b. 1988, Launceston, Tasmania
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

︎ angustarnawsky@gmail.com



Angus Tarnawsky is an Australian artist and musician. His work considers perceptions and perspectives of sound and space, existing in many hybrid forms across composition, performance, and installation. Recent exhibitions and presentations have been hosted by Pioneer Works, Fridman Gallery, and Wave Farm (New York), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam/New York), RBMA (Toronto/Montreal), Luminato Festival (Toronto), and Next Wave Festival (Melbourne). He collaborates with a variety of artists to release records, organize events, and facilitate community engagement, often under the auspice of In Context Music, a curatorial project active since 2013. Originally from Tasmania, he studied improvisation and electroacoustic music at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne before relocating to New York City in 2010. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


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CV
02/01/19

Education
2020 MFA, Interdisciplinary Art, Media & Design, OCAD University
2009 BMus, Performance (Honours), University of Melbourne

Residencies
2018 Wave Farm, Acra NY
2017 Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY
2016 RBMA, Montreal QC

Selected Exhibitions
2018 Screen Spaces, Mathew Gallery, New York NY
curated by Vere van Gool for Het Nieuwe Instituut

2018 Sound + Signal, One Spadina, Toronto ON
curated by John Granzow & Catie Newell for Smartgeometry

2014 Can We Please Play the Internet, West Space, Melbourne
curated by Rosemary Willink for Next Wave Festival

Contributing Artist
2018 MINT Conference, Halifax NS
2018 RBMA, The Great Hall, Toronto ON
2018 Sonic Transmission Archive, Newburgh NY
2018 Audio Buffet, Wave Farm, Acra NY
2018 Organ Player, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City UT
2017 Hero Complexities, Theatre of Movement, Greensboro NC
2017 Second Sundays, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn NY
2017 Label Night, Fridman Gallery, New York NY
2017 Luminato Festival, Toronto ON
2017 Make Music Festival, New York NY
2016 Surface To Air, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Vanishing Point, Theatre of Movement, Greensboro NC
2015 GENERATE, Roulette, Brooklyn NY
2015 Strobe Network, Flux Factory, Queens NY
2014 Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2014 ESP TV, Trans-Pecos, Queens NY
2014 Last Weekend Festival, Wurtsboro NY

Recordings
2019 Subconscious Self Sabotage, 7” Record, ICM
2018 Live at Secret Project Robot, 7” Record, ICM
2017 City of Fear (Flowers of Evil), 12” Record, Deranged
2016 Surface To Air, 7” Record, ICM
2015 Self-titled (Flowers of Evil), 12” Record, Deranged
2014 Artifacts, 7” Record, ICM
2014 Pitched, 12” Record, Inner Surface Music

Curatorial
2013 - present, In Context Music (ICM)
Record Label, and Concert Series, Various locations

2011 - 2012, Unconscious Collective
Performance Series, Brooklyn NY

Publications & Presentations
2018 Limitations:
Modular Synthesis and Human Interaction
Workshop, Array Space

2018 Spaces & Rituals: 
Ways of Rethinking Performance
Presentation, MINT Conference

2018 Embracing Imperfection: 
Networked Performance Techniques for Artists
Presentation, MINT Conference

2009 Chris Cutler’s Electrified-Drumkit: 
The Evolution of a Hybrid Instrument and its Opportunities for Improvisers
Undergraduate Dissertation, University of Melbourne

Bibliography
2016 Georgia Straight (Interview)
2016 Parklife DC (Review)
2016 Searching For (Interview)
2015 Tinymixtapes (Interview)
2014 Bizaar Bazaar (Interview)
2014 Stray Landings (Review)
2014 Resident Advisor (Review)

Awards
2018 Travel Grant, OCAD University
2018 Dean’s Scholarship, OCAD University
2017 Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2009 Travel Grant, Arts Tasmania
2009 Foote Trust Scholarship, University of Melbourne
2009 Phillip Law Scholarship, University of Melbourne

Teaching
2019 Teaching Assistant, VISC-1002, Visual & Material Culture
OCAD University, Toronto ON

2018 Teaching Assistant, VISC-1001, Visual & Material Culture
OCAD University, Toronto ON

2017 Teaching Artist, Sonic Arts for All
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY

2017 Guest Lecture, Music Technology
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn NY

2014-15 Visiting Artist, Newstead College
Launceston, Tasmania

2014 Guest Lecture, Integrated Design
The New School, New York NY