About / CV

Anna Madeleine is an Australian artist working in mixed media, augmented and virtual reality, animation and installation. Her work re-interprets scientific data, networks and information systems that underpin contemporary culture to explore how technology and personal expression recursively evolve. She completed her PhD in media arts at UNSW Art and Design in 2014, and graduated with honours from ANU School of Art in 2007.  Anna has had solo exhibitions in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Bandung and Montreal and she is currently a lecturer at ANU School of Art & Design.

Recent awards include an Art Gallery of NSW studio residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2018), an Asialink Arts residency with Common Room Network Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia (2017), a Vice Chancellor’s Artist Fellowship at the ANU Medical School, and an ArtsACT grant to be a visiting scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2016).

Anna’s work has been shortlisted for national and international prizes including the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the Banyule Works on Paper Award, the Footscray Art Prize, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, the Chippendale New World Art Prize, the Alice Prize, and in 2011 was awarded the Qantas Foundation Art Award. She been selected for prominent group exhibitions such as SafARI 2016, the Not Fair Art Fair, Exploration 17 at Flinders Lane Gallery, and residencies with Insight Radical, Splendid Arts Lab and Sydney Artspace.




Academic Qualifications

2014:  PhD in Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. 
            Supervisors: Anna Munster and John Hughes (Hobart Hughes)
            Topic: Crossed Wires: An artistic investigation of sites for expressiveness in contemporary communication platforms.
2007:  Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with first class Honours, Australian National University.
            Supervisor: Martyn Jolly

Solo/Collaborative Exhibitions

2018: Emotions Invented by the Internet (collaboration with Jessica Herrington), Verge Gallery, Sydney
2017: The Other North, Orbital Dago, Bandung, Indonesia
One Last Call (collaboration with Dr Renee Beale), Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Melbourne
2016: Currents, Canberra Contemorary Art Space
Inheritance, Lab-14 Gallery, Melbourne
2015:  Collecting a Hemisphere, Mils Gallery, Sydney
            Short Loops, CHASM Gallery, New York
2014:  Crossed Wires, 107 Projects, Sydney
2012:  Fault Lines, Paper Plane Gallery, Sydney
2011:  Fuzzy Logic, CTRLlab, Montreal
2010:  Mind games and paper planes, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
Make, Believe (collaboration with Amelia Thompson), ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2009: Plastic Surgery, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
             Now Playing – Strange Trajectories, Alliance Francaise, Canberra
2008:  Uncharted, Huw Davies Gallery, PhotoAccess, Canberra
             Idiot Box, M16 Artspace, Canberra

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019: Gaia Hypothesis, Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra
2018: Siteworks, Bundanon Trust, NSW
Contour 556, Canberra Public Art Biennial
Connections, Megalo Print Studio & Gallery, Canberra
2017:  Footscray Art Prize, Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne
            Exploration 17, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
            Naturally Yours, ANU School of Art & Design Gallery, Canberra
            Transmit Politic, ANU School of Art & Design Foyer Gallery, Canberra
            Vice Chancellor’s College Artist Fellowship Scheme, ANU School of Art & Design, Canberra
2016: SafARI, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
          Sign O' the Times, Not Fair Art Fair, Melbourne
          Knots & Nerves, M16 Artspace, Canberra
          Lines of Inquiry, ANCA Gallery, Canberra
2015: Considered, M. Contemporary, Sydney
          Piece Out, He Made She Made, Sydney
          The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of, Verge Gallery, Sydney
          Light Speculation, Lab-14 Gallery, Melbourne
2014:  Art in Chemistry, Chemistry in Art, Royal Society of Chemistry, London
          Enlighten Festival, Canberra (Alterations, architectural projection on the National Library of Australia)
2013-2014: Insight Radical (touring exhibition): Griffin Gallery, London, MCLEMOI Gallery, Sydney, RiAus Gallery, The                     Science Exchange, Adelaide
2013:  Moving, Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney
           SYNC!, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2012:  The Second Coming, He Made She Made, Sydney
2011:  Uncanny Valley: 5th Annual Google Exhibition, Hardware Gallery, Sydney
2010:  Medium Vinyl, Hardware Gallery, Sydney
2009: Beginning, Middle and End, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra
           National Youth Self Portrait Prize Online Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery
           M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Artspace, Canberra
           Rotary Youth Art Awards, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
2008: Blaze, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
           Class of ’07 Australian Graduate Exhibition, Federation Square, Melbourne
2007: Graduate Exhibition 2007, A.N.U. School of Art, Canberra
           ANU School of Art Drawing Prize, School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra

Grants and awards

2018: Ian Potter Cultural Fund Project Grant
2017: Moya Dyring Memorial Studio scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
           Asialink Residency Grant, Asialink and ArtsACT
2016: Vice Chancellor's College Visiting Artist Fellowship Scheme, ANU
2015: Project Funding Grant, Arts ACT
           NSW Artists Grant, NAVA
2013:   College of Fine Arts Travel Grant Award
2010:   Australian Post Graduate Award scholarship to undertake PhD at COFA, UNSW
            Qantas Foundation Art Award for the A.C.T.
2007:  EASS (Emerging Artists Support Scheme) Exhibition Award, M16 Art Space
             EASS Residency Award, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
             EASS Residency and Exhibition Award, PhotoAccess
             EASS Exhibition Award, Alliance Francaise


2019: Finalist, Footscray Art Prize
2018: Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2017: Longlisted, Aesthetica Art Prize
           Finalist, Footscray Art Prize, Footscray Art Centre
2016: Finalist, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
2015: Finalist, Chippendale New World Art Prize
2012: Finalist, 37th Alice Prize for Contemporary Art
2009: Selected for the National Youth Self Portrait Prize Online Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery
Finalist, M16 Drawing Prize, M16 Artspace, Canberra
Photographic Prize, Rotary Youth Art Awards


2018: Studio Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Studio Residency, Bundanon Trust, NSW
2017:  Asialink Arts residency, Common Room Network Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia
2016:  Visiting artist/scholar program, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
2014:  Crystallography residency, University of Melbourne
2012-2013:  Insight Radical, ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnoloy, University of Melbourne
2011:  Studio residency, CTRLlab, Montreal
           Studio residency, Kala Arts Institute, California
2010:  Studio residency Program, Sydney Artspace
            Splendid Arts Lab, Lismore Regional Gallery
2008:  Studio residency Program, Canberra Contemporary Art Space
            Residency program, PhotoAccess


2019: “Temporal Hybrids: using augmented reality to re-imagine the affordances of natural objects”, International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2019, Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju, South Korea
2018: “Experimental animation as science communication: abstract temporalities in virtual and augmented reality”, Society Of Animation Studies Then | Now | Next Conference, Concordia University, Montreal
2013: “An Animated Space: Personal Expression In Mobile Communication”, Society Of Animation Studies Re-Defining Animation Conference, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles


  • Lecturer, Printmedia & Drawing, ANU School of Art & Design, October 2017 - current

  • Sessional Lecturer, ANU School of Art & Design, August 2015 - August 2017

  • Events Researcher, Guardian Australia, April 2014 – April 2015

  • Editorial Assistant, Art Almanac, September 2011 – January 2014

Freelance Arts Writing

  • Artist Profile

  • Guardian Australia

  • Art Almanac

  • Art Monthly