Born 1988, Geelong, Australia. Currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia.

EDUCATION

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Master of Fine Arts Degree with APA Scholarship, Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honours, Monash University,

Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Bachelor of Fine Art, Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Monash University Prato Exchange Program, Palazzo Vaj, Prato, Italy

Certificate III V.E.T Concept Development for Clothing Products, Gordon TAFE, Geelong,

Victoria, Australia

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

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2010

Greatmore Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

TwilSharp Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa

Emerging Cultural Leaders Program at Footscray Community Art Centre

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship

Creative Victoria Grant

Assemblage Studio Residency, Johannesburg, South Africa

Resident artist at River Studios

Sainsbury Sculpture Grant

Australia Council for the Arts, ArtStart Grant

Linden Art Prize (shortlisted finalist)

MFA Research residency in Cape Town, South Africa

Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant

Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship

National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award

COLLECTIONS

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2015

Private Collections, Melbourne, Australia

Private Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa

Private Collection, Adelaide, South Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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(forthcoming), FELTspace, Adelaide, Australia

The Fairest Cape? An account of a Coloured, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Coloured™, Greatmore Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

M/other Land, Arts House, North Melbourne as part of Next Wave Festival, Australia

TwilSharp Studios, Bertrams, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Deny/Denial/Denied, Visitor Gallery, Belleville Melbourne, Australia

Deny/Denial/Denied, Blak Dot Gallery, Brunswick,  Melbourne, Australia

Deny/Denial/Denied, Bubblegum Club, Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa

I'm Cornered, FELTspace, Adelaide, Australia

EK IS LIG, EK IS DONKER (I AM LIGHT, I AM DARK), Linden Innovators 3, Linden Centre for

Contemporary Arts, Victoria, Australia

The Task of the Translator (Part II), Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Ek, Jy, Ons / I, You, We, Techno Park Studios, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

Ek is in ‘n Hoek Vasgekeur (I’m Cornered), MADA Postgraduate Gallery, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Les Een, Australiese Gesegdes, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Australia

The Invisible Clings to the Visible, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Outside the Square, Inside my Box, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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Firstdraft Annual Fundraiser Auction, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia.

Art After Dark, Sister Gallery Satellite exhibition, with SASA Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial, curated by Brook Andrew & Jessica Neath,

MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Transmissions, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa.

Izandla Zethu, curated by Mlondolozi Hempe, UkhambaBeerworx, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa.

Duck on the Pond, curated by Darcey Bella Arnold, Princes Park Football Oval, Melbourne, Australia.

3y3k, TwilSharp Studios, Bertrams, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Transcendence, curated by Nanette Orly, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia.

Emerging Cultural Leaders 2017 Showcase, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Six O'clock Swill, curated by Lucy Foster and Bill Hawkins, Union Club Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

Prints on Paper and Priest present, Parable and Parabole, Priest Gallery and Espressobar,

Johannesburg, South Africa.

Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia.

One Colour at a Time: Contemporary Screen Prints, Wits Art Museum, Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Capturing State, curated by Minenkulu Ngoyi and Isaac Zavale, Dead Bunny Society, Johannesburg

Capturing State, curated by Minenkulu Ngoyi and Isaac Zavale, Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, South Africa

FLUXUS NOW, curated by Space Space Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Situation, curated by Bahlakoana Lesemane, Tshego Mabaso, Gontse Mathabathe & Kerry Skinner,

The Point of Order, Wits University Project Space, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa

Shift, curated by Gontse Mathabathe and Louise Van Der Bijl, Assemblage, Ferreirarsdorp,

Johannesburg, South Africa

No Man's Land, curated by Teboho Ralesai, SOMA Art + Space, Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa

White lies: As we know it, curated by Roberta Rich, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Hello New Beginnings!, Assemblage, Ferreirarsdorp, Johannesburg, South Africa

Future Communication, curated by Natalya Maller, Blindside, Melbourne, Australia

I’m Trying to Talk to You, curated by Roberta Rich, The Substation, Newport, Victoria, Australia

Moon Lairs, curated by Kati Elizabeth, Little Woods Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Linden Art Prize, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

MoNOW (Manifestations of Now), curated by Sapna Chandu. No Vacancy: Federation Square,

Melbourne, Australia

Excerpt Exhibition, curated by Devon Ackermann, Excerpt Magazine, Issue 4, Melbourne, Australia

Yeah we’ve all been there, curated by Devon Ackermann, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Everything is going to be alright, curated by Devon Ackermann, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray,

Victoria, Australia

Giornata del Contemporaneo, Palazzo Vaj, Prato, Italy

Fab Arts VCE Art and Design, National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

COLLABORATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

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Representation and Speaking: A performance and conversation with Roberta Rich, Naomi Velaphi

and Sista Zai Zanda, 22 August 2018, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

38 frames at 68 de korte: an encounter, ‘round table’ discussion, TwilSharp Studios, Johannesburg

Assistant Curator and Installation Tech, Soxhibition; The Social Studio, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

Curator, White lies: As we know it, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Curator, I’m Trying to Talk to You, The Substation, Newport, Victoria, Australia

Writing performance in Still Gratuitous, Fiona MacDonald; Light Projects, Northcote, Victoria, Australia

Performance artist in Anti-Vertical Expanded Demonstration; The Politics of Art, Alex Mertinis Roe, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Construction video project with Tracey Moffatt

WRITTEN PROJECTS

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TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

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Decolonising Stories : A listening event, Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne.

The Fall Associated Program, as part of Big World, Up Close. Artists include Paola Balla, Declan Furber Gillick, Aseel Tayah, Samah Sabawi, Sello Molefi, Astrid Mbani, Roberta Joy Rich and Candy Bowers.

Representation and Speaking: A performance and conversation with Roberta Rich, Naomi Velaphi

and Sista Zai Zanda, 22 August 2018, Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

The Dankish with EEE, Mike Fullstop and Sircula, Bush Radio 89.5FM, 9 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Diary, with Hadley Tituss, Fine Music Radio 101.3FM, 8 June 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Talk Radio Interview, 567AM, Cape Town, South Africa

Deny/Denial/Denied Artist talk, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Hip Sista Hop with Sista Zai, 3CR Radio, 13 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia

State of the Art, PBS Breakfast Spread with Beth and Nick, PBS Radio, 2 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Foley: Creature from the Black Platoon with Professor Gary Foley, Incinerator Gallery

Project Yarnin' Film Screening with Robert 'Bobby' Nicholls, Incinerator Gallery

White lies: As we know it, Curator talk, Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia

Deny/Denial/Denied Artist talk with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Bubblegum Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

I'm Cornered, Artist talk, FELTspace, Adelaide, South Australia

Fire First with Robbie Thorpe and Clare Land, 3CR Radio, 11 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia

Lesson Three: Aussie Rules, No Vacancy Gallery Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia

The Convertibles with Ubaldino Mantelli, Pulse Radio, April 2011, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

BIOGRAPHY AND MEDIA

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'Place / Psyche / Power,' by Cher Tan, Sister Gallery, August 9th Satellite Exhibition

'Concepts of identity untangled by emerging artist Roberta Joy Rich,' Howlinn E-mag, 28 July 2018

Next Wave at Arts House

'My Place: Roberta Joy Rich,' Star Weekly Newspaper, 6 November 2017

'QnA with Roberta Rich', interview with Dara Wei, NAVA Online, 31 July 2017

Christa Dee, ‘Space Space Gallery: Challenging institutionalized art spaces and curatorial practices’,

online article, Bubblegum Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

If we all spat at once they'd drown: DRAWINGS ABOUT CLASS,

Ed. and published by Sam Wallman, June, 2016.

'Deny/Denial/Denied', Online article, Bubblegum Club, Johannesburg, South Africa

Assemblage Online article, Deny/Denial/Denied Residency Exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa

Natalya Maller, 'Future Communication', Catalogue essay, Blindside, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tamsin Green, ‘I’m Trying to Talk to You,’ Catalogue essay, The Substation, Newport, Victoria, Australia

Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Linden Art Prize 2014, February 2014

Devon Ackermann, ‘Excerpt Exhibition’, Excerpt Magazine, Issue 4

Sapna Chandu, ‘Manifestations of Now: experimenting with strategy,’ in Artlink, vol. 32, no. 3, 2012

The MX, ‘Projecting on a Gender,’ The MX Newspaper, Melbourne, 18 April 2012

Sapna Chandu in conversation with Zara Stanhope, Manifestations of Now, Artshub online article, 17 April 2012

Bridie Byrne, ‘Roberta Rich is questioning racial stereotypes through art in the Manifestations of Now exhibition’, Maribyrnong Leader, Melbourne, 10 April 2012

Devon Ackermann, ‘Yeah we’ve all been there,’ Catalogue essay, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Devon Ackermann, ‘Everything is going to be alright,’ Catalogue essay, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray, Victoria, Australia

© Copyright Roberta Joy Rich 2018. All images courtesy of the artist unless otherwise credited.