Co-Founder, Artistic Director / International Art Space
Dr Marco Marcon was born in Italy and migrated to Australia in 1985. He was awarded degrees by the University of Rome, Murdoch University and a PhD by the University of New South Wales. In Italy, Dr Marcon co-founded Murales, one of Rome’s leading contemporary jazz venues, and worked as a writer-producer of cultural programs for the Italian Broadcasting Corporation (RAI). In Australia, he edited Praxis M, the now defunct Western Australian journal of contemporary art, and taught at several universities. In 1998, Dr Marcon co-founded the International Art Space (formerly known as IASKA), an organisation which he has been managing ever since. In 2009, he created Spaced, an international event of socially engaged art involving the participation of regional and rural communities throughout Western Australia. Dr Marcon has also curated several large exhibitions, given papers at national and international conferences and published over 110 essays and articles in journals, books and catalogues. He completed a manuscript analysing the relationship between the ideas of aesthetics and community in contemporary art. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.