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Deej Fabyc

b. 1961
United Kingdom

Deej Fabyc was born in London, UK, in 1961. She works with a variety of forms including performance, installation and video. Fabyc has described her ongoing interests as addressing "...the psychological dimensions of the personal and political experience of trauma" - her work evoking a "...sense or ambivalence and ‘schlock horror’". 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Southern Cross University in 1988, Fabyc was active as an artist in Sydney and elsewhere in Australia exhibiting and performing in a number of venues and galleries in both solo and groups hsows including Roslyn Oxley Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artspace and the Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Fabyc was the director of the artist run initiative Elastic.

Throughout the latter part of the 1990s Fabyc was exhibiting in the UK and in Europe and, after 2000, when she was awarded an MFA from the University of NSW College of Fine Arts, she relocated permanently to London. Fabyc established Elastic as an exhibition space there and is a key figure in the group KISSS an international curatorium of artists working with issues of surveillance.

Recent performance work includes Details at L’abracada Festival International d’Art Contemporani, Castell de la Bisbal, Spain [2006]; And She Watched, Trace Installation Artspace, Cardiff, [2005] and Kingsgate Gallery, London [2004]; and in Don't Call it Performance, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid and Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain, 2003.

Birth place
London, United Kingdom
Period of activity 
from 1988
Other solo exhibitions 


Quiet Bells Sprung, Dartington Gallery Devon UK


The Parlour Room-Keening After Things, Elastic Residence London

We Can Work it Out, Gallery Barry Keldoulis Sydney Australia


Handle on Nowhere, Gallery Barry Keldoulis Sydney Australia

And she watched Trace Gallery, Cardiff (Wales)


Cherry Ripe and other Complications, MOP Sydney Australia


Deej Fabyc, Elastic gallery, Sydney


Notes from Continuous Circumstance, Performance Space

Australian Perspecta "Living Here Now"


Secondary Complications, William Mora Gallery Melbourne 

 The white Room Strawberry Girl, Experimental Art Foundation



Green Room /Arcadia, In Dialogue curated by Theo Tagelaars W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Other group exhibitions 
2008 Artists Rank at The Guy Hilton Gallery Presents, Libe On Stage 
  Leaves Fall Yet They Return a ceremony The Gallery, Dartington
2007 Rules And Regs, A Space Gallery, Southampton
  Specter versus Rector, The Residence Gallery, London
2006 Making Love to your Ego Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)
  Details, live work at L’Abracada, Gresol Festival International
  d’Art Contemporani Castell de la Bisbal, Spain
  For Matthew and Others, Cambelltown Arts Centre curated by Anne
  Loxley, Sydney, Australia
  Between the Sheets a TactileBosch project at Juno Records, Camden, London UK,
  Making Love to your Ego, curated by 'Another Product,' Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2005 KISSS(Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and
  Supression) Conical Inc, Fitzroy, VIC

Pisstake,Live at KISSS Launch Whitechapel Art Gallery,London

  A Piece of Me, TactileBosch part of the Cardiff Contemporary
  The Shangri-La Collective, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila

 Elastic - an Archive Project, The Cross Art Projects, Sydney

2004 Don't Call it Performance/No lo llames performance Centro
  Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Spain
  Don't Call it Performance/No lo llames performance, El Museo
  del Barrio, NY,NY, USA.

And she Watched, Kingsgate Gallery London

  Institute for physics Group Show, curated by Jill Rock London
  All for Love, Brompton Cemetery curated by Jill Rock London
  Muddy Love 2004, Ben Eastop/Anne Bean 6000 chairs event.
  Bile Story Act 2, 291 Gallery London
  Etak, curated by Joanna Callaghan at Elastic Residence
  Shangrilla Collective, organised by Maria Cruz video show at
  Artspace, Sydney touring to Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  Elastic, Elastic Residence London, UK
2003 Don't Call it Performance/No lo llames performance Centro de
  Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. & Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain

New York Calling P.S.1 Studio project, Long Island City, NY USA

  The Shangri-la Collective Artspace, Sydney
  Call Call Me Now, with Elvis Richardson, Changing Channels Berlin
2002 The Difference Between You & Us, 5 years Gallery, London
  Attention Span, Freespace, Sydney, Australia
  Erskineville Bile Story, Performance Hard Times, Curated by
  Nick Tsoutas as a satellite event of the Sydney Biennale 2002

Perfect Strangers, Curated by Blair French, Canberra

  Contemporary Art Space & CCP, Melbourne (2000) Australia
  Blondies and Brownies - weiß weiß bin ich auch curated by
  Rafael Von Uslar, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
  Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Victoria, Australia
  Details performance in the Slovenian Pavilion - International Sex
  Worker Forum Venice Biennale Italy.
  Caravan – Freespace – Sydney Australia curated by Lisa Andrews
2000 Blondies and Brownies, curated by Rafeal Von Uslar,TORCH gallery,
  Starring Five Years, London (England)
  August 26, Curated by Deej Fabyc, Elastic gallery, Sydney
  Group Show, Elastic gallery, Sydney
1999 Exit/Action, performance, Performance Space, Sydney.
  Telling Tales, Curated by Peter Weibel, Jill Bennett, & Jackie Dunn, the Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria & Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. (1998)
  Details, live symp. Trauma & Memory, Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria
  Sin- thetics, Curated by Lea Donnan, Herringbone gallery, Sydney
1998 Details, performance at Artspace Sydney
  The Caretakers Residence, Performance at The Bridge-
  Construction in Process, Melbourne. With Elvis Richardson.
  Every other day Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  Private Parts MUMA - Monash University Museum of Art, Australia

Edifying Sappho & Socrates, Curated by Rafael Von Uslar,

  Torch Gallery, Amsterdam,& Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
  Muddy Love, Telling Tales Exhibition at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery
1997 Dialogue, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands
  Contempora 5, National Gallery of Victoria
  Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney.
  Details, performance at the Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland
  Cry me a River, performance at Artspace, Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New South Wales
United Kingdom
1961 - 2001
2001 - 2012