 2005/2008

Ed. Helen Mears, ‘Visible Human Bodies’, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, 2005. Exhibition Catalogue

Review, Jessica Mangold, The Argus, United Kingdom, Thursday April 21, p.3, 2005

Sophie Xeros-Constantinides, ‘Suck: Voices from the Interior’, Template Publishing, Melbourne, 2004. Exhibition Catalogue

Ed. Oron Catts, ‘The Aesthetics of Care?’, BEAP, SymbioticA Press, Perth, 2002

Keith Gallash, ‘Inside Info from the Gene’, RealTime, March, 2002

Ed. Lisa Byrne, ‘Blind Spot’, Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces, 2001. Exhibition Catalogue

Review, Magda Keaney, Like Art Magazine, 16, Spring, 2001

Nick Drayson, Australian Geographic: The Journal of The Australian Geographic Society, Issue 61, Jan-Mar, 2001

Marion Stell, ‘Eternity: stories from the emotional heart of Australia’, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2001

Peta Clancy & Alison Weaver, ‘Remember Who You Are’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2000. Exhibition Catalogue

Review, Peter Timms, ‘Remember Who You Are (Gertrude Contemporary)’, The Age, Wed 21 July, 2000

‘Our Perfect Dream’, 1st Floor Artist’s and Writer’s Space, Melbourne, 2000. Exhibition Catalogue

Julianne Lewis, ‘Just Looking’, Art Fan, 7 Autumn, 1998

Robyn McKenzie, ‘Just Looking’, Like Art Magazine, Spring, 1997

Review, Peter Timms, ‘Hide and Seek Art’, The Herald Sun, 22 Sept, 1997

Review, Myf Warhurst, ‘The Art of Just Looking’, The Age, 12 Sept, 1997

Review, ‘Just Looking’, The Melbourne Yarra Leader, 15 Sept, 1997

Stephen Zagala, ‘Dermatology’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 1996. Exhibition Catalogue

Anne Marsh, The Herald Sun, 1995

Review, Greg Neville, ‘Elsewhere, Photographs by Jan Parker and Peta Clancy (Centre for Contemporary Photography)’, The Age, 12 Mar, 1993

Self-Authored Writings and Conference Papers

‘Paper Thin’, Artist’s Publication, Melbourne, 2009

‘Biological Boundaries’, Media Art Scoping Study Symposium, Victorian College of the Arts, 2009

‘A Genetic Aesthetic’, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2003

‘Gene Packs’, The Aesthetics of Care? Symposium, Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, 2002

Collections and Acquisitions

Monash Gallery of Art

Darebin City Council

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

National Museum of Australia

Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

MADA (Monash Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture), Monash University, Melbourne

Private in Japan, USA and Australia

Artist Book Collections

Special Collection, Tate Gallery Library, London, UK

Australian National Gallery Library, Canberra

Monash University Library, Melbourne

Commissions

‘The Body is a Big Place’, Performance Space, Sydney, 2011

‘Genetic Genie’, Mozart 2006 Festival, Salzburg, Austria, 2006

‘body manufacture’, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, 2002

National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2001

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne

Master of Arts (Media Arts), RMIT University, Melbourne

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours), University of Tasmania, Hobart

Bachelor of Fine Arts, RMIT University, Melbourne

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