Independent Curator, Writer and Performance Artist
Beatrice Rubio-Gabriel is an independent curator, writer and performance artist based in Naarm/Melbourne.
She finished a BA in Art History and Theory alongside a BFA from Monash University and received the BAHCxMUMA Curatorial Award at the MADANOW19 Exhibition. Alongside this, she has also exhibited in SALUHAN: Pearl Diving Report, Quezon City (2019) and Unpacking Hysteria, Prato (2018).
Her performances and experimental texts are an attempt to understand the self through language and community – and to return home, wherever home may be. Exploring ideas of dislocation, she examines the relationship of space to the diasporic identity and imagines new systems built upon care and solidarity.
The former artistic director of Intermission Gallery, she is now researching Resistance Aesthetics and engaging the Baybayin script as a gateway for cultural understanding and reconnection, through mark-making and performance. Writing, here, is artform. Centering around a collaborative and experimental practice, she has curated projects that aim to challenge current curatorial and Euro-centric modes of curating, and experiments with writing as artform.
Her curated projects include /dis/location, MPavilion (2019); The Art of Consumption and TheAnswersYouNeedAreRightWhereYouAre,, Intermission Gallery (2019) and Revisiting the Quadriennale, CareOf Facility (2018).