Arini Kai Cullen Byng









Arini Byng works with the affective qualities of materials, gestures and settings - undertaking exercises in image, movement and form to negotiate political scenes. Byng (born 1987) holds a B. Fine Art from NAS and B. Fine Art (Honours) from VCA. Her work has been exhibited in Australian galleries and festivals including Blak Dot Gallery, Watch This Space, 215 Albion, Irene Rose, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Hobiennale, Bus Projects, Slopes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Perimeter Presents 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, and NLA. Byng lives and works in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. 


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2017 - 2019

Open to Close: Remember what you heard when you weren’t even listening, Watch This Space, Mparntwe (Alice Springs)

Live Work, with Aaron Christopher Rees, Blindside, Naarm (Melbourne)

Sinkhole VII, with Jess Gall & Rebecca Jensen, for Airing The Share, Why Listen To Plants? Liquid Architecture, The Design Hub, Naarm (Melbourne)

Live Work, with Aaron Christopher Rees, Kings, Naarm (Melbourne)

(indistinct chatter) for A sinking feeling (the politics of risk), Blak Dot Gallery - Curated by Bella Hone-Saunders and James Tylor, Naarm (Melbourne)

Sinkhole V, with Jess Gall & Rebecca Jensen, 215 Albion St, in association with Neon Parc, curated by Shelley Lasica and Zoe Theodore, Naarm (Melbourne)

Sinkhole, with Jess Gall & Rebecca Jensen, Irene Rose, Naarm (Melbourne)

Before Taking any Action, Making Spaces: MEL&NYC Program + c3 Contemporary Artspace, Naarm (Melbourne)

Talking to the back of your head, Bus Projects, Naarm (Melbourne)

Before Taking any Action, Hobiennale, Lutruwita (Hobart)

The sound in the form of a word, c3 Contemporary Artspace, Naarm (Melbourne)


2015 - 2016

Paper Movies, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT, USA

Object as Score (curated by Nathan Gray) Margaret Lawrence, Naarm (Melbourne)

Lit from the top (curated by Sarah Wall & Laura Lantieri), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Naarm (Melbourne)

it’s a fountain, Bus Projects, Naarm (Melbourne)

2013 - 2014

Functional Background Music: actions for five objects, Slopes, Naarm (Melbourne) (curated by Helen Hughes and Joel Stern)

Adult Contemporary, Edmund Pearce, Naarm (Melbourne)

Bus Projects Fundraiser, BUS Projects, Naarm (Melbourne)

Brunswick Lake, Brunswick Lake Project Space, Naarm (Melbourne)

Moved Objects, Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary MOCA, USA

IPF, Magic Johnson, Naarm (Melbourne)

CCP Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Naarm (Melbourne)

Product Placement 2, Ryan Renshaw, Jagera (Brisbane)

Moved Objects, Perimeter, Naarm (Melbourne)

Product Placement, Seventh, Naarm (Melbourne)


2011 - 2012

Under Value, New York Art Book Fair, MOMA PS1, New York, USA

Under Value, Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo

Under Value, Perimeter, Naarm (Melbourne)

Untitled (window installation), Russell Place, Naarm (Melbourne)

New Low, Goodtime Studios, Naarm (Melbourne)

One of the Ones, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (pop up), Naarm (Melbourne)

Paper Planes, The Paper Mill, Eora (Sydney)

End of the Roll, Kind-of Gallery, Eora (Sydney)