Joachim Froese

Wednesday 11 May
1-2pm, Black Theatre

Joachim Froese was born in Canada, grew up in Germany and moved to Australia in 1991. Since 2008 he lives and works as a photographer between Brisbane and Berlin. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania in 1996 and a Master of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in 2002. He has lectured in photography for more than 15 years at universities in Australia as well as Germany and is currently undertaking a PhD at RMIT in Melbourne.

Drawing on art history and personal memory he is best known for his highly constructed still life photography, which has been exhibited widely across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. From objects and memories his interest has recently shifted towards the natural world and his current work questions an interpretation of nature and culture as binary opposites. His images are held in numerous public collections, amongst them the National Gallery of Australia and the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art.

In this forum Joachim will talk about old and new works and the thinking behind them that runs as a thread through 20 years of art practice.

Photo: Joachim Froese, What is Nature? (detail) 2015