Stuart Ringholt

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° 1971

Lives in Melbourne (Australia), born in Perth (Australia), works in Melbourne (Australia).

Stuart Ringholt was born in Perth and lives and works in Melbourne. His work takes many forms, from performance, video and sculpture to collaborative workshops. Personal and social themes such as fear and embarrassment are often represented through absurd situations or amateur self-help environments. Following a series of actions performed in the public realm, each one intended to cause self-embarrassment – such as having toilet paper stuck to the rear-end of his pants, or walking around with snot in his beard, – Ringholt organized Funny Fear Workshop (2004), in which he led a group of people in how to relieve their sense of embarrassment. For the 2008 Sydney Biennale he facilitated Anger Workshops (2008), a series of 50 workshops with 400 people participating. He recently presented work in Open House: Singapore Biennale 2011; Video Salon, Art Platform, Los Angeles; and Power To The People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA, Melbourne. In 2012 he participated in Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany.

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