Ash Keating was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1980. Keating completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at Monash University, Caulfield in 2003 and completed a BFA Honours year at the VCA in 2006.
Keating has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 2004, including recent exhibitions at GCAS, MUMA and RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, CACSA Adelaide, Artspace and BREENSPACE in Sydney, and the Museo de Contemporeano in Santiago Chile.
Keating has been written about extensively in numerous art journals such as Frieze, Broadsheet, Art and Australia, Artlink and Photofile. He was the winner of a 2008 ANZ RIPE award as well as being selected as a finalist in the 2009 SOYA and RBS, Australian emerging artist awards.
Keating’s 2009 project Activate 2750, was created through the MCA’s C3West initiative in partnership with SITA. This project was a hybrid progression of his two 2008 art projects, 2020? created at Arts House Meat Market and Label Land created during an Asialink residency in Seoul, Korea. These projects have merged costumed performances and actions together with large-scale sculptural installations utlising salvaged commercial and industrial waste.
In seeking to bring about positive change or alternative thinking, Keating's projects are presented through poetic forms that seek to radically transform the viewer’s understandings of environmental issues.
Ash Keating is represented by BREENSPACE, Sydney