Felicity Fenner

Theme: Sensorial Knowledge

Signs of Life

Research-led curatorial projects have the unique capacityto reveal the driving factors of research investigations and the impact in everyday life of research outcomes. Bydeploying creative and interactive curatorial approaches, research-led projects staged in museum/gallery environments can advance research exploration while simultaneously fostering new modes of audience engagement. Citing recent curatorial projects focused on physical urban mapping and medical science, the presentation reveals how experimental curatorial strategies can be applied to hybrid forms of research to facilitate new levels of effective knowledge transfer and audience engagement.

Dr Felicity Fenner is the Director of UNSW Galleries at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She has curated many exhibitions of contemporary art, including Australia’s group exhibition for the 2009 Venice Biennale; Making Change, China, 2012; Running the City (ISEA), 2013; and People Like Us, 2015–18. She is a member of the City of Sydney’s Public Art Advisory Panel and a consultant for Macquarie Group. She lectures at UNSW Art & Design in curatorial practice.