Electro mania

Electro Mania at ‘How do I Look’ 2018

Deej Fabyc works with performance, installation, photography and video. Her work has for many years addressed the psychological dimensions of the personal and political experience of trauma. A sense or ambivalence and ‘schlock horror’ permeates her oeuvre. Current performance work is engaged with wicked embodied mapping of narratives of awkwardness, neurodiversity, ageing, loss, mental health and chronic illness. Fabyc has performed in museums, night clubs, and the street internationally since the 1980s. Fabyc has taught performance/fine art in the HE sector, the prison system and community settings for 20 years. Deej is based in London where she is founding director of Elastic Residence, artist project space. She is a key figure in KISSS, an international curatorium of artists working with issues of surveillance. And now part of FBI with Penny Best and Danielle Imara. Recent performances have occurred in ‘How do I look’ with GraceGraceGrace at Guest Projects London, Theatres of Contagion Conference at Birkbeck London, and Collaborations with Annie Sprinkle  and Beth Stephens in Documenta both in Athens and Kassel. Deej has held a one year residency bursary at Artsadmin, London and has completed residencies at Dartington School of Art, Devon, the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Rules and Regs, at A Space Gallery, Southampton. Significant performances include Details at L’abracada Festival International d’Art Contemporani, Castell de la Bisbal, Spain 2006; And She Watched, Trace Installation Artspace, Cardiff, 2005 and Kingsgate Gallery, London 2004; and in Don’t Call it Performance, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid and Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain, 2003.

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Solo Exhibitions Since 1997

2011

  • Deej Fabyc – Daddy was a spy for the Soviet Union – Alkatraz gallery, Ljubljana

 

2008

  • Quiet Bells Sprung, Dartington Gallery Devon UK

2006

  • The Parlour Room-Keening After Things, Elastic Residence London
  • We Can Work it Out, Gallery Barry Keldoulis Sydney Australia

2005

  • Handle on Nowhere, Gallery Barry Keldoulis Sydney Australia
  • And she watched Trace Gallery, Cardiff (Wales)

2003

  • Cherry Ripe and other Complications, MOP Sydney Australia

2000

  • Deej Fabyc, Elastic gallery, Sydney

1999

  • Notes from Continuous Circumstance, Performance Space,
  • Australian Perspecta “Living Here Now”

1998

  • Secondary Complications, William Mora Gallery Melbourne
  • The white Room Strawberry Girl, Experimental Art Foundation

1997

  • Green Room /Arcadia, In Dialogue curated by Theo Tagelaars W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Collaborations and Curatoriums

2018

  • FBI – Fabyc,Best and Imara three woman live art, dance and sound collaboration

2017

2016

  • Participation in WET DREAMS Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens Athens, Exercise of Freedom #25 Documenta Curated by Paul Preciado

2004-Present

  • Director Elastic Residence Productions ltd, Not for Profit Gallery and Production Studio London UK

2005-Present

  • Co Convenor and initiator of KISSS The Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression www.kisss.org.uk

2003

  • Call Call Me Now, with Elvis Richardson, Changing Channels Berlin

2002

  • Eye Witness Frenzy, Collaboration with Elvis Richardson under the pseudonyms ‘Rich and Fabulous’ The Physics Room NZ

2001

  • Details, performed in the Slovenian Pavilion – International Sex worker Forum Venice Biennale

2000-Present

  • Curation of two exhibitions at Elastic , Sydney, August 26, & Location and membership of Elastic Projects Sydney Australia

1998

  • The Caretakers Residence, Performance at The Bridge- Construction in Process, Melbourne. With Elvis Richardson.

Awards & Residencies

2018

2011

  • Residency in Ljubiana,Slovenia at the Alkatraz gallery

2008

  • Artsadmin Residency Bursary 2007-8 London UK

2007

  • Cite Internationale Des Artes Paris France
  • Rules And Regs, A Space Southampton UK
  • Dartington College Residency Totnes Devon UK

2006

  • Australia Council – awarded to Elastic – to create online project
  • Dev R Grant University of Wales Newport

2005

  • Trajectory Artist 2005/6 – Space/Artquest London UK

2004

  • Dev R Grant University of Wales Newport

2003

  • Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant

2002

  • Artist in Residence Artspace studio program Sydney

2001

  • Helen Lempiere National Sculpture award exhibition

2000

  • Australia Council New Work Grant– awarded to Elastic – to publish an artists book

1997

  • Residency W139 Artspace Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Contempora 5 National Gallery of Victoria(Australian equivalent of the Turner prize)

Group Exhibitions, Festivals & Performances

2018 

2017

  • Performed in Sidewalk Clinic, Annie Sprinkle Performance at Documenta, Kassel

2015

  • Notes Towards a Future Feminist Archive Cross Art Books / Affiliated Text, Sydney Australia
  • Dunedin Project Collaboration with Adrian Hall NZ

2014

  • Paradise Lost Exhibition in memory of Kim Fielding, Cardiff UK
  • Recovery Project London

2013

  • Complete restoration of Georgian Town house London

 2012

  • Slivers and Gaps 6 minute infomercial style film

2011

  •  Phantasmagoria, O2 Centre Finchley rd London
  • Risk Management – Elastic Residence, London
  • Bob and Roberta Smith: Women Should Be In Charge – ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London

2010

  • Sold Out – Elastic Residence, London

 2009

  •  JT PROJECT 09 – James Taylor Gallery, London
  • Interrupted Correspondence / Vive-Versa – Five Years, London
  • A Few Small Changes – H29, Brussels

 2008

  •  CRASH WORSHIP – tactileBOSCH, Cardiff, Wales
  • Artspace 24/25 – Artspace Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • KISSS – Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
  •  DEEJ FABYC – Cat House Camp – The Documentation (Artsadmin bursary showing) – Artsadmin / Toynbee Studios, London
  •  DEEJ FABYC – Cat House Camp – Artsadmin / Toynbee Studios, London
  • Artists Rank at The Guy Hilton Gallery Presents Live on Stage
  • Leaves Fall Yet They Return a ceremony The Gallery, Dartington

2007

  • December Group – Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, NSW
  • Rules And Regs, A Space Gallery, Southampton
  • Specter versus Rector, The Residence Gallery, London

2006

  • Making Love to your Ego Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (UK)
  • Details, live work at L’Abracada, Gresol Festival International d’Art Contemporani Castell de la Bisbal, Spain
  • For Matthew and Others, Cambelltown Arts Centre curated by Anne Loxley, Sydney, Australia
  • Between the Sheets a TactileBosch project at Juno Records, Camden, London UK,
  • Making Love to your Ego, curated by ‘Another Product,’ Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

2005

  • KISSS(Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Supression) Conical Inc, Fitzroy, VIC
  • Pisstake, Live at KISSS Launch Whitechapel Art Gallery,London
  • A Piece of Me, TactileBosch part of the Cardiff Contemporary
  • The Shangri-La Collective, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila
  • Elastic – an Archive Project, The Cross Art Projects, Sydney

2004

  • Don’t Call it Performance/No lo llames performance Centro
  • Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Spain
  • Don’t Call it Performance/No lo llames performance, El Museo del Barrio, NY,NY, USA.
  • And she Watched, Kingsgate Gallery London
  • Institute for physics Group Show, curated by Jill Rock London
  • All for Love, Brompton Cemetery curated by Jill Rock London
  • Muddy Love 2004, Ben Eastop/Anne Bean 6000 chairs event.
  • Bile Story Act 2, 291 Gallery London
  • Etak, curated by Joanna Callaghan at Elastic Residence
  • Shangrilla Collective, organised by Maria Cruz video show at
  • Artspace, Sydney touring to Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
  • Elastic, Elastic Residence London, UK

2003

  • Don’t Call it Performance/No lo llames performance Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. & Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain
  • New York Calling P.S.1 Studio project, Long Island City, NY USA
  • The Shangri-la Collective Artspace, Sydney
  • Call Call Me Now, with Elvis Richardson, Changing Channels Berlin

2002

  • The Difference Between You & Us, 5 years Gallery, London
  • Attention Span, Freespace, Sydney, Australia
  • Erskineville Bile Story, Performance Hard Times, Curated by Nick Tsoutas as a satellite event of the Sydney Biennale 2002

2001

  • Perfect Strangers, Curated by Blair French, Canberra Contemporary Art Space & CCP, Melbourne (2000) Australia
  • Blondies and Brownies – weiß weiß bin ich auch curated by Rafael Von Uslar, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich, Germany
  • Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Victoria, Australia
  • Details performance in the Slovenian Pavilion – International Sex Worker Forum Venice Biennale Italy.
  • Caravan – Freespace – Sydney Australia curated by Lisa Andrews

2000

  • Blondies and Brownies, curated by Rafeal Von Uslar,TORCH gallery, Amsterdam
  • Starring Five Years, London (England)
  • August 26, Curated by Deej Fabyc, Elastic gallery, Sydney
  • Group Show, Elastic gallery, Sydney

1999

  • Exit/Action, performance, Performance Space, Sydney.
  • Telling Tales, Curated by Peter Weibel, Jill Bennett, & Jackie Dunn, the Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria & Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. (1998)
  • Details, live symp. Trauma & Memory, Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria
  • Sin- thetics, Curated by Lea Donnan, Herringbone gallery, Sydney

1998

  • Details, performance at Artspace Sydney
  • The Caretakers Residence, Performance at The Bridge-Construction in Process, Melbourne. With Elvis Richardson.
  • Every other day Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  • Private Parts MUMA – Monash University Museum of Art, Australia
  • Edifying Sappho & Socrates, Curated by Rafael Von Uslar,Torch Gallery Amsterdam,& Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • Muddy Love, Telling Tales Exhibition at the Ivan Dougherty Gallery

1997

  • Dialogue, W139 Gallery, Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Contempora 5, National Gallery of Victoria.
  • Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney.
  • Details, performance at the Artists Museum, Lodz, Poland
  • Cry me a River, performance at Artspace, Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne