Sarah Mosca

Sarah Mosca

Moving between photography, film, sculpture, and research, Sarah Mosca re-presents historical narratives to unveil readings and truths that may otherwise be forgotten or overlooked. Working predominantly with photography, Mosca interrogates the medium's documentary duty, utilising alternative approaches to analog photographic processing and materiality. Responding to historical and literary sources, Mosca embarks on field trips, expeditions and epic walks, mining particular sites for their histories. These sojourns are performed by Mosca as poetic gestures, often documented by a single sheet of large format film concealed within her clothing, which is exposed for the length of each performative gesture. 

Sarah Mosca lives and works in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney. Her work has been exhibited extensively across Sydney, Melbourne, New York and Germany. Recent exhibitions include Performing Drawing (2018) and NGA Contemporary (2015) at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Alchemists (2015), Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; and Care (2015), Interstate Projects, New York. Her work is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Canberra, and in private collections in Australia, Germany and America. Mosca was recently awarded a 2020 residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

Selected works

    Multiplicity (Empty Room)

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    Multiplicity (Empty Room) 2019


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    Bride 2021


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    Sorrow 2017

    The Couple

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    The Couple 2021


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    Untitled 2015

    Muse I

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    Muse I 2019


  • Almost


    Maria CruzJulie FragarMatthys GerberChristopher HanrahanLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonJan van der PloegElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van HekOliver Wagner

    10 September - October 9, 2021



    John ArmlederSimon BarneyMaria CruzJulie FragarSarah MoscaOlivier MossetJonny NiescheGemma SmithJelena TeleckiOliver WagnerBrendan Van HekJan van der Ploeg

    25 November - December 19, 2020

  • Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

    Sydney Contemporary Presents 2020

    Julie FragarSarah MoscaElizabeth PulieJelena TeleckiJustene Williams

    1 - October 31, 2020



    Maria CruzAnthony JohnsonLucina LaneTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheHuseyin SamiTony SchwensenGemma SmithNicola SmithJelena TeleckiBrendan Van Hek

    21 May - June 20, 2020

  • Six Memos

    Sarah Mosca

    Six Memos

    17 October - November 16, 2019

  • Silver Jubilee

    Silver Jubilee

    Julie FragarMatthys GerberTodd McMillanChristopher HanrahanSarah MoscaJonny NiescheJohn NixonElizabeth PulieKoji RyuiHuseyin SamiTony SchwensenGemma SmithJohn SpiteriBrendan Van Hek

    2 May - June 15, 2019

  • Group Show 39

    Group Show 39

    Julie FragarChristopher HanrahanTodd McMillanSarah MoscaJohn NixonKoji RyuiGemma Smith

    18 January - February 19, 2019

  • A Novella

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    A Novella

    15 March - April 13, 2017

  • Spring 1883

    Spring 1883

    Gemma SmithBrendan Van HekSarah MoscaJoyce HinterdingJonny NiescheMatthys GerberEsther StewartChristopher HanrahanNicola Smith

    17 - August 21, 2016

  • Another Green World

    Another Green World

    Jamie NorthGemma SmithAndreas Reiter RaabeSandra SeligSarah MoscaMatthys GerberJack Lanagan DunbarJonny NiescheOlivier MossetMaria CruzKoji RyuiJulie FragarBrendan Van Hek

    4 August - September 3, 2016

  • Cataracts and Waterfalls

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    Cataracts and Waterfalls

    15 October - November 14, 2015

  • Everything & Nothing

    Everything & Nothing

    Sarah MoscaMikala DwyerJohn NixonGemma SmithJoyce HinterdingChristopher HanrahanMatt HinkleyKoji RyuiDavid HainesTim BrunigesSandra Selig

    26 June - July 25, 2015