Penelope Umbrico in Conversation

Tue 27 Aug 19, 6pm–7pm

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NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Hearing loops and accessible seating are available.

Presented in collaboration with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and RMIT University.

American artist Penelope Umbrico discusses her installations, video, and digital media works with Professor Daniel Palmer from RMIT University.

Utilising photo-sharing and the internet as the ultimate archive, Umbrico’s work explores the dynamic production and consumption of online images, questioning the “democratisation” of photo-media, where standardised imaging technologies undermine claims to authorship, subjectivity and individuality.

For this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, Umbrico will present new works at the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale in the group exhibition To The Moon and Back. The works are a contextualised response to our collective imaging of the moon.

To The Moon and Back
24 Aug – 20 Oct
Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Ballarat Municipal Observatory
439 Cobden Street
Mount Pleasant


Penelope Umbrico, artist
Prof Daniel Palmer, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the School of Art, RMIT University

Access International Moving Image Sculpture & Installation NGV International

Supported by the Consulate General of the United States of America