Anna Davis joined the Museum of Contemporary Art as Curator in 2009 and since then has worked with numerous Australian and international artists on a range of exhibitions, off-site projects, commissions and special events. In 2011 she curatedPrimavera 2011: Young Australian Artists, which focussed on site-specific practices and was held outside of the MCA galleries for the first time in the exhibition’s twenty year history.
Other major curatorial projects include MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context (2010) and In the Balance: Art for a Changing World (2010) (Co-curator). Most recently she has worked with Australian artist Hany Armanious on his commission for the new MCA Sculpture Series, and is currently developing Primavera 2012 and an upcoming exhibition by Australian collaborative artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, both scheduled for October 2012.
Anna has worked in a variety of roles in the arts since 1999 including Acting Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of NSW (2008-09) and Project Assistant / Project Manager at dLux media arts (2000 – 06). Anna has a PhD in Media Arts (2010) from the University of NSW’s College of Fine Arts and has exhibited her art work nationally and internationally, most recently as part of a collaborative duo with Jason Gee. With a focus on audio-visual sampling, the duo’s practice involves scavenging the debris of popular culture to create works that explore disturbing patterns and humour underlying the media environment.