Jared Davis (b. 1988) is a writer and curator from Melbourne with an interest in independent music, sound culture and its politics. He is a current PhD (Art History & Theory) candidate at Monash University.

Jared has contributed art and music related articles to publications including Public Seminar, DIS Magazine, Artlink, Art Monthly Australia, RealTime and produced catalogue essays for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art among others.

Notable curatorial projects of Jared’s include SOUTH/SÖDER, presented in collaboration with Färgfabriken and BUS Projects in Stockholm, August 2012; Transits, a pop-up sound performance series for BUS Projects’ Critical Mobility mobile art space project as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival and Big West Little Bites; a performance mini-festival entitled Always Moving (a performance laboratory in several parts) at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne in June – July 2010; an installation of sound works by Philip Samartzis at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, October 2010; South African sound artist James Webb’s ‘In Living Memory of What Never Happened’ as part of the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

2014– – PhD (Art History & Theory), Monash University, Melbourne (currently undertaking). Supervisor: Dr Daniel Palmer
2006-2008 – Bachelor of Fine Art (Sound) with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne

2016Punk Preempts the Post-Popstar Age, Public Seminar (The New School), New York, November
2016 – Catalogue text for Primavera 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, September
2015Zero Interference: Today’s Artist-Fan Relationship, 3hd Festival online content, November
2015Saved to your collection: navigating SoundCloud’s subculture, DIS Magazine (DIScover blog), August
2015Unknown Memories: Internet rappers, network consumption and aggregated style, un Magazine 9.1, May
2015David Rosetzky: Gaps, review, Artlink Magazine, March
2014this text is free ••• a readymade text inspired by the work of christopher lg hill, Loose Volume I: ‘Even if you’re miles away…’, Essays collected by Hugh Egan Westland for Das Boot Fair, Next Wave Festival 2014
2013Vocal Folds at Gertrude Contemporary, exhibition review, Art Monthly Australia, September
2013Video Visions program (at ACMI) catalogue essay, Channels: The Australian Video Art Festival, September
2012Circle Work: Sonia Leber and David Chesworth – The Way You Move Me, catalogue essay, IASKA Spaced: art out of place, Western Australia
2011Piero Golia, Welcome to the Land of Opportunities reviewed by Jared Davis, runway, issue 18, March
2010 – Catalogue essay, 10 Transforming Youths, Philip Brophy, Signal/City of Melbourne, June
2010 – Catalogue essays, ART1, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, April-May
2009Richard Lewer – Nobody Likes A Show Off, Artlink magazine
2008Yasunao Tone Interviewed by Jared Davis, un Magazine, Vol 2 Issue 2, November 2008
200821:100:100 exhibition catalogue, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, December 2008

2014 – Curator, Minor Developments, three-part event including performances, screenings and an artist market, Slopes Gallery, Fitzroy, 29 March
2014 – Curator, Video Shorts video art program, ‘The Drive-In Project’ by Aphids, Dromana Drive-In theatre, 1 February
2012 – Curator, SOUTH/SÖDER, featuring a performance by Emile Zile entitled Subtitle Kino (Färgfabriken), presented in collaboration with Färgfabriken and BUS Projects, Liljeholmstorget, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-19 August 2012
2011-12 – Co-director (with Helen Grogan), Open Archive, temporary project space and curatorial project, Abbotsford, Victoria
2011 – Co-curator (with Nella Themelios and Ryan Johnston), Critical Mobility, mobile art space project initiated by BUS Projects, in partnership with the 2011 State of Design Festival and Big West
2010 – Curator, Echoes, artist: Philip Samartzis (Australia), second instalment of a two part sound art cultural exchange, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, October 8 – 31
2010 – Curator, Always Moving (a performance laboratory in several parts), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, June 18 – July 17
2009 – Curator, Echoes, artist: James Webb (South Africa), first instalment of a two part sound art cultural exchange. Northbank, Melbourne, in partnership with City of Melbourne – Signal and Melbourne International Arts Festival, October 12-25

2012-15 – Member of Bus Projects Committee
2009-10 – Member of Blindside artist run initiative Committee
2009-10 – Member of un Magazine Editorial Committee

2010 – Editorial Assistant, The Nordic Third World Country? exhibition catalogue, Färgfabriken Norr, Sweden, November
2009 – Sub-Editor, un Magazine, volume 3

2015 – Research Assistant supporting preparation of ARC Discovery Project proposal. Title: “Establish Network Connection: A Re-examination of New Media Art”; Dr Vince Dziekan (Chief Investigator) and Prof Chris Meigh-Andrews (Partner Investigator).