Experimenta UTOPIA NOW, featuring (left) 'Rapture (silent anthem)' by Angelia Mesiti and (right) 'Whose Utopia' by Cao Fei, a Albury Library Museum (2012)

Our Board2018-12-12T14:42:58+00:00

Our board

Chair – VICTORIA LYNN

Victoria Lynn is Director of TarraWarra Museum of Art. From 2004 – 2012 Victoria was an independent curator. She was the visual arts curator for the Adelaide Festival in 2010 and 2012. In 2010 Victoria curated The Trickster, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea, 2010. In 2009 she was curator of Double Take, the Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. In 2007 she curated turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial; Julie Rrap: Body Double, MCA, Sydney and Regarding Fear and Hope at Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne.

 

Previous roles include Director, Creative Development, ACMI and Curator, Contemporary Art, AGNSW. She was a Churchill Fellow in 2008, Councilor at the Australia Council, and Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council, from 2001 – 2004, Chair and Board Member of The Performance Space, Sydney, from 1995 – 2000 and Commissioner for the Venice Biennale, 2004.

VICE CHAIR & SECRETARY – EMMA PARKER

Emma Parker is the Managing Director of Isonomic Org, a leading mixed reality practice based in Sydney creating immersive experiences for training and special projects.  She has a 20 year background in blue chip transformation and is a highly experienced change agent.   Emma is now working on a project to deliver the longest Augmented Reality experience delivered globally to date, for a government project in NSW, Emma believes in challenging how and when technology can be used to engage and change users.  She also has a background in Governance, Risk, Human Resources, Training and Efficiency.

 

Emma holds a Master in Public Policy, a masters in Coaching and a degree in Psychology. She is also graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and works as an advisor to small commercial and not for profit organisations

TREASURER – Vito Giudice

Vito Giudice is the current Chief Risk Officer at specialist insurer Ansvar Insurance Limited. Prior to this Vito was an Executive Director in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services practice, delivering advisory, internal audit and regulatory compliance services to a range of financial services providers including banks, investment managers and insurers. Vito holds a Master of Business and as part of his Bachelor of Science (Honours), Vito investigated the globalisation of Australian financial services businesses. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University examining the effectiveness of Australian executive remuneration laws and regulations.

Director – Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks is a Melbourne-based artist working across digital video, photography and installation. His work probes our understanding of time and visual perception through manipulated images that compel us to re-examine our experience of reality. Crooks’ work is in private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Crooks has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries including Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia (2013), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia (2011), and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand (2010); and has participated in exhibitions at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2014), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012). Daniel is the second recipient of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, recently opened at ACMI, awarded biennially to an Australian artist to produce a new major moving image artwork.

DIRECTOR – EMMA MCRAE

Emma McRae is a Curator at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. At ACMI Emma has curated exhibitions including Daniel Crooks: Phantom Ride (2016), Candice Breitz: The Character (2013), Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen (2012), Game Masters (2012), and Hollywood Remix (2009). And has been the ACMI curator for the presentation of touring exhibitions including David Bowie is (2015), Dreams Come True: The Art of Disney’s Classic Fairy Tales (2011), Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood (2010).

 

From 2004-2008 Emma was Project Manager & Associate Curator with Experimenta Media Arts, where she co-curated (with Liz Hughes) Experimenta Playground (2007) and Experimenta Vanishing Point (2005). Emma has also curated screening programs of Australian and international video art for various projects and festivals including the Next Wave Festival 2010, Urban Screens Melbourne 08, and the 53rd Sydney Film Festival, 2006.