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Dr Thea Costantino

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Position
Casual Academic
Faculty
Office of the Provost
School
Faculty of Humanities
Campus
Bentley Campus
Phone
08 9266 2316

Brief Summary

Thea Costantino is an artist and academic in the School of Design and Art. Her research interests include postcolonialism, the grotesque and the representation of history. She is the recipient of the  2013 Hutchins Art Prize, 2011 Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award and the 2012 Artsource / Gunnery Artist Exchange Program, Sydney. She is a member of the collective Hold Your Horses, formed with artists Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont in 2009. The group presented new work for the exhibition 'Wagner 2013. Künstlerpositionen' at the Akademie der Künste (Berlin) in 2012. In 2013, Thea undertook research at the Freud Museum (London) and Glasgow Sculpture Studios, presented a paper on Australian artists' engagements with histories of place at the Eighth International Conference on the Arts in Society in Budapest, and showed new work in the National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize at the University of Queensland Art Museum. Her creative work can be viewed at http://theacostantino.com.au

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Memberships, Awards and Training

2012 - onwards: Board of Directors of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

2011: Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Australian Art Award

2011: Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Research Award: Creative Work of the Year Award (Early Career Researcher)

2011: Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Design/Composition for Dance, WA Dance Awards

2010: Curtin University Faculty of Humanities Creative Work of the Year Award (Early Career Researcher)

2010: “Heart of Gold” nominated for Best New Play in Perth Theatre Trust Equity Guild Awards

2010: Galerie Düsseldorf / Curtin University Department of Art Postgraduate Scholarship Award

2009: Award for Excellence, City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award

2004: Honours Theory Award, Curtin University Department of Art

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Publications


2016

Book Chapters (Research)

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. M. 2016. "Fall." 2 Newman Ct, Fremantle WA 6160: Success Art Space.
  • Costantino, T. M. 2016. "Hell and Night." Nedlands: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
  • Costantino, T. 2016. "Bedazzle: Photographing Western Australia’s Gold Towns." FORM.

2015

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. M. 2015. "Find me, follow me." Waterloo: Artbank.
  • Costantino, T. 2015. "Foreign Soil."
  • Costantino, T. M.. "Monster."
  • Costantino, T. M.. "Castration portrait."

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

Exhibition - Curation

  • Costantino, T. 2014. "Daughters of the Empire."

2013

Creative Works

2012

Conference Articles (Research)

  • Costantino, T. 2012. "Terra Nullius: A Possessed Landscape." In Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity, Jul 18, 2012, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary.Net.

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. 2012. "Hominid." Perth, Australia: Mundarings Arts Centre.
  • Costantino, T., T. Gill, and P. Mata Dupont.. "Berlin Ring Cycle." Berlin, Germany: Akademie der Künste. Inpress.
  • Costantino, T.. "Inheritance." Perth, Australia: Venn Gallery. Inpress.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "The Ancestors (Ancestor I - VIII)." Perth, Australia: Galerie Dusseldorf.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "Suspension." USA: DailyServing: An International Publication for Contemporary Art.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "U-Ram Choe." USA: DailyServing: An International Publication for Contemporary Art.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "The Lure of the Animal." USA: DailyServing: An International Publication for Contemporary Art.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "Lonely Country." Perth, Australia: IASKA.
  • Costantino, T. 2012. "Fearful Symmetry." Perth, Australia: Turner Galleries.
  • Costantino, T., and T. Cunniffe. 2012. "Siren." Perth, Australia: Thea Costantino & Tim Cunniffe.

2011

Creative Works

2010

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T.. "Diseased Estate." Perth, Australia: John Curtin Gallery. Inpress.
  • Costantino, T. 2010. "Diseased Estate." Perth, Australia: John Curtin Gallery.
  • Costantino, T. 2010. "Apprehended: study." Australia: Curtin University.

2009

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. 2009. "Heart of Gold." Perth, Australia: Perth Instititute of Contemporary Arts / Hold Your Horses.

2006

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. 2006. "de-function." Unknown: Thea Constantino.
  • Costantino, T. 2006. "Archive." Fremantle WA: NAVA.

Exhibition - Curation

  • Costantino, T., and A. Nazzari. 2006. "Defunction."
  • Costantino, T. 2006. "de-function."

2005

Creative Works

  • Costantino, T. 2005. "Thumbelina." Western Australia: Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery.
  • Costantino, T. 2005. "Palaver series 2005." Western Australia: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
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2014

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

2013

Books Chapters - Other

2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Costantino, T. 2005. "Cycles, overlaps, intersections." Real Time + On Screen 70: 15-15.
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