Dr. Zanny Begg is an artist, curator, theorist and lecturer at UNSW Art and Design. Her research areas include socially engaged practices, critical spatial politics, making art in public space and experimental curatorial practices. She was the director of Tin Sheds Gallery, at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, Sydney University from 2010 to 2014, where she curated a year-long exhibition program called Emergen/City (emergencity.net). Within this program she curated Baadlands: An Atlas of Experimental Cartography, and edited a book of the same name. In 2011 she co-curated, with Dr Lee Stickells, The Right to the City, at Tin Sheds Gallery and in 2009 she co-curated, with Keg de Souza, There Goes The Neighbourhood, Performance Space. In 2014 Zanny will be part of an eight-week curatorial project, exploring utopia, at The Secession, Vienna. Zanny has had articles published in Art and Text, Chto Delat?, Moscow Art Magazine, Afterimage, Broadsheet, Overland among other publications.
Zanny was invited to Hong Kong for an Australia-China Council Residency (May 2007), Indonesia for an Asia-Link Residency (June 2008), Chicago for a residency with Mess Hall (2010), Indonesia for an Australia Indonesia Institute Residency (2011) and to Barcelona for an Australia Council Residency (2012). Her recent exhibitions include The List, Campbeltown Arts Centre, Things Fall Apart, Artspace Sydney,Emeraldtown, Gary Indiana, Artspace, Sydney, What Keeps Mankind Alive, Istanbul Biennale, Turkey, the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan, Sharjah Biennale, Plot for a Bienniel film program, United Arab Emirates and Self Education – Self organization, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia. Her work is held in the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art collections.
For more information: www.zannybegg.com.