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(1991) lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Emily Simek uses an expanded practice in digital art, sculpture and installation to investigate the genesis of material beings, exploring what constitutes a lifespan and the conditions that sustain lively ecologies. Her practice acknowledges the agency of materials and their situated, interdependent relationships. Materials, living beings and technologies are approached as collaborators and companions during processes in art making.

Master of Contemporary Art, VCA (2020-Current)
Graduate Certificate in Visual Art, VCA (2015)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), Monash University (2013)

2022 Art + Ecology, Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), University of Melbourne
2022 Making Space, Moreland City Council
2021 Composting, Siteworks, Brunswick
2020 Interbeing, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne

2021  Composting... MCA Graduate Exhibition, University of Melbourne
2021  FORT EARTH, Marfa Gallery, Abbotsford (group)
2021  Nutrient Cycling, Mud Festival, University of Melbourne (solo)
2021  The Darkest Night, The Old Bar, Fitzroy (group)
2021  From Where I Stand #3, VCA Student Gallery (group)
2021  Limber, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
2020 3 x 3, @vcaartspace (group)
2020 Pink Glitch, VCA Project Space (solo)
2019  Street, Noir Darkroom, Coburg (group)
2018  Number 8 is Yellow, The Stables Studio Space, Princes Hill (solo)
2018  Black Cell, The Stables Studio Space, Princes Hill (group)
2015  Graduate Exhibition, VCA Student Gallery (group)
2009 Top Shots, Monash Gallery of Art, Wheeler’s Hill (group)
2008 Top Arts, Ian Potter Center, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (group)

2021 Lionel Gell Foundation Award, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne

2021 Artist Mentorship, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne