ABOUT   CV
ELLA SOWINSKA

Pretty Gross and Incredibly Intimate,

80 Ways, 
Round One,
Flashmob Flashmob
Tropical Islands,
The One on One,
Watching Us Watching Them,
Off Camera,
Emily and Ryan’s First Date Dance, 
Real Estate (Underwear Hunt),
Bedrooms,

Commissioned Film Portfolio,
Showreel


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work: the Wurundjeri and neighbouring Boonwurrung people; and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. I pay my respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

Mark

ELLA SOWINSKA
Born 1991, Melbourne, Australia

EDUCATION
2018 Masters of Film and Television, Victorian College of the Arts
2013 Honours, Fine Art, MADA, Monash University
2012 Bachelor of Visual Art, MADA, Monash University

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 80 Ways, Recess, online platform
2017 Tropical Islands, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2016 The One on One, Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Albury-Wodonga
2016 The One on One (watching us watching them), Adelaide Fringe Festival, FELTspace, Adelaide
2015 Off Camera, Trink Tank, Melbourne
2015 The One on One (GoPro), Kings ARI, Melbourne
2014 Real Estate (Underwear Hunt), Platform Art Spaces, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 A treasured private notebook (with Thea Jones), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2019 A treasured private notebook (with Thea Jones), Metro Arts, Brisbane
2019 The Medium is Public, curated by Alyce Neal, Blindside, Melbourne
2017 everything spring, The Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne
2017 Loosen, TCB Art Inc., Melbourne
2017 Feel Good, Ambush Gallery, Sydney
2015 Lovers in the Parking Lot, curated by Hana Earles, Artmeet ARI, Melbourne
2015 Disparate, Kingston Arts Centre, Melbourne
2013 MADA Now 2013, Monash University, Melbourne
2013 Mildura Palimpsest Biennial #9, Mildura
2013 Honey is Flowing in all Directions, curated by Brook Andrew and Tom Nicholson, Monash University, Melbourne
2012 MADA Now 2012, Monash University, Melbourne

FILMOGRAPHY
2018 Pretty Gross and Incredibly Intimate (20 min)
- Official Selection, Doqumenta, Querétaro, Mexico, 2019
- Finalist, Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize, Melbourne, 2019
- Winner, Best Documentary, Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Awards, 2018

2018 80 Ways (32 min)
2017 Sandy Mayflower’s 80 Ways (11 min)
- Winner, Emerging Filmmaker Award, Short Cuts Film Festival, Melbourne, 2018

2017 Round One (4 min)
- Official Selection, Scottish International Queer Film Festival, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2018
- Official Selection, Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival, London, United Kingdom, 2018
- Official Selection, Palermo Sport Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2018
- Official Selection, Queer-Streifen, Regensburg, Germany, 2018
- Official Selection, Queerbee LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, London, United Kingdom, 2018
- Official Selection, Perth International Queer Film Festival, Perth, 2018
- Official Selection, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne, 2018
- Official Selection, Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Brisbane, 2018

2016 Tropical Islands (17 min)
2016 The One on One (40 min)
2015 Off Camera (5 min)
- Official Selection, Fringe Films, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Arts House, Melbourne, 2015
2015 Emily and Ryan’s First Date Dance (4 min)

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2019 A treasured private notebook, Exhibition Catalogue, Ella Sowinska, Thea Jones, Diego Ramirexxx, Rosie Funder, Sandy Mayflower and Jennifer Jones, https://metroarts.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/a-treasured-private-notebook-v3.pdf
2018 Tiarney Miekus, Amelia Winata and Giles Fielke, Best and Overlooked of 2018, Memo Review, https://memoreview.net/blog/memo-review-best-and-overlooked-of-2018
2018 Kate Meakin, Parental Guidance, http://recess.net.au/index.php/ella-sowinska/
2013 Mildura Palimpsest #9, Exhibition Catalogue, Arts Mildura, Mildura

GRANTS, AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2019 Australia Council Project Grant for A treasured private notebook with Thea Jones at Metro Arts, Brisbane
2019 Finalist, Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize, Melbourne
2018 Best Production (Documentary), VCA Graduate Awards, The University of Melbourne
2018 Emerging Filmmaker Award, Short Cuts Film Festival, Melbourne
2016 Glogau Artist in Residence, Berlin
2016 FELTspace Philanthropic Award, Adelaide

OTHER
2017-2019 Exhibition Liaison and Curatorial Mentor, Board of Directors, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Acting Gallery Manager, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2014-2015 Curator, Trink Tank, Melbourne