Maria Cruz

1957 Born in Manila, Philippines

1976 – 1986 Education

1976-78 Fine Arts, University of Santo Tomas, Manila , Philippines
Bachelor of Arts,Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts
Post Graduate Studies Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts
Post Graduate Studies Art Academy Duesseldorf, Germany with Prof. Klaus Rinke

1998 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts,  The University of Sydney

1990 – 2008 Employment

1990 – 1999
Lecturing positions at  Canberra Institute Arts, Australian National University; Sydney College of Arts, The University of Sydney
2000 – 2008
Senior Lecturer, School of Contemporary Arts, University of Western Sydney.

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl)
Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2010 I want you to know. What I am. (with Elizabeth Newman) MoSpace  Fort, Metro Manila Philippines
2009 Forty Six Thousand Two Hundred Seventy Three Galeria Duemila, Metro Manila Philippines
Oo  Selected paintings and projects 1996 – 2009 Survey Exhibition, UTS Gallery Univerrsity of Technology, Sydney Australia
Your Daydreams Reveal Something About Your Ethnic Background, PABLO Fort Metro Manila, Philippines
2008 Oo  Selected paintings and projects1996 – 2008 Survey Exhibition, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney and Ateneo Art Gallery, Philippines

2006   Galeria Duemila Manila, Philippines
one million dollars, Artspace Sydney
2005   Give me Something, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
Coins, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
2004 Nothing in this World, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney
No, No, No Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2003 Pacific/Pearl  with Stefan Sehler, Cross Art Projects,Biennale of Sydney Satellite exhibition
2002   Homesick & Palettes  Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2001   Hard Times Are Over Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2000   Feeling The Space  Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1999   That Occult and Metaphysical Quality of Gravity  & Studio Suite, Sarah Cottier Gallery
1997   Sarah Cottier Gallery
1995   Mori Gallery
Atlantis, CBD Gallery Sydney
1994   Galerie Droescher-Meyer, Duesseldorf Germany
1993   Australia Centre, Manila Philippines
1992   Standards of Good and Bad, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1991   When I Liked Romantic Paintings, Mori Gallery
1990   Mori Gallery,Sydney
First Draft (West) Sydney
1989   Photospace, Canberra Institute of the Arts
1987   Artspace, Sydney
The Globe, Darlinghurst Sydney

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)
Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Hollywood Hotel (with Lisa Andrew, Simon Barney) Pablo Fort, Manila Philippines
Music for everyone (with Lisa Andrew, Simon Barney) Lost Projects Marikina, Philippines
rays on the shutter (with Elizabeth Newman and Gerardo Tan) Galeria Duemila, Manila Philippines
BISA: Potent  Presences Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines
Signal  maria cruz, annika eriksson, claudia del fiero  IAC Berlin
Vernacular Cultures and Contemporary Art from Australia, India and the Philippines La Trobe University Museum, Australia
2010 Bastards of Misrepresentation- Doing time on Filipino time  Freies Museum Berlin
2009 Silberkuppe, Berlin
Dank An Galerie Isabella Czarnowska Berlin, Germany
What makes this poem beautiful? VCA Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia
MO Space Manila, Philippines
2008 An Ever Expanding Universe Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, West Australia
2009 Silberkuppe, Berlin
Dank An Galerie Isabella Czarnowska Berlin, Germany
What makes this poem beautiful? VCA Gallery, University of Melbourne, Australia
MO Space Manila, Philippines
2008 An Ever Expanding Universe Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, West Australia
2008 Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, West Australia
2007 Our Lucky Country (2) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney
2006 Our Lucky Country (1) Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2005 UnAustralian Anna Bibby Gallery Auckland, New Zealand
2004 Seven Beauties, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney
2002 Freespace  Provincaal Centrum voor Beeldende Kunsten Hasselt, Belgium
Painting as Paradox  Artists Space Green Street, New York, USA
2001 Art > Music Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Stangers/Etrange, PS1 Clocktower Gallery New York
2000  Word Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
1999  Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
1998  Opening Exhibition, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Verve, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1997  Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Saldo ,Rinke-Klasse, kunst palast, Duesseldorf
Urban Details Circular Quay, The Festival of Sydney

1996  State of Design Casula Powerhouse, Liverpool, NSW
1994  Localities of Desire Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
She Says, She Says, CBD Gallery Sydney
Already Painting, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
Five, Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney

1993  Contemporary Australian Paintings, Allen, Allen & Helmsley Collection,
Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne
Informationsdienst Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Zurich, New York
Here Not There Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

1992  Signals, Flag Project Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
On Genre (with E. Newman) Deakin Univ. Geelong, Vic., Artspace, Sydney
Black Gallery, Sydney
Blast Mori Gallery, Sydney
Group Exhibition Artspace, Adelaide festival Centre
Rules For Drawing Mori Gallery, Sydney

Microcosm Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney
Who’s Sorry Now? Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Umbrella Studios, Townsville
Painting & Perception, Mori Gallery Sydney
Body Without Organ First Draft West Sydney
Believers (with M. Dwyer) First Draft West Sydney
Industry First Draft West Sydney
1990 No Milburn Arte Brisbane
Exhibition of Miniatures Mori Gallery
Architecture of Light Mori Gallery
Sites Unseen Bitumen River Artspace, Canberra
Mist From the Chest Aglassodwater Gallery, Brisbane

1989  Red Colour Blind Mori Gallery Sydney
Fresh Art S H Ervin Gallery Sydney
Pure Mori Gallery, Queensland College of the Arts Gallery, Brisbane
Shapelessness W.I.N.D.O.W. gallery Sydney
Victory Over the Sun First Draft Sydney

Paintings 338 Gallery, Sydney
Vertigo Sydney College of the Arts

Video Productions
2003 Shangri-la Collective, Artspace Sydney
1995 The European (24 min.) co-editor , with Jan Bruck funded by AFC, screened at Artspace, Oct. 1995

2006 What form would a life take? with Reuben Keehan, curatorial project for MOP Projects, Sydney
2004 The Dead Travel Slow, Artspace Sydney with George Alexander, Zina Kaye, Jacky Redgate, Julie Rrap, Kathy Vogan
2002 Shangri-la Collective, Artspace Sydney
one fine day, Block Gallery, Sydney
Founding Member: Believers with Mikala Dwyer and Anne Ooms
1999 Brainland, The Believers Level 2 Art Gallery of New South Wales,Sydney
1997 The Believers Artspace, Auckland New Zealand
The Believers at CBD Sydney

2008 Artist in Residence, University of Woolongong, Faculty of Creative Arts
2007 New Work Grant, (established) VACF Arts Council of Australia
2005 Karl Hoffer Gesselschaft, International studio, Berlin
2004 Asialink Grant, Ateneo de Manila, The Philippines , NSW Ministry of Arts
2000-01 PS1 International Studio Program, New York
Artist Development Grant, Australia Arts Council
City of Hobart Contemporary Art Prize
1997 James Kentley Memorial Scholarship, Univ. of  Sydney
Portia Geach Memorial Prize for Portraiture
1996 Project Grant, Australia Arts Council
Monash University Contemporary Art Prize(second Prize)
1989 Artist in Residence, Canberra Institute of the Arts

Bibliografie (Auswahl)

2010 Irmgard Berner “Postkoloniale Kunstrebellen aus Manila” Berliner Zeitung nummer 6, 2 Nov. Anna Gibbs, Article: Constant Oscillation: Maria Cruz’s ‘Oo (yes)’ Eyeline issue# 71 (2010), Australia
2006 Reuben Keehan,” Working with Tension and Time: Maria Cruz’s One Million Dollars” Artspace Sydney Publications, 2006
2004 Eve Sullivan Catalogue Essay “Nothing in this World” Kaliman Gallery Publication
Ann Finnegan Shangri-La Collective, Catalogue Essay, Artspace Publication, Sydney
2003   Eve Sullivan “Ways of Saying” essay, Art & Australia vol.41 no.1 Spring
2002   Eve Sullivan “Maria Cruz  Songlines” Art Asia Pacific, issue 34
2001   Art > Music, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2000   Feeling the Space exhibition catalogue Sarah Cottier Gallery
1999   Bruce James “Just Have A Look” Sydney Morning Herald 17 July
Benjamin Genocchio Penny Drops On Shaper ….. The Australian 16 July
Bronwyn Clark-Coolee “Holy Hell” Brainland Catalogue essay
1997   Bruce James Galleries SMH 5 December
Angela Bennie Painting with Words Spells ….. Sydney Morning Herald 10 Oct.
1995   Jo Holder “Cruz” Monument Issue #8, Spring
John Nixon (ed) Z International Art artist page no.1 Sydney
J. Riva, G. Lowe (eds) Artfan artist page Summer 1995 Monash University,Victoria
Ute Meta-Bauer & T. Geisseler Informationsdienst Oct no 71 winter
1994   Catriona Moore “Museum Hygiene” Photofile 41, March
1993   J
ulie Ewington “Splash Art” (interview) Art and Asia Pacific vol.1 no.1
Natalie King “Rituals of Subjective Ordering “catalogue, Australia Centre Philippines
Trevor Smith On Genre (review) Artspace Newsletter July
1992   Ken Bolton Contemplating Women (review) The Advertiser April 29
John Neylon Cracking the Code (review) Adelaide Review May
Eve Sullivan Maria Cruz: A Personal Epistemology Eyeline issue 20
Natalie King ‘On Genre’, John Welchman, Genre(L) Knowledge, Exhibition Catalogue
Deakin University Gallery, October
Julie Ewington ‘Many Tendrils’ Exhib. Catalogue, Artspace Adelaide Festival Centre, April
1991   Rex Butler review “Who’s Sorry Now” Agenda No.17
Graham Forsythe review ‘Painting & Perception’ Agenda 16
1990   West Magazine (artist page) no.1
Urszula Szulakowska ‘Mist from The Chest’ review Art and Text 37 p.142
Catherine Lumby (review) Tension Magazine Biennale 1990 issue

1986   John McDonald Strong Return & Solo Stars Sydney Morning Herald Dec. 27
Terrence Maloon Arts Review Artspace Sydney Morning Herald Oct. 2
Jennifer McCamley Exhibition Catalogue Artspace Oct.22