Vikki McInnes has worked in Victoria’s contemporary arts sector for two decades including from 1996–2003 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), where she was Program Manager. From 2003–4 she was Curator at the TarraWarra Museum of Art and since 2005 has worked at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) where she was Director of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery until 2015.
She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne considering contemporary feminist art practice and the archive in Australia. She is also Managing Editor of the pre-eminent art journal Art + Australia, which has been published at the VCA since 2016.McInnes has curated numerous exhibitions including Neverwhere (Istanbul, 2015), Sleep on the Left Side (Delhi, 2012) and Ghar ghar ki baat (2013), A Time Like This (2008), Bird Girls and Cock and Bull (2007 and 2009, both with Kate Daw) among many others. She has written for art publications including Art Monthly, Photofile, un Magazine and Australian Art Collector as well as numerous catalogue texts, and has edited four collections of writings on contemporary art: Red (2001, with Stuart Koop), Bureau (2009, with Kate Daw), Fabrication: artists writing on art in Melbourne (2012), and Bureau 2 (2014, with Laura Castagnini). McInnes has been the recipient of Australia Council Skills and Development Grants in 2005 and 2012, and numerous project grants from state and federal funding bodies. In 2009, with Kate Barber, she established Sarah Scout Presents, a private gallery committed to representing and developing opportunities for early to mid-career artists with critically engaged conceptual practices. She is also co-founder of the contemporary art fair Spring1883, which was established to consider alternative industry paradigms.
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Vca Research Development Fellow
Victorian College Of The Arts
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Art History and Cinema Studies)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts
Victoria University of Wellington