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Carly Fischer is a sculptural installation artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her practice explores the precariousness of place and cultural identity in an increasingly globalised contemporary reality. Working site specifically with different spaces internationally, her sculptural installations investigate the relationship between the local realities of places and their global reproduction as homogenised cultural clichés. Remixing the detritus that litters specific places with clichés sourced from surrounding visual culture, Fischer constructs generic paper model replacements. Inhabiting an ambiguously hybrid space, her installations merge deadpan re-enactments of reality with commodified cultural packages.
Carly Fischer was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art Sculpture from RMIT University in 2000. She has exhibited widely in Australia, Germany, Austria, the US, the UK, and Japan and was based in Berlin for the last 4 years. Recent exhibitions include Gippsland Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Helen Gory Galerie, Australia, KWADRAT and REH Kunst Berlin/Germany, Kunstraum Pro Art, Hallien/Austria, NEXT Fair Art Chicago and Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago/US. Fischer has been the recipient of grants such as the Australia Council Skills & Arts Development Grant and the Australia Council New Work Grant and featured in publications such as Artlink, Vogue Living Australia, Berlin Art Link, The Age and Die Tageszeitung.