Jenna Corcoran is a visual artist working across a range of media including drawing, video, installation and performance. She has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Galleries Scotland and Edinburgh Fringe, and has participated in artist residencies in Wales, Scotland, Germany and Finland.

Jenna Corcoran was a Co-Curator of the award-winning Hidden Door Festival (2017, 2018) and Studio Manager for the internationally recognised artist and poet Alec Finlay. Recently returning to Melbourne, she has resumed lecturing and curriculum development in Creative Arts Industries and Visual Art at Victoria University.

biography​

curriculum vitae

Solo Exhibitions/Performances

2018

LET'S SMASH THE PATRIARCHY PARTY, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

 

2017

lost, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

2016

re:place, Whitespace, Edinburgh

Fragmented Impressions of a Continuous Nature, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

2014

bi, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne

2013

Window, Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Melbourne

2011

Taped, ‘Perfo’, Telakka, Tampere, Finland

2010

[Re]Viewing Big Brother and [Per]Forming the Real, The Smart House, Melbourne

2009

Reæl TV [Again], Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne

2008

My Life in the Box, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

This is Reality TV Baby! And You’re the Star, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne

2006

CCTV: The Omnipresent Gaze, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

 

Selected Group Exhibitions/Performances

2018

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2017

Space for Action, Reachout with Arts in Mind & Speirs Centre, Alloa

DIRRTY Cabaret, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

2016 - 2017

The Winter Show, The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh

2016

FLY 2016, Visual Art Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland RSA, Edinburgh

LeithLate 2016, Out of the Blue Leith Walk Studios, Edinburgh

DIRRTY Cabaret, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2015

Exit, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
Comfort Zone, The Napier Upstairs, Melbourne

2014

Anatomy 10: The Frost Kid Gang go to Desolationland, Summerhall, Edinburgh

Teasemania, The 86, Melbourne

Nouvelle Royale, Australian Burlesque Festival, Howler, Melbourne

Two Thousand and Four, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne

Metsä Pako, Brunswick Arts Space, as a part of the Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne

Burleskathon: 24 Hours of Tease, Guinness World Record Performance, Melbourne

Launch 2014, Brunswick Arts Space (curator), Melbourne

Entry, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

 

2013
Le Petite Scandal - Le Débuts, Burlesque Bar, Melbourne

Bond Song, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

Bond Song, Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Melbourne

Baby Bombshells, Australian Burlesque Festival, Prince of Wales, Melbourne
Dark Night of Desire, Club Voltaire, North Melbourne

Burlesque Showcase, Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival, Ballarat

Entry, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

2012

You Like This, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

First and Last, Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne

Cheery Poppers Tease, Red Bennies, Melbourne

2011

Salat Fieber, tamtamART, Berlin

Open Studio, Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin

Mini Monsterotica, Red Bennies, Melbourne

You Started It, Tinning Street, Melbourne

Entry 20.11, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

2010

Monsterotica, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne

Under the Rainbow, The Pea Green Boat Studios, Melbourne

Free Brains, SJS Gallery, Melbourne

You Started It, The Pea Green Boat Studios, Melbourne

2009

Wallpaper Show, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne

The Venus Room, Substation, Melbourne

2005

The UG Collective 1.0, vuspace, Melbourne

The UG Collective 2.0, Eckersley’s Open Space Gallery, Melbourne

The UG Collective Video Art, TekniKunst Art Festival, LOOP, Melbourne

2004

Digital Video Art Night, MUFF Kunst Art Festival, LOOP, Melbourne

Violence, MUFF Kunst Art Festival, Red Gallery, Melbourne

 

Artist Residencies

2018

Stiwdio Maelor, Corris, Wales

2015

Testimony of the Rocks, sailing around the Inner Hebrides, Scotland

2011

Arteles, Haukijärvi, Finland

Takt, Berlin, Germany

Curation

2017 - 2018

Co-Curator, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh

2014

LAUNCH, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

2005

Co-Curator IMPAKT! video art exhibition, TekniKunst Art Festival, Melbourne

 

Education/Training

2018

The Dance of Darkness, Butoh Workshop, with Paul Michael Henry, Edinburgh

 

2017

Exploratory Clown Workshop, with Saras Feijoo, Edinburgh 

 

2016

The Beauty Of Mistakes: Clowning for Cabaret, with Kiki Lovechild, Glasgow

 

2013

Clowning workshop, with Lucy Hopkins and Mooky Cornish, Melbourne

Physical Actor Training, Zen Zen Zo Studio, Melbourne

2011

Doctor of Philosophy – Visual Art, Victoria University, Melbourne

2009 - 2014
Performance and Burlesque, Bottoms Up! Burlesque & Pole School, Melbourne

2009

Cabinet making/furniture studies, Victoria University, Melbourne

2008

Performance Mentorship, Western Edge, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne

2006

Bachelor of Arts – Computer Mediated Art (First Class Honours), Victoria University

 

Scholarships/Grants

2018

Hope Scott Trust Visual Art Grant

2007 - 2010

Victoria University Postgraduate Scholarship

2009

Performance Mentorship, Western Edge Youth Arts

 

Publications

2D or not 2D - a visual art tour, Hidden Door blog, June 2017

Holsworth, M. 2013, 'From Russia with Stamps', Black Mark: Melbourne Art & Culture Critic, 28 September 2013

Holsworth, M. 2012, ‘Like This’, Black Mark: Melbourne Art & Culture Critic, 10 August 2012

‘Art Comes First, and Last’ Melbourne Times Weekly, 5 June 2012

‘No sleep for technoheads’, The Melbourne Times, 3 August 2005, p. 21.

 

Professional Experience/Associations

2019

Lecturer and Curriculum Development, Creative Art Industries, Victoria University

2016 - 2018

Artist Project Support and Co-Curator, Hidden Door Festival 2017, Edinburgh

2017 - 2018

Tutor, Contemporary Realism Drawing, Look & Draw, Edinburgh

2015 - 2018

Studio Manager, Studio Alec Finlay, Edinburgh

2014

Gallery Assistant, The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh

Invigilator, Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Discipline Coordinator, Visual Art, Victoria University

2007 - 2014

Sessional Lecturer, Visual Art, Victoria University

2012 - 2014

Gallery Assistant, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

2011 - 2014

Committee Member, Brunswick Art Space, Melbourne

2011

Artist Talk, Satellite Platform, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

Member, National Association for the Visual Arts

2010 - 2011

Studio Artist, The Pea Green Boat Studios, Melbourne

Volunteer, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Assistant Photographer, Relic Imagery

2010

Projection Artist, Monsterotica, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne

Photographer, Melbourne International Arts Festival

2009

Panel member, Critical Animals, This is Not Art Festival, Newcastle

2005

Co-Curator IMPAKT! video art exhibition, TekniKunst Art Festival, Melbourne

Co-Director, UG Collective

2004

Volunteer, MUFF Kunst Art Festival, Melbourne

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