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Born 1978, Melbourne, Australia

Drawing. Video. Installation. Performance.

Female interiority, animals and other things that interest me.

Selected Solo Exhibitions/Projects/Performances:


Miss Spring 1883, a performance at the Spring Art Fair 1883 in Melbourne, Australia


Farnsworth’s Republic for Dogs, an offlead dog park/dog installation, on the grounds of ACCA, Melbourne, Australia


I can’t stop living, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

I can’t stop living, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Melbourne, Australia


Refuse to Lose, curated by David O’Halloran, Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, Australia

ACCA pop-up program, 3 day performance titled “Nanna, I am still searching…” at the Venice Biennale Vernissage 2011, curated by Juliana Engberg, Venice, Italy


The Poverty Show, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

I thought I was wrong, but it turned out I was wrong…,month-long performance, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia


The Happy Artist, Tolarno Galleries, Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Group exhibitions / Art Fairs:


Menagerie, ACCA

Art as a Verb, Muma


Art Basel Hong Kong


Melbourne Now, curated by Max Delany, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne, Australia

Bloodflowers, curated by Theodore Wohng, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Sifting Through Plastic Gods, curated by Michael Georgetti, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia


Primavera, curated by Anna Davis, MCA, Sydney, Australia

Like, curated by Toni Bailey, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia


The Kiss, performance, Lorne Sculpture Biennale, curated by Julie Collins, Lorne, Australia


Art in the 21st Century – the first decade, Gallery Of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Australia

Mortality, curated by Juliana Engberg, ACCA (as part of the Melbourne Festival), Melbourne, Australia

TWMA Contemporary, selected by Jan Minchin, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia

Gestures and Procedures, curated by Juliana Engberg, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

Art#1,curated by Juliana Engberg, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia

Duettos, curated by Dom de Clario, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (AEAF), Adelaide, Australia

Feminism Never Happened, curated by Robert Leonard, IMA, Brisbane, Australia


Why we do the things we do, curated by Jacqueline Dougherty, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth, Australia

I’m worst at what I do best, curated by Tom Polo, Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney, Australia



New Millenium, curated by Steven Alderton, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, Australia


The 2008 Sydney Biennale, online venue, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sydney, Australia


New07, curated by Juliana Engberg, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

Thanks Duchamp!!, collaboration with Elizabeth Presa, Cite International Des Arts gallery, Paris, France




Winner of the $15000 Prometheus Visual Art Award

Shortlisted for Georges Mora fellowship


Selected Bibliography:

Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria publication, 2013

21st Century: Art in the First Decade, by Miranda Wallace, Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art (2010)

Contemporary Australia – Women, ‘Anastasia Klose’ by Emily Gray, Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art, p. 100-103 (2011)

Public Collections:

NGV, Victoria

University of Queensland, National Gallery of Victoria, The Prometheus Foundation

Anastasia Klose’s art is also held in numerous private collections around Australia


2005  - Honours in Fine Art (Drawing), Victorian College of the Arts (V.C.A.), Melbourne, Australia

2004  - Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing), V.C.A., Melbourne, Australia

1998 - Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and English double major, University of Melbourne, Australia

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