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Xamiishi Faarax

Born 1991. Melbourne
No Formal Training

Selected solo/duo exhibitions

2017
White ppl think I’m radical, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

2016
Hamishi (retirement), Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU
Hamishi Art Fair (ft Zac Segbedzi), NADA w/ Minerva, New York, US

2015
Late Works (ft Helen Johnson), Offsite location + St John’s Primary School, Melbourne, AU
5th Melbourne Artist Initiated Biennale, Director’s office;Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU
Dog Heaven / Jailbait / for us by us, MonCheri, Brussels, BE
‘It Didn’t Happen’, Minerva, Sydney, AU
Just Paintings (collaboration w/ George Egerton-Warburton & Helen Johnson), West Space, Melbourne, AU
albeit tho, blackartprojects, Melbourne, AU

Selected group exhibitions

2017
Too Busy To Think, Artspace, Auckland, NZ
Situational Conflict/Conflict Situations, 13th st Repertory Theatre, New York City, US

2016
Freud’s Mouth, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CA
Missed Connections, Julia Stoshek Collection, Dusseldorf, DE
Paintings Roughly Reflecting on Humans, Viewed by Cows, Cowshed in Tenna, Safiental, Swiss Alps,
CH
Biennal de Rennes, Liffre-Rennes, FR
Sauersazobomb, Offsite location, Berlin, DE
Painting. M ore Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AU
Project 1049, Gstaad, CH
Cafe Andante, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong, HK
In Concert, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU
Snap, Compliance Division, Portland, US
Hell Broth, Firstdraft, Sydney, AU
Pet Shop Cookie, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU

2015
Home School, Composition Gallery, Portland, US
Invitation, Clean Welcoming Room @ 5th Melbourne Artist Organised Biennale, Melbourne, AU
Studios, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU
Hanaswarts, 2-4 duckett st Brunswick, Melbourne, AU
Inferiority Complex 1883, abandoned Toyota Celica interior in Fitzroy, Melbourne, AU
Casual Conversation Verging on Harassment, Minerva, Sydney, AU
Poems 1990-2001 (w/ Harry Burke), S.A.L.T.S, Basel, CH
Care (w/ Aurelia Guo) , Interstate Projects, New York, US
War, Wyndham Art Gallery, Wyndham, AU
Let The Cobbler Stick To His Last, Offsite Location, New York, US
I Refuse to Participate in Failure, Spreez, Munich, DE
Fun House, Minerva Offsite, Melbourne, AU
Notes to GB, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, AU
Real Life Human Resources, Firstdraft, Sydney, AU
Work, Slopes Projects, Melbourne, AU
The Aggregate and the Algorithm, Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, AU
A4 PDF, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, AU
Bien ou Bien, Mon Cheri, Brussels, BE
spec- (w/ Airmax 97), Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, AU
All At Once All of The Time, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, AU
Surfers’ Paradise, DFO Shopping Centre @ South Wharf Promenade, Melbourne, AU
BYOB, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, AU

Selected talks/events/projects

2017
Artist lecture at Goldsmiths University of London, UK

2014-16
Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency, Melbourne, AU

2016
Reading for Publishing House, Gstaad, Switzerland
Co-founder and Mentor at Fitzroy Clubhouse YBA Records
Home School lecture, Portland, US
Redlands Art Prize (w Daniel Boyd + Mikala Dwyer), Sydney, AU

2015
5th Melbourne Artist Organised Biennale, Gertrude Contemporary Director’s Office, Melbourne, AU,
Spring 1883 musical performance w Thomas William, Black Vanilla, Sydney, AU
Still Nomads lecture, Signal Art Spaces, Melbourne, AU
I Miss You Already 2 reading (w Harry Burke), Mathew Gallery, New York, US
Care reading, Interstate Projects, New York, US
After The Eclipse reading, Flutgraben, Berlin, DE,
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, AU
Art Forum lecture, Victorian College of the Arts/Melbourne University, AU

2014
Australia Council New Work Grant

2013
Surfers’ Paradise residency + exhibition (with Joe Hamilton), DFO @ South Wharf, Melbourne, AU