‘Art should make life more interesting than art’. Annette Messager
Debra Porch has presented her installation-based art in one-person exhibitions and numerous group shows over 30 years. Many of these exhibitions have been associated with artist residencies and cross-cultural dialogues that began with a three-month residency at Chiang Mai University in 1993.
Residencies followed in Hanoi at the University of Fine Art for three months in 1996 (via Asialink), returns to Vietnam (1997 and 2001), returns to Chiang Mai University (2000, 2008 and 2017), Cité Internationalé des Arts, Paris (2000), and several residencies in Australia including at the South Australian School of Art (1999). In 2010 and 2012, following her family heritage, Porch has undertaken residencies through the Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory in Yerevan, Armenia. (Based at the Mkitahr Sebastasi Educational Complex).
Born in Chicago, Debra Porch has a Masters Degree in Art from San Diego State University and a PhD from the Queensland University of Technology. Until recently she was Associate Professor in Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. [More]