Sydney Contemporary

Jemima Wyman—

B. 1977, Australia

Wyman is a palawa woman, with paternal descendants from the pairrebeener people of tebrakunna, and poredareme. She has maternal descendants from England. Wyman’s work focuses on patterns and masking to investigate visual resistance: specifically camouflage as a formal, social and political strategy in negotiating identity. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney (2021 & 2017); Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2018 & 2015) and Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2015). Wyman participated in group exhibitions at IMA, Brisbane (2021); TRANSFER, New York (2019), and Chronus Art Center, Shanghai (2019). Wyman’s work has been collected by the Whitney Museum (USA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), National Gallery of Australia.

"All of the works in fume relate back to the etymology of the word camouflage, that means ‘a whiff of smoke in the face.’"

Jemima Wyman,
Flourish 10, 2020
hand-cut photos on paper
132cm x 101.5cm

Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf

Photo credit to Tyler William Parke.

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