Pat Foster & Jen Berean
2014 Visual Resident - Pat Foster & Jen Berean
Pat Foster and Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpicks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilisable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom, such space is used, and for what purpose.
They have been the recipients of several awards, including undertaking a mentorship with Turner Prize winning artist Martin Boyce as part of the Jane Scally Travelling Scholarship and most recently received the Marten Bequest Award. Recent exhibitions include: Parallel Collisions, Adelaide Biennial of Art, Adelaide, 2012; Double Negatives, Centre for Contemporary Photography and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne 2011; ART1, ACCA Regional Tour; NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Their most recent artwork Unity and Fragments (a brief interruption), was exhibited in 2013 at the Ian Potter Sculpture Court, MUMA, Melbourne. See Pat & Jen past exhibitions at MUMA.