About

Bishop and Reis have been making art together for twenty years. They have been the recipients of numerous public art commissions, awards and grants, and have exhibited in various guises as B & R, Bozo Ink and anonymously in unofficial public exhibitions. Their work explores the boundaries of new and old technologies to question conventional practices and the ways we see the world, by appropriating obsolete objects, Australian films and art history. 

Simon Reis is a Melbourne based installation artist producing both temporary and permanent major public artworks. Simon was originally trained as and worked as a mechatronics engineer, he entered the art world as a technician before extending into collaborative efforts, primarily with Cameron Bishop, working as ‘Bozo Ink’ and ‘Bishop & Reis’. He is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art, Art in Public Spaces at RMIT. As part of Bozo Ink, Simon has been a finalist in the McClelland Gallery Outdoor Sculpture Survey twice since 2007, the same year they won an Australian Council Grant.

Cameron Bishop (PhD) lectures at Deakin University in Art and Performance. As an artist, often with collaborator, Simon Reis, he has exhibited in numerous high profile galleries and has undertaken a number of public art commissions around Melbourne. Bishop has written extensively on art in the public realm in book chapters and journals and since 2013 he has curated and produced public art projects, including Venetian Blind (with David Cross and in conjunction with the Venice Biennale) and the Treatment Public Art Project. With Professor David Cross he works in the Public Art Commission, a research initiative at Deakin University. 

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BIOGRAPHY

Born Melbourne, Australia 1972

Live and works in Melbourne

EDUCATION

2016-Current Masters of Fine Art – Art In Public Spaces, RMIT, Melbourne
2015 Advanced Diploma of Engineering, Mechatronics Robotics, Swinburne University, Melbourne
1998 Certificate III Engineering (Mechanical), Barton College of TAFE, Melbourne

 


EXHIBITIONS


2016 Unnamed Laneway, Unnamed laneway, RMIT City Campus, Carlton
2016 Down By His Luck, Urban Laboratory: Carlisle Street – Port Phillip
2016 Lost Objects, Counihan Gallery (Bishop & Reis)
2016 Leisureland, Seventh Gallery (Bishop & Reis)
2016 Fugue Frames, Young People and the Digital Symposium, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), (Bishop and Reis)
2015 “View of Geelong” Transpanorama – Ruin and Viewin’, Geelong Public Art Project Commission (Bishop & Reis)
2012 MaxBell, Geelong Regional Gallery (Bishop & Reis)
2011 Gallery “X2”, Seventh Gallery (Bishop & Reis)
2010 “x is not the same as X”, West Wing @West Space (Bishop & Reis)
2006 Mnemonia Country', Trocadero Art Space (Bishop & Reis)

 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Zero Monument (or the human stain remover), Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts, RMIT Gallery (Bishop & Reis)
2014 Inside Out Law, McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award Finalist, Artist (Bishop, Reis & Fitzsimmons)
2008 Glacial Matters, 6A Hobart, Artist (Bozo Ink- Bishop, Reis & Shone)
2007 The Mnemonia Room, McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award Finalist, Artist (Bozo Ink- Bishop, Reis, Gold & Fitzsimmons)
2006 Mnemonic, Yarra Sculpture Space, Artist (Bozo Ink- Bishop, Reis, Gold & Fitzsimmons)
2004 Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Fart, Yarra Sculpture Space, Artist (Bozo Ink- Bishop, Reis, Gold & Fitzsimmons) Awards
2014 Geelong Council “View of Geelong” Commission
2007 Australian Art Council Award

 


PRODUCTION/ TECHNICAL ROLES


2017 Production Manager – Treatment 2, Flight Lines, a public art project at the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee- curated by Dr. Cameron Bishop
2015 Production Manager - Treatment, a public art project at the Western Treatment Plant, Werribee- curated by Prof. David Cross
2013 Technical Consultant, Heteromania (Dr Cameron Bishop) UTAS
2009 Technical Consultant (Cameron Bishop) PHD Examination, Phoenix Gallery, Deakin Burwood
2005 Art Department - TV Advertisement - Alcoholics Anonymous
2004 Production Assistant – Deckchair Theatre, Fremantle, WA, Shakespeare in the Park