Dr Amelia Barikin

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of English, Media Studies and Art History
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.barikin@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51437

Overview

Amelia Barikin is an art history Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History currently researching the intersection of art and science fiction. Amelia completed her art history PhD in 2008 at the University of Melbourne on the work of contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe. Prior to joining EMSAH, Amelia worked as a Senior Research Associate on the ARC Linkage Project ‘Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere’ (University of Melbourne), and has also worked as a lecturer, editor and curator with numerous Australian arts institutions including Liquid Architecture, Experimenta, Bus Projects and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image. She is a member of the Research Unit for Public Cultures, University of Melbourne, an editorial advisory board member of the online refereed art history journal emaj and a board member of the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane. Amelia has taught on modern and contemporary art, art theory and curatorship and has published widely. Her book Parallel Presents: The Art of Pierre Huyghe was published by MIT Press in 2012.

Research Interests

  • Contemporary international and Australian art
  • Science fiction
  • Time-based art and durational media
  • Philosophies of time
  • Historiography

Research Impacts

Amelia has been invited to give numerous public lectures on her research, including for the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Art Foundation, the Institute of Modern Art, RMIT and the University of Melbourne. She has also regularly participated in public panel discussions and arts forums, including for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the IMA, and has given radio interviews on her research with broadcasters such as Radio National, ABC, RRR, and 4ZZZ.

Recent public engagement activities include:

2013 'Making Worlds', public reading and book launch at Motto Melbourne, 5 Sep 2013; 'The Future is Noise', public panel discussion with Greg Hainge and David Toop, IMA Brisbane 22 Aug 2013; 'Art and Science Fiction', radio interview for 4ZZZ, Brisbane, 14 June 2013; 'Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction', conference paper, ISEA, University of Sydney, 12 June 2013; 'Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere', roundtable with Nikos Papastergiadis, Scott McQuire, Ross Gibson, Cecelia Cmielewski, Audrey Yue and Xin Gu, ISEA, Sydney, 12 June 2013; 'Memories of the Future: On the Time of Art', public lecture, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 11 April 2013; 'The Paper Trail: History and Archives in the Work of Thomas Demand', public lecture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 15 March 2013

2012 'Parallel Presents: Pierre Huyghe', public reading and book launch at Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Oct 2012; 'Archives and Art', RMIT Art History and Theory guest lecture, Sep 2012; 'Fictionalising the Present: Science Fictions and Contemporary Art', Melbourne Art Foundation Public Lecture, Aug 2012; 'World Making: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art', public panel discussion with Melbourne Art Fair, Aug 201; 'Large screens and the public sphere', RMIT Lens and Screen guest lecture, May 2012; 'Australia vs Korea: Dance Battle', radio interview for JOYFM, Melbourne; 'Transnational Translations: A Case Study', Crossroads in Cultural Studies Association Conference, Sorbonne University, Paris, July 2012

2011 'Venice Biennale: Greatest Hits Mix Tape', biennale exhibition tours for The Australia Council for the Arts: Venice Biennale Emerging Curator Award, Venice

2010 'A Brief History of Participatory Art', public lecture for Harrell Fletcher, 'The Sound We Make Together;, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Nov 2010; 'World Picturing in the Time of Terror and Since' (Panellist), at Contemporaneity and Art: Art History Symposium, Australian Institute of Art History, July 2010; 'Key note lecture', University of Melbourne Work in Progress Day, June 2010

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne

Publications

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Bill Henson, untitled sequence, image no. 11. In Andrea Bubenik (Ed.), Five Centuries of Melancholia: Exhibition Catalogue (pp. 63-63) St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Bill Henson, untitled sequence, image no. 5. In Andrea Bubenik (Ed.), Five Centuries of Melancholia: Exhibition Catalogue (pp. 61-61) St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

  • Barikin, Amelia, Papastergiadis, Nikos, McQuire, Scott and Yue, Audrey (2014). Public screens and participatory public space. In Larissa Hjorth, Natalie King and Mami Kataoka (Ed.), Art in the Asia-Pacific Intimate Publics (pp. 161-172) New York, NY, USA: Routledge.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Since we last spoke. In Vikki McInnes and Laura Castagnini (Ed.), Bureau 2 (pp. 89-90) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: University of Melbourne; Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Super mechanical super organical: Emily Floyd's science fiction. In Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow (pp. 59-67) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Heide Museum of Modern Art.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Tim Silver, untitled (Bust) (Mahogany Timbermate Woodfiller). In Andrea Bubenik (Ed.), Five Centuries of Melancholia: Exhibition Catalogue (pp. 93-93) St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2014). Time outside of time: Stuart Ringholt's Untitled and Club Purple. In Charlotte Day and Robert Leonard (Ed.), Stuart Ringholt: Kraft (pp. 1-2) Brisbane and Melbourne: MUMA and IMA.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2013). Making worlds in art and science fiction. In Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes (Ed.), Making worlds: art and science fiction (pp. 7-13) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Surpllus.

  • Barikin, Amelia, Martorell, Dylan, Gray, Nathan and Thajib, Ferdiansyah (2013). Selatangents: Snawklor (Nathan Gray and Dylan Martorell) in discussion with Amelia Barikin and Ferdiansyah Thajib. In Anthony Gardner (Ed.), Mapping south: journeys in south-south cultural relations (pp. 349-368) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: The South Project.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2013). Souvenirs du futur: du temps de l'art. In Emma Lavigne and Pierre Huyghe (Ed.), Pierre Huyghe (pp. 213-216) Paris, France: Centre Georges Pompidou.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2013). Tales of the fourth dimension. In Amelia Barikin and Helen Hughes (Ed.), Making worlds: art and science fiction (pp. 234-240) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Surpllus.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2012). A short flight in a black cube. In Ishak Raafat, Tom Nicholson, Danny Lacy, Nikos Papastergiadis and Amelia Barikin (Ed.), Raafat Ishak and Tom Nicholson: proposition for a banner march and a black cube hot air balloon (pp. 13-20) Shepparton, Vic., Australia: Shepparton Art Museum.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2011). Diasportal: travels in space and time. In Dylan Martorell : soundtracks (pp. 1-5) Parkville, Vic. Australia: Asialink.

  • Douglas, Amelia (2010). Pierre Huyghe's science fictions. In Centre for Contemporary Photography (Ed.), Event Horizon: Moon Souvenir Edition (pp. 3-3) Fitzroy, VIC, Australia: Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Papastergiadis, Nikos, McQuire, Scott, Barikin, Amelia, Cmielewski, Cecelia, Yue, Audrey, Gibson, Ross, Cmielewski, Leon, Jones, Matt and Gu, Xin (2013). Large screens and the transnational public sphere. In: Kathy Cleland, Laura Fisher and Ross Harley, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art. ISEA2013: The 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art. Resistance is Futile, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (1-6). 7-16 June, 2013.

  • Barikin, Amelia (2013). Making worlds in art and science fiction. In: Kathy Cleland, Laura Fisher and Ross Harley, Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art. ISEA2013: The 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art. Resistance is Futile, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (1-3). 7-16 June, 2013.

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