Agatha Gothe-Snape & Brian Fuata


AGATHA GOTHE-SNAPE’S conceptual practice stems from improvisational performance. It draws upon and records interpersonal and spatio-emotional exchanges around art and art contexts. It takes many forms: prosaic performances (including dance), looped PowerPoint slide shows, workshops, texts (including correspondence, found texts as well as texts of a poetic character), visual scores and collaboratively produced art objects. It is marked by a minimal idealisation of colour and language and a frontal visual tactility. It results from agency being given to impulsive responses. Her process is without fixed limits and fosters transparency.

The works inhabits spaces that are both physical and non-physical. It occupies thresholds that are negotiable. It flirts with several things at once. She has exhibited internationally and at most major institutions throughout Australia. Her work is held in the collections of the AGNSW, NGV, MCA, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Monash Museum of Art, The Cruthers Collection at the University of Western Australia and many private collections in Australia and abroad.

Most recently she has participated in Performa 15, New York with a new performance Rhetorical Chorus. Her work is also included in the upcoming Biennale of Sydney 2016. She is represented by The Commercial Gallery Sydney and is part of Wrong Solo with Brian Fuata formed in 2009.

BRIAN FUATA’S (b. 1978, Wellington, NZ) practice is characterised by an improvisational and interdisciplinary approach to performance. He uses a range of sites for his work including theatres, galleries, mobile phone text messages and email.

Fuata has been curated in exhibitions and is a recipient of new work commissions that include: Tarrawarra Biennial (2016), The Physics Room, Christchurch (2016), Performa 15 (2015); The Poetry Project (2015); UnionDocs, all in New York (2015); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015), Carriageworks, Sydney (2015); ACCA (2014) and MCA (2013). He is part of Wrong Solo with Agatha Gothe-Snape formed in 2009.