SV Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris är en svensk/australisk curator, författare och föreläsare baserad i Stockholm. På Stockholms universitet är hon universitetslektor vid International Masters of Curating Art. Hennes forskning är inriktad på processer med vattentänkande inom samtidskonsten, ekologi som social metafor och feministiska metodologier inom curatoriell praktik. Bronwyn är doktorand vid University of New South Wales i Australien, där hon utvecklat vattenbaserad curatoriell teori, den s.k. hydrocenen.

ENG Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator, writer and lecturer based in Stockholm. Research interests are focused upon processes of watery thinking in contemporary art, ecology as social metaphor and feminist methodologies of curatorial practice. Working with practical learning platforms, publications, and exhibitions, she currently works with curatorial matters of art and research at Accelerator and as a lecturer at Stockholm University and guest lecturer at the Royal Institute of Art and Stockholm University of the Arts. Bronwyn is a current doctoral candidate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in the art department, where she develops her curatorial theory of the Hydrocene. Her work is focused on researching water and art in her thesis entitled ‘Ingesting the Hydrocene: Watery thinking for response-ability to the climate crisis’.

Recent curatorial work includes the Soil Symposium at Accelerator at Stockholm University, solo exhibition Rosana Antoli A Golden Age: Pulse, Throb, Drift at Centro Centro, Madrid and group exhibition Djup Tid at Sormlands Museum, Nykoping and Within Deep Time at Blue Mountains Gallery, Greater Sydney. Previously she worked at Accelerator, Stockholm University on matters of art and research, as as curator at Index Foundation, where her work included the solo exhibition of Roxy Farhat: WUH-SHHHP and group exhibition And Tomorrow And featuring works by ecosexuals Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, the Otolith Group, Ursula Biemann, Katja Aglert and Fabrizio Terranova’s documentary Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival among others.

Her work with water is central to her teaching and doctoral thesis that deals with the ‘Hydrocene’, a curatorial theory and practice Bronwyn has created to amplify the pioneering ways some artists and curators are creating ethical collaborations with water. The Hydrocene argues for artistic methods of thinking with water in the age of accelerating climate crises. Embodied and relational it amplifies unexamined perspectives on the interrelation of curatorial practice, art, climate, water and intersectional feminisms. By arguing for water-centered practices the Hydrocene offers up a model for engaging with embodiment, hydrofeminism, transcorporeality and response-ability in the interconnected zone of natureculture. She has also coined the term ‘Precipitational’ as a compliment to the Hydrocene, and as a way to sense watery matters in art as embodied hydrological processes. In 2020 she presented her work on Ingesting the Hydrocene at The Post Humanities Hub with KTH University and Linköping University, as well as part of the Curating in Context program with UniArts and with students at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

Bronwyn is in the third year of her PhD candidacy at UNSW, where she also achieved a Masters degree in curatorial studies alongside a double Bachelor degree in Fine Arts (Time Based Art) and Arts (Film, Theatre and Performance). She has undertaken artistic research placements at both major art schools in Stockholm – as a 2014/15 Mejan Resident at the Royal Institute of Art and in the 2013/14 CuratorLab program at Konstfack University College of Art and Design.

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  • Ground Water audio walk and talk with artist Liz Rosenfeld at MDT
  • In conversation with Pontus Petterson on Hydrofeminism in practice as part of Water @ Weld, June 2021
  • Lecture at architectural firm Kjellander Sjöberg, Stockholm on the Hydrocene – water, art and climate in practice, June 2021
  • Journal article on Blue Humanities, with Arts and Cultural Studies Review
  • Lecture for law class, Pace University, New York, with Professor Jason Czarnezki, on water as collaborator


Contributing writer for book with artist Signe Johannesson

Contributing writer for book with artist Rosana Antoli 

Teaching Curating the Climate Crisis at Stockholm University, International Masters of Curating Art, Feb-March 2021

Teaching with KKH Royal Institute of Art, Lina Selander’s professor group on eco-aesthetics and water relations, November 2020, April and June 2021

Curator interviews for curatorial research project, Within Deep Time, with Nina Stromqvist

First Move, Original Rains in the Delta podcast from Index here

Reading of my essay First Move, Original Rains at Index

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