Emile Zile

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REDFACEFEATHER.jpg - Guangzhou residnecy 2006

Emile Zile is an artist and filmmaker engaged with the tension between reality and it's mediation, the self and it's representation and language and it's mutation. Building on a background of single-channel and performative video art, his current research is focussed on photographic portraiture with contemporary image-making techniques, site-specific audiovisual performance and the use of the internet as a site for mourning, transgression and revelation. His body of work reflects a bleak humanism and dark wit, in the face of an ever-accelerating culture of image consumption and distribution.

He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree studying under Philip Brophy at RMIT Media Arts Melbourne before relocating to Europe in 2007 to commence a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and performances have included Bring Your Own Beamer Berlin and Athens, Rojo Nova Audiovisual Sessions Sao Paulo Brazil, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Palais Paradiso Amsterdam, F.E.A.V.S. Osaka Japan, Today's Art Festival The Hague and the Rietveld Arsenale - 53rd Venice Biennale.