Natelie King - Curator


  • The Lemuria forum at the Melbourne Festival

    The utopian idea of Lemuria is an imaginary, submerged landscape hugging the shoreline between Australia and India. This hypothetical…

  • Shadowlife

    Shadowlife is a significant exhibition that will assist in developing a deeper understanding of contemporary Australian art and the multiplicities of…

  • MCA presents Telling Tales: excursions in narrative form

    Kate Daw narrates memories through a suite of small paintings, a floral wallpaper and typed ink canvases. Her motifs summon domestic interiors…

  • Press Release 2012 – Shadow Life

    The Australian Embassy Bangkok and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) proudly present Shadowlife, an exhibition of photography and moving image works by…

  • Utopia presents Intimate Publics

    As social, geo-social and mobile media render the intimate public and the public intimate, what is the impact on art practice and politics? Curated by Utopia—a roving visual arts project for the…

  • Bill Henson in conversation with Natalie King

    Bill Henson held his first solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1975, at the age of 19. Since that time he has become one of Australia’s most celebrated artists.

  • People love to watch: From Mr Rumbold to Julian Assange

    Almost forty years ago, a 1974 episode of the British television comedy Are You Being Served? played out in burlesque many of the problems and possible…

  • Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang

    This publication looks at four of the most influential photographers of the last 40 years, and whose works are steeped in the social, sexual and cultural politics of their time.

  • Hiroshi Sugimoto, Photofile, 2010

    HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: When I was first invited to Sydney I was given a number of potential sites including Pier 2/3, MCA and Cockatoo Island…

  • Accumulation: the aesthetics of waste & recycling

    At the turn of the 20th century, the French photographer Eugène Atget depicted the figure of the chiffonniers, or ragpickers, to reveal the uneven development of capitalist modernity…

  • The material of meaning: Illuminating the art of Joseph Kosuth

    Joseph Kosuth is candid, astute and erudite. At the time of our meeting in Sydney, I was reading Pierre Cabanne’s dialogue with Marcel Duchamp and the latter’s views on the elastic definition…

  • Up Close – Heide Museum of Modern Art

    Up Close traces the significant legacy of Australian photographer Carol Jerrems (1949–1980) and situates her work alongside that of other photo-based artists…

  • Kathy Temin: Forest of memories

    IN 1994, KATHY TEMIN EXHIBITED A Monument to the Birds, a suite of tombstone-like slabs of concrete at the base of a twenty-six-metre-long holly hedge, originally planted as a resting place for birds in…

  • Anastasia Klose with Natalie King

    Natalie King: Can you tell me about the title of your recent exhibition The Happy Artist at Tolarno Galleries in Melbourne?

  • Tacita Dean, Photofile, 2009

    Tacita Dean is renowned for her 16mm films, drawings, photographs and audio recordings that explore time, chance and contingency…

  • There is no future: An interview with Ai Weiwei

    Based in Beijing, Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prominent artists. Born in 1957, he grew up in exile in the remote desert province of Xinjiang.

  • Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev with Natalie King

    16th Biennale of Sydney, Revolutions – Forms That Turn June – September 2008 Interview with Artistic Director, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev Natalie King: Can you expand on your theme…

  • Dolls, 2007

    Dolls, mannequins, masks, wigs and costumes are just some of the accoutrements that feature in the unsettling work of Destiny Deacon, Zoe Leonard, Maria Marshall…

  • Interview with Massimiliani Gioni

    Natalie King: in 2002 you set up The Wrong gallery in New York with co-curators Maunzio Cattelan and Ali Subotnick. As the smallest exhibition space in the gallery district of Chelsea…

  • Destiny Deacon – Walk & don’t look blak

    Destiny Deacon: Walk&don’t look blak is the first survey by this leading Australian Indigenous artist to be shown in Japan. Deacon’s international profile includes participating in the Yokohama Triennale…

  • Destiny Deacon: Walk & don’t look blak

    Destiny Deacon: Walk & don’t look blak was the first museum survey exhibition of the work of the Aboriginal Australian artist Destiny Deacon. Spanning 15 years…

  • Supernatural Artificial

    Presenting the work of nine leading Australian artists working in photography and video, Supernatural Artificial was a highly charged and moody exhibition that…

  • Painting: an arcane technology

    Is painting a critique of a disembodied, fractured view of the world? Is painting a symptom of a nostalgic, even regressive approach that yearns…

  • Rosemary Laing: Aero-Zone

    In Aero-zone Laing offered the viewer the opportunity to rethink conventional notions of space and time by presenting the possibility that, rather than existing as fixed…

  • Rapport: Eight Artists from Singapore and Australia

    Rapport was a very early joint exhibition created by leading young curators in Australia and Singapore, inviting four artists from each place to exhibit in a major exhibition…

  • Bad Toys, ACCA

    Bad Toys used the toy as a departure point to examine our adult relationship to childhood and play.

  • Primavera 1994: Young Australian Artists

    Guest Curator Natalie King’s exhibition, investigated the way the MCA’s ensemble of art, architecture and installations orchestrates the visitor’s experience.