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Victoria Lynn

b. 1963

Victoria Lynn is a curator, writer and essayist. She was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1963 and was appointed Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of NSW in 1987. From 1991 until 2001 she served as curator of Contemporary Art. During her tenure at the AGNSW she curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions covering a wide range of art practices from painting to video, film and new media. As co-curator of Australian Perspecta with Tony Bond in 1989 - and as curator of its 1991 and 1993 outings - Lynn included video art works by a host of Australian artists.

As curator of the AGNSW's Contemporary Projects space Lynn also included gallery projects by media artists including John Conomos, Joan Brasil, Justene Williams and many others. Major projects curated by Lynn during this period also included exhibitions of Australian and international artists such as The Performing Body, film and video program, BODY at the AGNSW and Bodies in Space, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 1998, featuring the work of Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, Joseph Beuys and others. Lynn's final curatorial project while at the AGNSW was Space Odysseys: Sensation & Immersion, in 2001, an exhibition of installation works with video and new media. The exhibition toured to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image [ACMI], Melbourne in 2002, as Deep Space: Sensation & Immersion.

From 2002 to 2004 Lynn was Director of Creative Development at ACMI and since 2005 she has been the director of Victoria Lynn Art Projects. In 2008 Lynn became a Churchil Fellow and in 2009 curated Double Take: Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. In 2010 Lynn was the curator of The Trickster, at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea.

In 2011 and 2012 Lynn served as the Visual Arts Curator for the Adelaide Festival, where she included, along with other works, the videos of Rosella Biscotti, Nina Fischer + Maroan el Sani, Donghee Koo, Raeda Saadeh, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Adelaide International 2010: Apart we are Together, and the videos of Francis Alys, Rabih MrouƩ, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Postcommodity, Anri Sala and Danae Stratou in Adelaide International 2012: Restless.

In 2012 Lynn was appointed Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria.


Andrew Frost
Birth place
Sydney, NSW, Australia