DR Bernhard Sachs

DR Bernhard Sachs


  • Aesthetics
  • Cultural Theory and Politics
  • History and Theory of Art
  • Visual and Fine Art (Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.)



  • Dr Bernhard Sachs

    School of Art

    Dr. Bernhard Sachs, artist, lives and works in Melbourne. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally since 1977, has been the recipient of a number of grants and residencies including Citè International des Arts, Paris (1990) and PS1/ Institute of Contemporary Art, New York (1993 4) has lectured in art since 1986, and was the convenor of the art project Office of Utopic Procedures . Existential thematics constellated around questions of history and representation and their obsessional underwriting drive the research and work.

    Contact : School of Art | University of Melbourne | 234 St Kilda Rd |SOUTHBANK | Vic. 3006. | Australia | t. 61-3-90359465 | e.bsachs@unimelb.edu.au | or Art School Administration 61-3-90359468/ fax.61-3- 90359459

    Education . Undergraduate degrees in history (Adelaide University, B.A. 1975) and fine arts (S.A. School of Art, B.A.1980) and postgraduate degrees in art (Victorian College of the Arts, Postgraduate diploma,1985; Masters,1997). PhD (University of Melbourne) 2011.

    Selected Exhibitions. 2013
    The Impenetrable Hour (Eradicate -Attrition Studio) Block Projects Melbourne; Mixtape National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; 2012 Resurrexit: The Eradicate Block Projects, Melbourne; 2010 Office of Utopic Procedures-The Aesthetics of Joy Westspace, Melbourne; 2009 Anathema/Anachronism/Apostacy Margaret lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne; Unseen:Studium Mars Gallery, Melbourne; 2008 Bal Tashchit Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne; 2007 Sachs-Codex 1977-2007,1000 Drawin   



Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2011
  • M.F.A., Victorian College of the Arts 1997
  • PG.Dip.(FA), Victorian College of the Arts 1985
  • BA(FA), Adelaide College of the Arts and Education, University of Adelaide 1980
  • Dip.Ed., Adelaide University 1976
  • BA, Adelaide University 1975

Awards and honors

  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2004
  • Australia Council Overseas Fellowship Residency (Institute of Contemporary Art/PS1New York), 1993
  • Australia Council/Sydney University,Power Institute, 1990
  • Australia Council Overseas Developement Grant, 1990
  • Melbourne University, 1975



Available for supervision

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