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practice 2014-ongoing



simon de boer


b. 1989 toronto, canada
l. melbourne, australia


Simon’s painting work re-contextualises found digital imagery into paintings and expanded painting installations, placing disparate images into new exchanges with one another. Images are gathered from history books, websites, open facebook profile pictures, tagged images, news media, film & television, among other diverse sources.

De Boer has had projects in spaces locally and internationally including Castlemaine Art Museum and Knox Immerse, Victoria, ES Gallery and AMP Cafe in Tokyo, Vacant Space in Los Angeles, Praxis ARTSPACE, and Salad Days Gallery in Adelaide. De Boer has been selected for the Lloyd Rees Art Prize and Helpmann Academy Exhibition as well as receiving a grant through Redkite and a partial scholarship at ACSA, Adelaide for study. He also volunteers at the Heide Modern Museum of Art (Victoria), and recently has completed a Masters of Fine Arts (with distinction) at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia.



curriculum vitae:





SELECTED SOLO

2024
(Forthcoming) Aloft in a transition state, Floating Goose Gallery, Adelaide

2023
A telescope pointed at time, Five Walls Gallery, Melbourne

2022
Personal Histories, Praxis ARTSPACE, Adelaide

2017
Sowing Seeds, Unknown Space, Los Angeles
Sowing Seeds, ES Gallery, Tokyo

2016
Dating for Dinner, Praxis ARTSPACE, Adelaide

2014
Wine, Salad Days Gallery, Adelaide

SELECTED DUO

2021
Knox Immerse, site specific installation festival
with Matthew Fung for Marshall Arts Club Collective

2018
Ritual (Zine) limited book launch, AMP Cafe, Tokyo

2017
Neon Light // Skin (W/ Alvin Daughtery), AMP Cafe, Tokyo

SELECTED GROUP

2021
MFA Graduate Show, RMIT
Melbourne

2020
Bush Fire Fundraiser Exhibition, Collective Haunt Gallery, Adelaide

2019
Wild Goose Chase, Floating Goose Studios, Adelaide

2015
Since I Left Home, Aquvii, Tokyo

2014
Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Gallery Lane Cove, Sydney
Tiny Universes, Tooth and Nail, Adelaide

2013
Menagerie, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide

2012
Tooth and Nail One Year Anniversary, Tooth and Nail, Adelaide
Helpmann Academy Graduate

SELECTED AWARDS/GRANTS

2011
Selected Helpmann Academy Exhibition

2009
Redkite Foundation Grant Australia

2007
Adelaide Central School of Art Tuition Scholarship Adelaide, Australia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2023
Art Technician, Carey Grammar School (Kew) Melbourne, Australia

2020-ongoing
Volunteer, Heide Museum of Modern Art (Melbourne)

2020-2022
Art Technician, Firbank Grammar School (Brighton)

2016-2018
Writer, TOKYO ART BEAT - A Tokyo based Visual Arts review website & blog

2016-2018
Art assistant at AOBA International School - Nerima, Tokyo

Artist in residence (Artist talks & three week workshop at Golden Grove High school,
Adelaide)



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