Sam Jinks to Represent Australia at Venice Satellite Project

Sam Jinks to Represent Australia at Venice Satellite Project
(image source: Sullivan and Strumpf)

Sydney gallery Sullivan + Strumpf have announced renowned Australian sculptor Sam Jinks’ inclusion in “Personal Structures: Time, Space, Existence,” a collateral event of the 55th Venice Biennale

Held at the Palazzo Bembo from 1 June – 24 November 2013 and curated by the Global Art Affairs Foundation, this exhibition will bring together an extraordinary combination of established and emerging artists all drawn together with a common dedication to the concepts of Time, Space and Existence.


Known internationally for his ethereal and often disturbing hyper-real sculptures, Jinks is a master manipulator of the both the physical and the emotional. Created from silicone, fibreglass, resin, calcium carbonate, and human hair, Jinks’ sculptures contain a profound sense of the vulnerability and are remarkable in their striking portrayal of the human condition.

“Personal Structures” is part of an international art project initiated in 2002 by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer, who noticed that even in the most distant corners of the world, there are artists working with Time - Space and Existence, thereby expressing themselves in a very personal way. This observation led to the idea of bringing several of these artists together in publications, exhibitions and symposia.

The Global Art Affairs Foundation is a Dutch non-profit organization that aims to heighten the awareness about the more philosophical themes in contemporary art, in particular: Time – Space – Existence, and make these subjects more accessible to a wider international audience. In order to achieve this goal, we organize exhibitions, symposia and we publish.

This project has been granted Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status thanks to the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) and the gallery is currently raising funds to support the project. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to this project please contact the gallery.

See a video of Sam Jinks' work below