Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe

Both born 1980 in Sydney, Australia
Live and work in various locations...


2012 A Leaf From the Book of Cities
We Make This City, NIEA / City of Sydney
Taylor Square, Sydney
2010 Making Time
P4 (pilot)
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
Colony Collapse
Firstdraft, Sydney
Make-do Garden City
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
2008 Notes on the Art and Manner of (Dis)arranging One's Books
CarriageWorks Arts Centre, Sydney
The Hanging Gardens & Other Tales
Underbelly 08 Public Arts Lab + Festival
CarriageWorks Arts Centre, Sydney
En Plein Air
2008 Next Wave Festival
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
2007 Open Office for an Editorial Committee
This is Not Art / National Young Writers' Festival
Civic Park, Newcastle
They talk of ‘disphorrea’
Shifting Ground
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Alice Springs





2012 Bellowing Echoes, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Spaced: Art Out of Place, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
2011 Primavera 2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2011 Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship Exhibiton, Artspace, Sydney
Try This at Home, Object Gallery, Sydney
my own private neon oasis, Museum of Brisbane / Sunnybank, Brisbane
John Fries Memorial Prize 2011, Blackfriars Off Broadway, Sydney
Sister City Biennial: Urbanition
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco / CarriageWorks Arts Centre, Sydney
The Right to the City
Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
2010 Experiments on Plant Hybridization
Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
In the Balance: Art for a Changing World
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2009 4A Members' Exhibition 2009
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
Underground to Aboveground – Part II
NG Art, Sydney
Breathing Space
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
The Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition 2009 COFASpace, Sydney
FraserStudios Project
FraserStudios, Sydney
2008 Art Day is Today (Gang Festival)
Peace Park / Bill + George, Sydney
2007 Art in the Park: Cross-pollinations
Maundrell Park, Sydney




2012 Arts NSW Quick Response Grant
2011 Australia Council New Work Grant
IASKA Spaced Residency, Esperance (WA)
Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship – Finalists
John Fries Memorial Prize 2011 – Finalists
2010 Firstdraft Emerging Artist Studio Residency
JUMP mentorship with Fiona Hall
British Council Realise Your Dream – Finalists
2009 Australia Council New Work Grant
Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
NAVA Marketing Grant for NSW Artists
Artists-in-Residence, The Bundanon Trust
Artists-in-Residence, The Lock-up, Newcastle
FraserStudio Residency, Sydney
2008 SOYA Visual Arts Award – Shortlisted
Myer Foundation / Sidney Myer Fund Small Project Grant
Arts NSW Visual Arts and Crafts Project Grant
2007 Next Wave Kickstart




2007 Art in the Park: Cross-pollinations
Maundrell Park, Sydney
Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Griffith
2005 Changex 05
St. Margaret’s Urban Village, Sydney (as part of Sydney Esquisse Art + Design festival)
2004 Changex 04
Medium Rare Gallery, Sydney




2010 Perkins, M. 'Arty solutions to climate change', 702 ABC Sydney, 5 November 2010
Fuller, R. 'Colony Collapse', Concrete Playground, 18 July 2010
Coverage of In the Balance on Artworks, ABC Radio National, 29/08/11
Fokkema, L., ‘Make-do Garden City: Garden Party!’, Throw Shapes, 29 April 2010
2008 McKenny, L. 'Potted slant on urban jungles', The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 July 2008
Gleave, M. 'En Plein Air', in Drop down: NSW artists at the 2008 Next Wave Festival, Next Wave Festival, 2008, Melbourne
2007 Hinchy, M. ‘National Young Writers’ Festival: Fresh air, business cards & the odd hicky’, The Program, 21 October 2007
Boon, C.’ Living Art Based in the Garden’, Centralian Advocate, 11 July 2007
2003 Artist profile in Stu no. 6
'Fake Ads' Monument no. 44