Lou Fourie pursues the notion of life as art, focusing on personal experience and relational activities of the everyday. Artistic investigations include performative interactions through media and technology, experimenting with entanglements that blur the boundaries between self and other, human and non-human, and subtly queering normative ideals perpetuated in popular media, material culture and technological structures.

Education

2017 - Bachelors of Arts (Fine Art) (First Class Honours ) - RMIT University

2014-2016 - Bachelors of Art (Fine Art) - RMIT University

2004–2006 – Bachelor of Art (Visual Communication) - Stellenbosch Academy of Design, South Africa

2002–2003 – Bachelor of Art (Motion Picture Medium) - AFDA, South Africa

Exhibitions

2018

22 Aug - 8 Sep | Presence at Blindside ARI

25 Jan - 4 Feb | Hard Shell at No Vacancy (Midsumma Australia Post Prize finalist)

9 Feb - 3 Mar | Interface at Kings ARI

2016

25 Oct - 8 Nov | Limbinal Explosion at First Site Gallery

24 Feb - 11 Mar | Peristalsis at First Site Gallery

2015

28 Nov | Balloon Grooming at End of the Line Festival, Belgrave.

19 Jul | Presence at Springvale Snow Festival, Springvale.

9 Jul | Presence at Nocturnal Light Festival, Dandenong.

6-7 Jun | Your friendly presence is welcome at Space Between Light Festival, Richmond.

2014

29 Nov | Mermaid Transformation at End of the Line Intermission Festival, Belgrave.

2013

31 Oct - 3 Nov | Instrumutation Station at The Village Festival, North Fitzroy.

2012

15 Jun - 2 Jul | Shloshie Pie (with Melanie Fulton and Kate Geck) at Northern Exposure Festival, Northcote.

Awards

2018

RMIT Vice Chancellor's award for academic achievement

2017

Creative Funding Grant for GACK

RMIT Link Arts and Culture

2016

Creative Funding Grant for Council of SVOO

RMIT Link Arts and Culture

Professional Practice

2018

Gallery Intern, Blindside Gallery

Executive member, Council of SVOO

Member, Arts Council, RMIT

2017

- Chair, GACK collective

- Member, Arts Council, RMIT University Melbourne

- Facilitator – Small Inner City Interventions – workshop, RMIT University Melbourne

2016

- Chair, Council of SVOO collective

- Member, Arts Council, RMIT University Melbourne

- Student representative, Student-Staff Consultative Committee, RMIT University Melbourne

- Facilitator – Small Inner City Interventions - workshop, RMIT University Melbourne

- Facilitator – Make Stuff Happen – body casting workshop, RMIT University Melbourne