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Yvette King is an artist and maker who builds a variety of things currently in New York city. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, her work ranges from text and photography to sculpture, installation and things that move. Her work is interested in process, material and production, with her practice addressing familiar sources and their dislocation. King works with objects as material outcomes (and failings) of human systems; in purpose, desire and intent. This often has hilarious results. 


King graduated with Honours and a BA in Sculpture from Monash University in Melbourne, where she also received the Baldessin Foundation Travelling Fellowship. Her work has involved curatorial projects and three years on the directorial board of KINGS ARI, with projects exhibited around Australia and internationally in group and curated exhibitions. King worked as an Innovator in Residence at the Centre for Social Innovation over 2015 and as a Creative Producer at NYC founded experimental knowledge lab, The Un-School of Disruptive Design. She is co-founder of Verbal Fight Club and creates works freelance for exhibitions, commissions and fabrications, as well as educational workshops and events.


2016                 Ceremonial, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2016                 The Argus Project, TriBeCa Film Festival Storyscapes, NYC  

2015                 Romance died romantically, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy

2014                 Field Trip, Waterfront City Food Court, Melbourne

2013                 My avant-garde is bigger than yours, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2013                 Art or Cunning?, Watch this space, Alice Springs

2013                 Bound Apart, Photography and Publishing exhibition, Rae and Bennett Gallery, Melbourne.

2012                 The Sunshine State, Seventh Gallery, with Ellinor Forsberg

2011                 Better than Art, Kings ARI, Melbourne, curated by Amy Marjoram

2011                 Cutting Edge Gadgets from the 1980’s, Napier Hotel Arts Space, Melbourne

2010                 Joke Work, Atelier 1537, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, curated by the C U Next Tuesday group

2010                 KingsxKings, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2010                 Wish you were here, Trocadero, Footscray

2010                 A quarter turn on every screw, Kings ARI, Melbourne Curated by Kel Glaister

2009                 It’s a Wonderful Life, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2009                 Shifted, Shifted Gallery, Richmond, with Lou Hubbard

2009                 Trepidation I report a concern, Library Arts Space, North Fitzroy                 

2008                 World’s End, Carlton Hotel, Simon Pericich’s space, Melbourne

2008                 I just can’t stand the suspense, Bus Gallery, Objects in Space Project, Melbourne

2007                 Things in a room, Kings ARI, Melbourne

2007                 Fixed Boundaries, Brunswick Arts, Brunswick

2007                 Mesh, Span Gallery, Melbourne

2007                 Debut III, Blindside Gallery

2006                 DepART, Monash Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition, Honours Show, 2006

2006                 Find me, follow me, Diatribe Gallery, Carlton

2006                 Baldessin Foundation Travelling Fellowship Exhibition, VCA Gallery, Melbourne

2006                 Fiction, Fitzroy Gallery Melbourne

2005                 Monash Fine Arts Graduating Student Exhibition 2005

2005                 Weapons of Mass Creation, The Foundry, Melbourne; part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2005

2005                 Welcome (if you don’t communicate well, try harder. Try something really obscure) Runt Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne

2005                 better things to come: (the end of the beginning), ArtHoles Gallery, Fitzroy

2004                 Cross Cultural Flavours, St Kilda Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne

2003                 re-constructed: works in cardboard, 4Cats Gallery, Abbotsford



Curitorial projects

2016                The Task, alternate venue project with Kel Glaister

2013                UNBOUND, Kings ARI Interstate emerging artist mentorship program, with Anabelle Lacroix

2010                Joke Work, actioned by Kel Glaister, Atelier 1537, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, as part of the C U Next Tuesday group.

2010                Mod Off, With Amy Marjoram


Baldessin Foundation Travelling Fellowship

Econoweld Sculpture Award

Collections & Publications

State Library of Victoria, Rare Books Collection: A Guide to the Art of Love and Planning (with Eleanor Forsberg) 702.81 P56FG

Excerpt Magazine: Common Ground (December 2012)

Excerpt Magazine: Issue #03

Excerpt Magazine: Issue #01


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