Jodie Whalen

Image of a woman in a blue shirt, with fair skin, dark hair and blue eyes with a background of green shurbbery.

Living and working on Gadigal and Darug Land (Sydney and Western Sydney). Whalen graduated from The University of New South Wales- Art and Design with a Master of Fine Art in 2013. She has exhibited at Carriageworks, Firstdraft, Artspace, Museum of Contemporary Art, Performance Space, Queensland Art Gallery and Museum of Modern Art and Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Her work has been included in publications that include Runway Journal, Art and Art Collector Magazine. She has been a finalist in the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, The Blake Prize, The Churchie Emerging Art Prize and the Fisher’s Ghost Award.

Working within a multidisciplinary practice of experimental performance and installation, with concepts informed by excavating the everyday. Whalen appropriates her own personal history and popular Western culture into symbolically-dense immersive environments combining; experimental performance and site specific Installation.

Filled with liminal spaces – unresolved relationships, broken geometry, personal ritual and transitory moments. These environments are created as a site of contemplation and inward reflection for viewers. Whalen’s practice explores an interest in creating emotionally fraught environments drawn from her studio practice and an interest in ritual as a signifier of the art making process. Ritual, repetition and process – are common themes explored in her practice and given temporal form in her work.

Acknowledgement of Country
Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Taipei Performing Arts Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands we work on, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung, Dharawal, and Ketagalan peoples. We extend our respects to their Elders past, present and future while respecting the vast Traditional Owners Nations our digital platforms reach. We extend this acknowledgment to Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Austronesian artists, audiences and communities, and First Nations peoples globally.
墨爾本藝術之家、坎貝爾敦藝術中心、臺北表演藝術中心及台北當代藝術館向我們土地上的第一民族暨傳統所有人致上敬意,包括烏倫杰里族(Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung)、塔爾瓦斯族(Dharawal)、凱達格蘭族(Ketagalan)及其眾支系。因著BLEED數位介面所將廣泛觸及的各種傳統民族與土地, 我們尊榮各地過去、現在及未來的祖先與耆老。我們更將這份對台灣與澳洲原住民族、托雷斯海峽群島民族及南島民族的藝術家、觀眾與社群的致意延展至全球各傳統領地與第一民族。