Bronwyn_Jean_photobyloumouw13-300dpiPhoto: Lou Mouw

SV Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris är en svensk/australisk curator, författare och föreläsare baserad i Sydney, Australia. 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.


Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator with expertise in the politics and poetics of eco-aesthetics. She lectures at Stockholm University and is a doctoral candidate at UNSW Sydney, where she developed the curatorial theory for art and water in the climate crisis, entitled the Hydrocene.

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 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, art and the climate crisis in her thesis entitled ‘Ingesting the Hydrocene’.  She has curated exhibitions at Index Foundation (Stockholm), Accelerator (Stockholm), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne) and Centro Centro (Madrid) amongst others.

Recent curatorial work includes the exhibition High Tide Fine Line at Art Lab Gnesta (2022), the Soil Symposium at Accelerator at Stockholm University (2021), solo exhibition Rosana Antoli A Golden Age: Pulse, Throb, Drift at Centro Centro, Madrid (2020) and group exhibition Djup Tid at Sormlands Museum, Nykoping (2020) and Within Deep Time at Blue Mountains Gallery, Greater Sydney (2019). Previously she worked at Accelerator, Stockholm University on matters of art and research, as as curator at Index Foundation.

Bronwyn Bailey-Chareris is a 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.

Her work with the curatorial possibilities of the climate crisis, especially 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 non-humans. 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 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. She frequently presents her academic work internationally in university and art contexts including at The Post Humanities Hub with KTH University and Linköping University, as well as part of the EU Curating in Context program, and at Sydney University in the Masters of Curatorial Practice program.

Email: bronwyn.jean at

Pronouns: She/they



Past Exhibitions:

Reviews of my curatorial work:

Recent Writing:

Artistic practice