• Film still of Mónica de Miranda, The Island (A Ilha), 2022. Courtesy of the artist
  • Film still of Club Ate, ANG IDOL KO / YOU ARE MY IDOL, 2022. Courtesy of the artists
  • Film still of Brook Andrew, SMASH IT, 2018. Courtesy of the artist
  • Film still of Mikhael Subotzky, Epilogue: Disordered and Flatulent, 2022. Courtesy of the artist
  • Film still of Donovan Wylie and Peter Mann, Blinded by the very force it imagined it could handle, 2023. Courtesy of the artists
  • Film still of Joy Gregory, Gomera, 2010. Courtesy of the artist
  • Stanislava Pinchuk, The Theatre of War, 2024, three channel video, 10:23 minutes, edition 3 + 2 AP
  • Amrita Hepi, Scripture for a smokescreen: Episode 1 Dolphin House, 2022, two channel video, 15:00 minutes, edition of 5 + 2 AP
  • Bindi Vora, As The Tides Grow Closer, 2021-2022, single channel video, archival footage from the Prelinger archive and personal footage, 2:57 minutes
  • Film still of Choy Ka Fai, Yishun is Burning, 2022, two channel video
  • Ibrahim Ahmed Tuk Tuk Diaries, 2021, single channel video, 19:58 minutes, edition of 3 + 2AP
  • Isaac Chong Wai, Die Mütter, 2022, two channel video, 14:00 minutes, edition 2 of 5 + 2AP
  • Jacob Nash and Stephen Page, Dark Emu, 2018, single channel video, director of Photography: Bonnie Elliott, commissioned by Bangarra Dance Theatre, 3:33 minutes
  • Jayda Wilson, Blood Reign II, 2023, sound, including archival oral history interview conducted the City of Adelaide (OH101, 1998), 5:40 minutes
  • Joy Gregory, Gomera, 2010, single channel video, 10:03 minutes
  • Khandakar Ohida, Dream Your Museum, 2022, single channel video, 18:19, edition of 4 + 1 AP
  • Lindokuhle Sobekwa, I carry Her photo with Me, 2017 - present, single channel video, audio: 'Meditations for Ziyanda: Siyokukhumbula' (2021), composed and performed by Nduduzo Makhathini, 7:20 minutes
  • Martha Atienza, Tigpanalipod 11° 02’ 06.4” N 123° 36’ 24.1” E (1) The Protectors 11° 02’ 06.4” N 123° 36’ 24.1” E (1), 2022, single channel video loop, no sound, 74:05 minutes, edition 2 of 6 + 2 AP
  • Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Spicy “turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, henna”, 2015, four channel video, 7:29 minutes
  • Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, U K'ux Kaj / Heart of sky, Mayan god of storms, 2023-2024, single channel video, 9:09 minutes, supported by The National Geographic Society, edition of 3 + 2AP
  • Richard Bell, No Tin Shack, 2022, single channel video, 7:28 minutes
  • Soumya Sankar Bose, Marichjhapi: Where the Birds Never Sing, 2021, single channel video, 31:26 minutes, edition of 5 + 2AP
  • Thania Petersen, Kassaram, 2020, single channel video, 12:11 minutes ,edition 4 of 5 + 2AP
  • Tromarama, Growing Pillars, 2023, single channel video, 11:46 minutes, edition 3 of 3
  • Tuan Andrew Nguyen, My Ailing Beliefs Can Cure Your Wretched Desires, 2017, two channel video, 18:51 minutes, edition of 5 + 2 AP
  • Valentina Soto, Squares of Tropic Summer, 2020-2021, single channel video, 10:01 minutes, edtion 2 of 5 + 2AP


Curated by Ananya Mukhopadhyay

14 June – 13 July 2024

MEMORY/MYTH is a program of films and video installations borne from distinct yet overlapping experiences of indigeneity, diaspora and the intersecting global legacies of colonialism. Through contemporary and historic works by a group of acclaimed international artists, Ames Yavuz presents a conversation between kindred spirits — authors united by their shared inheritance of landscapes and stories ravaged by the imperial project. The extensive lacunae in such histories are visited by these artists as sites for both mourning and discovery, while also being generative spaces for myth-making, fantasy and the curative contemplation of possible futures.

MEMORY/MYTH includes works by Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal/Australia), Richard Bell (Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang, Australia), Joy Gregory (UK), Thania Petersen (South Africa), and Stanislava Pinchuk (Ukraine). Exploring experiences of indigeneity, diaspora and the intersecting global legacies of colonialism, and emphasises the gallery’s commitment to showcasing international artists in Australia.

Highlight works in the program include Blinded by the very force it imagined it could handle, by celebrated photographer-filmmakers Donovan Wylie and Peter Mann, marking the first time the video installation will be shown outside of Ireland. Monica de Miranda, a prominent Portuguese artist currently representing her nation at the Venice Biennale, will showcase The Island (A Ilha), commissioned by Autograph, London. Indonesian collective Tromarama will present their major work Growing Pillars, which was produced for the 2023 Facade Commission at M+, Hong Kong. Turkish artist Fikret Atay will present Tinica, a video work that has garnered international acclaim in prestigious exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Istanbul Modern, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Hammer Museum.

The participating artists include Ibrahim Ahmed (Kuwait), Mónica Alcázar-Duarte (Mexico), Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri, Ngunnawal/Australia), Fikret Atay (Turkey), Martha Atienza (Philippines), Richard Bell (Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang/Australia), Soumya Sankar Bose (India), Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong), Club Ate (Australia), Joy Gregory (UK), Amrita Hepi (Bundjulung/Ngapuhi Territories), Choy Ka Fai (Singapore), Mehdi Georges Lahlou (Morocco/France), Mónica de Miranda (Portugal), Jacob Nash and Stephen Page (Daly River people/Australia), Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnam/USA), Khandakar Ohida (India), Thania Petersen (South Africa), Stanislava Pinchuk (Ukraine), Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa), Valentina Soto (Chile), Mikhael Subotzky (South Africa), Eve Tagny (Canada), Tromarama (Indonesia), Bindi Vora (UK), Jayda Wilson (Gugada, Wirangu/Australia), and Donovan Wylie and Peter Mann (Ireland).