DR Bernhard Sachs

DR Bernhard Sachs


  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural Theory and Politics
  • History and Theory of Art
  • Visual and Fine Art (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.)



  • Dr Bernhard Sachs

    Lecturer and Co-ordinator Graduate Coursework (Master of Contemporary Art)
    School of Art

    Dr. Bernhard Sachs, artist, lives and works in Melbourne. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally since 1977, has been the recipient of a number of grants and residencies including Citè International des Arts, Paris (1990) and PS1/ Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (1993 4) has lectured in art since 1986, and was the convenor of the art project Office of Utopic Procedures . Existential thematics constellated around questions of history and representation and their obsessional underwriting drive the research and work.

    Contact : School of Art | University of Melbourne | 234 St Kilda Rd |SOUTHBANK | Vic. 3006. | Australia | t. 61-3-90359465 | e.bsachs@unimelb.edu.au | or Art School Administration 61-3-90359468/ fax.61-3- 90359459

    Education . Undergraduate degrees in history (Adelaide University, B.A. 1975) and fine arts (S.A. School of Art, B.A.1980) and postgraduate degrees in art (Victorian College of the Arts, Postgraduate diploma,1985; Masters,1997). PhD (University of Melbourne) 2011.

    Selected Exhibitions. 2013
    The Impenetrable Hour (Eradicate -Attrition Studio) Block Projects Melbourne; Mixtape National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 2012 Resurrexit: The Eradicate Block Projects, Melbourne; 2010 Office of Utopic Procedures-The Aesthetics of Joy Westspace, Melbourne; 2009 Anathema/Anachronism/Apostacy Margaret lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne; Unseen:Studium Mars Gallery, Melbourne; 2008 Bal Tashchit Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne;    



Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • M.F.A., Victorian College of the Arts 1997
  • PG.Dip.(FA), Victorian College of the Arts 1985
  • BA(FA), Adelaide College of the Arts and Education, University of Adelaide 1980
  • Dip.Ed., Adelaide University 1976
  • BA, Adelaide University 1975

Awards and honors

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2004
  • Australia Council Overseas Fellowship Residency (Institute of Contemporary Art/PS1New York), 1993
  • Australia Council/Sydney University,Power Institute, 1990
  • Australia Council Overseas Developement Grant, 1990
  • Melbourne University, 1975



Available for supervision

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