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The Australian National University

Dr Alex Martinis Roe

Head of Sculpture
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 6125 5837

Research interests

Alex Martinis Roe is Senior Lecturer and Head of Sculpture at ANU School of Art and Design. Her current research interests include feminist art practices and theory, especially those engaged with historiography and ethnographic practices. She works with artistic methods of reworking the tropes of documentary, and in socially engaged artistic and architectural practice. She is also concerned with the political role of transdisciplinary practices in reshaping knowledge production to address the ‘super wicked’ problems that we face today, especially where feminist, anti-racist and environmental concerns overlap.

 

Biography

Alex Martinis Roe is an artist and researcher. She is a former fellow of the Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences (BAS) at the University of the Arts Berlin, and holds a PhD from Monash University, Australia. She is currently completing her project To Become Two: a series of films, workshops, public events and a book, as a social history of the feminist practices that invented the concept of “sexual difference,” and collective experiments with this research through the sub-project Our Future Network. This project was co-commissioned as a series of solo exhibitions by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory (Utrecht), The Showroom (London) and ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), and has also been exhibited at Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe). Parts of the project have been exhibited at, among others, Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), SlyZmud Gallery (Buenos Aires), Dienstgebäude (Zürich), Yvonne Lambert (Berlin), and Hessel Museum of Art (Annandale on Hudson, NY). She is Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University and co-leads the transdisciplinary working group FORMATIONS in Berlin with philosopher Melanie Sehgal

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