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.

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.

Deej has held a one year residency bursary at Artsadmin, London and has recently completed residencies at Dartington School of Art, Devon, the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and Rules and Regs, at A Space Gallery, Southampton during 2007. Recent 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.

Her work has been shown internationally both in museums and artist-run spaces for the past 25 years.

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

2004-Present

  • Co 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

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

2016

 

Segal Now Exhibition at the Architectural Association London

 

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