about:

IchikawaEdward (ie.) is a multidisciplinary cultural exchange which was established in 2017 namely between Ichikawa Lee and Joshua Edward as a way of spatially negotiating the common frictions that queer/othered/disabled bodies experience in today’s “architectures.” Since its inception, the shared practice has grown and shifted in place, body and praxis. At its very core ie. has always prioritised creative collaboration. They engage and work with artists of varying disciplines and backgrounds to allow for a reinforced investigation into specific expertise. The expanded practice has produced material outcomes in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, New York and Berlin. Works are typically realised spatially through sculpture, installation and performance.

exhibitions:

2020 T​rocadero Art Space ​Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Jake Treacy
2019 Blindside ​Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Anador Walsh
2019 Art Biesenthal ​Residency & Exhibition, ​MBiesenthal, Germany.
2019 Bus Projects ​Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Latifa Elmrin
2019 c3 Gallery ​Solo Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
2019 Blindside ​Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Bridie Lunney & James Carey
2019 Firstdraft ​Group Exhibition, Sydney, Australia.
Curated by Sebastian Henry-Jones
2019 MPavilion Installation and Panel Discussion, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Shannon May Powell & Joshua Lynch
2019 Proximity Site Specific Installation, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Marlia Stucci & Claudia Sin
2018 Victorian College of The Arts Graduate Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Margaret Lawrence Gallery Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.,
2018 33 Tinning St ​Group Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by IchikawaEdward
2018 SEVENTH Gallery ​Solo Exhibition, ​Melbourne, Australia.
2017 27-29 Johnston St Site Specific Installation, ​Melbourne, Australia.
Curated by Tyson Campbell

grants and prizes:

2019 Yarra City Council ​Small Project Grant
2018 Tatana Mihulka ​Encouragement Award
2018 Daniel Dorral Arts Award Excellence in Sculpture and Spatial Practice
2018 Majlis Traveling Scholarship Shortlisted, Victorian College of The Arts
2018 University of Melbourne Student Union Initiative Grant
2018 Yarra City Council Small Project Grant

commissions:

2019 Pitch Music and Arts Festival ​Sight Specific Installation, The Grampians, Australia
2018 Pitch Music and Arts Festival ​Sight Specific Installation, The Grampians, Australia
2017 Selena Sculpture Commission