LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
BIOGRAPHY – CRISTINA PALACIOS
Cristina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and migrated to Australia in 1987, she now lives and works in Hobart.
In 2005 Cristina was invited to hold her first solo exhibition, by the Argentine Government, at the Palace of the Legislature in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cristina has been exhibiting regularly since 2002, including Melbourne Immigration Museum, Queen’s Hall at Parliament House, Palace of the Legislature of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Frankston Arts Centre, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Box Project Space, Frankston, Linden Gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs, McClelland Gallery, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, ‘International Bokuga Association’ Tokyo, Japan, Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Guildford Lane Gallery, RMIT First Site Gallery and RMIT Project Space Gallery, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Times Square, New York, Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Plimsoll Gallery UTAS, Top Gallery SAC, The Benetton Foundation, Venice Biennale, Italy, The Louvre Museum, Paris. The New Gallery, Utas, Launceston, Sawthoot Ari Gallery, Launceston, The Henry Jones Art Hotel Gallery, Hobart.
Cristina’s interest in materials, colour and patterns comes from her previous profession as a fashion designer. In 2007 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction at RMIT University in Melbourne.
In 2009 she successfully completed a degree in Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University. Cristina moved to Tasmania in 2012 and continue her studies at the University of Tasmania completing her Honours Degree and in 2016 she successfully completed a Master of Fine Arts and Design (Specialization Sculpture) Degree in Public Art at UTAS.
Her international exhibitions include Argentina, Mass Moca, The Cabinet, MA, USA, New York City, July 2014 with Pachamama (Mother Earth) at Times Square, Imago Mundi the Benetton Foundation, Venice, Italy and on July 13, 2015 Cristina’s work was a finalist in the collection of The Exposure Award which was honoured in a private reception at the Louvre Museum, Paris
UTAS commissioned Cristina to develop and artwork for ‘Off the Wall Art Project 2015’, ‘Off the Wall’ responds to University of Tasmania acknowledging the intellectual, social and creative value that public art can play in creating a vibrant educational environment. Both projects encourage students to engage creatively with the University with art that expands beyond the existing (formal) UTAS art collection, creating opportunities for cutting edge art practice. UTAS aim to lead the broader community in appreciation and recognition of conceptual art forms that are diverse and used wide - ranging approaches to art making.
The same year Cristina was also a finalist of ‘The Field’ TUU Acquisition Prize for the New Gallery exhibition celebrating the University’s 125 year celebrations.
Cristina has realized several commissions and her work is held in the RMIT School of Art collection as well as private collections in Australia, America, Argentina, Italy, France, New Caledonia and Japan.
Awards, Commissions, Residencies
2018 – Finalist Artendwine 2018, Launceston.
2015 - The Exposure Award 2015, See Me, Louvre, Paris.
2016 - Finalist Artenwine 2016, Launceston.
2015 - Finalist of ‘The Field’ TUU Acquisition Prize for the New Gallery, UTAS 125 year
2015 - Awarded a commission by UTAS for the 125 Year Celebration, ‘Off the Wall’, Burnie.
2014 - Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects, SAC’S, Hobart.
2014 - Finalist Canada Indigenous Art Residency Exchange 2015
2012 - Studio Art Residency, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania.
2013 - Finalist Burnie Print Prize.
2013 - Residency, SVA: Reconfiguring Site, Public Art, New York, USA.
2013 - Finalist, The Biennale Project, Venice, Italy.
2008, 2009, 2011 - Finalist of the Silk Cut Award.
2010 - Finalist Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award, Melbourne.
2009 - Finalist of the Salvo Property Group RMIT Art Award, Melbourne.
2008 - RMIT University School of Art Printmaking Summer Residency. Melbourne
2007 - Award for Excellence, ‘International Bokuga Association, Tokyo, Japan.
2007 - Joined on invitation, the Golden Key Honour Society, RMIT Chapter.
2007 - Finalist for www.artistwanted.org, New York USA.
2006 - Finalist, Mary and Lou Senini Art Award, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 - Finalist, St. Vincent’s Hospital Art Residency, Melbourne
WHO I AM
Argentine-born artist who works and lives in Tasmania. I migrated to Australia in 1987.
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