Gabrielle de Vietri (b.1983) lives and works in Melbourne on stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations. Her practice as an artist is conceptual, socially-engaged and collaborative. It has taken form as pedagogical systems, community events, interactive public performances, documents, invented languages, fictional historical insertions, lectures and gardens.

She has carried out projects in non-traditional locations, and held exhibitions in major Australian institutions - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Artspace (Sydney), Monash University Museum of Art, Samstag Museum, Ian Potter Museum, Shepparton Art Museum - and internationally in public spaces, galleries and museums in Berlin, Toronto, Chicago, Auckland, Copenhagen and Singapore. 

Gabrielle undertook Australia Council's Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency (2011), Monash University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation (2014) and is a Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2015-17). She is co-director (with curator Will Foster) of A Centre for Everything, an on-going pedagogical experiment and curated series of politically-engaged creative events.

She is a founding member the Artists' Committee, an informal association of artists and arts workers making public performative work at the intersection of ethics, culture and money.

As well as institutional work, Gabrielle has created significant commissions for Bendigo Art Gallery, Climarte, Public Art Melbourne, ACCA Regional Touring and has work in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, University of Melbourne, City of Yarra, State Library of Victoria, City of Melbourne, and private collections. Her projects have received grants from Yarra City Council (Arts & Culture Grant), Arts Victoria (Arts Development), Australia Council (New Work Grant), among others.

Gabrielle received a Certificate of Visual Arts (Ecole Superieure d'Art d'Aix, France, 2003) Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) (Victorian College of the Arts, 2006) and Master of Fine Art (Monash University, 2013).


born 1983
lives and works in Melbourne

Selected Group Projects and Exhibitions

2019 Shapes of Knowledge, curated by Hannah Mathews, MUMA, Caulfiled
2018 New Histories, curated by Jessica Bridgfoot, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
State of the Union, curated by Jacqueline Doughty, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
2017 Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art, Griffith University Art Museum
Leather Poisoning, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick (forthcoming)
2016 What happens now? Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, Melbourne Festival
Cornucopia, Shepparton Art Museum
Between a thought and a feeling, Interval Performance Lecture Series, M Pavilion
Climarte Poster Project, Carlton Connect Initiative, Melbourne
2015 Metaforms, Projektrum NV, Copenhagen
Art as a Verb, Artspace, Sydney
Leisure & Lifestyle, curated by Jessie Bullivant, Incinerator Gallery & Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Basil Sellers Art Prize, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
2014 Art as a Verb, curated by Charlotte Day, Monash University Museum of Art
Basil Sellers Art Prize, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
2013 Direct Democracy, curated by Geraldine Barlow, Monash University Museum of Art
Bazinga! curated by Robert Leonard at Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2012 Talk American, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA
DINCA, Thalia Hall, Chicago, USA
Twice Told Tales, O’Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2010 Mortality, curated by Juliana Engberg, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Canadian Pharmacy, curated by Tristian Koenig and Geoff Newton, Neon Parc, Melbourne
2009 The Enlightenments, Edinburgh International Festival, Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
And the difference is, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and NUS Museum, Singapore
2008 Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Intimacy, curated by Anna MacDonald, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne,
The Dating Show, curated by Robert Leonard, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2007 Rules of Engagement, curated by Mark Feary, West Space Gallery, Melbourne
The One and the Many, curated by Chris Handran & Holly Arden, Dell Gallery, Brisbane
2006 Ideas Catalogue: Issue Two Launch, Sacha Design Showroom, Melbourne
Text Me curated by Glen Walls, Spacement Gallery, Melbourne
Mind Games curated by Kerrie-Dee Johns and Fiona Bate, Conical Inc., Fitzroy
2005 Make it Modern curated by Juliana Engberg, Deloitte Headquarters, Melbourne
Conditions of Love curated by Elizabeth Presa & John Armstrong, MARS Gallery
What if curated by Elise Routledge, The Wedding Circle, Sydney
2004 A Molecular History of Everything*(*well not everything) curated by Juliana Engberg, ACCA

Selected Solo Projects / Exhibitions

2017 ART / POLITICS / ACTION artist-led symposium, A Centre for Everything, Melbourne
Climate Questions for a New Car Park (with Will Foster), public art commission, Monash University, Clayton
2016 Visible Hands (with Will Foster), Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab and Melbourne Festival
2012-2017 A Centre for Everything (with Will Foster), various locations
2014 Garden of Bad Flowers, Earlwood Farm, Sydney
2012 Mysterema, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
CAPTCHA, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
The Fallow Games, collaboration with Wasteland Twinning Network, Köpi Brache, Berlin
2011 Things I’ve Learnt, Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts, Perth, WA
Philosophy for Kids, Natimuk Goat Gallery/Horsham Regional Art Gallery
2006 Dangerous Intersections (with David McLeod), Spacement Gallery, Melbourne


2019 Juris Doctor, Monash University (in progress)
2013 Master of Fine Art, The Lecture In and As Art, Monash University, Melbourne
2005 First Class Honours, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2003 Certficat d’Etudes en Arts Plastiques (Visual Arts Certificate), Ecole Supérieure d’Art d’Aix, France

Grants / Awards / Residencies

2019 Australia Council for the Arts International Development Grant
Doing Feminism/Sharing the World - Norma Redpath House residency
2017 2017 BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award (shortlist)
2017 City of Yarra Arts & Culture Grant
2015-17 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship
2014 Monash University Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Thesis Excellence
2013 Arts Victoria Arts Development Grant
City of Yarra Arts & Culture Grant
2012 Australia Council New Work Grant
WARP Contemporary Art Platform Artist Village Residency, Genk, Belgium
2011 Künstlerhaus Bethanien / Australia Council Berlin Residency
Horsham Regional Art Gallery and ACCA Regional Touring Residency
2010 Australian Postgraduate Award
City of Melbourne Artplay Grant
2005 George Hicks Award, VCA Graduate Exhibition 2005, Melbourne
Friends of the VCA Award, Best Overall Artwork and Best Artwork by a Female Artist
2004 National Gallery of Victoria Women's Association Award
2002 Residency at Port St Louis supported by IIotopie and EDF, France
2001 Sangora Educational Foundation Grant for Languages and Culture, Western Australia

Speaking / Curatorial / Committees

2019 Guest speaker, Asia Discovers Asia Meeting, Taipei: Dadaocheng Theater
Victorian Women Lawyers Membership Committee
“Fossil Fuels & the Arts” for Artforum, Caulfield: Monash University

2018 Writing & Concepts artist lecture, Artlands Conference, Bendigo: Bendigo Art Gallery
"The Weeping Women" Lecture Series, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
"Conversations: Art, Politics and Protest," chair, Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Moving Image
"Nonviolent Creative Action," Youth Action Project, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
"Assembling the Political: The Many and the Few" panel discussion for the Keir Choreographic Award, Carlton: Dancehouse
Artist's talk for Northern College of Art and Technology, Collingwood: Cromwell Studios

2017 Towards a Network for Social Practice in Art and Design, speaker, Melbourne: RMIT University
Graduate Exhibition, opening speech, Bendigo: La Trobe University School of Art
"Body in Performance" guest lecture, Caulfield: Monash Art Design & Architecture
"Systems of Solidarity: Alternative Pedagogies" panel, Collingwood: Bus Projects
"Culture and Climate" panel, Ecocity World Summit, Melbourne: Exhibition Centre
"Equality in the Arts - Making Leadership Count" panel, NAVA Bar Talk, Melbourne: ACMI
"Creative Activism" panel at Powershift conference, Bundoora: Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network and Australian Youth Climate Coalition
"An Act of Showing: ARIs and Place" roundtable discussion, Melbourne, Testing Grounds
"Conversations on Social Practice" lecture, Centre for Art, Society and Transformation, Melbourne: RMIT
Industry and Culture, artist's talk, Frankston: Chisholm TAFE
"Art and Disruption" panel, Gurguis New Art Prize, Ballarat: Ballarat Art Gallery and Post Office Gallery
"Forms of Resistance" panel chair, ART/POLITICS/ACTION symposium, Melba Spielgeltent, Collingwood

2016 Cromwell Studios Inc. Committee President
Panellist for Climarte Poster Project Forum, Carlton Connect Initiative, Melbourne
Panellist for Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Bus Projects

2015 Panellist for The immaterial: performance and participation in recent Australian art, Centre for Cultural Partnerships / VCA

2014 Panellist for Art-making turned stakeholder management, Spectres of Evaluation conference, FCAC
Panellist for Eavesdropping on Artists, MPavillion, Melbourne Festival
Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School student mentor and guest lecturer

2012 The Games, presentation and panel discussion, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
Show Me Your Architecture, artist’s talk, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2010 Melbourne Art Fair Forum speaker, Inspired Acts of Co-creation: On Collaboration, NGV
NEW010 Curatorial team, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

2008 Coordinating Curator, Eight Miles High: Jim Lambie at ACCA
Guest speaker at AGIdeas International Design Week, Melbourne

2007 Coordinating Curator, A Kind of You: 6 Portraits by Roni Horn, ACCA
Panellist for Art and Text Symposium, State Library of Victoria, Emerging Writers’ Festival
Guest lecture for Postgraduate Architecture and Landscape Design, University of Melbourne

2005-9 Assistant to the Artistic Director at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art



2018 Gabrielle de Vietri in Writing & Concepts, Art & Australia, University of Melbourne (forthcoming) 2018
Gabrielle de Vietri, "Protest as Practice" in Dancehouse Diaries, Issue 10: The Many & the Few: Assembling the Political, Dancehouse, Carlton, March 2018
2017 Gabrielle de Vietri, Nathan Gray, Katharina Brandl, "Don't even think of being ungrateful for sponsorship" in I Can't Work Like This: a reader on recent boycotts and contemporary art (ed. Joanna Warsza), Sternberg Press, Salzburg, 2017
2014 Gabrielle de Vietri, "Out and About: ACCA At Large" in ACCA History, 2014 [online] Available at: https://acca.melbourne/explore/text/out-and-about-acca-at-large [Accessed 27 October 2017]
2013 Gabrielle de Vietri, "Three Teams" in Artery, Australia Council for the Arts, 11 October 2013 [online] Available at: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/arts-in-daily-life/artist-stories/gabrielle-de-vietri-three-teams/ [Accessed 30 January 2018]
2010 Gabrielle de Vietri "Fiona Connor: Texts" in NEW10 catalogue, Melbourne: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010
Gabrielle de Vietri, "Hold on to your friends" in Drew Pettifer: Hold on to your friends, 2010
2006 Gabrielle de Vietri, Resurface: Beth Arnold and Sary Zananiri, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne, 2006

Selected Articles

2018 Janine Burke, "Parents' letters to arrive from the grave as Bendigo exhibition probes the past" in The Age, 20 Apr 2018

2017 Suzette Wearne, "Gabrielle de Vietri" in Play On: The Art of Sport, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2017
Mark Kearney, "Dear daughter: artist asks parents to pen letters to their grown-up children", Bendigo Advertiser, 17 Nov 2017
Eugenia Lim, "The Adjacent Possible: A Centre for Everything x Rory Hyde" in Assemble Papers, Melbourne, 26 Oct 2017
Rebecca Gallo, “From Engagement to Action: ART + ACTIVISM” in Art Guide Australia,18 July 2017
Varia Karipoff and Kim Butterworth, “Protests increase over NGV security contract” in Art Guide Australia, 20 October 2017

2016 Peter Christoff, "The poster is political: how artists are challenging climate change" The Conversation, May 5 2016
Dylan Rainforth, "Gabrielle de Vietri and Will Foster's Climarte posters draws Institute of Public Affairs' ire" in The Age, May 11 2016
Sonia Harford, "Back to the source for Shepparton Art Museum's cornucopia exhibition" in Sydney Morning Herald, February 24 2016

2015 Max Chalmers "Light A Candle And Look To The Skies To Mark A Year Since The Murder of Reza Barati" in New Matilda, 16 February
Matt McCoughlin "Kickstart: Film meeting of minds and arts" in The Wimmera Mail Times, 23 January 2015

2014 Robert Nelson, "Melbourne Festival review: Art as a verb" in Sydney Morning Herald, 20 October 2014
Mel Evans, Artwash, Pluto Press, London 2014

2013 Jill Stark "Three-team footy runs in circles" in The Age, October 6 2013
Dean Lawson, “Art and football unite in three-team match”, Horsham Weekly Advertiser, 28 August 2013

2012 Carolyn Guertin, Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art, Continuum International Publishing Group, London/NewYork
Dominikus Müller, “We need to talk”, BE #19, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, November 2012

2011 Hannah Mathews, “Performativity: Art and Community”, ART#2 catalogue, ACCA, June 2011
Renae Fomiatti, “Choose Friends Over Husbands”, The Weekly Advertiser, Horsham, June 9 2011

2010 Margaret Simons, “New News 2010 – The Mornings After”, The Content Makers, Crikey, September 6

2009 Jonathan Jones, “Once more with feeling”, The Guardian, London, August 11 2009, pp.19-21
Sarah Urwin Jones, “Wild and wonderful”, Sunday Herald, Scotland, August 16 2009, p.8
Edward Colless, “Play school”, The Enlightenments, Edinburgh International Festival, 2009, pp.30-35

2008 Francis E Parker “Big Ideas for Small Children”, Optimism, QAG/GoMA, Brisbane, 2008, pp.74-77
Justin Clemens, “Nomos or Poesis and And The Difference Is” and Jacqueline Doughty “Contract to Conform”, And the Difference Is, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, and National University of Singapore Museum, Singapore, 2008, pp.27-33
Robert Leonard, “Consent”, The Dating Show, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2008,
Lucas Ilhein, “Today is a Day Like No Other”, NEW08 exhibition catalogue, 2008, pp.14-21
Juliana Engberg, “The Situation Now”, Art & Australia, Vol. 45 No. 4, Winter 2008, p.530-531


National Gallery of Australia
University of Melbourne
City of Yarra
State Library of Victoria
City of Melbourne
Private collections