2015 Season I


Artist Biography

Cassandra Tytler is an Australian artist working within single-channel video, performance, and installation. Her work explores contemporary cultural iconography and the idealized signs that exist within it. She is particularly fascinated by the symbolism of popular clichés, and within her work pastiches isolated and fragmented cultural conventions, and shapes them into revealing stories or situations. Tytler’s work is playful and humorous, but it is also an ongoing examination of masquerade, mimicry and performativity. She is focussed upon the history of gender and identity as a constructed, multiple and mutable entity.

She has received support and fellowships from numerous organizations such as NARS Foundation, NYC, Druskininkai Artists' Residence, Lithuania, Sumu Artist in Residence program, Turku, Finland, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France, The Cité des Internationales, Paris, The Australia Council, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, American Australian Association, NYC.

Tytler has exhibited work in galleries such as A.R.A.C., Paris, Gallery Titanik, Turku, Finland, Harold Golen Gallery, Miami, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia, Plimsol Gallery, Tasmania, Australia, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Australia, Kings Artist Run, Melbourne, and West Space, Melbourne. Her films have screened in numerous festivals internationally. She has done her live video performances around Europe, and in both Miami and Melbourne. Tytler completed her MFA at RMIT University in 2003.