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.

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