Arini Byng's practice addresses the affective qualities of materials, gestures and settings - undertaking exercises in image, movement and form to negotiate political scenes.
Recent projects shift to the production of choreographed situations of expanded performance and video to explore relations to site, bodies and environment. Byng (born 1987) holds a B. Fine Art from NAS and B. Fine Art (Honours) from VCA. Her work has been exhibited across Australia including Blak Dot Gallery, 215 Albion, Irene Rose, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Hobiennale, Bus Projects, Slopes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Perimeter Presents, ACCA, and CCP; selected works published by Perimeter Editions, Higher Arc, Le Roy and Photofile; and with work held in publication collections of V&A, MoMA, MOCA, Tate Modern, MONA and NLA. Byng lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
Image: Before Taking Any Action (performance documentation), Arini Byng, 2018