Baden Pailthorpe (b. 1984) is part of a generation of artists whose practice is shaped by Internet culture. He holds a Ph.D from the University of New South Wales, an MFA from l’Universite´ Paris VIII, an MA from COFA and a BA from the University of Sydney. Much of Baden Pailthorpe’s work consists of hyper-real animations, video and sculpture that engage with the spatiality of power, politics and the cultures of late-capitalism.
More recently, he has been awarded an Asialink/Australia Council residency with the renowned Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Baden has also been awarded residencies at UTS Sport and Excercise Science, Screen Space, Melbourne and the Cite´ Inernationale des Arts, Paris, where he developed a performance work for the Centre Pompidou in 2014.
Significant exhibitions include Clanger, UTS Art Gallery, Sydney (2018); Pitch Deck, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney & Singapore (2017); GAME ART/VIDEO, 21st Triennale di Milano, Milan (2016); Spatial Operations, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle (2015); Guarding the Home Front, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney (2015); On Return and What Remains, Artspace, Sydney (2014) & CACSA, Adelaide (2015); Students of War, Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Cadence, Westspace (2014); Moving_Image 10, La Gai^te´ Lyrique, Paris (2013); and Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012).
Baden’s work is held in significant private and public collections, including Artbank, Australia; Australian Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle; The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; The Australian War Memorial, Canberra; The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk), Amsterdam; The National Library of Australia, Canberra; UTS Art, Sydney; and UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.
Contemporary art and new media; digital cultures; spatial practice, media theory, militarism, data vizualisation
Areas of expertise:
- Electronic Media Art
- Visual Cultures
- Lens Based Practice
- Media Studies
- Computer Gaming And Animation
Grants, Awards & Prizes
2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship, iCinema Research Centre, Art & Design UNSW, Australia
2017 Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (finalist)
2016 Fleurieu Art Prize, Samstag Museum, Adelaide, Australia (finalist)
2015 Australia Council for the Arts, Development Grant for Individuals (Tokyo Residency)
2014 NSW Visual Art Fellowship (emerging) shortlist, Arts NSW/Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
2014 Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore.
2013 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, The Ian Potter Foundation, Australia.
2013 Finalist, City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart, Australia.
2013 External Research Grant, UNSW.
2013 Artist Run Initiatives, Australia Council for the Arts, with Screen Space, Melbourne, Australia.
2013 Early-Career Residency, Australia Council for the Arts, at The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
2012 New Work Grant (Early Career), The Australia Council for the Arts, Australia.
2012 Curator Mentorship Initiative (with Screen Space), National Association for the Visual Arts.
2012 Research Excellence Award, Ph.D Scholarship, UNSW.
2011 Faculty Top-Up Ph.D Scholarship, Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW.
2011 Australian Post-Graduate Award (APA), 3 year Ph.D Scholarship, UNSW.
2011 New Work Grant (Early Career), The Australia Council for the Arts, Australia.
2011 1st Place, Masters by Research (Arts Plastiques), l'Université Paris VIII, France.
2009 The Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, College of Fine Arts, UNSW.
2009 Doug Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (Semi-Finalist).
2008 Iris Portrait Prize, Perth Centre for Photography (Finalist).