Heidi Abraham is an interdisciplinary artist concerned with cross-cultural positioning and cross-cultural representation in both written text and visual art. Her research and studio practice centres on the notion of text in terms of cultural language, subjective voice and its physical manifestation in visual art. Her most recent works include the act of transcribing. Abraham employs materials such as type- writer ribbon and vinyl to transform transcribed text from radio interviews, email, film dialogue and an array of other sources. The text is then installed, with the intention that the words and their meaning become embedded in the space.
Born in Sydney, Abraham graduated with Honours Class 1 from Sydney College of the Arts in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include there is no god but god, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, 2011 and recent group exhibitions include Art is an Irritant, Verge Gallery Sydney, 2011, A Transposition of Space, Concord Art Space Los Angeles, 2013, 2cubed, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival Sydney, 2014, and Notes Toward a Future Feminist Archive, Affiliated Text Sydney, 2015.
The other Mary, 2015 (installation details)
Pine, Acrylic Paint, Ink, Vinyl,