EDUCATION
2011 - 2012 Masters of Contemporary Art, Victorian College of the Arts, 
The University of Melbourne, Australia
2004 - 2006 Bachelor of Fine Art – Production Design, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia
 
AWARDS, GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS
2018 BRIC Arts Media Fellowship, NYC, USA (current)
2017 NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship, NYC, USA 
2017 Australian Consulate-General New York/Monash Room exhibition award
2016 Fellowship at Salem Art Works, NY, USA
2015 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2015 Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant
2015 Australia Council for the Arts: Artstart
2015 Mentorship with Janine Antoni, NYC
2015 The Gertrude St Projection Festival, Honorable Mention
2013 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Award, Shortlist
2013 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 2013, Highly Commended
2012 Graduate Women of Victoria Scholarship
2012 Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 2012, Highly Commended
2011 Acacia Award, Art prize
2011 Alchera Award, Art prize
2011 Alliance Française Award, for outstanding graduate work 
2011 George Hicks Award, for outstanding graduate work
 
EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, and PERFORMANCES
SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2019 TBA, Exhibition and Performance commissioned as part of the Castlemaine State Festival 2019, Australia (upcoming)
2018 The Wake at Cooler Gallery, NYC (upcoming)
2017 Human Meteorite Performance and Earthwork at This Will Take Time, CA, USA 
​2017 Topographies: Jemila MacEwan and Karin Waskiewicz at VICTORI + MO, Curated by Alixandra Hornyan | AH Arts, NYC 
2017 Boundary Event at The Australian Consulate-General NY, NYC 
2017 It Holds Us All at Pioneer Works, NYC 
2016 Boundary Event at C3 Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia 
2015 Shrine for Headless Birds  (permanent installation) at Paul Artspace, MO, USA
2014 Birth of the Ghost at Governors Island Art Fair 2014, NYC
2014 Where a Stone Once Stood at Robert Blackburn 20|20, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
2013 Maiden Grass Voyage, Performance, Manhattan, NYC
2012 Agency Project, at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Bewildered at BUS Projects, Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Cactus at Alice Euphemia, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Window at Rose Chong, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Boo Hoo at C3 Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Telling Tales at Craft Victoria and Craft Cubed Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2009 I’ll be home one day at Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

PERFORMANCES and SCREENINGS
2019 TBA, Exhibition and Performance and Screening commissioned as part of the Castlemaine State Festival 2019, Australia (upcoming)
2018 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship Screening, NYC, USA (upcoming)
2018 Fault Lines, Collaborative Performance with Nooshin Rostami at BRIC Arts Media 
2017 Human Meteorite, Performance and Earthwork at This Will Take Time, CA, USA 
2017 Human Meteorite, Screening in Material Girls presents: Hello Girls!,No Vacancy, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2017 i cloud (performer)Screening at Imagine Science Film Festival, NYC
2017 Birth of the Ghost, screening in Smoldering at Museum Blue, St Louis, MO, USA
2017 Mi Casita, Casa and This Place screening as part of Boundary Event at The Australian Consulate-General NY, NYC 
2016 Faux Studio, Performance with Simon MacEwan at C3 Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia.  
2016 Mi Casita, Casa and This Place Screening as part of  ​Boundary Event at C3 Contemporary, Australia 
2016 Birth of the Ghost, Screening in Spells Magazine Issue 1. Launch, NYC
2015 Birth of the Ghost, Screening in Daze of Our Lives, TwoSeven, NYC
2015 Casa, Performance at Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico 
2015 Mi Casita, Performance at Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico 
2015 Birth of the Ghost, Screening in The Gertrude St Projection Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Birth of the Ghost, Screening in Strobe Network at Flux Factory, NYC
2015 Slip, Performance, Flux Factory, Queens, NYC
2014 Birth of the Ghost, Screening at Governors Island Art Fair 2014, NYC
2014 Where a Stone Once Stood, Screening at Robert Blackburn 20|20, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC
2013 Maiden Grass Voyage, Performance, Manhattan, NYC
2012 Agency Project, Performance at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australi
2010 Making of 'Under the Weather' (production designer)Screening at ACMI, Australia
2010 Under the Weather (production designer), Screening at ACMI, Australia

GROUP
2018 Urns, at Cooler Gallery, Curated by Michael Yarinsky, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2018 Paul Artspace: 5 Years, at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri St. Louis, USA 
2018 Birds of Passage 1998-2018 - Assembly, Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland 
2018 Chashama at Spring Break, NYC 
2018 Just Being Polite, Chashama, Brooklyn, NY, USA 
2017 Material Girls presents: Hello Girls!, No Vacancy, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2017 Smoldering at Museum Blue, St Louis, MO, USA
2017 Against Competition/Towards Mutual Aid at Flux Factory, NYC
2016 Faux Studio, Performance and Exhibition at C3 Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia. 
2016 Salem Art Works Summer Session Exhibition, Salem, NY, USA
2015 Daze of Our Lives, TwoSeven, NYC
2015 The Gertrude St Projection Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Strobe Network at Flux Factory, NYC
2014 Instinct 6YL Magazine exhibition and launch, Melbourne, Australia
2013 Stitching Time: Phenokistoscope at Craft (formerly Craft Victoria), Melbourne, Australia
2013 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship Exhibition at Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Australia
2012 VCA Masters Exhibition at Victorian College of the Art, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Place of Assembly at Melbourne International Arts Festival, School House Studios, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Alliance Française Award Exhibition at Alliance Française Melbourne, Australia
2012 The Art of Collecting at George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Put Out The Sun: The Bogeyman at C3 Contemporary,, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Launch 12 at Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2011 VCA Graduate Exhibition at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Horse Latitudes at VCA student gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Flight at Salmagundi Studios, Sydney, Australia
2010 Drawing No.1 at C3 Contemporary, and Craft Cubed Festival, Melbourne, Australia. 

ART FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
2019 TBA, Performance and Earthwork commissioned as part of the Castlemaine State Festival 2019, Australia (upcoming)
2018 Urns, at Cooler Gallery, as part of Brooklyn Clay Tour, NYC, USA
2018 Artist talk, Intermeddling Symposium at A/D/O, for NYCxDesign Festival, NYC, USA
2018 Chashama at Spring Break Art Fair, NYC 
2017 i cloud (performer)Screening at Imagine Science Film Festival, NYC, USA
2015 The Gertrude St Projection Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2014 Birth of the Ghost at Governors Island Art Fair 2014, NYC
2012 Place of Assembly at Melbourne International Arts Festival, School House Studios, Melbourne, Australia

RESIDENCIES
2018 Residency at NARS Foundation, NYC, USA (upcoming) 
2018 Residency at Ox-Bow School of Art, MI, USA (upcoming)
2018 Land Falls - Summer Perfomance Practice Intensive at Franklin Chthonics, NY, USA 
2018 Residency at Skaftfell, Iceland 
2018 Residency at Fish Factory, Iceland 
2017 Residency at This Will Take Time, CA, USA 
2017 Residency at ChaNorth, NY, USA 
2017 Ceramic Artist Residency at Salem Art Works, NY, USA 
2016 Ceramic Firing Residency at Salem Art Works, NY, USA 
2015 Residency at Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015 Residency at Flux Factory, NYC
2015 Residency at Paul Artspace, St Louis, MO, USA
2014 Artist Summer Institute (Creative Capital & LMCC), NYC, USA

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
ARTIST PRESENDATIONS AND PANELS
2018 Artist talk, Intermeddling Symposium at A/D/O, for NYCxDesign Festival, NYC, USA
2018 Artist presentation at Fish Factory Residency, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland  
2018 Artist talk and Panel discussion hosted by Joel Kuennen, Chashama, NYC, USA 
2017 Artist presentation: New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC, USA
2017 Process Presentation: Material Empathy at ChaNorth Residency, Pine Plains, NY, USA
2017 Artist Talk: for Topographies: Jemila MacEwan and Karin Waskiewicz at VICTORI + MO, NYC, USA
2017 Panel discussion for Boundary Event at The Australian Consulate General, NYC, USA
2017 Panel discussion for Art and Architecture in the Age of the Anthropocene at Cooler Gallery, NYC, USA
2016 Visiting Artist: Artist talk and workshop at University of Maryland, MD, USA
2016 Artist Talk: Salem Art Works, Salem, NY, USA
2016 Artist Talk: C3 Contemporary for Boundary Event, Melbourne, Australia
2015 Lecture for Mi Casita at Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015 Artist Talk: Flux Factory, Queens, NY, USA
2015 Bushwick Open Studios participant, NYC, USA
2014 Bushwick Open Studios participant, NYC, USA
2010 Artist talk: Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

INDUSTRY POSITIONS
2018 Residency Director: ​Land Falls - Summer Perfomance Practice Intensive at Franklin Chthonics, NY, USA (upcoming)
2018 Ceramic artist for public art project by Martynka Wawryzyniak, NYC, USA 
2017 i cloud, (performer), Imagine Science Film Festival
2017 Bone Women, visual concept for solo dance by Leslie Parker, VA, USA
2017 Clown Therapy, (work in progress showing) Visual dramaturge for choreographer Corie Olinghouse at LMCC, NYC
2017 Performance documentarian: Rel(a)y, Art In Odd Places, NYC, USA
2017 Featured Artist for Launch of Science Studios at Pioneer Works with presentation by Werner Herzog, NYC
2017 Visiting Artist Workshop (follow-up visit) at University of Maryland, MD, USA
2016 Visiting Artist Workshop at University of Maryland, MD, USA
2016 Artist Assistant: Arlene Rush, NYC, USA
2016 Artist assistant: Janine Antoni for Rope Dance at Material Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2015 Workshop for Mi Casita at Arquetopia, Oaxaca, Mexico
2015 Event Curator: Flux Thursday Presentations: Indediciplinary Practce, Flux Factory, Queens, NY, USA
2015 Juror, Flux Factory residency open call, Queens, NY, USA
2015 Artist assistant: Janine Antoni for At the Table, Like Lazarus Did and Lull, NYC, USA
2013 - (2015) Master Leather Artisan and instructor at Wendy Nichol, NYC, USA
2012 Workshop: Artplay, Melbourne, Australia
2012 Volunteer: C3 Contemporary, Melbourne Australia.
2012 Workshop: Gasworks, Melbourne, Australia
2011 Curator: Horse Latitudes at VCA student gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2010 Curator: Drawing No.1 at C3 Contemporary, and Craft Cubed Festival, Melbourne, Australia. 

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS
Features:
Kumar, Rahul, NYCXDesign, Mondo-arc India, Issue no.20, (forthcoming)
Sabine, Brix, "How Australian creatives have made it in New York (pt1): Jemila MacEwan.", Artshub, September 2, 2018.
'Top 10 NYC Artists Now', Art 511 Mag, January 17, 2018.
Ziamou, Lilia, "Spotlight: Alixandra Hornyan on A_H Arts", Huffington Post, August 15, 2017.
Pioneer Works, "It Holds Us All: Jemila MacEwan" Pioneer Works blog, April 9, 2017.
Holburn, Jessica, "It Holds Us All, In Conversation with Jemila MacEwan.", Chasm Journal, May 13, 2017.
Murphy, Brett; ‘Jemila MacEwan is a Volcano’, Making Our NYC podcast, Episode 2, Season 1, 2015
6YL ‘Instinct’, issue no.3, periodical, 2013
www,art4thehome.org, April issue, 2013
Divercity, www.issuu.com, August 2012.
Reviews:
Marksun, LA, "Let us be honest / the world is ending but art / is still amazing.", Medium, August 16, 2017
‘Jemila MacEwan cacti installation at Alice’, Alice Euphemia Blog, www.blog.aliceeuphemia.com, June 28, 2012.
Scalercio, Amelie, www.volcanofamilies.blogspot.com, April 21, 2012.
‘Bewildered / trouser wanker piece’ www.crawl.net.au, 2012.
Holsworth, Mark; ‘Fun to Funky@brunswickarts’ www.melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com, 2012.
‘2011 VCA Graduates’ www.afmelbourne.com.au, 2011.
Catalogue/Essays:
MacEwan, Jemila; ‘Field Notes’, Limit run art book, 2016
4 heads, GIAF 2014 catalogue, 2014.
MacEwan, Jemila ‘Utopia of the Mind’ www.thepublicschool.org, 2014.
Themelious, Nella; ‘Where A Stone Once Stood’ exhibition essay, January 2014.
VCA Masters Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, 2012.
‘Launch ‘12’ Catalogue by Brunswick Arts, 2012.
VCA Graduate Exhibition Catalogue, 2011.

COMMISSIONS and COLLECTIONS
Castlemaine State Festival 
Acacia Collection
Alchera Collection
Alice Euphemia
C3 gallery
Craft Victoria
Melbourne University Union Permanent Collection 
Romance was Born private collection
6YL magazine
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