Soda_Jerk is an Australian two-person art collective that works with found material to trouble existing formulations of cultural history. By strategically reimagining historical trajectories, the artists are concerned with producing counter-mythologies of the past that open new possibilities for the present.
Jemila MacEwan is a Scottish born artist based in New York and Melbourne. Her work is characterized by an otherworldly re-imagining of the body through processes of play.She received a Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia in 2012. Her work has been exhibited at the Governor’s Island Art Fair and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York, and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (Place of Assembly), BUS Gallery, C3 and Craft Victoria in Australia, among others. She has curated group shows and conducted workshops for children exploring hybridized artforms. She has received multiple awards and has been generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund and the Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship.