ashley perry


Siying Zhou


        Ashley Perry is an interdisciplinary Goenpul artist from Quandamooka country.

        His recent works are examining information and data systems, interrogating the methods of collecting and categorising. His works often examining the legacy of colonialism in these kinds of systems, as way of understanding, embedded issues in their current form. He was the recipient of the Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change (2019). He recently presented work in Florence, Italy for the First Commissions Project, the University of Melbourne.

        Ashley Perry is collaborating with Siying Zhou for Hyphenated Biennial.


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        Born in China, Siying Zhou is a visual artist and based in Melbourne (narrm). Through producing predominantly installation works, Zhou uses spatial structure and materiality of various media, such as, video, photography, performance, drawings and text, to undertake her research about cultural difference and cultural representation, and to draw discussions about ontological issues about Asian immigrants and epistemological experiences formed in the visual art. Zhou’s artworks have been exhibited nationally and internationally and also included in private collections. Zhou is the winner of the Linden Art Prize 2018 and the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award twice in 2015 and 2017. Zhou has obtained the Master of Fine Art in the Victorian College of the Art, the University of Melbourne, in 2017.

the project

The fable of the contemporary artist (visual art)

“All following stories are fictional and do not depict any actual person or event”

a collaboration between
Ashley Perry & Siying Zhou

INSTALLATION VIEW, Image credit: Janelle Low

      Ashley Perry and Siying Zhou, together, reflect on their own experiences of working as a contemporary visual artist in Australia. Through a collaborative research and production process, they explore the various socio-economic conditions and randomness that are associated with ideals of a successful artist career in today’s world.

          Ashley and Siying’s project can be seen at The Substation as part of Hyphenated Biennial 2021-2022 ︎︎︎

        Listen to Ashley and Siying’s podcast as part of the Digital Program︎︎︎

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