Hannah Mathews

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Hannah Mathews, Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Hannah Mathews is a Melbourne-based curator with a particular interest in contemporary art and performance. She is currently Senior Curator at Monash University Museum of Art.

Hannah graduated with a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and has worked in curatorial positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2008-16); Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2005-07); Monash University Museum of Art (2005); Next Wave Festival (2003-04); The South Project (2003-04); and the Biennale of Sydney (2000-02).

Hannah’s key curatorial projects include Shapes of Knowledge, MUMA (2019): Alicia Frankovich & Lili Reynaud Dewar, MUMA (2018); The humours, MUMA (2017); Ulla von Brandenburg: It has a Golden Yellow Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, ACCA (2016); Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, PICA, Perth and national tour (2015-ongoing); Ryan Gander: READ ONLY, ACCA, Melbourne (2015); Framed Movements, ACCA (2014); In the Cut: Contemporary Collage, ACCA (2013); Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA (2011); NEW11, ACCA (2011); Johanna Billing: Tiny Movements, ACCA (2009); Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008); and Old skool (never lose that feeling), PICA (2007).

Hannah has completed curatorial residencies in New York, Berlin, Tokyo and Venice, and has taught in curatorial programs at Melbourne University, Monash University and RMIT University, Melbourne. She sits on the boards of the National Association for the Visual Arts, City of Melbourne Arts & Culture and International Art Space, Perth.