BIOGRAPHY


Sarah Callesen is sound and visual artist engaged with themes from technology, psychology and feminism. Discovering a lack of women visible in the histories of STEM and early computer and sound art, led to an investigation into bias prevalent in knowledge construction. Information is explored as a dynamic material that harbours both potential and loss, as it passes between poles: sender and receiver, or in the conversion of image to sound and vice versa.

Callesen has participated in the 2018 & 2019 Projects exhibitions, Auckland Art Fair; and group shows at RM, George Fraser and Projectspace galleries. A finalist in the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, the Wallace Art Awards, and merit winner and multiple finalist in the Parkin Drawing Prize.

Originally from Manawatū, she lives in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, with her partner and two children.
EXHIBITIONS 


2020 
Drawing, Synopsis & Song
Audio Foundation. 
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2019 
Auckland Print Studio at Paper Contemporary
Sydney Contemporary.

2019 
Present Tense: Wāhine Toi Aotearoa Enjoy, Wellington; Laurel, Dunedin; Britomart, Auckland.  
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2019
I wish to communicate with you
Projects Whanaungatanga, Auckland Art Fair. 
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2018
Parkin Drawing Prize Exhibition
NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington. 
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2018
The Entities RM Gallery, Auckland. 
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2018
Ground State 
Projects, Auckland Art Fair. 
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2018
I understand if you are busy RM Gallery, Auckland.
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2017
Elam Artists Graduate Show
Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. 
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2017
I do what you do you do what I do
George Fraser Gallery, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. 
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2017
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Exhibition
Whakatāne Museum and Arts, Whakatāne.

2016
Until You Make It
Projectspace, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

2016
Parkin Drawing Prize Exhibition
NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.

2015
24th Annual Wallace Art Awards
The Pah Homestead, Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland; Pataka, Porirua City.

2015
Parkin Drawing Prize 2015 Exhibition
NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington. 


EDUCATION


Currently completing a Master of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts (with distinction), Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
Bachelor of Design, Unitec Institute of Technology.


AWARDS


Merit Award  Parkin Drawing Prize 2018
Recipient  Auckland Print Studio Prize 2017
Finalist  Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 2017
Finalist  Parkin Drawing Prize 2016
Finalist  24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015
Finalist  Parkin Drawing Prize 2015