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Natalie King OAM

Enterprise Professor of Visual Arts; Curator and Arts Leader

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Natalie King is an Australian curator, editor and arts leader. She is an Enterprise Professor of Visual Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She is curator of Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion, 59 th Venice Biennale 2022 with artist, Yuki Kihara.

In 2017, she was Curator of Tracey Moffatt: My Horizon, Australian Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale, accompanied by a publication that she edited with Thames & Hudson.

Natalie has curated exhibitions for the Singapore Art Museum; the National Museum of Art, Osaka; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

She is widely published in arts media including Flash Art International, Art and Australia and the ABC. She is a Series Editor with Thames & Hudson for Mini Monographs. She is President of the Australian chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, Paris.

In 2018 she was a finalist in the AFR 100 Women of Influence. In the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours, King was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for "service to the contemporary visual arts".

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