Georgia Banks’ works begin with an invitation and a provocation. Sometimes they are met with an overwhelming response, sometimes no one answers at all. She does not value either of these outcomes over the other. In recent years she has been banned from Tinder, sued by the estate of Hannah Wilke, and awarded Miss Social Impact in a national beauty pageant. She would like to go viral, become a reality TV star, and be inaugurated into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame. She has never had a filling nor broken a bone (although she has been crucified) and once was convinced she had accidentally sliced away a part of her labia during a performance (she hadn’t).

Education

 

MFA Visual Arts 1st Class, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, 2014 – 2015

BVA Hon. 1st Class, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2008 – 2011

 

Residencies & Programs

 

Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program, 2019 – 2021

Dual Existence, Digital Residency Program, 2020

Dramaturgy X Curation Research Residency, Siteworks, Melbourne, Victoria, 2019

Studio Residency, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland, 2019

Midsumma Futures (mentorship with Chris Kraus), Facilitated by Midsumma Festival, 2019

Intensive with La Pocha Nostra, Facilitated by Bon Mott and Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Second Space Projects, Melbourne, Victoria, 2018

Body Politics, Facilitated by Zoë Bastin, Shelly Lasica, Bridie Lunney and Eugenia Lim, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Victoria, 2018

Project Anywhere Digital Residency Program, 2018

 

Selected Awards, Grants & Commissions

 

‘Dear Darebin’ New Work Commission, 2020, Darebin City Council, Melbourne, Victoria

‘City of Yarra Small Projects Grant’, 2019, Yarra City Council, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Socially Engaged New Work Commission’, 2018, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland

‘Emerging Artists Award’, 2017, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Victoria (Finalist)

‘National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award’, 2015, MFA Graduation Exhibition, Victoria College of the Arts

‘Postgraduate Scholarship’, 2014, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

‘AutoErotica’, 2021, Gertrude Glasshouse, Melbourne, Victoria (Forthcoming)

‘A Four Letter Word’, 2020, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria

‘The Waitress’, 2019, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Queensland

‘Get Some’, 2017, Sister Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

‘On Parr’, 2017, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

‘LOADED’, 2016, FELTspace, Adelaide, South Australia

‘So Help Me’, 2016, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Drip’, 2015, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Famous Persons, Atrocious Crimes, Superhuman Devotions’, 2014 Seventh Gallery, Melbourne Victoria

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

‘Studio Group Show’, 2020, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Victoria (Forthcoming)

‘Eat Your Heart Out’, 2020, Curated by Gxrl on Grill, Pete’s Candy Store, New York, New York

‘Studio Group Show’, 2019, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne Victoria

‘The Birthday Party’, 2018, Curated by Stigma Unbound, Wild EmbeddingS, New York, New York

‘Feminist Artists Anonymous’, 2018, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Double Bind’, 2018, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Committed’, 2017, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne Victoria

‘An Act of Showing’, 2017, Curated by Lacroix, Annabelle, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

‘#exstrange’, 2017, Curated by Ghindi, Marialuara and Modrak, Rebekah, Ebay

‘Hidden Agenda’, 2017, Curated by Jenkins, Casey, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne Victoria

‘At The End of The World’, 2017, M Contemporary, Sydney, New South Wales

‘Double Bind’, 2016, Curated by Waddell, Nick, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Femme Fatale’, 2016, Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Standing Ovation’, 2016, Curated by and Banks, Georgia and Cook, Narinda, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Who is Mr Favisar’, 2015, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne Victoria

 

Selected Performances

 

Miss Young Juicy & Malleable Packs It In, 2020, ‘Goodbye’, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

Miss Young Juicy & Malleable Gets Wet, 2020, ‘Raindance’, Grey Gardens Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

Miss Young Juicy & Malleable Comes Out, 2019, ‘Studio Group Show’, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Victoria

The Party, 2018, ‘ One Night in Footscray’, Bad Love Club, Melbourne, Victoria

the cherry on top, 2018, ‘Wellcum to Miami’, Wild EmbeddingS, New York, New York

Every Performance Artist Remembered (Performance Lecture), 2018, presented at ‘ANYWHERE & ELSEWHERE’, Parsons New York School for Design, New York, New York

Please Tell Me What My Work is About, 2018, ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks, and Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

Hello Boys, 2018, ‘The Other Art Fair’, Melbourne, Victoria

Missed Connection, 2018, ‘Site and Sound Arts’, Leichardt Town Hall, Sydney, New South Wales

Intercourse with the Artist, 2018, ‘Festival of Live Art’, Arts House, Melbourne, Victoria

Rip Off, 2018, ‘Feminist Artists Anonymous’, Curated by Banks, Georgia, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

Dear Dick (Performance Lecture), 2018, presented at ‘Women and Feminist Art Since 1970 Symposium’, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria

Blood Begets Blood Begets Blood Begets Blood, 2018, ‘Double Bind’, Curated by Banks, Georgia and Waddell, Nick, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

Naked Banquet (with oysters and song), 2017, ‘One Night in Footscray’, Melbourne, Victoria

Food Descending Staircase (Performance Lecture), 2017, presented at FRAN Festival, Sister Gallery, Adelaide, South Australia

looking for Dick (in all the wrong places), 2017, ‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’ Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

whoisspitman, ‘An Act of Showing’, 2017, Curated by Lacroix, Annabelle, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

I Object Series, 2017, ‘Hidden Agenda’, curated by Jenkins, Casey, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

Brand, ‘On Parr’, 2017, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

Lumen, ‘Loaded’, 2016, FELTspace, Adelaide, South Australia

Fixed, 2016, Broken Hill, New South Wales

S.O.S, ‘So Help Me’, 2016, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

Her, ‘Standing Ovation, 2016, Curated by Banks, Georgia and Cook, Narinda, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne, Victoria

Monster Mash, in collaboration with Kate Just, 2015, ‘I Steadied Myself for Her Lines’, ‘FOUND Festival’, Directed by ad hoc and Connolly, Catherine, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

 

Selected Curatorial Work

 

‘Feminist Artists Anonymous’, 2018, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Double Bind’, in collaboration with Nick Waddell, 2018, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Standing Ovation’, in collaboration with Narinda Cook, 2016, Trocadero Artspace, Melbourne, Victoria

 

Festivals Biennales & Art Fairs

 

‘One Night in Footscray’, 2018, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’, 2018, Melbourne, Victoria

‘The Other Art Fair Presented by Saatchi Art’, 2018, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Biennale of Australian Art’, 2018, Ballarat, Victoria

‘Site and Sound Arts’, 2018, Sydney, New South Wales

‘Festival of Live Art’, 2018, Melbourne, Victoria

‘One Night in Footscray’, 2017, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Feminist Renewal Art Network (FRAN) Festival’, 2017, Adelaide, South Australia

‘Melbourne Fringe Festival’, 2017, Melbourne, Victoria

‘Due West Festival’, 2017, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria

‘FOUND Festival’, 2015, Testing Grounds, Melbourne, Victoria

 

Discussions and Lectures

 

Gertrude Talks, Episode 1 – 7, 2020, Bus Radio, Melbourne, Victoria

Queer(y)ing Creative Practices, Episode 1 ‘Get In Losers, We’re Going To Talk About Queerbaiting’ 2020, Bus Radio, Melbourne Victoria

Breakfasters, 2020, RRR, Melbourne, Victoria

Summer Breakfast, 2019, ABC Radio, Brisbane, Queensland

Deep Trouble, 2018, Deep Trouble, Castlemaine, Victoria

            https://www.mixcloud.com/Troublemag/episode-1-georgia-banks-please-tell-me-what-my-work-is-about/

The Arts Show with Georgia Banks, 2018, Castbox FM, Melbourne, Victoria

Interview with Georgia Banks, 2018, Melbourne Art Review

http://mattolucas.com/melbourne-art-review/interview-with-georgia-banks#item-1

Multi-Storied, 2017, Radio Interview, RRR, Melbourne, Victoria

Reenactment and Related Practices, 2016, Panel Discussion, West Space, Melbourne, Victoria

Different Ways and Words for Attending to the Messy, 2016, Panel Discussion, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

What Does Relation Do to Us?, 2016, Panel Discussion, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

Room with a View, 2016, Radio Interview, RRR, Melbourne, Victoria