Mr Fernando   do Campo
Lecturer

Mr Fernando do Campo

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Fernando do Campo (b. Mar del Plata, 1987) is an artist, writer and curator. Since 2015 he also produces work as the HSSH (House Sparrow Society for Humans). Recent projects have used a practice of birdwatching, curatorial methodology, painting, fiction and post-humanist writing to examine the documented and undocumented histories of introduced species in the global south. Much of his material practice emerges from his research into the possibility of a re-positioning of historiography within colonial archives and collections. Through experimental narration, countering archives with feminist, queer, post-humanist and decolonial lenses; art has the power to re-author the southern narratives.

Fernando joined UNSW Art + Design in 2017 after completing two years at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, as a Sir General John Monash Foundation Scholar. Fernando is represented by Praxis Gallery, Buenos Aires & New York. He holds degrees from the University of Tasmania, the Australian National University and The New School, completing an MFA at Parsons School of Design, in 2016.

Solo exhibitions include: The towneys watched back, Ararat Regional Gallery, VIC; I always hear you before I see you, Praxis Gallery, New York (both 2017); Localized Contagion, Praxis Gallery, New York (2015); Figure behind a lake, Australian Consulate General, New York (2015); Come away closer, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin (2014); and Two clouds passing behind stars, Mclemoi Gallery, Sydney (2013). Group exhibitions and projects include: Atavast, curated by Jess English, Standard Practice, Brooklyn (2016), I can because you do, curated by Alhena Katsof, Participant Inc. New York (2016); When Contradictions Collide, curated by Alasdair Doyle, NextWave Festival, Melbourne (2016); Why Listen to Animals? curated by Danni Zuvela and Joel Stern, Liquid Architecture at Westspace, Melbourne (2016); and Rainbow and Others, commissioned by Geoff Robinson, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne (2016).

Fernando was Assistant Curator of The New School Art Collection (2014-2016) researching the school’s 13 major public art commissions since 1930 including works by Kara Walker, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon and Alfredo Jaar. He was founding director of Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania and team leader at the Australian Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Fernando  has curated freelance exhibitions for Devonport Regional Gallery, Contemporary Arts Tasmania (CAT), Junction Arts Festival and Hobart City Council. His artwork and writings have appeared in numerous publications and journals and he is a regular contributor to Art Monthly Australia.

Fernando has received awards from the Australian Regional Arts Fund, Arts Tasmania, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, and Parsons School of Design. He has undertaken residencies at the Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London; Cite International des Arts, Paris and BMUKK, Austrian Ministry of Culture, Vienna.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F; Krouzecky C; Hindmarsh L; Nielsen A, 2016, 'Nuclei: Exploring the Elasticity of Shared Practice', in Anywhere, Parsons School of Design, New Jersey, pp. 76 - 81
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2016, 'Self-portrait by an Unnoticed Colonizer', in Doyle A (ed.), Where Contradictions Collide, NextWave Festival, Melbourne, pp. 22 - 29
  • Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2017, 'The National 'INSTITUTION'', Art Monthly Australia, pp. 60 - 63, http://www.artmonthly.org.au/issue-301-september-2017
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2020, Call to non-verbal action lI (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS), Yet to live in a place without house sparrows, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania, 31 January 2020 - 19 April 2020
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2020, Call to non-verbal action l (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS), Yet to live in a place without house sparrows, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie, Tasmania, 31 January 2020 - 19 April 2020, at: https://tasmanianartsguide.com.au/whats-on/exhibitions/fernando-do-campo-yet-to-live-in-a-place-without-house-sparrows/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2020
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2020, The Kookaburra Self-Relocation Project (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS), Mona Foma, Launceston, Tasmania, 17 January 2020 - 19 January 2020, at: https://contemporaryarttasmania.org/programs/the-kookaburra-self-relocation-project-whoslaughingjackass/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2019, 365 Daily Bird Lists (January 3rd - February 2nd), I thought I heard a bird, Craft ACT, 21 March 2019 - 11 May 2019, medium: acrylic, glitter and pencil on board, at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/63267050/i-thought-i-heard-a-bird
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Emigración golondrina (swallow-like migration), The Overwintering Project - Mapping Sanctuary, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, 18 October 2018 - 10 November 2018, at: https://www.theoverwinteringproject.com/past.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Kounellis would have used Coal River coal, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Story of Us, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Inner view of coloniality, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Chirping on the Tottenham, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, The Jackass laughed all the way to Kolkatta, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, To companion a native companion, The 1818 Project, Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, 08 September 2018 - 04 November 2018, at: http://nag.org.au/Exhibitions/Current/Archives/2018/THE-1818-PROJECT
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2018, Thanks for the introduction, La Luta Continua, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, 05 April 2018 - 28 April 2018, at: http://www.moonahartscentre.org.au/events/a-luta-continua/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2017, The colours of federation (WHOSLAUGHINGJACKASS), NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship 2017, Artspace, Sydney, 08 November 2017 - 09 December 2017, medium: acrylic on wall, acrylic on poplar ply, archival material, at: https://www.artspace.org.au/program/exhibitions/2017/2017-nsw-visual-arts-emerging-fellowship/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2017, The towneys watched back, The towneys watched back, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, Victoria, 26 September 2017 - 29 October 2017, medium: various mediums, at: https://www.ararat.vic.gov.au/events/towneys-watched-back
    Curatorial Outputs | 2017
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2017, A decolonial geographic, exhibited at: Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, Tasmania, 18 March 2017 - 30 April 2017, A decolonial geographic, http://www.devonportgallery.com/index02.php?id=164
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2017, I always hear you before I see you, I always hear you before I see you, Praxis Gallery, New York, USA, 12 January 2017 - 18 February 2017, medium: acrylic on canvas, at: http://www.praxis-art.com/en/exhibition/1438/
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2016, 'Affect, capital, and aesthetics: critical climate change and art history', presented at The Work of Art, Art Association of Australia and New Zealand,, Australian national University, Canberra, AUS, 01 December 2016 - 03 December 2016
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2016, Yet to live in a place without house sparrows, I can because you do, Participant Inc. New York, USA, 05 May 2016 - 14 May 2016, at: http://amt.parsons.edu/finearts/mfa-thesis-exhibition-at-participant-inc-opens-may-5th-6-9pm/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2014, Twitching with Egon (Hooded Crow), Come Away Closer, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Darwin, 18 October 2014 - 08 November 2014, at: http://nccart.com.au/index.php/offsite-projects/current/exhibition-program/archived-exhibitions?start=60
    Curatorial Outputs | 2012
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2012, An Awfully Beautiful Place: The Antarctic Art of Stephen Eastaugh, exhibited at: Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, 07 June 2012 - 01 July 2012, An Awfully Beautiful Place: The Antarctic Art of Stephen Eastaugh, https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6003810
    Curatorial Outputs | 2011
    Mr Fernando do Campo
    do Campo F, 2011, Iteration:Again - Raquel Ormella, 'I live with Birds', exhibited at: Contemporary Arts Tasmania, Tasmania, 18 September 2011 - 15 October 2011, Iteration:Again - Raquel Ormella, 'I live with Birds', http://www.iterationagain.com/

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