D r  J o h n  A b b a t e

A r t i s t ' s  C u r r i c u l u m  V i t a e

2000 - 2003 Doctor of Philosophy by creative research and written dissertation
Thesis: Spectacles of Administration: On the straightjacket of Conceptualist prohibitions
Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne
1995 - 1999 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (Drawing)
Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne

2010 'Untitled Drawings', Upstairs ARS, Fitzroy
2007 'Objects and Projections', Ocular Lab Inc, West Brunswick
2006 'Being in The Cage', VCA Drawing Dept, Melbourne
2006 'New Work', Spacement Gallery, Melbourne
2005 'Photo-Graph', Ocular Lab Inc, West Brunswick
2004 'New Grey Waste Compressed', Mir 11, Melbourne
2003 'Spectacles of Administration', VCA Gallery, Melbourne

2012 'Ocular Lab Inc.', Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Southbank
2006 'Trinity Nine', Trinity College,  The University of Melbourne
2006 'Ocular Notes', George Paton Gallery,  The University of Melbourne
2006 'Lexicon', Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne 2005 ‘Untitled Situation’, Ocular Lab Inc, West Brunswick
2005 ‘Ocular Lab: 12’, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne
2004 ‘Auf demBerlich’, Auf dem Berlich, Cologne
2004 'Triage', Ocular Lab, West Brunswick, Melbourne
2003 'Practice', Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ
2003 'Wall Candy', Conical, Fitzroy
2002 'Exhibition for Innovation2 Symposium', VCA Gallery, Melbourne
2001 'Office of Utopic Procedures', Westspace, Melbourne
2001 'ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship', ANZ Bank, Melbourne
2001 'The A4 Show', Westspace, Melbourne
2000 'Setting Up: Five Emerging Artists', Sutton Gallery, Fitzroy
2000 '2000 Hatched - Healthway National Graduate Show', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
2000 'Drawing - The Extended Field', Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne
1999 'Who's Afraid of the Avant Garde?', TCB Art Inc., Melbourne
1999 'System*', Linden Gallery, St. Kilda
1999 'Collaborative Project: A Syntax into Six Landings' (with Tom Nicholson), Public Office, West Melbourne
1998 'Syntax of the Real', Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne

2005 St Vincent’s Hospital Artist Residency
2003 Arts Victoria Travel Grant
2000 Australian Postgraduate Award
1998 Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Award
1997 The Friends of The Victorian College of the Arts Award
Finalist, Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Traveling Prize, 2003 & 2005

2006, 2009-2010 Victorian College of the Arts, Drawing Dept - Sessional Tutor
2005-2011 Council of Adult Education
- Short course tutor, contemporary art and figure drawing
2004 Victorian College of the Arts
- Visiting guest artist/speaker, Postgraduate Seminars
- Visiting studio lecturer, Postgraduate Department
- Drawing tutor (AfterHours@VCA)

Julie Davies & Brad Haylock (eds.), 'Hostings: Ocular Lab Inc 2003-2010', Surpllus (http://www.surpllus.com/), 2012
Max Delany, "Trinity Nine", Trinity Nine Catalogue, 2006
Justin Clemens, "-Placed", Trinity Nine Catalogue, 2006
Ruth Learner, catalogue essay for 'New Work: Spacement', 2006
Ashley Crawford, 'John Abbate and Brie Trenerry' (pdf), Spacement: reviews, April 2006
Penny Webb, 'Painstaking but Heavy', The Age, April 21, 2006
Rebecca Holborn, 'Critical Mass: six art industry experts select the best
exhibitions of 2005', Art & Australia Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 2, Summer 2005
Edward Colless, 'Ocular Lab: 12', un Magazine, Issue 5, Spring 2005
Pippa Sanderson, ‘Readymade Museums (pdf), Natural Selection, NZ, Summer 2004
Charlotte Huddleston, Practice, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ, 2003
Lucinda Strahan, ‘Candy Connections’, The Age, April 24, 2003
Bernhard Sachs (ed.), The Office of Utopic Procedures, Westspace, Melbourne, 2002
Joseph Pascoe, Creating: The Victorian College of the Arts, p. 89, 2000
Lara Travis, ‘Reviews: System*’, Like Art Magazine Issue No.9, Winter 1999
Masato Takasaka (ed), Who's Afraid of the Avant-Garde? Who Cares?, tcb, 1999
Tom Nicholson, System*, Linden Gallery, 1999