Sara Morawetz was born in Newcastle (NSW) and currently lives and works in Brooklyn (New York, USA).
Sara is a PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally, including exhibitions at the Museé des Arts et Métiers (France), the Australian Consulate-General New York (USA), the Queens Museum (USA), RAPID PULSE International Performing Arts Festival (USA), Open Source Gallery (USA), Dominik Mersch Gallery (NSW), Wollongong Art Gallery (NSW) Firstdraft (NSW), West Space (VIC), FELTSpace (SA) and Verge Gallery (NSW). She was 2016 winner of ‘the churchie’ national emerging art prize, a recipient of the Moya Dyring Studio Scholarship (AGNSW), the 2017 Vida Lahey Memorial Travelling Scholarship (QAGOMA Foundation) and funding from the Australia Council for the Arts.
Sara Morawetz’s practice explores the processes that underpin scientific action, examining how these concepts can be leveraged through artistic inquiry. Interested in the scientific method; and its philosophical implications, her work is devised to test and expose the internal processes of methodological labour. Her practice examines how concepts of observation, experimentation, method and standardisation operate as both scientific and cultural apparatus, exploring the dichotomies inherent in these dual perspectives. Her work is both research and process-driven, often employing durational, repetitious and participatory components – elements akin to a scientific experiment. Recent projects have incorporated diverse collaborations between the arts and sciences, including partnerships with scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Centre.
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019