born 1984 in Sydney, Australia
Wiradjuri, South-East region
lives and works in Australia and the US
S.J Norman was a participating artist in the Australian Artists' Residency Program as part of Marina Abramović: In Residence, 2015.
SJ Norman is an artist, writer and curator. They are a trans-masculine person and a south-eastern Koori of Wiradjuri heritage. Their career has so far spanned seventeen years and has embraced a diversity of disciplines, including solo and ensemble performance, installation, sculpture, text, video and sound.
Their work has been commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney, Performance Space New York, Venice International Performance Art Week, and the National Gallery of Australia, to name a few. They are the recipient of numerous awards for contemporary art, including a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and an Australia Council Fellowship. They are the author of one book, the award winning short story collection Permafrost. Their writing has won or placed in numerous prizes, including the Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award, the Peter Blazey Award, the Judith Wright Prize and the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. In 2019, they established Knowledge of Wounds, a global gathering of queer First Nations artists, which they co-curate with Joseph M Pierce. They are currently based between Sydney and New York.