Jennifer Biddle

Director, Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture
Associate Dean

A/Professor Jennifer L. Biddle is Senior Research Fellow in the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), UNSW Art & Design.  She is founding Director of Visual Anthropology & Visual Culture, an international program specialising in Indigenous and Asia Pacific research, one of only a few programs in Australia to support ethnographic and practice-led research as a basis for creative and critical research innovation in the arts. 

Biddle joined UNSW in 2007, recruited as a VC Strategic Research Appointment (SPF) from the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University, where she taught interdisciplinary approaches to the comparative study of culture (linguistic, cinematic, aesthetic) as Senior Lecturer and Head of Department.  Since joining UNSW, she has been a Chief Investigator on 3 collaborative ARC-funded research projects, as well as AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Studies) funded research, based upon long-term relationships and industry partnerships developed from two decades of working in the Central and Western Deserts.  In 2010, she was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship for Remote Avant-Garde: experimental Indigenous arts, an innovative history of new visibilities of place-based practice taking shape through aesthetic experimentation.  In 2014, she is one of four CIs in collaboration with international Indigenous and First nations artists, interactive and immersive environments designers, and anthropologists, on a four-year Canadian SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) grant Sensory Entanglements: New Cross Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Directions in the Creation and Evaluation of Multi-Sensorial Experience.  In 2017, she is CI on a three year ARC Discovery Project, a global collaborative project Cultural Sensorium: An Ethnography of the Senses, harnessing sensory ethonography to pioneering advancements in digital cultures to explore aesthetic innovation for intangible heritage and Indigenous futurity.

She has worked with northern Warlpiri in Lajamanu for twenty-five years. Her disciplinary field is social anthropology, with expertise in Indigenous languages, art, culture and aesthetics, specifically, the ethnography of the Central and Western Desert of Australia.   Her critical and conceptual research spans ethnographic and sensory ethnography; Indigenous languages and vernacular literacies; translation; theories of embodiment; sensory formations and radical cultural aesthetics;  affect theory and embodiment; de-colonial theory and research; trauma, memory and predicaments of occupation; intercultural ontologies, new ‘glocal’ formations; Indigenous and Fourth World cinema; experimental ethnography; gender, 'race' and identity politics.  Her first book breasts, bodies canvas: Central Desert Art as Experience (UNSW Press) provides an analysis of the role of female artists and the ‘feminisation of the Dreaming’ in the Papunya Tula Aboriginal art movement.   Her most recent book Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation (Duke University Press) models the importance of new and emergent desert Aboriginal aesthetics as an art of survival.

 

Book Chapters
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2020, 'SIX. WARNAYAKA ART', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 140 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-009
2020
Biddle JL, 2020, 'Approaching the Sovereign: From art centres to art fairs', in The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions, pp. 237 - 251
2020
2020, 'FIVE. TJANPI DESERT WEAVERS', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 110 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-008
2020
2020, 'FOUR. RHONDA UNURUPA DICK', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 92 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-007
2020
Biddle J, 2020, 'Sovereign Sentience and other aspects of Intangible Heritage [Forthcoming]', in Bennett T; Stevenson D; Myers F; Winikoff T (ed.), The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Markets, Routledge, New York and Abingdon, pp. 237 - 251, https://www.routledge.com/The-Australian-Art-Field-Practices-Policies-Institutions/Bennett-Stevenson-Myers-Winikoff/p/book/9780367184414
2020
2020, 'THREE. JUNE WALKUTJUKURR RICHARDS', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 78 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-006
2020
2020, 'TWO. TANGENTYERE ARTISTS', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 41 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-005
2020
2020, 'ONE. HUMANITARIAN IMPERIALISM', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 21 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-004
2020
2020, 'INTRODUCTION. THE IMPERATIVE TO EXPERIMENT', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-003
2020
2020, 'ILLUSTRATIONS', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. vii - xii, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-001
2020
2020, 'EPILOGUE. (NOT) A “LIFESTYLE CHOICE”', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 218 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-013
2020
2020, 'FURTHER RESOURCES', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 234 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-015
2020
2020, 'NINE. THE WARBURTON ARTS PROJECT', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 198 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-012
2020
2020, 'EIGHT YIWARRA KUJU:', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 182 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-011
2020
2020, 'SEVEN. YARRENYTY ARLTERE ARTISTS', in Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, pp. 160 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9780822374602-010
2020
Biddle J, 2019, 'Milpirri: Activating the At-Risk', in Kahn D (ed.), Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 351 - 371
2019
Biddle J, 2018, 'Remote Avant-Garde: Tjanpi Desert Weavers', in Howes D (ed.), Senses and Sensation: Critical and Primary Sources, Critical and Primary Sources, New South Wales, pp. 179 - 179, https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/senses-and-sensation-9781474274050/
2018
Biddle JL, 2016, 'Notes on the Hapticity of Colour', in Young D (ed.), Re-materialising Colour, edn. 1, Sean Kingston Publishing, London, pp. 1 - 30, http://www.seankingston.co.uk/publishing.html
2016
Biddle J, 2016, 'Milpirri as Kurdungurlu: A Guide to the Walpiri Archive', in McLean I; Jorgensen D (ed.), The Archival Turn in Australian Aboriginal Art
2016
Biddle J, 2013, 'Radical Realism and Other Possibilities in Contemporary Indigenous Intercultural Cinema', in Atkinson M; Richardson M (ed.), Traumatic Affect, edn. First, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastele upon Tyne, pp. 230 - 240, http://www.cambridgescholars.com/traumatic-affect-14
2013
Biddle J, 2013, 'Yapa-Kurlangu Jukurrpa (Proper Human Art)', in Warnayaka Art Centre: Life in the Digital Desert, edn. First, Warnayaka Arts and Crafts, Lajamanu, pp. 11 - 14, https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/185778059?q&versionId=202276938
2013
Biddle J, 2013, 'Provocations from the Margins: the production and curation of the Warburton Arts Project', in Tu Di Shen Ti Our Land Our Body, edn. online available http://www.warburtonarts.com/english/essa, Phoenix Science Press Ltd and Waburton Arts Project, Warburton, WA, pp. 16 - 31
2013
Biddle JL, 2012, 'Literate Savages: Central Desert Painting as Writing', in Berman Tressa (ed.), No Deal! Indigenous Arts and the Politics of Possession, edn. 1st, School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, pp. 72 - 87, https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/167952249?q&sort=holdings+desc&_=1551688249291&versionId=183111095
2012
Biddle JL, 2011, 'Reading Aboriginal Art', in McLean I (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: An anthology of writing on Aboriginal art 1980-2006, edn. Revised, Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 246 - 249
2011
Biddle JL, 2011, 'The new performativity of Western Desert Women's art', in McLean I (ed.), How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art: An anthology of writing on Aboriginal art 1980-2006, edn. 1, IMA & Power Publications, Sydney, pp. 200 - 202, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/power/publications/catalogues.shtml?id=HAITIOCA
2011
Biddle JL, 2010, 'Shame', in Harding J; Pribram ED (ed.), Emotions: A Cultural Studies Reader, edn. Original, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 113
2010
Biddle JL, 2009, 'Not a Provenance, not a Collaboration: Lamparnu Kala!', in Deger J (ed.), Interventions: Experiments Between Art and Ethnography, edn. Original, Macquarie University, Sydney, pp. 32 - 33
2009
Biddle J, 2003, 'Anthropology as Eulogy: On Loss, Lies and License', in World Memory Personal Trajectories in Global Time, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom
2003
Biddle J, 2001, 'Inscribing Identity: Skin as Country in the Central Desert', in Ahmed S; Stacey J (ed.), Thinking Through the Skin, Routlege, London and New York
2001
Biddle J, 2000, 'Writing without Ink: Literacy, Methodology and Cultural Difference', in Lee A; Poynton C (ed.), Culture and Text: Discourse,and Methodology in Social Research and Cultural Studies, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards
2000
Biddle J, 1991, 'Dot, Circle, Difference: Translating Central Desert Paintings', in Diprose R; Ferrell R (ed.), Cartographies: Poststructuralism and the Mapping of Bodies and Spaces, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards
1991
Creative Written Works
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Biddle J, 2020, Less * Notes from the Field: Black Summer Sydney 2019-2020, Sesnory Orders (print, online, exhibition), curated by Chris Salter and ErikAdigard, Chryzanowska E; Ladycka D; Wojceszak M; Salter C, (eds.), Art + Science Meeting, Laznia Centre for Contermporary Art, http://www.sensoryorders.com/
2020
Biddle J, 2009, Wurra Wiyi or Why I Love Speaking Warlpiri, The Voice of our Land, Federation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages
2009
Biddle JL, 2008, Sentiment and Absence: the “Stolen Generation” Apology, Sorry, Busby C, (ed.), St Mary’s University Art Gallery
2008
Biddle JL, 2008, The Imperative to Feel: New Intercultural Australian Cinema, Unimaginable: Australian Chapter
2008
Conference Presentations
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Biddle J; Kite S; Saunders REA; Garneau D; Howes D; Salter C, 2020, 'Sensory Entanglements: Decolonising the Senses', presented at ISEA 2020 (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) "Why Sentience", Fully online (Due to Covid 19), 13 October 2020 - 18 October 2020, https://isea2020.isea-international.org/
2020
Biddle J, 2018, 'Composting Death: Indigenous Futurity', presented at Hacking the Anthropocene 3: What do we WANT, University of Sydney, 18 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
2018
Biddle J, 2018, 'Composting Death', presented at Composting Feminism: Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 29 August 2018 - 01 September 2018, https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/ssss/4s18/index.php?cmd=Online+Program+View+Paper&selected_paper_id=1391872&PHPSESSID=4fc8f4embhgm3ddrainn9fivb1
2018
Biddle J, 2018, 'Sensory Diversity and Media Practices: Exploring Productive Tensions (7-minute video delivered in absentia)', presented at American Anthropological Association, San Jose, USA, 14 November 2018 - 18 November 2018, https://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=22345
2018
Biddle J, 2018, 'Keynote – Un-recordable Memories of the Senses, intangible heritage, traditional futurity: Tjanpi as Radical Archive', presented at Women, art and feminism in Australia since 1970, Victoria College of the Arts, 22 February 2018 - 23 March 2019, https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/9744-women-art-and-feminism-in-australia-since-1970
2018
Biddle J, 2017, 'Invited Speaker – Unfinished Business', presented at The Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC), in collaboration with Forum for Indigenous Research Excellence (FIRE), University of Wollongong, and the South Coast Writers Centre, Wollongong., 16 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
2017
Biddle J, 2017, 'Invited Speaker – What market, whose value and the remote Avant-garde', presented at Art, Audiences, Markets, NYU Sydney, 21 June 2017 - 22 June 2017
2017
Biddle J, 2017, 'Keynote – Beyond the Archive: Imperatives of Intangible Heritage', presented at Performance, Empathy, Trauma and the Archive International Symposium, The Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, 13 August 2017 - 14 August 2017
2017
Biddle J, 2017, 'Invited Visiting Scholar Seminar – Intangible Memory of the Senses: Milpirri as Experimental Cerem', presented at Centre for Sensory Studies and University Research Chair in Computational Media and Indigenous Futures, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, 21 September 2017 - 21 September 2017
2017
Biddle J, 2017, 'Invited speaker – Activating the At-Risk: Milpirri as Experimental Ceremony', presented at Indigenous Australia: Precarious Times (series), Centre for Media, Culture and History, NYU Native Studies Forum and Department of Anthropology, New York University, 04 October 2017 - 04 October 2017, https://wp.nyu.edu/as-anthropology/2017/09/18/indigenous-australia-series-indigenous-australia-in-precarious-times/
2017
Biddle J; Howes D; Salter C, 2017, '[Convened Workshop]', presented at Sensory Entanglements Workshop 3, Hexagram, Concordia University, -
2017
Biddle J, 2016, 'Invited Speaker – Art under Occupation: Aboriginal avant-garde’', presented at Future Tense: Gender and Cultural Studies Research Seminar, University of Sydney, 06 May 2016 - 06 May 2016
2016
Biddle J; Munster A; Tello V, 2016, '[Convened Seminar Series]', presented at precarity//futurity//aesthetics, CCAP and Visual Anthropology, NIEA, UNSW Art & Design, -
2016
Biddle J; Howes D; Salter C, 2016, '[Convened Workshop]', presented at Sensory Entanglements Workshop 2, Bundeena, NSW, -
2016
Biddle J, 2015, '[Workshop Presentation] Colour as Hapticity’', presented at SSHRC Sensory Entanglements Workshop, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 02 March 2015 - 04 March 2015
2015
Biddle J; Stefanoff L; Croft B; Watkins P, 2015, '[Convened Symposium]', presented at We are in Wonderland: New Experimental art from Central Australia: Exhibition,, UNSW Galleries, - , http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/we-are-wonder-land-new-experimental-art-central-australia-exhibition
2015
Biddle J, 2015, 'Introduction – We are in WonderLAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia', presented at We are in WonderLAND Symposium, National Institute for Experimental Art and UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015, https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/whats-on/events/we-are-wonder-land-symposium-0
2015
Biddle J, 2014, 'Indigenous Animation as Hyper-Realism', presented at Hyper-Realism and other forms of ‘faking it with the truth, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 03 December 2014 - 07 December 2014, https://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2014/webprogram/INSTALLATIONS.html
2014
Biddle J, 2013, 'Experimentation in Same but Different: Innovation and Experimentation in Desert Arts', presented at Same but Different - Experimentation and Innovation in Desert Arts II, Desert Knowledge Precinct, South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs., 25 March 2013 - 25 March 2013, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/forum-same-different-experimentation-and-innovation-desert-arts-ii
2013
Biddle J, 2013, 'Animation as radial realism', presented at Desert Animations, National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art & Design, 04 April 2013 - 04 April 2013, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/screening-desert-animations
2013
Biddle J, 2012, 'What is Same but Different? why experimentation matters', presented at Same but Different: innovation and experimentation in Desert Arts, Alice Springs, 02 April 2012 - 02 April 2012, http://www.pawmedia.com.au/calendar/same-but-different-forum-32
2012
Biddle J, 2012, 'Invited Speaker –Tjanpi and other Experimental Desert Arts', presented at Kura-Ala Forum, Jam Factory, Adelaide, 16 July 2012 - 16 July 2012
2012
Biddle J, 2012, 'A Politics of Proximity: Tjanpi and other experimental Western Desert Art', presented at National Institute of Experimental Art, UNSW Art and Design, 14 August 2012 - 12 August 2012
2012
Biddle J, 2012, 'Keynote – Animus, Sentience and Sentient in Desert Animations', presented at Materialities, Economies, Empiricism and Things: SSAA Annual Conference, University of Sydney, 04 December 2012 - 06 December 2012, http://csaa.asn.au/postgrad/2012/09/csaa-conference-2012-materialities-economies-empiricism-things/
2012
Biddle J, 2011, 'Who says “4 out of 5 Aboriginal Children in Remote Communities Can’t Read', presented at International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, the Australian Anthropological Society and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa / New Zealand, University of Western Australia, 05 July 2011 - 08 July 2011, https://www.iuaes.org/congresses/2011australia.html
2011
Biddle J, 2011, 'Tjanpi and other experimental Aboriginal arts', presented at Department of Anthropology Staff Colloquium, New York University, NY, 10 November 2011 - 10 November 2011
2011
Biddle J, 2011, 'Literate Savages', presented at American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Quebec, 16 November 2011 - 20 November 2011, https://onehorizon.org/2011/12/13/2011-american-anthropological-association-in-montreal/
2011
Biddle J, 2010, 'Keynote – Art under Occupation', presented at 3rd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 03 April 2010 - 08 April 2010, http://w3.unisa.edu.au/hawkecentre/events/2010events/EmotionalGeographies.asp
2010
Biddle J, 2010, 'Remote Avant-Garde: UNSW COFA Partnerships with Remote Aboriginal Communities', presented at COFA Talks, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 July 2010 - 27 July 2010, https://aboriginalartandculture.wordpress.com/2010/08/08/the-remote-avant-garde/
2010
Biddle J, 2010, 'Back to Lajamanu’ Introduction to the Screening of ABC 4 Corners ‘Back To Lajamanu', presented at Anti Racism Collective, University of Sydney, 18 August 2010 - 18 August 2010
2010
Biddle J, 2010, 'June Walkutjukurr Richards: The Radical art of the Ordinary', presented at Art and Appropriation Post the Apology, Center for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 31 August 2010 - 31 August 2010
2010
Biddle J, 2010, 'Following Indigenous Culture, Following Indigenous Art', presented at Following Commodities: A Symposium with Professor John Law, University of South Australia, 04 October 2010 - 04 October 2010
2010
Biddle J, 2010, 'Art under Intervention', presented at American Anthropological Association, 17 November 2010 - 21 November 2010, https://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=12671
2010
Biddle J, 2009, 'Not a Provenance, not a Collaboration: Lamparnu Kala! Interventions: experiments between Ethnography and Art', presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 09 December 2009 - 11 December 2009
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'Texture, Tactility, and Touch: The Feminization of the Dreaming', presented at Icons of the Desert Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, 14 February 2009 - 14 February 2009, https://aboriginalartandculture.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/exhibition-news-icons-of-the-desert/
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'Implicated Touch and other Intercultural Demands of Central Desert Women’s Art. Art Historical and Anthropological Approaches to Central Desert Australian Aboriginal Art', presented at The Mary Jane Crowe Seminar Series, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, 18 February 2009 - 18 February 2009
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'Art Under Occupation', presented at Infectious: Crisis, Contagion and Communication Aesthetics, Center for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 11 September 2009 - 11 September 2009
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'In conversation with Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton', presented at Flash: Art, Film, Culture, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 13 October 2009 - 13 October 2009
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'In conversation with intercultural film theorist Prof. Laura Marks', presented at Flash: Art, Film, Culture, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, 13 October 2009 - 13 October 2009
2009
Biddle J, 2009, 'Art Under Occupation', presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Australian National University, 26 November 2009 - 28 November 2009, http://aaanz.info/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/AAANZ-abstracts.pdf
2009
Biddle J, 2008, 'The Politics of Affect and Aesthetics', presented at Articul8ate, University of Technology, 14 May 2008 - 14 May 2008
2008
Biddle J, 2008, 'Affect and the Maternal', presented at Affect at the Interface: A Workshop on the Bio/Social Life of Affect, Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, UNSW, 10 June 2008 - 10 June 2008
2008
Biddle J, 2008, 'Introduction – The Ethnographer, The Artist, The Collaborator', presented at Neither Here nor There: Biennale of Sydney Constellation 1, Biennale of Sydney, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 18 June 2008 - 18 June 2008
2008
Biddle J, 2007, 'Art and the Intercultural: Why it Matters', presented at Research School of Pacific and Asia Studies Colloquium, Canberra, ACT, 14 March 2007 - 14 March 2007
2007
Biddle J, 2007, 'Introduction for Convened Panel: Intercultural Affect and the Politics of the Aesthetic Encounter] – The Politics of Exuberance: Intercultural Art and Affect', presented at Beyond Text: Synaesthetic and Sensory Practices in Anthropology, Manchester, UK, 30 June 2007 - 02 July 2007
2007
Biddle J, 2006, 'Keynote – On Affect and the Politics of Central Desert Art', presented at Is Affect Multicultural? Decolonizing Affect: A Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 14 June 2006 - 16 June 2006
2006
Biddle J, 2006, 'The Presence of Absence: On Affect and the Intercultural in Dorothy Napangardi', presented at Re-materialising Colour: a two day interdisciplinary symposium,, Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University, Canberra, 06 September 2006 - 08 September 2006, https://www.materialworldblog.com/2007/02/re-materialising-colour/
2006
Biddle J, 2006, 'Aboriginal art as Interculture', presented at Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference, Cairns, Queensland, 07 December 2006 - 09 December 2007
2006
Biddle J, 2005, 'Not so much Cruisin’ as Kickin’: Central Desert Painting as Affective “Drive”’', presented at Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia, Cruising Country: Automobilities in non-urban Australia, 26 May 2005 - 28 May 2005
2005
Biddle J, 2004, 'Becoming Breasted: Contemporary Aboriginal Women’s Art from the Central Desert of Australia', presented at Migration, Affect and the Senses, Australian National University, -
2004
Biddle J, 2004, 'Intercultural Memory and Other Impossible Imperatives of Central Desert Art', presented at Time, Affect and Autobiographical Memory, Tusculum Museum and Macquarie University, Sydney, -
2004
Biddle J, 2004, 'Breasts, Bodies Canvas: Central Desert Women’s Painting and the Politics of the Aesthetic Encounter', presented at Australian and New Zealand Art Association Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, -
2004
Biddle J, 2004, 'Phenomenology and Anthropology', presented at Australian Society for Continental Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
2004
Biddle J, 2004, 'Breasted Embodiment and the aesthetic experience: the intercultural art of the Central Desert', presented at Colloquium: Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Sydney, -
2004
Biddle J, 2004, 'Whose experience is it?: translating Central Desert Aboriginal paintings', presented at Sydney Society for Language and Culture, University of Sydney, -
2004
Biddle J, 2003, '[Human Sciences Distinguished Lecture] The Imperative to feel: contemporary Aboriginal art from the Central Desert of Australia', presented at Institute for Ethnographic Research, George Washington University, USA, -
2003
Biddle J, 2003, 'Why no more story?: the intercultural translation of Central Desert Paintings', presented at Humanities Research Institute, Stoney Brook, New York, USA, -
2003
Biddle J, 2003, 'The imperative to feel: Central Desert Aboriginal art and the politics of the aesthetic encounter', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, New York University, NY, USA, -
2003
Biddle J, 2003, '[Plenary Address] Country, Skin, Canvas: the intercorporeal work of Kathleen Petyarre', presented at Mountain Devil Lizard Dreaming: Feminist Aesthetics meets Indigenous Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart, -
2003
Biddle J, 2003, 'On Breasted embodiment and other ways of experiencing Central Desert Painting', presented at Bod/mod Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
2003
Biddle J, 2001, 'Impossible Identifications and Other Ethnographic Wounds', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, -
2001
Biddle J, 2001, 'Inscribing Identity: Skin as Country in Central Desert Aboriginal Art', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, New York University, NY, USA, -
2001
Biddle J, 2000, 'Inscribing Identity: Skin as Country in the Central Desert', presented at Australian Continental Philosophy Association, University of New South Wales, Sydney, -
2000
Biddle J, 1999, 'Shame about the Difference', presented at Millennium World Conference in Critical Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, -
1999
Biddle J, 1999, '’Free Timber’’: an exhibition of paintings by John von Sturmer', presented at Free Timber, Casula Power House, Sydney, -
1999
Biddle J, 1998, 'On Loss, Lies and License', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
1998
Biddle J, 1998, 'Who are You?: the name, the person and the imperative of the sign', presented at Encore Le Corps, Women’s College, Sydney University, Sydney, -
1998
Biddle J, 1998, 'The Trauma of Fieldwork and the Limits of Difference', presented at Trauma and Memory: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, -
1998
Biddle J, 1997, 'Beyond Gender? Feminist Theory engages Reconciliation', presented at Papers Thrown up by the Present, Department of Women's Studies, University of Sydney, Sydney, -
1997
Biddle J, 1997, 'Country, body, canvas: Meaning and Identity in Central Desert Aboriginal Women's Paintings', presented at Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, -
1997
Biddle J, 1997, 'Shame', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
1997
Biddle J, 1996, 'Loss and the Letter: Warlpiri Figurations of the Proper Name', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
1996
Biddle J, 1996, 'Shame', presented at Bold, Philosophy and Women's Studies, Australian National University, Canberra., -
1996
Biddle J, 1996, 'The Warlpiri Alphabet: on mimesis, writing and difference', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney, Sydney, -
1996
Biddle J, 1996, 'Shame', presented at The Politics of Erotics, Philosophy and Women's Studies, Macquarie University, University of New South Wales and University of Western Sydney, -
1996
Biddle J, 1995, 'The Anthropologist's Body or What it Means to Break your Neck in the Field', presented at Colloquium: Department of Anthropology, University of Sydney, Sydney, -
1995
Biddle J, 1995, 'The Anthropologist's Body or What it Means to Break your Neck in the Field', presented at Colloquium: Department of Philosophy, Macquarie University, Sydney, -
1995
Biddle J, 1988, 'On Translation: Jacques Derrida and Roman Jacobson', presented at Derrida and the Politics of Writing (Gayatri Spivak, Convener), International Summer Institute for Semiotics and Structural Studies (ISISSS), Vancouver, CANADA, -
1988
Journal articles
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Biddle JL, 2020, 'Tjituru Tjituru: Tjanpi Desert Weavers and the art of Indigenous Survivance', Australian Feminist Studies: Special Edition on Feminist Environment Humanities (Astrida Neimanis and Jennifer Hamilton, eds.), vol. 34:102, 413-436, pp. 413 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2019.1697179
2020
Biddle JL, 2019, 'Inheritance', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 25, pp. 237 - 240, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v25i2.6910
2019
Patrick SWJ; Biddle J, 2018, 'Not just ceremony, not just dance, not just idea: Milpirri as hyperrealism, a key word discussion', Visual Anthropology Review, vol. Vol 34, pp. 27 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/var.12148
2018
Biddle J; Lea T, 2018, ''Hyperrealism and Other Indigenous Forms of 'Faking it with the Truth''', Visual Anthropology Review, vol. Vol 34, pp. 5 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/var.12148
2018
Jorgensen D, 2017, 'Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art Under Occupation', ANTHROPOLOGICAL FORUM, vol. 27, pp. 163 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00664677.2017.1309793
2017
Henry R, 2017, 'Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation', AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST, vol. 119, pp. 369 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aman.12866
2017
Thorner SG, 2017, 'Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation', ANTHROPOLOGICAL QUARTERLY, vol. 90, pp. 335 - 340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/anq.2017.0021
2017
BiddLE J; Hibberd L; Taylor C, 2016, 'The Phone Booth Project Martu Media Memories: A Conversation in Three Parts', PUBLIC-ART CULTURE IDEAS, vol. 27, pp. 110 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/public.27.54.110_7
2016
Biddle J, 2016, 'Sentience and Sentimentality in Remembering Yayayi', The Cine-Files, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 4, http://www.thecine-files.com/biddle2016/
2016
Biddle J; Stefanoff L, 2015, 'What is 'Same but Different': Why experimentation in desert art matters', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 21, pp. 97 - 120
2015
Biddle JL; Stefanoff L, 2015, 'What is Same but Different and why does it matter?', CULTURAL STUDIES REVIEW, vol. 21, pp. 97 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v21i1.4418
2015
Biddle J; Newth T; McMicken D, 2015, 'Milpirri: Jennifer Biddle in Discussion with 'Tracks' Dance Company', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 21, pp. 132 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/csr.v21i1.4421
2015
Biddle , 2015, '''My Name is Danny': Indigenous Animation as Hyperrealism'', Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, vol. 20, pp. 105 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0969725X.2015.1065127
2015
Biddle JL, 2012, 'A Politics of Proximity: Tjanpi and Other Experimental Desert Arts', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 15, http://www.materialthinking.org/sites/default/files/papers/SMT_V8_P10_Biddle.pdf
2012
Biddle JL, 2012, 'Making (not taking) history: Yiwarra Kuju The Canning Stock Route', Art Monthly Australia, vol. August, pp. 32 - 36
2012
Biddle JL, 2010, 'Art under Intervention: the radical ordinary of June Walkujukurr Richards', Art Monthly Australia, vol. 3, pp. 35 - 39
2010
Biddle JL, 2009, 'Wurra Wiyi', Voices of the Land: Federation for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages, vol. 3
2009
Biddle JL, 2008, 'Festering Boils and Screaming Canvases: Culture as Contagion or Why Place No Longer Matters', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 1, pp. 97 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2009.02.006
2008
Biddle JL, 2006, 'Breasts, bodies, art : Central Desert women's paintings and the politics of the aesthetic encounter', Cultural Studies Review, vol. 12, pp. 16 - 31
2006
Biddle J; McNeill D; Gardner A; Moore C; Moriarty C; Scott S; Kleinert S, 2005, 'Reviews', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 6, pp. 120 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2005.11432756
2005
Biddle JL, 2005, 'Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art [Book Review]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 6, pp. 120 - 123
2005
Biddle J, 2003, 'Country, Skin, Canvas: The Intercorporeal Art of Kathleen Petyarre', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 4, pp. 61 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2003.11432725
2003
Biddle J, 2002, 'Bruises that won't heal: Melancholic identification and other ethnographic hauntings', Mortality, vol. 7, pp. 96 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13576270120102526
2002
Biddle JL, 2002, 'REVIEW', Oceania, vol. 72, pp. 232 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1834-4461.2002.tb02790.x
2002
Biddle J, 2002, 'The Warlpiri Alphabet and Other Colonial Fantasies', Visual Communication, vol. 3, pp. 267 - 291
2002
Biddle JL, 2002, 'The Warlpiri alphabet and other colonial fantasies', Visual Communication, vol. 1, pp. 267 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/147035720200100301
2002
Biddle J, 1997, 'Shame', Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 12, pp. 227 - 240
1997
Biddle J, 1996, 'When Writing is not Writing', Australian Aboriginal Studies, vol. 1, pp. 21 - 33
1996
Biddle J, 1993, 'The anthropologist's body, or what it means to break your neck in the field', The Australian Journal of Anthropology, vol. 4, pp. 184 - 197
1993
Books
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Biddle J, 2016, Remote Avant Garde: Aboriginal Art Under Occupation, Objects/Histories, Duke University Press, Durham, NC, https://www.dukeupress.edu/remote-avant-garde
2016
Biddle JL, 2016, Remote Avant-Garde, Duke University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822374602
2016
Biddle JL, 2007, Breasts, Bodies, Canvas: Central Desert Art As Experience., Original, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia.
2007
Curatorial Outputs
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Watkins P; Biddle J; Stefanoff L, 2015, We are in Wonder LAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia, exhibited at: UNSW Galleries, 15 May 2015 - 15 August 2015, We are in Wonder LAND: New Experimental Art from Central Australia, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/we-are-wonder-land-new-experimental-art-central-australia-exhibition
2015
Biddle J; Stefanoff L; Desarts , 2013, Desert Animations, exhibited at: 4 April, 2013: COFA UNSW; Oct 16, 2013: University of Queensland Anthropology Museum, Brisbane; 9 Dec 2015: American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, 04 April 2013 - 09 December 2015, http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/screening-desert-animations
2013
Biddle J, 2008, Lamparnu Kala!, interventions: Experiments between Art and Ethnography, exhibited at: Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney, 09 December 2008 - 03 February 2009, Lamparnu Kala!, interventions: Experiments between Art and Ethnography
2008

Visual anthropology of Aboriginal art, language and culture; Global and Contemporary Indigenous art theory; Feminism, phenomenology and radical theories of embodiment; Experimental ethnography.