Raquel Ormella’s practice includes videos, objects, drawings and zines.Her work can be divided into two broad thematic streams: political language and its effects on national identity; and the complex relationship between humans and the natural environment. Ormella brings the two streams together through aesthetic, critical self-awareness and persistent consideration of the ethical roles and responsibilities of the artist.
She has been exhibiting regularly in national and international exhibitions for two decades. Recent exhibitions include: the Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan National Art Museum, 2015; the Basil Sellars Art Prize #4, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, 2014; The 1st Californian Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, USA; Direct Democracy, MUMA, Melbourne, 2013; the 8th Shanghai Biennial, China, 2012; the 1st Aichi Triennale, Nagoya, Japan and In the balance, MCA, Sydney, 2010.
Raquel Ormella is an academic based at the School of Art, ANU where she teaches in the Painting Workshop and is the Honours Convenor. She is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane.