Claudio  Kirac

Claudio Kirac

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Curriculum vitae

b. 1976 - Lives and Works on the Gold Coast Australia

Claudio Kirac is an Artist living and working on the Gold Coast, Australia.
His career spans 20 years working as a professional artist, photographer and designer
With his head in the clouds and two feet planted firmly on the ground, Claudio constantly investigates the crossover between contemporary art and popular culture whilst questioning the norm within a commercial field, transcending the boundaries between analogue and digital design.
Claudio has self published three books of artwork and photography, 'Para el Sexo Dialimento' with ABCK (2006) 'INFINITEYE' (2008) and Dreamland (2012) with a selection of these now in the permanent collection of the National Library of Australia (Canberra) and the NYC State Library collection (NY,NY). Claudio's work has most recently been acquired by Gold Coast City Gallery for his 'Something Concrete' photo series produced for Bleach* Festival 2014.
His most notable public speaking rolls include the Semi-Permanent, Agideas and Analogue/Digital conferences as well as keynote speaker for AGDA the DIA and Apple.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Something Concrete Hinge Gallery / Dust Temple, Gold Coast
2013 Love Letters St. Thomas Studio, Gold Coast
2012 Dreamland Memory of a Journey' - Comb Art Space, Gold Coast

Selected Group and Curated Exhibitions

2016 The Next Generation - Cay, Edge, Flannery, Kirac, Lincoln, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2015 Precious Things Come In Small Parcels, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2013 Debut St. Thomas Studio, Gold Coast
2013 The Archi-Bottle by Cake Wines - Top 30 Finalist, Sydney
2013 Ampersans The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast
2013 Still Coping Australian Skateboard Retrospective, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast
2012 Neon Pop Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Knee High Art Park Gallery, Byron Bay
2011 Confines Just Us Gallery, Brisbane
2011 One Offs Comb Space
2011 DCA Global SOS Design Benefit Auction Design College Australia, Brisbane
2010 The Keg Show Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sydney
2010 One Way Festival Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
2010 Design For Humanity Oxford Art Factory Sydney Curated and Exhibited Group Show.
2009 Friday 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast
2007 I Used To Skate Once 3 - The Outpost, The Zoo, Brisbane
2006 Everyday Touring group exhibition as part of Semi Permanent - China Heights Sydney, Revolver Melbourne, Breadbox Perth.
2006 I Used To Skate Once Too The Outpost, The Zoo Brisbane
2006 Same Motive, Different MO Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2005 I Used To Skate Once The Outpost and Ric's Brisbane
2005 Someday Christmas Show, Someday Gallery Melbourne
2005 OZtria Pickwicks Vienna Austria - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.
2005 La Nuit Du Cinema 1 & 2 Elsewhere Surfers Paradise - Curated and Presented by ABCK.
2005 SELX Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2004 Brush Markings Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2004 Undergold Cadavre Exquis  Elsewhere Surfers Paradise - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.
2003 Undergold Capitol Bar, Main Beach - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.

Keynote Speaker / Guest Lecturer

2014  Apple Store Brisbane, Brisbane City - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA Designer Brekky, Matilda Bay, Perth - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA Creative Chatter, Griffith University, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA 7x7, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2012  DIA 7x7, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2011  AGideas, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne - Keynote Speaker.
2011  Analogue Digital Design Conference, Gold Coast October 18th - Keynote Speaker.
2011  Analogue Digital Design Conference, Sunshine Coast May 13th - Keynote Speaker.
2011  QCA Griffith University, Southport - Guest Lecturer and Tutor.
2011  Gold Coast Cultural Forum, Gold Coast Arts Centre - Keynote Speaker.
2010  Adobe, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2010  QCA Griffith University, Southport - Guest Lecturer.
2010  Billy Blue College, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  AGDA Talk Series, Powerhouse Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  AGDA One on One, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  DesignWorks College Graduating Exhibition, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2008  Semi Permanent, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2006  Semi Permanent, Sydney - Keynote Speaker.
2006  QCA Griffith University, Southbank Brisbane - Guest Lecturer.
2006/2009  QIGA Queensland Institute of Graphic Design, Burleigh Heads - Guest Lecturer and Tutor.

Selected Publications / Reviews and Interviews

Black + White
Monster Children
Australian Creative
Artillery
Acclaim
YEN
Dazed & Confused
White Horses
No Cure
Gold Coast Creative
Cove
Semi Permanent Books
Tokion
Our People

 

Claudio Kirac

Curriculum vitae

b. 1976 - Lives and Works on the Gold Coast Australia

Claudio Kirac is an Artist living and working on the Gold Coast, Australia.
His career spans 20 years working as a professional artist, photographer and designer
With his head in the clouds and two feet planted firmly on the ground, Claudio constantly investigates the crossover between contemporary art and popular culture whilst questioning the norm within a commercial field, transcending the boundaries between analogue and digital design.
Claudio has self published three books of artwork and photography, 'Para el Sexo Dialimento' with ABCK (2006) 'INFINITEYE' (2008) and Dreamland (2012) with a selection of these now in the permanent collection of the National Library of Australia (Canberra) and the NYC State Library collection (NY,NY). Claudio's work has most recently been acquired by Gold Coast City Gallery for his 'Something Concrete' photo series produced for Bleach* Festival 2014.
His most notable public speaking rolls include the Semi-Permanent, Agideas and Analogue/Digital conferences as well as keynote speaker for AGDA the DIA and Apple.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Something Concrete Hinge Gallery / Dust Temple, Gold Coast
2013 Love Letters St. Thomas Studio, Gold Coast
2012 Dreamland Memory of a Journey' - Comb Art Space, Gold Coast

Selected Group and Curated Exhibitions

2016 The Next Generation - Cay, Edge, Flannery, Kirac, Lincoln, Anthea Polson Art, QLD
2015 Precious Things Come In Small Parcels, Anthea Polson Art QLD
2013 Debut St. Thomas Studio, Gold Coast
2013 The Archi-Bottle by Cake Wines - Top 30 Finalist, Sydney
2013 Ampersans The Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast
2013 Still Coping Australian Skateboard Retrospective, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast
2012 Neon Pop Bleeding Heart Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Knee High Art Park Gallery, Byron Bay
2011 Confines Just Us Gallery, Brisbane
2011 One Offs Comb Space
2011 DCA Global SOS Design Benefit Auction Design College Australia, Brisbane
2010 The Keg Show Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sydney
2010 One Way Festival Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
2010 Design For Humanity Oxford Art Factory Sydney Curated and Exhibited Group Show.
2009 Friday 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast
2007 I Used To Skate Once 3 - The Outpost, The Zoo, Brisbane
2006 Everyday Touring group exhibition as part of Semi Permanent - China Heights Sydney, Revolver Melbourne, Breadbox Perth.
2006 I Used To Skate Once Too The Outpost, The Zoo Brisbane
2006 Same Motive, Different MO Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2005 I Used To Skate Once The Outpost and Ric's Brisbane
2005 Someday Christmas Show, Someday Gallery Melbourne
2005 OZtria Pickwicks Vienna Austria - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.
2005 La Nuit Du Cinema 1 & 2 Elsewhere Surfers Paradise - Curated and Presented by ABCK.
2005 SELX Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2004 Brush Markings Departure Lounge Gallery Burleigh Heads
2004 Undergold Cadavre Exquis  Elsewhere Surfers Paradise - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.
2003 Undergold Capitol Bar, Main Beach - Curated and Exhibited Group Show by ABCK.

Keynote Speaker / Guest Lecturer

2014  Apple Store Brisbane, Brisbane City - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA Designer Brekky, Matilda Bay, Perth - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA Creative Chatter, Griffith University, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2013  DIA 7x7, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2012  DIA 7x7, Rabbit & Cocoon, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2011  AGideas, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne - Keynote Speaker.
2011  Analogue Digital Design Conference, Gold Coast October 18th - Keynote Speaker.
2011  Analogue Digital Design Conference, Sunshine Coast May 13th - Keynote Speaker.
2011  QCA Griffith University, Southport - Guest Lecturer and Tutor.
2011  Gold Coast Cultural Forum, Gold Coast Arts Centre - Keynote Speaker.
2010  Adobe, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2010  QCA Griffith University, Southport - Guest Lecturer.
2010  Billy Blue College, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  AGDA Talk Series, Powerhouse Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  AGDA One on One, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2009  DesignWorks College Graduating Exhibition, Gold Coast - Keynote Speaker.
2008  Semi Permanent, Brisbane - Keynote Speaker.
2006  Semi Permanent, Sydney - Keynote Speaker.
2006  QCA Griffith University, Southbank Brisbane - Guest Lecturer.
2006/2009  QIGA Queensland Institute of Graphic Design, Burleigh Heads - Guest Lecturer and Tutor.

Selected Publications / Reviews and Interviews

Black + White
Monster Children
Australian Creative
Artillery
Acclaim
YEN
Dazed & Confused
White Horses
No Cure
Gold Coast Creative
Cove
Semi Permanent Books
Tokion
Our People