Anna Briers is the Curator at The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. She has curated in both an institutional and freelance capacity for over a decade in various contexts ranging from art museums and arts festivals, through to underground tunnels and golden canola fields. She holds a Masters of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Elam) from the University of Auckland.
She has produced ambitious large scale group exhibitions featuring Australian and international contemporary artists. Key exhibitions include: Conflict in My Outlook_We Met Online (2020), online UQ Art Museum; Don't be Evil (2021), UQ Art Museum; I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella (co-curated with Rebecca Coates), SAM then touring across Australia with NETS Victoria (2018-2020); Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance (2017-18), SAM; Cornucopia (2016), SAM; and Nell, (co-curated with Rebecca Coates) (2016), SAM.
Craftivism. Dissident Objects and Subversive Forms is currently touring nationally until January 2021 with NETS Victoria (co-curated with Rebecca Coates). See the NETS Victoria website for exhibition venues and dates.
Project-space is an archive of select curatorial endeavours from 2010-2020. Each exhibition presents a conceptually driven, multi-disciplinary approach, featuring artworks that are brave, experimental and critically engaged. Many projects respond to site and context, with a relational impulse that promotes collaboration and audience engagement towards the production of meaning. Present research interests include experimental media art practice that addresses digital intimacy and survelliance capitalism in our post-Internet age.