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Suzann Victor

Dr Suzann Victor produces public artworks and installations that respond to space and architecture with distinctive forms and ideas including kinetic works that move in space, and are themselves, moving experiences.

Image: Suzann Victor, Skin to Skin (2005). World Square, Sydney, Australia. Public Artwork: light-responsive stainless steel plates, wind-directed LED lights, antenna. Commissioned by: Multiplex Developments | Consultant: Marla Guppy, Guppy & Associates | Engineers: Taylor Thomson & Whitting | Fabricator: Coffey Engineering. Profile from Pitt St entry. Photo: Joan Cameron-Smith.


Dr Suzann Victor produces public artworks and installations that respond to space and architecture with distinctive forms and ideas including kinetic works that move in space, and are themselves, moving experiences.


With a practice spanning across two decades, Victor has widely shown internationally including the 49th Venice Biennale; 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial (Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane); 6th Havana Biennale; 6th Gwangju Biennale; 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale; 6th Adelaide Biennale 2008: Australian! (2008), Casula Powerhouse, Sydney; Thermocline of Art (2007), ZKM Centre for Art & Media, Germany; Text & Subtext (2000-2005) Sydney-Stockholm-Oslo-China, and more recently, at the Singapore Biennale 2013, Art Basel Miami (STPI) 2014, Art Stage Singapore 2015 & Art Basel Hong Kong (Gajah Gallery). Contours of a Rich Manoeuvre 2008 was featured as the key artwork of Art Stage Singapore 2015 after a very successful extended showing at OÖ Kulturquartier (O.K. Center for Contemporary Art ) Linz, Austria and voted No.1 in the list of Top Ten Must-See Artworks in Forbes Magazine (Lifestyle Section).


Suzann reveals to NAVA the best things about being an artist, her interest in peripheral visions, and her journey with art and space.

Direction and titles: Blood and Thunder

Production: Dominic Kirkwood

Director of photography: Yanni Kronenberg

Interviewer: Brianna Munting