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Cristina Palacios



Cristina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and migrated to Australia in 1987, she now lives and works in Hobart.

In 2005 Cristina was invited to hold her first solo exhibition, by the Argentine Government, at the Palace of the Legislature in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Cristina has been exhibiting regularly since 2002, including Melbourne Immigration Museum, Queen’s Hall at Parliament House, Palace of the Legislature of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Frankston Arts Centre, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Box Project Space, Frankston, Linden Gallery, Fortyfivedownstairs, McClelland Gallery, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, ‘International Bokuga Association’ Tokyo, Japan, Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Guildford Lane Gallery, RMIT First Site Gallery and RMIT Project Space Gallery, Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Times Square, New York, Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Plimsoll Gallery UTAS, Top Gallery SAC, The Benetton Foundation, Venice Biennale,Italy,The Louvre Museum, Paris. The New Gallery, Utas, Launceston, Sawthoot Ari Gallery, Launceston, The Henry Jones Art Hotel Gallery, Hobart.

Cristina’s interest in materials, colour and patterns comes from her previous profession as a fashion designer. In 2007 she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction at RMIT University in Melbourne. 

In 2009 she successfully completed a degree in Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University. Cristina moved to Tasmania in 2012 and continue her studies at the University of Tasmania completing her Honours Degree and in 2016 she successfully completed a Master of Fine Arts and Design (Specialisation Sculpture) Degree in Public Art at UTAS.

Her international exhibitions include Argentina, Mass Moca, The Cabinet, MA, USA, New York City, July 2014 with Pachamama (Mother Earth) at Times Square, Imago Mundi the Benetton Foundation, Venice, Italy and on July 13, 2015 Cristina’s work was a finalist in the collection of The Exposure Award which was honoured in a private reception at the Louvre Museum, Paris 

UTAS commissioned Cristina to develop and artwork for ‘Off the Wall Art Project 2015’, ‘Off the Wall’ responds to University of Tasmania acknowledging the intellectual, social and creative value that public art can play in creating a vibrant educational environment. Both projects encourage students to engage creatively with the University with art that expands beyond the existing (formal) UTAS art collection, creating opportunities for cutting edge art practice.  UTAS aim to lead the broader community in appreciation and recognition of conceptual art forms that are diverse and used wide - ranging approaches to art making. 

The same year Cristina was also a finalist of ‘The Field’ TUU Acquisition Prize for the New Gallery exhibition celebrating the University’s 125 year celebrations. 

Cristina has realized several commissions and her work is held in the RMIT School of Art collection as well as private collections in Australia, America, Argentina, Italy, France, New Caledonia and Japan. 

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lives and works in Hobart, Australia


Mobile: +61 431 425 927


2016 - Master of Fine Art and Design (Specialisation), UTAS, Hobart.

2014 - Bachelor of Fine Art Honours Degree, UTAS, Hobart.

2009 - Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2007 - Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne.

2004 - Diploma of Visual Arts with Distinction, CAE, Melbourne.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 - Origenes, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart

2017 - 13.7…, Sawtooth Gallery, Launceston.

2016- Fleeting moments of Enlightenment, MFA Graduation Exhibition, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart.

2015 - 13.7… The Birth, Long Gallery, SAC, Hobart, Tasmania.

2015 - Origenes - Ontologia, Top Gallery, SAC, Hobart.

2014 - Origenes, Kelly’s Garden Curated Projects SAC, Hobart.

2014 - Pachamama, ‘Origenes’,Studio Gallery SAC. Hobart.

2013 - Pachamama, Studio Gallery SAC, Hobart.

2013 - Shimmering: The colours of Nature, Studio Gallery, SAC. Hobart.

2012 - Teestoymirando, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. 

2012 - Pachamama, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.           

2011 - Pachamama’s Poncho,Craft Victoria, Melbourne.

2011 - Pachamama, Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne.

2009 - Teestoymirando, RMIT First Site Union Gallery, Melbourne.

2005 - Pachamama, Palace of the Legislature, Buenos Aires,Argentina.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - Artentwine Sculpture Biennial, West Tamar, Tasmania.

2016 - Gaze, Long Gallery, SAC, Hobart.

2016 - Artenwine, Sculpture Biennial, Launceston.

2015 - The Field, New Gallery, UTAS Newnham Campus, Launceston.

2015 - Pacha, The Makers Workshop, Burnie, TAS

2015 - See Me Fifth Exposure Award 2015, The Louvre Museum, Paris

2015 - Imago Mundi, Images of the World, The Benetton Foundation, Venice, Italy

2015 - The Field TUU Acquisition Prize, New Gallery, UTAS 125 year celebrations.  

2014 - Art Graduate Exhibition 2014, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart

2014 - Seemetakeover Times Square, Billboard, Times Square, NYC. USA 

2013 - See Me: The Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC. USA.

2013 - Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery.

2011 - Silk Cut Award, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne.

2010 - Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award 2010, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.


2018 - Finalist, Artentwine 2018, Sculpture Biennial. Launceston.

2016 - Finalist, Artentwine 2016, Sculpture Biennial. Launceston.

2015 - Finalist, See Me Fifth Exposure Award 2015, Louvre, Paris, France.

2015 - Finalist, The Field, New Gallery, Launceston UTAS

2015 - Finalist, Off The Wall, UTAS

2013 - Finalist, Burnie Print Prize, Tasmania.

2011/09/08 - Finalist, Silk Cut Award, Melbourne    

2010 - Finalist, Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award, Melbourne

2009 - Finalist, Salvo Property Group RMIT Art Award, Melbourne.

2007 - Award for Excellence, Tokyo, Japan.

2006 - Finalist, Mary and Lou Senini Art Award, McClelland Gallery, Melbourne.

2005 - Finalist, St. Vincent’s Hospital Art Residency, Melbourne.


2014 - Short listed for the AIR Canada Art Residency Exchange 2015.

2013 - SVA: Reconfiguring Site, Public Art, New York, USA.

2012 - Studio Art Residency, Salamanca Arts Centre,Hobart, Tasmania

2008 - RMIT University School of Art Printmaking Summer Residency, Melbourne.


2015 - Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Looking Down Under, Contemporary Artists from    Australia, Fabrica, Italy, 2015

2015 - The Exposure Award, Documentary Collection, p 57.

2015 - The Mercury, Public Hangings, Yoghurt mishap full of culture, C. Selby, p.20, April 18, 2015

2014 - The Mercury, Public Hangings, A rich tapestry of Work, C Selby, p.20, Dec 6-7, 2014.

2014 - Togatus Magazine Yearbook 2014, T. Fletcher, p.1, p.24, p.25. November 2014.

2013 - The Mercury, Gallery Watch, Colour your world, C. Selby, p.22, July 18th, 2013

2012 - The Mercury,Saturday Magazine, Light in dark places, C. Selby, p.22, July 21, 2012

2010 - Cuentame como paso, Spanish learning kit ’La maleta viajera’ Immigration Museum of Victoria.

Commissions and Collections

2018 - The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart.

2017 - The Art Hotel on York, Launceston.

2015 - Off the Wall 2015, UTAS, Cradle Coast Campus, Burnie, Tasmania.

2014 - 2 on 2 Hotel, Hobart.

2013 - Hobart City Council, Caldew Park.

2009 - RMIT University School of Art, Hobart

Works held in private collections in Argentina, Australia, Japan, Italy, America, New Caledonia and Paris.