About

Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga is a cross disciplinary visual artist motivated by an interest in the complexities of place, identity and sustainability. Through installation, sculpture, painting and photography Abbinga explores issues of social, environmental and economic concern and aims to create a dialogue with the viewer that questions existing notions of the urban ideal. Her practice is informed by her Dutch and Ukrainian heritage as well as her experience in urban planning and design. She embraces collaborative partnerships with other artists, community groups and craftspeople.

Abbinga is currently based in regional Victoria.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 (Performance) Re-staging of the Well, West Space Gallery and Parliament House, Melbourne

2014 The Well, Conduit Art Initiative, Melbourne

2013 (Performance) The Well, Federation Square, Melbourne

2012  RMIT Expanded Studio Practice Graduation Show, RMIT University, Melbourne

2011  Babynya First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2009  Memories of Malaysia, Penang International Arts Festival, Dewan Sri Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015  Quarter Acre, Blindside, Melbourne

2015  Lost in Translocation, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne

2013  Bah Humbug, D11, Melbourne

2013  Hot Mess, D11, Melbourne

2013  Collective Wanderings, First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2012  8X8, Every Sunday Gallery, Melbourne                                   

2012  RMIT Grad Show, Swanston Street, Melbourne                                   

2011  Agendo, Abbotsford Convent Gallery

2009  100 Excellent Artists, Penang International Arts Festival, Penang Town Hall, Georgetown, Malaysia

                                                                                                           

EDUCATION , EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIP

2009-2013  Bachelor of Fine Arts (ESP) with High Distinction, RMIT University

2012 Internship, Gertrude Contemporary

2004-2008  Senior Strategic Planner, Urban Enterprise Pty Ltd

2002-2005  Urban and Environmental Planner, Foresite Pty Ltd

2005  Tutor Melbourne University (Advanced Transport Planning and Shaping the Metropolis)

2003  Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Melbourne

PRESS

2015  All Our Stories PBS Radio, Interview with Adriane Hayward and Rahma Naser, Monday 6th July

2014  Article by Toby Fehilly, in The Three Thousands, Eva Abbinga ‘The Well’, opening at Conduit Arts,           http://thethousands.com.au/melbourne/calendar/eva-abbinga-the-well-opening-at-conduit-arts

2013  Interview with Inside Art, Chanel 31 for RMIT Grad Show

2012   Art Almanac, Image of work accompanied the editorial for RMIT Grad Show (Nov) p.31