studio artist

Keg de Souza

Above: Keg de Souza in her Artspace studio, 2017. Photo: Jessica Maurer

Keg de Souza is an Australian artist working between the disciplines of architecture, food, film, mapping and dialogical projects to explore the politics of space, influenced by her formal training in architecture and experiences of radical spaces through squatting and organising. She often creates site- and situation- specific projects with people, emphasising knowledge-exchange. She has been self-publishing her own artist’s books and zines for over 15 years and is represented by Booklyn Artist Alliance, NY.

Recent exhibitions include the 20th Biennale of Sydney, The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed, 2016, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal; Setouchi Triennale , Japan, 2016; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: Vancouver and Preservation, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; and Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: New York, AC Institute, New York, 2015; Temporary Spaces, Edible Places: London, Delfina Foundation, London; Temporary Spaces, Edible Place: Scotland, Atlas Arts, Isle of Skye; If There’s Something Strange In Your Neighbourhood,  Ratmakan Kampung, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2014; 5th Auckland Triennial; 15th Jakarta Biennale; and Vertical Villages; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, 2013. In 2013, she also received a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.

She has undertaken numerous residencies including Burrard Marina Field House Residency, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Greene Street Studio, Australia Council, New York; Asialink Residency, KUNCI Cultural Studies Centre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; The Public Domain  Residency, Delfina Foundation, London; ATLAS Arts Residency, Isle of Skye; Darling Foundry Residency, Montréal; Chicago Residency, Australia Council and Asialink Residency; Indonesian Visual Art Archive, Yogyakarta,