Dominique Chen lives and works in Brisbane, Australia. She is completing postgraduate study at Griffith University (Queensland College of Art) where she also tutors in visual art / Aboriginal Art and Culture. Dominique is a proud Gamilaroi woman and is passionate about communicating ideas of culture and environment through her work. She has spent almost a decade working in the corporate arts sector, as well as the not-for-profit sector facilitating multimedia and social enterprise initiatives in remote Aboriginal communities. She is currently working on a local history project exploring the intersections between place, memory and environmental change.

 

Education

2018 - Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)

2006 - Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - On the nature of the Familiar, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

2015 - On the nature of the Familiar, QCA Whitebox Gallery, Gold Coast

2014 - On the nature of the Familiar, QCA Project Gallery, Brisbane

 

Selected Group Exhibitions & Performances

2018 - A Score to Scratch the Surface, The Unconformity Festival, Queenstown (Tas)

2018 - Welcome Ceremony Poles, Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

2017 - Tastes Like Sunshine, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane

2017 - Windmill of Your Mind, Queensland State Archives, Brisbane

2017 - Status Unknown, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

2016 - The X Show, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane

2016 - Kiss Club, Salamanca Arts, Hobart

2015 - Peace and Quiet, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

2015 - Click 15 Photographic Art Award, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2015 - Labouring Under an Assumption, Perfect Potion Warehouse, Brisbane

2015 - Handled With Care, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane

2015 - Handled With Care, University of South Australia, Adelaide

2015 - In Their Own Hands, Bulimba Sustainability Centre, Brisbane

2015 - Semi-Permanent, Carriageworks, Sydney

2015 - Elements, Vera Wade Gallery, Brisbane

2014 - QCA Graduate Show, Whitebox Gallery, Brisbane

2006 - 2High Arts Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane

2006 - 48 Hour Film Project, Palace Centro Cinema

 

Selected Publications

2018 - A Conversation Piece, Frontyard Projects

2017 - Artist in Conversation Series: Dominique Chen, Stories from the Archives, QLD State Library

2015 - Handled With Care Catalogue, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research

2015 - F-Stop Magazine, Issue No. 69, February

2015 - ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal, Vol. 11, February

2015 - Semi-Permanent Book 2015

2015 - Lenscratch Fine Art Photography Daily, Vol. 1, January

2014 - Blackwater 2014, Blakely / Lloyd, Blurb Publishers

2014 - QCA Showcase Catalogue, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research

2013 - The Australian National Construction Review, January and April Issues

2012 - 2013 - ABC Radio National / 8CCC Community Radio

2011 - 2013 - The Centralian Advocate

2010 - Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Magazine, Issue No. 47 and 48

2006 - Scene Magazine, 4th of April, Issue No. 632

2005 - Vulture Magazine, Issue No. 1 and 2

 

Awards & Opportunities

2016 - ARIM Artist Residency, Brisbane

2016 - Invitation to the Golden Key International Honour Society, Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)

2016 - Situate Art in Festivals Residency, Salamanca Arts, Hobart

2014 & 2015 - Patience Thoms Scholarship, Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)

2014 - Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University (Queensland College of Art)

2006 - Dean's Commendation Award for Academic Achievement, University of Queensland

 

Commissions

2017 - My Brother's Keeper, QLD State Archives, Brisbane