Dr. Wes Hill is an art historian, artist, art critic and curator who lectures in art theory and curatorial studies at Southern Cross University. He has a PhD in art history from the University of Queensland, and he is regularly published in visual art magazines and journals such as Artforum, Frieze, Broadsheet and Art and Australia. Speciality research areas include contemporary art, the ‘folkloric’ and the nature and representation of ‘criticality’ in cultural practice. Curated exhibitions include This is what I do (Metro Arts, Brisbane, and Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Hobart), and Living Things (Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore). As an artist specialising in the medium of installation, he has exhibited with Wendy Wilkins as ‘Wilkins Hill’ at numerous national art institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Artspace, Sydney, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
This is what i do, (2012)
Lemurs, roswell, wheat, pyramids, mosquitoes, yellow skin, humans that lay eggs, nazi aryanism (with Wendy Wilkins), (2011)
Wilkins Hill: around the horseshoe (with Wendy Wilkins), (2005)
Sarah Ryan, Art and Australia collection awards projects 2003-2013 (2012)
The outmoded in contemporary art, PopCAANZ 4th Annual International Conference (2013)
The outmoded in contemporary art, AAANZ Conference 2013: Interdiscipline (2013)
The politics of curating Australia's Asia Pacific Triennial, International symposium, curatorial practices reframed: politics and pedagogy in curating contemporary art (2013)