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Bianca Hester’s practice explores the convergences between social space, materiality and embodiment as processes in motion. Recent projects involve developing strategies for addressing the ways spaces are constructed and regulated. Her practice explores the manifold rhythms at play within and across various sites, generating and interposing other temporalities (movements – materialities – actions) in order to open up possibilities for how we might engage, encounter and occupy place. The work she produces emerges in response to specific material, social and spatial conditions, often involving the fashioning of site-based alterations, actions, constructions, objects, collaborations and video. More recently, she has been developing projects that work directly with the fabric of the city which attempt to bring about an expanded form of public sculpture where multiple relations converge.

Bianca Hester recently began a three-year Post-doctoral research fellowship at the Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney). Before then she taught in the department of Sculpture and Spatial Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) between 2005-2012. She completed a PhD by project in sculpture at RMIT in 2007. She was a founding member of CLUBSpropject inc (2002-2007), a member of OSW with Terri Bird and Scott Mitchell (2003 – ongoing). Recent projects include: sonic objects, solar objects: variously,The Cinema's Project (2014), fashioning discontinuities, 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014), (only from the perspective of a viewer situated upon the surface of the earth does day and night occur, commissioned by ACCA and The Common Guild in Glasgow, as a part of the Glasgow International Festival for Visual Arts, (2012), a world fully accessible by no living being at Federation Square (The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2011), please leave these windows open overnight to enable the fans to draw in cool air during the early hours of the morning at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2010), these circumstances: temporarily generating forms, improvising encounters at Sarah Scout Presents (2011), only from the perspective of a viewer situated upon the surface of the earth does day and night occur at The Narrows (2009), The West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial (with the OSW collective 2009), fashioning discontinuities at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (2009) and projectprojects at The Showroom in London (2008). The book titled accommodating spaces, materials, projects, people, videos, actions, objects, thoughts: relatively was commissioned by The Narrows in 2009. She is represented by Sarah Scout Gallery, Melbourne.