Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Fielding combines strong cultural roots with contemporary views on the tensions between community life and global concerns. He confidently moves across different mediums, whilst pushing aesthetic and conceptual boundaries in central desert art.
Beside his art practice, Robert has developed skills across curating, writing and exhibition install. As a finalist in the Macquarie Group Foundation First Nations Emerging Curator Award 2017, he was offered the opportunity to participate in an international exchange to Canada. As a participant in the Australia Council for the Arts’ Signature Works Innovation Lab, he conducted research in museum archives across Australia. Working in installation, painting and photography, Fielding’s first international solo exhibition was staged at the Fondation Opale in Switzerland in late 2018. His work continues to be shown in exhibitions across Australia and internationally, most recently in the Tarnanthi tour of KulataTjuta (Many Spears) at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France, in 2020, in the exhibition (un)learning Australia at Seoul Museum of Art and at Bangkok Biennale Chaos : Calm.
Recent exhibitions (click to view):
2022 Sacred, blackartprojects, Melbourne
2021 Manta, blackartprojects, Melbourne
2020 Routes / Roots, Linden New Art, Melbourne
2018 Robert Fielding, Fondation Opale, Crans Montana, Switzerland