Paul Gazzola


Paul Gazzola is an artist and curator with a focus on expanded fields of performance and participatory/socially engaged art. His curatorial projects across city, urban and regional sites in Australia and internationally generate opportunities for individuals/communities to be engaged with artistic outcomes that explore the existing cultural/social/political realities between the local, the everyday, body, site and the built environment. He engages multi-disciplinary artists whose practices employ a range of performative, sculptural, visual, photographic, text, sound and /or time-based strategies to deliver their outcomes as dynamic public situations.  He has held curatorial roles at various institutions and organisation including Campbelltown Arts Centre (NSW), Critical Path (NSW), Salamanca Arts Centre (TAS) and Performance Space, (NSW). Past and recent curatorial projects include the suburban events Temporary Democracies (NSW), PlaceLab-Noarlunga (SA), Projects of the Everyday (SA) and Temporary Art Gallery (SA); the ongoing regional project Collectors/Collections (SA) and the gallery/theatre/site-based projects that include Coming Soon (Germany), Return to Sender (NSW), FOLA Gift Shop by OSCA (VIC), Hot August Night (VIC), Performing Mobilities (VIC) and Openlab16/VRYFEES Festival, Bloemfontein, South Africa. He is currently Artistic Director of Open Space Contemporary Arts. Paul has been a member of the Adhocracy curatorial team since 2013.