Monte Masi


Monte Masi is an artist who makes performances, videos, and text works which examine and reflect on economies of visual attention: the labour of looking and the ways we look together. He explores the way bodies are conditioned by various spaces of visual display, from the cool contemplation of the gallery space to the hot stare of the browser session to the complexity of encounters in the social sphere. Recent exhibitions and performances have included ZOOMLORD for fine print #22: interiors, llllllllllllllllllll (twenty lowercase Ls) as part of Louise Haselton: Like Cures Like at the Samstag Musuem of Art, Adelaide; Born as part of Transcriptions, performed at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 2018; INSPI-RAY SHUN-SHUN APP-LI-KAY SHUN-SHUN at Hobiennale 2017, Hobart; and Work in Progress: Investigations South of Market at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Monte holds an MFA Social Practice from California College of the Arts, as well as Visual Art and Education degrees from the University of South Australia. He is the recipient of several grants and fellowships including The Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, John Crampton Travelling Scholarship, and an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant.