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2014 Visual Resident: Pat Foster & Jen Berean

We are delighted to announce that Mr Pat Foster and Mrs Jen Berean have accepted an invitation to be the Monash University Prato Centre Visual Resident for 2014.

Pat Foster and Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpicks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilizable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom such space is used by, and for what purpose. It is within the juncture of physical environment and psychological effect that their practice is primarily concerned and manifests within an art context.
They have been the recipients of several awards, including undertaking a mentorship with Turner Prize winning artist Martin Boyce as part of the Jane Scally Travelling Scholarship and most recently received the Marten Bequest Award.

Recent exhibitions include: Parallel Collisions, Adelaide Biennial of Art, Adelaide, 2012; Double Negatives, Centre for Contemporary Photography and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2011; ART1, ACCA Regional Tour; NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Their work has been featured in various publications including frieze, Mousse Magazine, Discipline and Art & Australia.  Their most recent artwork Unity and Fragments (a brief interruption), is currently exhibited at the Ian Potter Sculpture Court, MUMA, Melbourne

The MUPC Visual Residency Program is a collaborative initiative between the Monash Prato Centre and MADA, the Monash Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. It highlights the University’s commitment to contemporary art, design and architecture and to building an international profile in creative practice and research.
Pat & Jen will undertake the residency in the second half of 2014. Further information about Pat and Jen and the MUPC Visual Residency Program can be found on our webpage.