Jayne Dyer is an Australian artist, based in Lisboa, Portugal. Her interdisciplinary practice spans Australia and Asia, with an increasing focus on east and west Europe.
Her recent collaborations with British artist Wayne Warren has expanded the parameters of her practice, evidenced this year in Last things, at the Bury Art Museum in England, and It’s closing time for gardens of the west for the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. She is recognised for her diverse and social engaged projects such as Ger to Ger, Mongolia National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar; The protest that never ends, ARTISTERIUM 5, Tbilisi; The Butterfly Effect, ARTBosphorus, Istanbul; URS27, a Taipei City Urban Redevelopment initiative; postEDEN, Today Art Museum, Beijing; and Spill, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei. In 2013 Dyer received the inaugural Individual Artist Award from the Australian Federal Government for arts achievements in Asia, and in 2005 a Commonwealth of Australia public service medal for contributions to arts and education. Arts agencies including Australia Council for the Arts and DFAT have funded major projects. Her large scale public and corporate commissions in Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Malaysia and Delhi are fuelled by direct experience living in Asia, initiated through artist residencies with e-Co.design – Sunhoo, Hangzhou; Fubon Art Foundation; Taipei National University of the Arts; Asialink-Australia in Beijing and Taipei; and Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Dyer’s text project Tell me something… is specifically developed for the 2016 Colombo Art Biennale.
Sponsored by Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong, & The Australian High Commission