Charles Green is Professor of Contemporary Art in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Author of Peripheral Vision (Craftsman House, 1996) and The Third Hand (U Minnesota Press, 2001), he recently published a history of biennials in contemporary art, Biennials, Triennials and Documenta: The Exhibitions that Created Contemporary Art (Wiley Blackwell, 2016), with Associate Professor Anthony Gardner (Oxford University), assisted by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Lyndell Brown and Charles Green have worked in collaboration as one artist since 1989. They are based in regional Victoria. Their works are included in most of Australia's public art museum collections and many private and corporate collections. In 2007, they were Australia's Official War Artists, deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and between 2011 and 2014 worked on a follow-up collaboration with artist Jon Cattapan (assisted by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant) about the aftermath of Australia's wars since Vietnam, which the three artists exhibited in Melbourne across two galleries in late 2014, accompanied by a book (Framing Conflict: Contemporary War and Aftermath, Macmillan Palgrave, 2014). Dr Lyndell Brown is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Visit www.lyndellbrownandcharlesgreen.com Visit the Artwork of Lyndell Brown and Charles Green website .
Charles Green is one of Australia’s foremost art historians in the area of contemporary international and Australian art, and an authority on biennials, on artist collaborations and on artist teamwork. He is also a well-known artist working always in collaboration with Lyndell Brown since 1989. His research has been supported by a stream of ARC (3 DPs), Australia Council (5 grants) and other grants and fellowships. He has published 4 widely-praised books, edited 6 books, published 36 book chapters, 18 journal articles and more than 200 essays and reviews in professional journals world-wide, including the world's leading art journal, Artforum. He has co-edited Australia's peak art history journal. As an artist he has held 40 solo exhibitions and has been included in 45 curated exhibitions at many of Australia's leading public art museums. In 2007 with Lyndell Brown they were Australia's Official War Artists, deployed in war-zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. Professor Green has undergraduate degrees and postgraduate research degrees in both art history and art practice, including a PhD in art history and a Masters in studio art practice. He has extensive experience in research collaborations in both art history and art practice. In addition, he has expertise as a curator of contemporary art (through a five-year, 2001-2006 appointment as Adjunct Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, and has researched and published in the emerging area of contemporary art curatorship with the assistance of an ARC Discovery grant. He has become an expert on war art through his experience as a war artist in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served on national arts organization committees, most the recently Commissioner's Council for Australia at the Biennale of Venice (2011 onwards, and between 2013-15 as Deputy Commissioner).