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Biographical notes

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Ruark Lewis, born 1960 in Australia, is a visual artist and writer producing in a wide range of media such as painting, drawing, installation, artists-books, public art, theatre, performances, audio and video works. His art tends toward conceptual language, exploring the poetics of spatial history, involving chance procedures and architectural strategies of improvisation. He often collaborates in a method he calls transcription (drawing), with other poets, experimental and radiophonic composers, choreographers, anthropologists, language & visual artists and writers. He has made significant projects in partnership with writer Paul Carter, Nathalie Sarraute, Angelika Fremd & Ingaborg Bachamann, Rainer Linz, Jutta Hell & Dieter Baumann and Jonathan Jones. In 2006 he participated in the Biennale of Sydney. In 2007 he worked with the choreographer Alan Schacher on The Babel Project in Sydney . He also worked on a sight specific installation called An Index of Kindness (with Jonathan Jones) at Post-Museum in Singapore in late 2007. He is currently making various out-of-gallery installations and sound works in the City of Sydney , focussing on the theme of home, the homeless, huts and the public house under the rubric of An Index of Kindness. In October 2008 he will create a public art installation and soundwork called Euphemisms for the Intimate Enemy for Nuit Blanche festival the City of Toronto .