19 OCTOBER 2013 – 16 FEBRUARY 2014

The prominence given to the self image in social media, on reality television and in everyday life has generated an audience primed to receive and consume personal information. Whether artists today operate from a digital platform or not, their self portraits are likely to be understood within this context. 

remix. post. connect. explores the impulse to manipulate, present or exchange aspects of self, through artworks in a range of media. The exhibition acknowledges that identity is unstable, and that one’s sense of self is informed by multiple, often competing, influences, including heritage. 

The invited artists adopt various approaches that do not always conform to traditional notions of self portraiture. While some use biography or narrative, others are less overt. In each case, the artists have disclosed something about themselves, whether fabricated or ‘real’.

Curator: Samantha Littley, Curator, UQ Art Museum 
Judge: Blair French, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 

Online Catalogue

  • View the online catalogue here


Chris Bennie • Natasha Bieniek • Jane Burton • Thea Costantino • Paula Do Prado • James Dodd • Adrienne Doig • Yavuz Erkan • Fiona Foley • Katherine Griffiths •  David Griggs •  Brent Harris • Petrina Hicks • Anastasia Klose •  Michael Lindeman • Jess MacNeil • Jennifer Mills • Kate Mitchell • Archie Moore • Nell • Shaun O'Connor • Tom O'Hern • Ryan Presley •  Eugenia Raskopoulos • Victoria Reichelt • Tobias Richardson • Stuart Ringholt • David Rosetzky •  Khaled Sabsabi • Yhonnie Scarce • Nalda Searles • Alexander Seton • Sancintya Simpson • Jacqui Stockdale • Darren Sylvester • TextaQueen • David M Thomas • Min Wong 

Winner announcement and opening

Friday 18 Ocotober 6.15 for 6.30 pm
judged and opened by 
Blair French
Assistant Director (Curatorial and Digital)
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


Nell is the winner of The University of Queensland National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize 2013. View the winning entry here
Alex Seton is the winner of the People's Choice Award

Public Program

Saturday 19 October 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
James Dodd, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Victoria Reichelt and Sancintya Simpson in conversation with Samantha Littley. 

UQ Art Museum's Selfie Comp

Winner:  Jennifer McLeod 
View the short list on facebook here


  • View UQ News story here
  • Download images for news and review here