Mira Gojak

born 1963 Adelaide, Australia
lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

EDUCATION

2014-7 Monash University, Caulfield
PhD (ongoing)
1990-1992 Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)
1989 Prahran TAFE, Melbourne
Advanced Certificate in Art & Design
1984 University of Adelaide
First Class Honours/ Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Psychology
Awarded the Australian Psychological Society Prize
University of Adelaide
Ordinary Degree of Bachelor of Science, Majors in Zoology (Ecology) & Psychology
(Animal Behaviour)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Distant Measures, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Erased blue, brackets and arrows, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2011 Transfer stations, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2010 Mira Gojak. Presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Curated by Kirrily
Hammond, Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Centre for Art & Design, Monash University
2009 Another ground, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2007 Cave, Block Projects, Block Place, Melbourne
2006 Too Near, Too Far, Monash University Museum of Art presentation at the Melbourne
Art Fair, Melbourne
2005 Time and Time Again, CLUBS Project Inc, Melbourne
2004 Stranded, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2004 Stranded, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT
2002 Wax me to the vapour and dusk, sometimes. Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2002 Sorrow is no friend of mine, First Floor, Melbourne
2000 Encounter, First Floor, Melbourne
1998 Between the Street Lights & the Dark Trees, First Floor, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
2014 The Piranesi Effect, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
2014 Different Strokes, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW
2013 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 13, Sydney
Burying Time, Breenspace, Sydney
2010 Freehand: Recent Australian drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Contemporary Encounters: A selection of works from the Victorian Foundation for
Living Australian Artists, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
CHANGE, an inaugural MUMA Caulfield exhibition, Monash University Museum of
Art, Caulfield Campus, Monash University
There’s no time: John Spiteri, Mira Gojak, Bradd Westmoreland, KarlWiebke, The Ian
Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne
2009 Building a Collection, National Gallery of Victoria International, Melbourne
GROUP 02, Murray White Room, Melbourne
PREVIEW 09, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2007 A Selection of Recent Acquisitions, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
Materiality, Curated by Kirrily Hammond, Monash University Museum of Art at
Gippsland Centre for Art & Design Line between night and day, Collaboration with
musicians and composer for Musicircus, Melbourne Festival
A Bridge Too Far, Curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Alliance Francaise, Melbourne
Too Near, too far, Melbourne-Milan artist exchange, Curated by Chiara Agnello &
Roberta Tenconi, Milan, Italy
2006 Before the Body-Matter, Curated by Geraldine Barlow, Monash University Museum of
Art, Melbourne
2005 Fellow Anthropoid, Curated by Philip Watkins, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania
(CAST), Hobart
Nothing before, nothing after, with Alexander Pittendrigh, RMIT Project Space &
Spare Room Gallery, Melbourne
Pitch Your Own Tent / Art Projects/ Store 5/ 1st Floor, Curated by Max Delany,
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
NEW05, Curated by Max Delany with Mutlu Cerkez, Destiny Deacon, James Lynch,
Stuart Ringholt, Kathy Temin, ACCA, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,
Melbourne
2004 The Blindside Effect, Curated by Christine Morrow with David Atkenson, PJ Hickman
and Asim Memishi, Blindside, Nicholas Building, Melbourne
Southern: A Show Of 10 Australian Artists, Curated by Nicole Tomlinson & Kristi
Monfries with David Rozetsky, David Noonan, Sean Meilak, Andrea Tu, Richard
Butler-Bowden, Kirsten Berg & Paul Sloan. Home Gallery, Prague
2002 Why do birds suddenly appear, Curated by Clare Firth-Smith with Kate Daw, Andrew
McQualter, James Lynch, Nick Managan, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
New drawings, Curated by Mark Misic with Alex Pittendrigh, Louise Paramour, Louise
Forthum, Lisa Young, Mass Gallery, Melbourne
2000 USEby Asia Pacific Artist Initiatives Project, Curated by Tessa Dwyer & Sarah Tutton,
Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
1999 Nearest Habitat System. Curated by Eliza Hutchinson, with Alex Knox, Alex
Pittendrigh, David Noonan & Simon Trevaks, First Floor, Melbourne
1999 Rubik #3, Video vs Watercolour, Curated by Rubik with Julia Gorman, James Lynch,
David Noonan, Ricky Swallow, Andrew McQualter studio, Melbourne
1998 City Lights 2000: Opening Group Show, Hosier Lane, Melbourne
1998 Rubik #1 Launch, Grey Area Art Space Inc, Melbourne
1998 We Are Electric, Curated by David Rosetzky with Andrew McQualter, Foyer/ lightwell,
Arts Victoria, Melbourne
1997 Another Green World, With Andrew McQualter, First Floor, Melbourne
1997 Chemistry, With Alexander Pittendrigh & Richard Butler-Bowden, Gertrude
Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
1996 Paint ! Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1994 Opening Group Show :Launch of First Floor, First Floor, Melbourne

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 Tamsin Green, Catalogue Margaret Lawrence Gallery, VCA Loop, woad and follow
2013 Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Max Delaney et al
2012 101 Contemporary Australian Artists, Published by the National Gallery of Victoria
Helen Johnson, A Moment An Immeasurable Whole (on Mira Gojak), Discipline No. 2,
Autumn 2012
2011 Justin Clemens, Minimal Domination The Bulb, the Chair and the Wardrobe: Mira Gojak
Nicholas Croggon, Helen editors, Discipline, No. 1, Winter 2011
Nicola Harvey, Frieze, April 2011, There’s no time
Robert Nelson, The Age, Jan 2011, Freehand: Recent Australian Drawing
2010 Ashley Crawford, The Australian, Oct 2010,Fine Space to air one of our best collections
Linda Michael, Catalogue Heide Museum of Modern Art, Freehand: recent Australian drawing
Geraldine Barlow, Max Delaney & Kyla McFarlane, Catalogue Monash University Museum of Art,CHANGE
2009 Max Delany, Looking Forward, Frieze, January/February 2009
2007 Jacqueline Doughty, Catalogue Alliance Francaise, 2007, A Bridge Too Far
2006 Geraldine Barlow, Catalogue Melb Art Fair, 2006, Too Near Too Far
Geraldine Barlow, Catalogue MUMA, 2006, Before the Body-Matter
2005 Andrew McQualter, Catalogue CLUBS Project Inc, 2005, Time and Time Again
Philip Watkins, Catalogue, CAST, 2005, Fellow Anthropoid
Justin Clemens, Catalogue NEW05, ACCA, 2005, The Bulb, the Chair and the
Wardrobe
Ray Edgar, Monument 65, Feb/ Mar 2005, Memory Chamber
Megan Backhouse, The Age, April 2005, Doors open on a wardrobe full of ideas
Robert Nelson, The Age, April 2005, Welcome return to intuition and imagination
Edward Colless, The Australian, April 2005, Artists stuck in a nostalgic gear
Julie Copeland, ABC Radio National, Sunday Morning, Mar 2005, The Maker Series
Natalie King, Art & Australia, Winter 2005, V42, No4, NEW05
Paul Andrew, un.magazine, Issue 4, NEW05 & the CAOS phenomenon
Edward Colless, Australian Art Collector, Issue 33/ July-Sept 2005, Smart Art Survey
Charlotte Day (ed), Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Gertrude Cont Art Spaces 1985-2005
Pataphysics Magazine, Issue 2005
2004 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Catalogue Gertrude Studios 2004
2003 Nicole Tomlinson, Eyeline, No.50, Summer 2002/ 2003, Wax me to the vapour and
dusk, sometimes
2002 Justin Clemens, Catalogue, 200 Gertrude St, Already without the trace it awaits the
chair sits
2000 Tessa Dwyer & Sarah Tutton, Catalogue, CCP 2000, USEby Asia Pacific Artist
Initiatives
Robert Nelson, The Age, October, 2000, Learning to be exotic
Anna Clabburn, The Australian, Oct 2000, New frontier comes with risk
Larissa Hjork, Like, Autumn 2001, Useby
John Mateer, Art Monthly, November 2000, Useby: Asia Pacific artist initiatives project
1998 Daniel Palmer, E-Globe, Issue 8, 1998

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

2014 Arts Victoria, $10,000 Arts Development Grant for NEW05 exhibition at ACCA
Studio Artist, Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2011 Arts Victoria, $12,500 Arts Development Grant
2005 Maddock’s Art Prize
2004-6 Studio Artist, Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2004 Arts Victoria, $10,000 Arts Development Grant

COLLECTIONS

Artbank
Art Gallery of South Australia
Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria
Private collections

COMMISSIONS

Maddock’s Lawyers, Melbourne
Wood Marsh Architecture, Melbourne