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Rayleen Forester

Rayleen Forester is an Adelaide based, independent curator and arts writer.  In 2010 Rayleen was awarded the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Travel Grant to collaborate with Japanese curator and Gallery Director Katsuya Ishida where she lived and worked for two and half years. Rayleen’s curatorial interests focus on cross-cultural engagement, community and kinship through contemporary and experimental art practice, performance and writing. She was awarded the inaugural Curator Mentorship Initiative grant (2012) through NAVA to work with established international curator Cuauhtémoc Medina at the second largest European Biennale MANIFESTA. She co-curated the long established Artists’ Week symposium in 2014 with Lars Bang Larsen (DEN) and Richard Grayson (UK). In 2016 she completed a residency at ICI New York as part of their curatorial hub program. She writes for national publications and is a founding member of initiatives FELTspace (SA) and fine print magazine (SA). In 2016 she curated Playground presented at JamFactory, Adelaide, SA and FX Harsono: Beyond Identity at Nexus Arts. In 2018 she was writer in residence at ARTWORKS for Guildhouse and in 2020 she is Curator in residence at ACE Open, Adelaide, SA.