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Gabrielle de Vietri


Gabrielle de Vietri is a Melbourne-based visual artist and co-director of A Centre for Everything, a collaborative programme of creative, pedagogical and culinary events. Her work develops from an involved collaborative practice. It often looks at modes of communication and community, and the ways in which language is used, interpreted and manipulated to create or distort meaning.

In 2013, de Vietri invented a three-team football game based on Aussie Rules and in 2012, she invented a language based on the digital Turing test word-images CAPTCHA. As well as video and performance, de Vietri’s work manifests itself as sculptures, texts and images. Whether turning daily news into musical performance, drafting relationship contracts, or gathering life advice from children, her work deals with the lifelong learning process, which confronts us with continuous changes.

Solo exhibitions include Mysterema, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012); CAPTCHA, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); Things I’ve Learnt, Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, and Philosophy for Kids, The Goat Gallery, Natimuk (2011).

De Vietri was a recipient of an Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant and City of Yarra Arts & Culture Grant in 2013, an Australia Council New Work grant in 2012, and the Australia Council Berlin Residency Grant in 2011.

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