Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

Lives and Works in Melbourne, Australia

Group Exhibitions

2009 Echigo Tsumari Triennale, Nigaata Prefecture, Japan.
2009 Connecting Identities project, Geelong City, Australia
2008 Camouflash, Patio Art Center,Dresden, Germany and Lodz, Poland
2007 Contamination Project, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Divine Tent Project, Venice Biennale, Italy and Documenta, Kassel, Germany
2007 Art Land Culture Project, Watch this Space, Alice Springs, Australia. Curator Kieren Sanderson
2006 Lodz Bienale Lodz Art Centre, Lodz, Poland
2006 Satellite Project Shanghai Biennale Satellite Project, Shanghai, China. Participating Artist and Curator of Australian section
2005 Wanakio Project Okinawa Japan. Curator: Titus Spree
2005 Geelong Art Gallery Lake Gnotuk Project. Curator: Anna Clabburn
2004 Matchmaking Project Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai Biennale Satellite Project, Shianghai China
2003 International Art Project Silpakorn University, Bangkok. Curator: Karen Lim
2003 Bright Gallery, Geometer, Melbourne Australia. Curator: David Hugh Thomas
2002 Snug Harbour Cultural Center (Artfront/Waterfront) New York. Curators: Olivia Georgia and Sean O'Reilly
2002 Kassel Documenta Markers 2 Project (initiative of the International Artists Museum) Kassel, Germany
2002 Nagano Art Fuku Masu project, Nagano, Japan.
2001 Exit Art Reactions exhibition, New York
2001 Venice Bienale Markers Project (an initiative of the International Artists Museum)
2000 Begane Grond Kunst Centrum (Misunderstandings), Utrecht, Holland.
2000 Havana Biennale Satellite Project (Parallel Lives), Cuba.
2000 Art in Orbita Cambio Constante Project, Zaragosa, Spain.
2000 Construction in Process VII (This Earth is a Flower), Lodz,Poland.
1999 Cologne Art Fair, Representation: Galerie Torch, Amsterdam.
1999 Monash University Gallery (Natural Disasters), Melbourne.
1998 Ararat Art Gallery (Resourceful) Curated by Anna Clabburn, Ararat, Victoria, Australia.
1996 The Artists Museum Centre (A Memory Palace), Lodz, Poland.
1996 Ian Potter Gallery, Deacon Graham James Art 21 Award, Melbourne University, Melbourne.
1996 Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens, 150th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibition, Melbourne.
1995 The Coastline Project, Hoorn, Holland.
1995 The Hermit Foundation (Meridian Crossings)Hermit Foundation, Plasy Monastery, Czechia
1995 Basel Art Fair (Naturmensch), Switzerland. Representation: Galerie Torch.
1995 Construction in Process V (Co-Existence) Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.
1994 Zurich Art Fair, Germany. Representation: Galerie Torch.
1994 Cologne Art Fair, Germany. Representation: Galerie Torch.
1994 Australian Art Fair, Melbourne. Representation: Tolarno Galleries
1994 Galerie Torch (Green), Amsterdam, Holland.
1994 The Artists Project (Site-ations), Cardiff, Wales. Sculpture/Performance event
1993 Cologne Art Fair, Germany Representation: Galerie Torch.
1993 Construction in Process IV (My Home is Your Home), Lodz, Poland.
1990 Australian Art Fair, Melbourne. Representation: Garry Anderson
1988 Galerie Vincent Sala (Kleine Kunst), Berlin, Germany.
1986 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Young Contemporaries), Melbourne.

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Carbon Ecologies, Carlton Rooms, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Tolarno Galleries (Work from Belfast) Melbourne, Australia
1998 Tolarno Galleries Melbourne, Australia
1995 Tolarno Galleries (Stellar Botanicus) Melbourne, Australia.
1994 Wschodnia Gallery (Two Weeks) Lodz, Poland.
1994 Achterstraat Foundation (Colour Field) Hoorn, Holland.
1993 Galerie Torch (Stargarden) Amsterdam, Holland.
1991 200 Gertrude st (Almost Nothing) Melbourne, Australia.
1990 Garry Anderson Gallery (View of Toledo) Sydney, Australia
1988 22 Bartningallee (Grey Zone) Berlin, Germany.
1987 Reconnaissance Gallery (3 Planes) Melbourne, Australia.
1986 Garry Anderson Gallery Sydney, Australia.
1985 388 Pitt st (Space Truckin) Sydney, Australia.


2009 Art Informal, Manila, Phillipines; Artists Talk
2008 Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Artist in Residence
2007 Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Visiting Artist/Lecturer
2006 Asialink Seminar, University of Melbourne; presentation “the Bridge” project
2002 Art Omi International Residency, New York USA
2001 Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; Visiting Artist/Lecturer
2000 Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA; Visiting Artist/Lecturer
2000 Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland : Visiting Artist/Lecturer
2000 FlaxArt Studio Residency, Dublin; Irish Arts Council International Exchange Programme
1999 Parklands Reconcilliation Project, Consulting Artist, Royal Park, Melbourne.
1996-98 Construction in Process VI (The Bridge) Chairman, the Organising Committee, Melbourne.
1996 Neremba Narrows Environmental Sculpture Project, Consulting Artist, Queenscliff, Australia.
1993-2007 The Big Day Out Festival; Arts and Ambience Director, Australia & NZ.

Awards/ Grants

2002 New Work Grant, Visual Arts Board of The Australia Council for the Arts
2000 International Cultural Exchange Grant, Arts Victoria.
1994 Artists Development Grant, Visual Arts Board of The Australia Council of the Arts 1985 Council Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney.

Selected Bibliography

2009 Sydney Morning Herald; Review of “Australia House” Echigo Tsumari Trienale by John Macdonald
2007 Art in America; Review of “Lodz Bienale” by Richard Vine
2007 Art in Australia; Review of “Satellite” project by Stuart Koop
2006 South China Morning Post; Review of “Satellite” project by Karen Hung
2004 Matchmaking (exhibition catalogue) published by Eastlink gallery Shanghai
2003 The Age, June 11 2003; “Geometer” Exhibition review by Ashley Crawford
2001 The Age, July 21, 2001; Exhibition review by Peter Timms
2001 Herald Sun, July 20, 2001; Exhibition review by Felicity Allen
2001 Melbourne Express, July 9 2001; Exhibition review by Jane Rikards
2000 FlashArt, November 2000; Misunderstandings article by Denise Carvalho
2000 The Bridge Catalogue (essay and editorship); Craftsman House Publications 172 page catalogue of Construction in Process VI
1999 The Australian Natural Disasters Exhibition review by Robert Rooney
1999 Like Magazine No. 7, Artists pages
1998 Neue Bildender Kunst, Germany; review of The Bridge by Sabine Russ
1998 Terrae Spatium, 52p. catalogue of 10yrs work by artist.
1998 The Age Feb 2 1998; The Bridge preview by Rebecca Lancashire.
1997 The Herald Sun 19.9.97; The Bridge preview by Alison Barclay.
1996 Art Fan No.4; (Issue on public sculpture)
1996 Art & Text No. 52; Exhibition review by Stuart Koop
1996 New Observations Magazine; Issue on Solar Art edited by Holger Drees.
1995 World Art No. 4 1995; Construction in Process V by Sarah Bailey.
1995 We plant a tree together; Film for Polish TV about Construction in Process V, Israel,
1995 De Volkskrant July 18 1995 (Newspaper, Amsterdam); Turen in een watergat en schuilen in stalen cape by Truus Ruiter.
1995 World Art No. 1 Site-ations by Gregory Volk.
1995 Meridian Crossings; Catalogue for 1995 symposium at The Hermit Foundation, Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic
1994 Flash Art Summer 1995; preview of Grreen exhibition.
1994 ‘Grreen’; Catalogue in conjunction with exhibition at Galerie Torch, Amsterdam.
1994 Asian Art News,1994; Richard Thomas by Anna Clabburn.
1994 New Observations (magazine, New York); Kosciusko Dreaming by Richard Thomas.
1994 Nord Holland Dagsblatt, 21.9.1994 (newspaper)
1994 Volkskrant, 29.9.1995 (newspaper, Holland) De Symboliek van Andijker rode kool
1994 Rogue Magazine No. 21/22 (magazine, Frankfurt); My Home is Your Home by R. Thomas.
1990 The Australian 6.10.1990; Arts review by Elwyn Lynn.
1987 Art in Australia; winter edition.