Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator, writer and lecturer based in Stockholm. Bronwyn is a current Ph.D. student at the department of Art +Design at the University of New South Wales researching water and art in her thesis entitled ‘Swallowing the Hydrocene: Watery thinking for artistic ‘response-ability’ to the current climate crisis’.
She is also the leader of Researcher Collaborations at Accelerator at Stockholm University and was previously Curator at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Arts Foundation. She also sits on the Editorial Board for the international arts journal, Oberon.
Research interests are focused upon processes of ecology in contemporary art, water as social metaphor and feminist methodologies. Working with practical learning platforms, artistic research, publications, and exhibitions, she works internationally as a curator and lecturer.
Recent curatorial work includes curating the solo exhibition of Spanish artist Rosana Antoli called A Golden Age: Pulse, Throb, Drift at Centro Centro in Madrid, the group exhibition Djup Tid at Sormlands Museum and Within Deep Time at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre both with co-curator Nina Stromqvist, solo exhibition of Roxy Farhat: WUH-SHHHP and group exhibition And Tomorrow And at Index, Stockholm featuring works by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, The Otolith Group and Fabrizio Terranova’s documentary Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival. In 2018 she initiated and organised a seminar on learning practices in contemporary art, called The Urge, The Echo: Reverberations of Learning Practices, held in Stockholm featuring the works and voices of artists Ursula Biemann, Katja Aglert and Aurélien Froment.
Bronwyn is a 2nd year PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales in Art and Design (2019-2022). Bronwyn achieved a Masters degree in Arts Administration and Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Bachelor degree in Arts (Film, Theatre and Performance) and from the University of New South Wales (2003-2010). She has undertaken artistic research placements (CuratorLab 2013/14 and Mejan Resident 2014/16) at both major art schools in Stockholm – Royal Institute of Art and Konstfack University College of Art and Design. She is also a guest lecturer and thesis supervisor within several universities in Stockholm, for example teaching writing and art theory at University of the Arts and thesis supervision within the Masters of Curatorial Practice, Stockholm University.
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