Jemima Wyman (PALAWA)
Born 1977, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works Los Angeles, United States and Brisbane, Australia
Jemima Wyman’s practice encompasses performance, video, installation, collage, photography and painting. Her recent work focuses on protective coverings (patterns, masking and smoke) used by marginalized groups to gain power during conflict. Through this work she investigates visual resistance: specifically camouflage as a formal, social and political strategy in negotiating identity. Her recent solo exhibitions have been at Sullivan+Strumpf, Melbourne (2023) and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2022). Wyman recently completed a large photographic collage commission for Air, at QAGOMA, Brisbane (2022/2023). Wyman’s work has been collected by the Whitney Museum (US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) and 21st Century Museum of Art, Japan. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Artforum. In 2023 she received a Cultural Trailblazers award by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.