Vanessa Bartlett is a researcher and curator working between Australia and the UK. She is in the process of completing a PhD at UNSW Art & Design, where her research investigates connections between digital technologies and psychological distress through reflective curatorial practice. Bartlett’s recent curatorial project Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age was co-curated with Mike Stubbs for FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Liverpool, UK in 2015. This exhibition was visited by over 13,000 people and received coverage in international media outlets such as the BBC World Service. A second iteration of Group Therapy is currently under development for UNSW Galleries, Sydney. Vanessa’s recent academic writing has been published by Bloomsbury Methuen, Taylor & Francis and in the proceedings of ISEA: International Symposium on Electronic Art in 2015 and 2017. Bartlett has given talks and lectures at prestigious UK venues including Tate, Arnolfini, The V&A and The Science Museum. She has edited two academic books for Liverpool University Press.
Bartlett is an established arts professional based in Australia and the UK.