Louisa Bufardeci
     
 
Education  
   
2004 - 2006 Master of Fine Arts (Art and Technology), School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 - 1998 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing), Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
1988 - 1991 Bachelor of Education (Visual Art), University of Melbourne
   
Solo Exhibitions
   
2015 The sea between A and I, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Flags for the fourth dimension, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Louisa Bufardeci + Zon Ito, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2008 Some material flags, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo
2007 Every second is like, forever, and every year is like 11.3 centimetres, Design Commission, Seattle, WA
2007 Every second is like, forever, and every year is like 11.3 centimetres, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2006 Starter Pistols, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2005   Visionary Projects, with Emma Balazs, VersionFest, Chicago, USA
2003 Skin Quartet, with David Young, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2002 The Unbearable Weight of Ordinary Things, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA
2001 Cold Storage, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
2001 ColourPhonics, Spare Room, RMIT, Melbourne
2000 Counter-play, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2000 The Art of Good Reasoning, West Space, Melbourne
1999 Another rounding of facts, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
1999 "the comforting illusion" (the prey), Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1999 "the comforting illusion" (just remember this), Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1999 "the comforting illusion" (breathe), Linden Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Spector, talk artists initiative, Melbourne
1997 fold, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne
   
Group Exhibitions
   
2013 Push Pull, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane
2012/13 Asia Pacific Triennial 7, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2011 The Five Obstructions, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Viewpoints & Viewing Points 2009 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
2008 In/Formation, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2008 A Time Like This, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Red, Wangaratta Regional Gallery, Victoria
2007 Zoom +/- , ARENA1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 The Unquiet World , Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2006 2006 MFA Graduate Exhibition, G2, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005   Make it Modern, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Melbourne
2005 A Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2005 Your Sky, Gigantic Art Space, New York, USA
2005 Daily Care Center, Galeria Noua, Bucharest, Romania
2004 Cycle Tracks Will Abound in Utopia, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne
2004 Free Time, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart
2004 PUBLIC/PRIVATE Tumatanui/Tumataiti The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand
2003 Khoj International Artists Residency Open Day, Delhi, India
2003 ReUnion, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne Student Union, Melbourne
2003 Feedback: Art, Resistance and Social Conscience, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2002 When the lake froze over, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne
2001 Artissima, Torino Esposizioni, Turin, Italy
2001 The Alice Prize Exhibition, Alice Springs
2001 Migration, West Space, Melbourne
2001 First Floor Fundraiser, First Floor, Melbourne
2000 200 Gertrude Street Studio Artists 2000, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
2000 The Pragmatics of Inscription, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Docklands, with Elizabeth Boyce, Glass Street Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Drawing - The Extended Field, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery,Melbourne  
2000 National Works on Paper Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington  
2000 Sally's Paddock Exhibition, Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne
2000 A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery, Melbourne  
1999 A4 Art, West Space, Melbourne  
1999 tcb Fundraiser, tcb, Melbourne  
1999 Overview, Linden Gallery, Melbourne  
1999 Make It Yourself, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne  
1999 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington
1999 Who's afraid of the avant-garde? Who cares?, tcb, Melbourne  
1999 system*, Linden Gallery, Melbourne  
1998 Intended for the General Public, Myer windows, (Melbourne International Festival), Melbourne
1998 Syntax of the Real, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne  
1998 Post-Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne  
1998 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne  
1997 A4 Art, West Space, Melbourne  
1997 Red, West Space, Melbourne  
1997 Walkerville, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne  
   
Commissions
2014   MUMA/Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2012   Buxton Construction, Armada Apartments, Port Melbourne
2004   Mercer, the consulting business of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Commission
2003 University of Melbourne, Student Union, Student Computing Centre, Commission
2001 City of Melbourne Laneways Temporary Public Art Project, Commission
   
Grants, residencies and awards
   
2014   Arts Victoria, VicArts Grant
2013   Australia Council, Skills and Arts Development General Grant
2011   Australia Council, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy New Work Grant
2008   Australia Council, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy New Work Grant
2007   Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship
2006   Australia Council, New Work Grant
2006   VAP Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2006   Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant
2005   Second Year International Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2004   Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant
2004   Gordon and Anne Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
2004 Arts Victoria Export and Touring Fund grant
2003 - 2004 Asialink Residencies in India and Bangladesh
2001 - 2002 Australia Council Los Angeles Studio  
2000 Sally's Paddock Acquisitive Art Award, Patrizia Autore Gallery, Melbourne  
1999 - 2001 200 Gertrude Street Studio Residency, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne  
1999 Pat Corrigan Artists Grant
1998 Garry Grossbard Drawing Award, Victorian College of the Arts  
1998 Victorian Campus Art Prize, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne  
1998 Post-Postcard Show Award, Linden Gallery, Melbourne  
1997 Stella Dilger Award, Victorian College of the Arts
   
Collections

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

MUMA / Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

School of Anthropology, Geography & Environmental Sciences (SAGES), The University of Melbourne

Artbank

Mercer

UBS

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Victoria Legal Aid Research Project, RMIT University

   
Bibliography
 
2015
Stuart Koop Louisa Bufardeci, Crackle...&Splat!
 
2012
Peter McKay Louisa Bufardeci 10-6=4, Asia Pacific Triennial 7, Gallery of Modern Art, 2012
 
2010
Louisa Bufardeci, A practice of collecting, NAVA Quarterly, Issue 10.2 June 2010
 
2009
Nick Dent, In the realm of the census, Time Out Sydney, July 8 - August 4, 2009
Katherine Harmon, Map As Art, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009
Nicola Harvey, Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito, Frieze, Issue 127 November - December 2009
Rachel Kent, Louisa Bufardeci & Zon Ito,Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009
Rachel Kent, Flagging It,Artlink, Volume 28, Number 4, 2009
Jane Somerville, Louisa Bufardeci at the MCA, Art World, Issue 9 June/July 2009
Naomi Stead, Mapping Sydney: Experimental Cartography and the Imagined City, Local Consumption Publications, 2009
 
2008
Samantha Compte, A Time Like This, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, 2008
 
2005
Mark Titmarsh, New Voyagers: Psychogeographers and Time, Photofile, Issue 75, Spring 2005
 
2004
Ashley Crawford, Where the statistical is the political, The Age, Melbourne, August 28, 2004
Edward Hanfling, Enchantment/disenchantment: the 2nd Auckland Triennial, Artlink, volume 24, #2, 2004
Stephen Naylor, PUBLIC/PRIVATE Tumatanui/Tumataiti The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Art Monthly, #170, June 2004
Cynthia Troup, The Scope of Governing Values, PUBLIC/PRIVATE Tumatanui/Tumataiti The 2nd Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery, March 2004
Philip Watkins, Free Time, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, June 2004
 
2003
Anna Clabburn, Feedback, The Australian, May 4-5, 2003
Cynthia Troup, Surveying Skin Quartet, Orifice, Melbourne International Arts Festival, October 2003
 
2002
Stuart Koop, Cold Storage, Artext, #76, Spring 2002
 
2001
Jane Faulkner, Changing Lanes, The Age, Melbourne, September 18, 2001
Ry Haskings, We're walking all over it, The Paper, #29 December 2001
Jonathan Marshall, Of style and substance, RealTime #58, October 2001
 
2000
Samantha Compte, 200 Gertrude Street Studio Artists 2000, 200 Gertrude Street, 2000
Georgia Cribb, The Docklands Project, Glass Street Gallery, 2000
Robert Nelson, From here to eternity, and make it snappy, The Age, Melbourne, December 13, 2000
Tom Nicholson, Another rounding of facts, Artext, #69, May/July 2000
Cynthia Troup, A Matter of Distance, Linden Gallery, April 2000
 
1999
Samantha Compte, (ed), Make It Yourself, 200 Gertrude Street, 1999
Tom Nicholson, system*, Linden Gallery, 1999
Masato Takasaka, (ed), Whose afraid of the avant-garde? Who cares?, tcb, 1999
Lara Travis, system*, Like,, #9, Winter 1999
 
1998
Anita Bragge, Wild Cards Tell All, Herald-Sun, Melbourne, February 9, 1998