Natelie King - Curator


  • Hou Hanru

    For every great artist there is something familiar about the contour of each artwork even when the content is radically different.

  • A Human Texture: the Video Portraits of Candice Breitz

    Candice Breitz draws us into the devotional world of fandom and pop music by recruiting twenty-five ardent John Lennon fans to re-perform…

  • Natalie King – What makes a great photograph?

    Natalie King is a curator and writer with a special interest in photography. She is the Director of Utopia@Asialink, University of Melbourne.

  • LEAP 22 Auckland Triennial

    In New Zealand’s post-apocalyptic film, The Quiet Earth (1985), three solitary protagonists survive a cataclysmic disaster in Hamilton. Surrounded by refuse and wreckage…

  • Machines of knowledge & experimentation

    On the eve of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Natalie King interviewed internationally renowned biennial curator Hou Hanru via Skype…

  • Hou Hanru in Conversation, April 2013

    On the eve of the 5th Auckland Triennial, Natalie King interviewed internationally renowned biennial curator Hou Hanru via Skype…

  • Jitish Kallat: An Evolving Narrative in 8 Acts

    Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat deploys charred text and rewinding time as central leitmotifs in his first solo exhibition in an Australian museum…

  • Locality & Mobility: Australia & South Korea tandem-style

    In May 2012, a group of key thinkers in arts from Australia and South Korea gathered together at the invitation of Arts Victoria and the Department of Business…

  • Gigi Scaria: Prisms of perception

    Gigi Scaria was born in Kerala, India, in 1973. He is one of a new generation of Indian artists who has established a significant international exhibition profile with exhibitions…

  • Jitish Kallat: Circa

    Jitish Kallat: Circa is Kallat’s first solo exhibition in an Australian museum. Following the reflective nature of his recent projects, this exhibition is conceived as an evolving…

  • Searching for Lemuria: India 2012 and Beyond

    Asialink, based at the University of Melbourne is Australia’s leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of Asia and Australia’s…

  • 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…