Amelia Wallin is a curator and writer, with a focus on care, feminisms, and alternate curatorial frameworks and models for instituting.  

In 2022 she joined La Trobe Art Institute as Curator. From 2019 to 2022 she was the Director of West Space, where she commissioned and facilitated a wide range of cross-disciplinary artistic programs and led the organisation’s highly anticipated moved to Collingwood Yards.

Amelia graduated from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College in 2018, where she curated More than mere jelly at the Hessel Museum of Art and co-curated Inside Voices at CCS Bard Galleries. While at CCS Bard Amelia organised programs at The Kitchen in New York City; was commissioning editor of the aCCeSsion journal; and provided curatorial research to the Director of the Graduate Program and Chief Curator Lauren Cornell as Curatorial Fellow. In the United Kingdom and Europe in 2017, Amelia undertook curatorial residencies at Spike Island, Bristol, and Enough Room For Space, Brussels.

Prior to her graduate studies, Amelia was Curatorial Fellow at Performa where she produced exhibitions and performances by artists Richard Bell, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Justene Williams, and Brian Fuata in multiple venues across New York City.

Through directorial positions at Firstdraft and Tiny Stadiums Festival, and as co-founder of the residency and exhibition program Sydney Guild, Amelia has played an active role in arts development in Sydney. She has also held curatorial and administrative positions at the Biennale of Sydney, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Vivid Ideas, Performing Lines and Performance Space.

Amelia holds a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies and Art History & Theory from the University of New South Wales. She is a current PhD candidate at Monash Art Design and Architecture.

Her writing has been widely published in Running Dog, Memo Review, Runway, un Magazine, Artlink, Art Collector, amongst others.

Amelia is currently a member of the Performance Review Board, Associate Researcher for Precarious Movements, and peer assessor for the Australia Council for the Arts. Amelia holds a Bachelor of Art Theory and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Curatorial Studies from Bard College, New York.

She is a PhD candidate at Monash University, school of Art, Architecture and Design. Amelia’s doctoral research examines the operations of artists within institutions as a potential strategy of care under capitalism, to address the institutions of art as non-neutral sites of power and privilege.

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