SPEAKER / Thursday 21 March 12.30- 1.30pm at RMIT Building 80, Level 3, Room 15
| 'sindikit | is a project space created to support experimental work, to promote practice-based research, and to foster art-centered conversations.
The | ‘sindikit | project is a creative, self-funded endeavor that emphasizes and extends our collaborative practices as artists and educators. Our interest in the intersections of art, community and education makes it crucial for us to work both in and outside of the University system. The pursuit of ‘sindikit is to foster community conversations among cultural producers, local and national visual artists, and arts allies that have a stake in discussing socio-political and cultural issues.
Zoë Charlton (Baltimore, MD) creates drawings, sculptures and videos that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She received her MFA degree in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin. Charlton participated in residencies at Artpace (TX), the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (NC), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (ME), and the Patterson Residency at the Creative Alliance (MD). Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including The Delaware Contemporary (DE), the Harvey B. Gantt Center (NC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Studio Museum of Harlem (NY), Contemporary Art Museum (TX), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Switzerland). She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and Rubys grant (2014) and was a finalist for the 2015 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. She is the co-founder of ‘sindikit, an artist project space in Baltimore, MD and is a councilor on the Maryland State Arts Council. Charlton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC.
Tim Doud (Washington, DC) makes paintings and drawings that address two seemingly distinct bodies of work, one figurative and one abstract. These bodies of works serve as a backdrop to broader discussions around constructed identities, branding and commodity culture.He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in Painting and Drawing. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Recent exhibitions include Curator's Office, Washington, DC, Tacoma Art Museum, Kemper Contemporary Art Museum, Kansas City, MO and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. His work has been included in exhibitions at PS1 (MOMA) in New York City, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Artists Space in New York City and the Frye Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin and MC Magma, Milan, Italy. He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Midwest), The Pollock Krasner Art Foundation, DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities and participated in residencies at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada, the Sharpe/ Walentas Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY. Doud is currently a Professor at American University and is represented by Curator’s Office in Washington, DC. He is a co-founder of 'sindkit with Zoë Charlton and co-founder of STABLE with Linn Meyers and Caitlin Teal Price.
This project has been kindly supported by Raygun Projects, Toowoomba.