born 1957,Hampton Court, England.
Blank’s work has focussed extensively upon the Self Portrait over a period of twenty years a cross a range of media and approaches. Initially working as a Painter , but moved through Photography to Video, Performance and Electronic Arts.
Opened London’s first dedicated video and performance space in 1993, curated and organised RUSH film,video and performance club Perth WA, curated BEAP04, Perth Australia and awarded Emerging Curator Award 2005 to the Venice Biennale. Blank has explored psychological aspects of representation rather than strict adherence to photographic likeness. Lives in Perth Western Australia.
Prizes & Awards
Highly Commended ‘The Iris Award ‘ Perth Centre for Photography
Emerging Curator Award, Venice Biennale, Australia Council travel award.
Performance / Events / Exhibitions
Selfportrait_a show for Bethlehem_show for Peace Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy (video installation).
Foto Freo Fringe (Photographic Biennale) Perth Centre for Photography
‘Self Portraits’, Bethlehem, Israel, Cologne, Germany (video installation)
Perth Centre for Photography IRIS Awards (Highly Commended)
LINKS II Staff Exhibition Central TAFE Gallery (Prints)
John Curtin Gallery, 2003 Masters & Honours Graduate Exhibition. Digital Video Installation
Shanghai Arts Fair, ‘Connect Visual II’ China. & tour. (Computer based work) (artist contributor and technical co-ordinator)
City of Perth Photographic Awards, Western Australia.
Verge Gallery Perth WA (David Bromfield Group Show).
K3 Multimedia Online publication.
August & touring 100 years of TAFE show PICA & WA. (text based print).
April. Town of Vincent Art Awards. (Photography).
Articles and published work.
Vital Signs Conference Paper (Electronic Arts in Australia) RMIT / ACMI Melbourne
Print Matters (Conference Paper) Shell Fremantle Print Award
Extracts from curatorial writing for BEAP 04 reproduced in RealTime magazine, The West Australian, The Sunday Times and Community newspapers.
Interviewed and contributor for Film Australia’s forthcoming documentary on marital separation SBS 2005.
‘Emergency Manual for Men’ non-fiction relating to marital breakdown, Family Court issues, self representation and survival post separation.
‘Journeys’ fictional novel related to experience, memory, relationships and migration.
‘City Racing’ inclusion of archive photographs within book on the Artist run London art gallery.
Interview with John Latham (1991) published HYBRID magazine UK.
Jeremy Blank is participating in
“Shadows of my Mind”, 2003, loop