Camila Galaz lives and works in Melbourne, where she completed Honours in Fine Art at RMIT. Her practice links performance, history, and memory by working with layers of authenticity, humour and personal interpretations to explore intimate connections to history and resistance. Through video, drawing, and installation, she looks to discover how large historical events play out in people’s everyday lives and embodied experiences, often across generations.
Recent exhibitions include ‘you are the magnet and I am the metal (slowly magnitizdat’), C3 Art Space (2018), ‘Reparar Means to Repair’, Blindside (2018); ‘To Believe Oneself to Be Death’, TBP HQ (2018); ‘Arms Folded, Hands Crossed (I speak to the room)’; Seventh (2017); ‘You Transform Everything into a Boat’, Kings (2017). In 2018 she presented online projects with Sister Gallery (‘As If It Were Raining’) and The Digital Writers’ Festival (‘MONUMEMENTO’). In 2018 she received a scholarship to attend ‘Summer School as School’ in Prishtina, Kosovo, run by Stacion Center for Contemporary Art, and was awarded the 2018 MECCA M-Power Art Mentoring Scholarship from the National Gallery of Victoria. She is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Australia Council EMPAC New York Residency. She also works within the performance art collective ‘The Band Presents’ (TBP), and established the TBPHQ Art Space in Docklands, Melbourne (2017-19).