Curriculum vitae


Ida Lawrence is a visual artist who weaves stories through her art and education projects. Her narrative paintings combine text and images and draw from daily observations, personal experiences and research. In projects she calls ‘Fabricated Histories’, she brings fictions to life through installation, mixed media, text and collaboration.

In Sydney, Australia, Ida graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the art school situated in an old gaol, and received First Class Honours in Sculpture at one in a former mental asylum. Between 2010-2013 she was based in Indonesia while also studying dance at the Indonesian Arts Institute, Yogyakarta. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

Ida has held solo exhibitions in Japan, Indonesia and Australia and her work has been included in exhibitions such as In Conversation: FX Harsono x Ida Lawrence, Sydney, Australia (2019), The 15th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2012), Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney (2013) and looking here looking north at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney (2019). She has been an artist in residence in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sydney and her practice has included working collaboratively with visual artists, writers, musicians, actors, film makers and dancers. Sometimes she works in performance, and sometimes she takes commissions. Ida is also a member of Woven Kolektif, a group of Australian artists with personal ties to Indonesia. 






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