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Marianne Templeton (b. 1985) is a freelance writer, artist and occasional curator from Australia, now based in London. She writes on a range of subjects relating to contemporary art and visual culture, and her reviews and articles have appeared in publications including ArtSlant, this is tomorrow and The Seen. In 2007 she co-founded Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane, and from 2010 to 2014 she was curator and manager at WORK Gallery in London. Her drawings and video works have been exhibited internationally.

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2003–2006     Bachelor of Fine Art (Visual Arts) Hons. with First Class Honours, Queenland University of Technology (QUT)

2015     Art Fund Bursary for Careers in the Visual Arts Course
2008     Highly Commended, Frieze Writer's Prize
2006     Academic Excellence Medal, QUT
2006     Manton-Bryan Award for Graduate Studies, QUT (also 2005)

2015     Film and Events Programming Course, Whitechapel Gallery

2014     Set Piece: Zarathustra's Cave by Daniel McKewen / catalogue essay for NEW14, ACCA
2014     Amateurism, Abjection, Aftermath, Aesthetics / essay for JEFF Issue 1
2013     Quality Time, and Where to Find It During Frieze Week / article for ArtSlant
2012     The End of Home and the Beginning of Elsewhere: Place, Pause and Loss / catalogue essay for Anita Holtsclaw's across the sea at Metro Arts
2012     Renegade Animism: Nathalie Djurberg's A World of Glass / article for The Maximilian
2012     Thinking Outside the Park: Frieze and Beyond / article for ArtSlant
2011     Rules of Engagement: Keeping One's Feet on the (Common) Ground / catalogue essay for Catherine or Kate at Metro Arts
2011     The Critical Function of Humour / catalogue essay for Joseph Breikers at Metro Arts
2010     Disparate Times... / essay for Boxcopy 2009-2010
2007     insert pithy title here / essay for Machine, v 2.5, pp14-15
2006     Spaces Of Experience / catalogue essay for Sharing Stories: Place at The Block, QUT

2015     Natalie Dray: DRAY at Cell Project Space / this is tomorrow
2014     Crossed Pasts: Jonathan Monk's I ♥ 1984 at Lisson Gallery / The Seen
2014     Anything But Common: British Folk Art at Tate Britain / ArtSlant
2014     Displacements: Kati Horna at Jeu de Paume / ArtSlant
2014     Parts and Labour: Phillip Lai and Moyra Davey at Camden Arts Centre / Artslant
2014     Joyce Pensato Splashes Out: Joyceland at Lisson Gallery / The Seen
2014     Of Timelines and Twins: Camille Henrot's The Pale Fox, Chisenhale Gallery / The Seen
2013     Elmgreen & Dragset's Tomorrow at the Victoria & Albert Museum / this is tomorrow
2013     A Rolling Home: Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead Videos / The Seen
2013     Blinded by the Light: Australia at the Royal Academy / ArtSlant
2013     Strange Brew: Jockum Nordström at Camden Arts Centre / ArtSlant
2013     Iain Baxter& / Adam Chodzko at Raven Row / this is tomorrow
2013     The Spirit of Utopia at Whitechapel Gallery / Litro
2013     Sounding the Body Electric: Experiments in Art & Music in Eastern Europe / ArtSlant
2013     A Man Digging: Jon Rafman at Seventeen Gallery / this is tomorrow
2013     League of Misfits: Pádraig Timoney's FONTWELL HELIX FEELY, Raven Row / ArtSlant
2013     Paganism, Pop Culture and Possessive Spirits: Serena Korda / ArtSlant
2013     The Past is a Foreign Country: Passage at The Wapping Project / ArtSlant
2012     The Arrested Developments of Thomas Schütte, Serpentine Gallery / ArtSlant
2012     The Alchemy of Iconography: The Unethical Anthropologist at FOLD Gallery / ArtSlant
2012     The Charm of Small Things: Sarah Sze at Victoria Miro Gallery / ArtSlant
2008     Romantic Inclinations: Katharina Grosse's Picture Park / Eyeline, 65, p56
2005     National Sculpture Exhibition 2005 / Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, 60, p61

2014     After The Flash, 10 Oct–20 Dec at WORK (co-curated with John O'Brian)
2014     Stanley Kubrick: New Perspectives, 8 Aug–27 Sept at WORK
2014     The Architectural Review: A Cover Story, 29 May–28 June at WORK (assistant curator to Alan Powers)
2013     Altered States: Serena Korda, Jon Rafman and Sarah Rara, 6–8 Dec at Boxcopy
2013     Luis Jacob: In a Material World, 12 Sept–2 Nov at WORK (assistant curator to Luis Jacob)
2012     Anywhere But Here, 23–25 Nov at Boxcopy (guest co-curator)
2012     Inner World/Innen Welt: The Projects of Haus-Rucker-Co., 1967–1992, 23 June–1 Sept at WORK (co-curated with Kate Trant)
2012     The Films of Daniel Eisenberg, 16–19 May at WORK
2012     HEXEN2.0/Literature, 16 Mar-12 May at WORK (assistant curator to artist Suzanne Treister)
2011     See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception, 24 June–24 Sept 2 at WORK
2007     I Want To Believe, 7-15 Dec at TCB Centre, Fortitude Valley (co-curator)

2007     Televisionism, Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Brisbane, 4-17 Sept

2009     Lean Towards Indifference!, Metro Arts, Brisbane, 15 April–3 May
2008     The Art Resort, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 31 July-8 Sept
2008     Another Roadside Attraction: Project, The Griffin, Shoreditch, London, 28 May
2008     Perfection, Metro Arts, Brisbane, 23 April-10 May
2008     Anonyme Zeichner 8, Meinblau EV, Berlin, 4-6 April
2007     The Christmas Special, Boxcopy, Brisbane, 18 Dec
2007     I Want To Believe, TCB Centre, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, 7-15 Dec
2007     Home Improvement, Boxcopy, Brisbane, 17-31 July
2007     Anonyme Zeichner/Selection, LINDA, Hamburg, 22-14 June
2007     Anonyme Zeichner 7, Meinblau EV, Berlin, 1-3 June
2007     Fresh Cut, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 10 Feb–31 March
2007     The Shape of Things to Come, The Block, Brisbane, 20 Feb–17 March
2006     2006: Honours Visual Arts Graduates, The Block, Brisbane, 6-10 Nov
2006     Nascent: Best of Visual Arts Graduates, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, 16 Feb–2 Apr
2006     Hail: BFA Visual Arts Graduates, The Block, Brisbane, 9-11 Nov
2006     All Wool and a Yard Wide, H Block Gallery, Brisbane, 22 Aug–3 Sept