Kuiper is co-directed by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise.
Hine and Weise are long-term collaborators and were founding co-directors of two galleries in Melbourne: Screen Space (2010-2016), a not-for-profit gallery dedicated to the moving image, and Beam Contemporary (2010-2014), a commercial gallery focused on emerging artists. Together they co-curated the Melbourne Art Fair Video program in 2014, and have co-curated exhibitions at Careof (Milan), Blindside (Melbourne), Window National (multiple USA locations), Brenda May Gallery (Sydney), Boxcopy (Brisbane) and Metro Arts (Brisbane), among others.
Simone Hine is an artist, curator and writer. Hine’s art practice utilises the pictorial tradition of art (focusing on stillness) to create new narratives out of familiar cinematic tropes, and works across performance, video and installation. Her artworks have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and have been included in group exhibitions at Careof (Milan), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Perth) among others. Hine’s curated exhibitions include projects at Counihan Gallery (Melbourne) and Level ARI (Brisbane). In 2015 Hine completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne (Art History).
simone [at] kuiperprojects [dot] org
Kyle Weise is a writer and curator. He has a specific interest in the moving image across cinema and art, and its mediation of technology and space. Weise has curated exhibitions in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and has written about contemporary Australian art in catalogue essays and articles for various publications, including Eyeline, Dissect, Un Magazine and Millennium Film Journal. He is currently the Curator of the Exhibition Program at Metro Arts, Brisbane.
Kuiper’s physical space is a gallery and office in Anzac Square Arcade in Meanjin (Brisbane’s CBD). The arcade is part of the heritage-listed Anzac Square Building. Download a floorplan of the gallery. During Exhibitions the gallery is open: Friday 10-2 & Saturday 10-12.
Kuiper is a contemporary art platform dedicated to the support of conceptually based artworks and critical discussion. Kuiper currently operates two exhibition spaces in Meanjin (Brisbane CBD), Australia, showing works by local, interstate and international artists.
The name Kuiper is inspired by the Kuiper Belt, a ring of objects at the far reaches of the solar system, beyond Neptune. The Kuiper Belt is composed of an eccentric collection of objects of various sizes, shapes and compositions held in orbit by the distant gravity of the Sun.
Kuiper Projects respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Kuiper is situated: the Turrbal and Jagera people.
Shop 11, Anzac Square Arcade, 198 Adelaide St, Brisbane, Queensland Australia 4000. Open Friday 10-2 and Saturday 10-12,