born 1980 in Sydney, Australia
lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Discrete Relations/Discreet Relations, 2019
16 fashion utility jackets made from light–reflective perforated fabric lined with John Kaldor Fabricmaker remnants. Costume consultant, garment construction design and pattern making by Leah Giblin; Sewing by Leah Giblin and Lynette Robertson
Photographs by Pedro Greig
Commissioned as part of Kaldor Public Art Project 34, Asad Raza, Absorption, The Clothing Store, Carriageworks, Sydney, 3–19 May 2019
Images courtesy the artist, Kaldor Public Art Projects and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney
Agatha Gothe-Snape works at the threshold of visual arts and performance. She has a highly trained and deeply attuned understanding of performance strategies and how they intersect not only with the visual but with the relational and architectural. As a result, her works are singular, embracing the complexity, ambiguity and slippages of both performance and language in an aesthetic style that is questioning, poetic, and political.
Gothe-Snape has exhibited in major international biennales including the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2018, 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016, PERFORMA, New York, 2015, and the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, 2014. In 2017, she presented a solo exhibition at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. She has exhibited widely in Australia at artist-run spaces, state-funded institutions, and museums. Her work is held in major collections across Australia. Gothe-Snape is actively involved in Wrong Solo, a collaborative performance group that she began in 2006 with fellow Sydney artist Brian Fuata. She also has a long-standing collaboration with choreographer and dancer Brooke Stamp, as well as artist Sarah Rodigari, and dancer and choreographer Lizzie Thomson.