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ARTIST PROFILE

VANILA NETTO
Born 1963, Salvador, Brazil

Vanila Netto arrived in Australia in 1987. She creates photographic scenarios inspired by architecture, design and science fiction. Her practice explores the depth of the relationship between pleasure and austerity in the context of today’s excessive consumption and waste production. Excess is envisioned as if in an evaporating state within the visual and economic culture.

In 2001, Vanila Netto completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, following which she received the university’s Australian Postgraduate Award. She was represented in the Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship in three consecutive years (2001–03) and was included in the 2003 Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Vanila Netto was represented in ‘Others’, curated by Judy Annear, Level 2 Contemporary Projects, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2002), and in ‘2004: Australian Culture Now’, a collaborative project spearheaded by Charles Green at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne.

Netto’s work has been exhibited internationally in Spain, China and the United States. Her debut solo exhibition at Sherman Galleries in 2004 was followed by representation in the gallery’s group exhibition, ‘MIX-ED: Diverse Practice and Geography’, curated by Simeon Kronenberg and held concurrently with the 2004 Biennale of Sydney.

BIOGRAPHY
2001 Honours Class 1, Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1987 Arrived Australia
1998–2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
Sydney
2002– PhD Research Fine Arts, School of Media Arts and Photomedia, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Lives and works in Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 Cushion: Do Not Crush Insulation, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 Blossfeldt and the Isolated Object, Level 2 Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Five x Five (with Lynne Roberts-Goodwin), Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2006 FlightPath (with Adam Norton), Kings ARI, Melbourne
Citigroup Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2006: 21st Century Modern, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Soft Opening, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2005 The Citigroup Private Bank Portrait Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2005, Artspace, Sydney
CCB Auction 2005, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Material Girls and Boys, curated by Barbara Flynn, Deloitte Corporation, Sydney
2004 2004: Australian Culture Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Mix- Ed: Diverse Practice and Geography, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
One-of, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Funding Raising Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty and Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2003 Descubrimientos – PhotoEspana 2003, Madrid, Spain
Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2003: Exhibition of Selected Entries, Artspace, Sydney
Artbox Inc., Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
2002 Others, Level 2 Contemporary Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2002, Artspace, Sydney
Slacking Off, Imperial Slack Gallery, Sydney
1635, Sherman Artbox, Sydney
Childhood, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Speak Up, COFA Exhibition/Performance Space, Sydney
Calibre Art Foundation Project, Calibre Store, Sydney
Appliance, Solar Research Institute, UNSW, Sydney
Expo 2002, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney
Strange Futures, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
2001 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2001: Exhibition of Selected Entries, Artspace, Sydney
Annual Open Members Exhibition, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Mint Graduate Exhibition, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
Context, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
Context, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
The Secret of Grey Walls, Blaugrau Gallery, Sydney
Patis Vasijan, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney
Nous e’us, COFA Exhibition/Performance Space, Sydney
Vanishing Point, Blaugrau Gallery, Sydney
2000 Snapshot, Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, USA
Dialogue: Selected Works, COFA End of Year Exhibition of Selected Awarded Works, Sydney
Dialogue: Open Studios, COFA End of Year Exhibition, Sydney
72 Hours, COFA Exhibition/Performance Space, Sydney
d / struct, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
1999 Y2K: Embracing the Millennium Exhibition, Beijing, China
Two Thousand and 99, COFA Exhibition/Performance Space, Sydney
Lumen, Solar Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
Archival Purposes, First Draft Gallery, Sydney
1998 Natura Naturans, Maudespace Gallery, Sydney
1996 Australian Centre for Photography Members Only Show and Merit Awards, ACP, Sydney

TELEVISION
2007 Art in Reverse, ABC TV (3 June)

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2006 Winner, Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
GAS Scheme Grant, Students’ Association, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney
2005 New Work Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
Finalist, Highly Commended, Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship 2005, Artspace, Sydney
2003–04 Moya Dyring Studio, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Faculty Research Grant, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2002–05 Australian Postgraduate Award , University of New South Wales
2001 Honours Year Scholarship 2001, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
The Kayell Photomedia Award, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
GAS Scheme Grant, The Students’ Association, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
2000 The Apple Macintosh Digital Photomedia Award, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
The Hirof Digital Imaging Award, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
1996 Silver Merit Award, The Australian Centre for Photography’s Members Only Show and Merit Award

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Artbank
Private collections nationally and internationally

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Jo Bosben, ‘The colour of irony’, Media Arts, Alumni Edition, COFA, issue 19, pp. 48–49
Tanya Peterson, ‘Working backwards’, Broadsheet Contemporary Visual Arts + Culture, June 2007, pp. 129–131
Gillian Serisier, 'Acquisitions by the public galleries an important guide to “what to buy”’, Australian Art Market Report, no. 22, summer 2006–07, pp. 20–22
‘Artnews 2006: Major Australian ar t prizes’, Art & Australia, vol. 44, no. 2, summer 2006, p. 200
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House (Thames and Hudson), Melbourne, 2006
Linda Michael, ‘21st Century Modern’, Broadsheet Contemporary Visual Arts + Culture, vol. 35, no. 1, March–May 2006, PP. 24–26
Denise Knight, ‘The Essence of Vanila’, Uniken Magazine, University of New South Wales, issue 31, March 2006, p. 19
Carolina Totterman, ‘Vanilla Netto’, Art in Reverse: Contemporary Australian Art, episode 4, Ovation Channel, Australia
Sunanda Creagh, ‘Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 10–11 September 2005, p. 28
Stewart Hawkins, ‘Mixed-Ed: Diverse Practice and Geography’, Photofile, no. 72, spring 2004, p. 77
Peter Hill, ‘Lasting impression’, Visual Arts, Sydney Morning Herald, 3–4 July 2004, pp. 10–11
Peter Hill, ‘All together now’, Visual Arts, Sydney Morning Herald, 7–8 February 2004, pp. 8–9
Charles Green, 2004: Australian Culture Now, exhibition catalogue, Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 55, 180
Dominique Angeloro, Mother of Reinvention, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 January 30 – 5 February, p. 30
Tanya Peterson, ‘Model economies’, Cushion – Do Not Crush Insulation, catalogue essay,
Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Laura Murray Cree, Young Guns, State of the Arts, January – March 2004, p. 85
Peter Hill, ‘Artbox Inc.’, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 – 13 February 2003, p. 27
Russell Storer, ‘Vanila Netto’, Photofile, no. 67, December 2002, pp. 41–5
Blair French, ‘A surfeit of style’, Broadsheet Contemporary Visual Arts + Culture, vol. 31, no. 4,
December 2002 – February 2003, pp. 12–13
Judy Annear, Others, catalogue essay, Art Gallery of New South Wales, November 2002 – January 2003, p. 13
‘Australian Photography’, Bulletin With Newsweek, 5 November 2003, p. 85
Lenny Ann Low, Picture This, Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 2003
Lenny Ann Low, Bowled Over – Others, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 October 2003
Qantas, ‘Others’, Qantas : The Australian Way, October 2003
News, ‘Others’, Capture Commercial Photography Magazine, September–October 2002, p. 8
Judy Annear, ‘Others: Capturing the mundane or the strange in matter of fact ways’,
Look, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Sydney, September 2002, pp. 17–18
‘Photography’, Metropolitan, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 September 2002, p. 14
Peter Hill, ‘The week’s best – Others’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 13–19 September 2002
Peter Hill, ‘Critic’s picks – Others’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 13–19 September 2002, p. 27
Portfolio, ‘Others: Contemporary photography in Sydney’, Australian Artist, 1 September 2002
‘Others’, La Fiama, 21 August 2002
City Travel, ‘Others’, City News, 1–14 August 2002
Susan Owens, ‘Photography finds its glass slipper’, Australian Financial Review, 28 March – 1 April 2002, pp. 87–9
Scott Rochfort, ‘Spotlight: today’s best exhibition’, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2002, p. 13
‘Critic’s pick – strange futures’, Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 15–21 February 2002, p. 27
Jo Bosben, ‘Student profiles’, COFA Newsletter, no. 1, autumn, 2001, p. 1
Tanya Peterson, ‘Comfortable responses’, Patis Vasijan, catalogue essay, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney, 2001
Deborah Ward, ‘A digital opening’, Artwrite, no. 18, 1999, pp. 8–9
Katrina Pym, ‘Lumen luminis’, Artwrite, no. 16, 1999, pp. 18–19
Nicole Lehmann, ‘Picture perfect’, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 November 1997, p. 2
Maggie Alderson, ‘Coffee in a snap’, Good Living, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 October 1996, p. 2

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