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Madison Bycroft (b. 1987) is an artist born in Adelaide/Kaurna Yarta, Australia.
Madison is Co-founder of facilitative platform GHOST, with Kari Robertson and Natalia Sorzano ---------->

Contact: madibycroft@gmail.com


**EDUCATION**


2014 - 2016 Master of Fine Art (Cum Laude), Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2012 - 2013 Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class), University of South Australia
2009 - 2011 Bachelor of Visual Arts with distinction, Sculpture, University of South Australia GPA 6.49
2006 - 2008 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Coker College, Hartsville, South Carolina, USA



**currently**

Feedback Loops, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
Futur, Ancien, Fugitif, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Okto-lab, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania


**SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS**

2019
vitamines du bonheur, La Tolerie, Clermont Ferrand, France.
Residency with Angelika Falkeling at PAM, Los Angeles
Residency with Angelika Falkeling at 18th Street Art Centre, Los Angeles
Group show as collateral event to Venice Biennale 2019, as part of Future Generation Art Prize
Kalachua - Group show at Associazione Barriera, Torino, Italy
Dawdling Sloth / Bataille's Big Toe - Performance - 1646, Den Haag
Theatre of the alienated land - Australian Pavilion at XXII Milan Design and Architecture Triennale 2019, Broken Nature
Group show at Pinchuk Art Centre as part of Future Generation Art Prize, 2019
Gong Farmer, Shit Stirrer, and the Maiden of Grief, 1646, Den Haag (solo)

2018

Dead pan ham, Musee des beaux arts, Rennes, as part of Les Ateliers De Rennes Curated by Celine Kopp and Etienne Bernard (solo)
Mollusk Theory: Anchorites, Musee des Beaux arts, Rennes, As part of Les Ateliers De Rennes, France
International waters, Ecole des beaux arts, St- Brieuc, as part of Les ateliers de Rennes, curated by Beatrice Meline (solo)
The second Triennale of Beetsterzwaag de Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag - Netherlands, curated by Julia Geerlings & Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Desk Set, CAC Bretigny, Paris, France
Head heat heap, ICA Singapore, with Lawrence Lek
Half Sunk Hollow, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Kaluchua, Curated by Martina Sabbadini and Mattia Solari, Treignac Projet (2018), Associazione Barriera (2019).
Capitalo, Chthulu, and a Much Hotter Compost Pile - Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
A sweet taste of Conspiracy, curated by Anaïs Lepage as part of Heiwata curatorial platform, at Fuego, Mexico City
One Sentence Exhibition with Kadist, San Francisco, curated by Lotte Arndt


2017

Je me, Adelaide Gallery, Marseille, France. (solo)
Catdog, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia (solo)
Transtlating Medea, Yellow Brick, Athens, Greece (solo)

2016

GESTURE & PRESENCE, The Lock up, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (Two person)
Peach, W139, Amserdam, The Netherlands
Creatures of the Mud, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany

Assemble relatives - Piet Zwart Graduate Exhibition- Show room MAMA, TENT, RAM foundation, Rotterdam.

2015

The Blue-Grey Wall, Physics Room, Christchurch NZ - Curated by Barbara Sirieix
CACSA Contemporary 2015 - Light Square, Adelaide, South Australia.

2014

Synonyms for Savages, Solo Exhibition at Australian Experimental Art Foundation (solo)
Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

2013

It Division, Solo Show at CACSA Project Space, South Australia (solo)
Pull, Pull, Project space, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival, Melbourne, Australia


**SELECTED PERFORMANCES**


2018
Mollusk Theory: Soft Bodies as part of May the bridges I burn light the way, Exile Gallery, as Collateral event to Maniefsta, Palermo
Mollusk Theory: Anchorites, Musee des Beaux arts, Rennes, As part of Les Ateliers De Rennes, France
Mollusk theory: Soft Bodies, Second Trienial of Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands
Teasers and Tormentors and The Infinite Dog, CAC Bretigny, France
Mollusk theory: Soft Bodies, ICA Singapore.

2017

Mollusk Theory: In lieu of the Limpets Limit, Sexyland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Mollusk Theory: Soft Bodies, Two Forty Space, NYC, United States
Mollusk Theory: Soft Bodies, Sharjah Biennale, with Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.
Mollusk Theory: Soft Bodies, Liveworks Performance act Award, Trento, Italy.

2016

Always and totally forever, collaborative performance with Sam Halmnarack at the Old Vic Theatre, Bristol, UK
Neozoological drama #1, The Lock Up, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Neozoological drama #2, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam.

2015

One Mimic Octopus in an Abstract Painting - A live performance- Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ.

2014

Entitle/untitled, Performance at ISCP, Brooklyn, NYC.



**OTHER EXHIBITIONS**


2018

Water/Worlds, Laboratory for Aesthetics on Ecology, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

Give me the Raisin, with Free-shop, at MIR, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Love and Feminism, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
Translating Medea, Triangle Residency, Marseille, France
Optimal Prime Time, SISTER, Adelaide, Australia

2016

CoBK, Wolfarts project space, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

2015

Cutting Leaves for the Dog - Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Blinc, Adelaide Festival, Elder Park, Adelaide, South Australia
Art Stage Singapore, Video Platform, Curator: Paul Greenaway, Singapore

2014

Melbourne Art Fair, with Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Melbourne, Australia
Rendezvoodoo, Fontanelle, South Australia, with Elvis Richardson
SafARI Festival, DNA Projects, Fringe festival to the Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia
Subjectify me, Felt Space, Adelaide, South Australia

2013

Improper Fractions, Exhibition with Anna Horne, Constance ARI, Tasmania, Australia.
Bigger than Me, Curator, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
Their Shadows in Us, TUTTI exhibition, Adelaide, Australia
Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition. Torrens Parade Drill Hall, Adelaide, SA

2012

Mid Air, Seedling Art Space, Blackwood, South Australia. (solo)
Homeopathic Fiction, FELTspace, Adelaide, SA.
Bare Arms, Project Space, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, SA



**AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES**



2017

Liveworks performance act award, vol. 5, Trento, Italy
Triangle France, Artist Residency, Marseille, France.
CBK Rotterdam Fund recipient
Australia Council Project fund recipient
Finalist, Laguna Art Prize, Venice, Italy.
Helpmann Academy Project Fund

2015

The Lock Up, Artist Residency, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
MC DeVisser Fonds, Rotterdam, NL.
Bekker La Bastide Fonds, Rotterdam, NL.

2015

Tilburg Philosophy Summer School on Nihilism with Simon Critchley

2014

Unitcare Services Moving Image Award, SALA Festival, South Australia
International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NYC

2013

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
Ruth Tuck Scholarship for Visual Arts
Fleurieu Art Festival Youth Sculpture Prize
Red Gate Residency, Beijing, China
NARS international Aritst Residency, Brooklyn NYC, USA

2012

Adelaide Central School of Art Professional Delvelopment Award, SALA Festival
Green Room Short Film Competition, Finalist

2011

Constance Gordan-Johnson Sculpture prize, UniSA, Adelaide, SA.
Chancellor’s Letters of Commendation, UniSA, Adelaide, South Australia
Peoples Choice award, National Campus Art Prize Australia


**INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE**


2018

Workshop at EBABX (École supérieure des Beaux-Arts de BordeauX)
Workshop at St. Brieuc (Ecole des Beaux-arts de Saint-Brieuc)

2016

Co-founder of Ghost, platform for experimental collaboration and facilitative projects in Rotterdam.
Key Note Speech, Graduation Ceremony University of South Australia

2014

Artist Talk - University of South Australia artist talk program

2013

Arts writer, Five Thousand online magazine

2012

Samstag Intern, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA


2011

Artist in residence/tutor, Trinity Gardens Primary School Camp, Wirrabirra, SA.

2008

Drawing workshop, Tamil Nadu, India




**BIBLIOGRAPHY (see "texts")**



Julie Ackermann, Madison Bycroft - profile, Beaux Art Magazine, 2018
Elsa Vettier, Madison Bycroft, Octopus Notes, Zero Deux, winter, 2018
Matt Barlow, ‘Madison Bycroft’s Mollusc Worlds’, Artlink Magazine, 38, 1, 2018
Lena Reisner, ‘Creatures of the Mud’, Exhibition Catalogue, Westfalischer Kunstverein.
Jessi England, ‘Gesture and Presence’ Exhibition catalogue, The Lock Up, NSW, Australia,
Cooper Francis, ‘Synonyms for Savages’ Exhibition Catalogue, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, South Australia
Ray Forrester, ‘The shaman and the squid’, Contemporary Visual Art+Culture Broadsheet vol. 43-3, 2014, pp. 57-59
Littler, Kim, ‘Madison Bycroft: Synonyms for Savages: Animal. Archive. Iterations of the Aether. Squid. Mum.’, Artlink, Vol. 34.3, 2014, pp.87
Stevens, Jasmin, 2014 Samstag Scholars, (scholarship essay), The Anne & Gordon Samstag Musuem of Art and University of South Australia, Adelaide, 2013
Simmons, Katrina, In the Heart of the Stone (exh. cat.), Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, 2013
Somerville, Jane, ‘Madison Bycroft – platform profile’, ARTAND Australia, vol. 50, no. 3, summer 2014
Smith, Liam, ‘Madison Bycroft’, VNDL Magazine, no. 04, NYC, 2014
Staff Reporters, ‘20 South Australians to watch in 2014’, The Advertiser, 4 January 2014
Llewellyn, Jane, ‘Profile – Madison Bycroft’, Adelaide Review, November 2013