Gemma Syme

"Gemma Syme holds a cheeky attitude towards ideas of gender and sexuality. She addresses issues of gender without holding onto lingering binarisms, and begins to blur lines of conventional sex differences. Her works plays along the fine line between objectification and empowerment, but doesn't present any sort of closure on these issues." - Abby Cunnane

Gemma Syme works in video, performance and music. She is a member of FANTASING, a band/performance group with Bek Coogan, Sarah Jane Parton and Claire Harris.

Selected Exhibitions

2020
Shared Lines, Birdo flugas Gallery, various venues in Aotearoa; Shiogama, Japan

2019
Small Gestures II / Roast World, Strange Goods, Auckland
Small Gestures, Art Hole, 336 St Asaph St, Christchurch
Reverie: an exhibition of new works on paper, The BNZ Center, Christchurch

2017
Shared Lines (collaboration with FANTASING), Thistle Hall, Wellington

2016
Seen & Unseen, Depot Artspace, Auckland
Rocked Stars (collaboration with FANTASING), The Engine Room, Wellington

2015
Stars Rocked, The Physics Room, Christchurch

2014
Two in the Pink, North Projects, Christchurch

2009
I’m the King of the Castle (You’re the Dirty Rascal), City Gallery Wellington