Artist CV



Kerbside Ikebana, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane.


Obsotele, Aggregate Projects, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.


Waterbirds, Inhouse ARI, New Farm, Brisbane.


Truth-Worship, Witch Meat ARI, Highgate Hill, Brisbane. (YOUTUBE) set to 480p



Liquid Architecture Brisbane, Institute Of Modern Art, Brisbane.

New Physics 2015, online gallery:

National Churchie Emerging Art Prize, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Alone Together, Boxcopy, Brisbane.

Electrofringe (IRL Festival), curated by Roslyn Helper, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane.


Last Resort, The Walls, Miami, Gold Coast.

Observe, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane.

Exist@MetroArts, Metro Arts, Brisbane.

MCA ARTBAR (May), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.


Don't Look So Offended, Fake Estate ARI, Witch Meat Artspace, Brisbane.

11:11, Wolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Dispatch, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne.

Collective Commons, The Box Gallery, Brisbane.

BEAF 2013, Brisbane Emerging Artists Festival, Judith Wright Centre Of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane.

Out Of House, Inhouse, Metro Arts, Brisbane.

Exist-ence 5 Satellite, PACT Centre For Emerging Artists, Sydney.

Exist-ence 5 , Exist ARI, Project Gallery QCA, Brisbane.

Cold Metal, Exist ARI, MetroArts Friday Night, MetroArts, Brisbane.

Moments, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane. Invited to respond to Caitlin Franzmann's installation 'Space of a Moment'


Siege Mentality, OtherFilm Festival, Queensland Maritime Museum, Brisbane.

Video Easy, Three Projects/Sarah Byrne, Brisbane.

Fission, Inhouse, BARI Festival, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane.


Fresher C_nts, Inbetweenspaces, Newstead, Brisbane.

Whatismusic Festival, Tribal Theatre, Brisbane.

New Primitive, SPEC @ MAAP, Brisbane.


Space+Ship, BARI Festival, King George Square, Brisbane.

Through Cracks, Glow32/City Studios, Burnett Lane, Brisbane.


Almost Invisible 3, Browning Street Studios, Brisbane.


Esoteric Glee Club, Globe Theatre, Brisbane.


Transmute, CI Precinct, QUT, Brisbane.




Bachelor of Fine Art, Queensland College Of Art - Griffith University, Brisbane.


Bachelor of Fine Arts: Communication Design, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


Artist Statement

The bulk of my practice is a practical attempt to expose or rupture existing systems that operate and govern everyday life. Working in divergent fields from sculpture, installation, web and graphic design, game design, sound art, electronics, computing and photography, I consolidate these disciplines to explore a singular yet vast concept which is that of a personalised ontology of material and capitalist culture.

Being born and raised in a third world country and then immigrating to Australia, I have a first hand fascination of how materialism and capitalism affects communities and people's lives in ways both positive and negative. By highlighting the obsolescence and dependance of goods and services ranging from clock radios and Skype connections to iPad games and superfictive shop windows, my body of work expose the absurdity of our complicity with affluence and capitalist culture.

Artist Bio

Born 1980, Philippines. Living in Brisbane, Australia. I am a multi-disciplinary artist in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Communication Design from Queensland University of Technology. My specialisations intersect across mediums of intervention art, new media and sculpture.

I have exhibited nationally in Australia, in various venues such as the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts (Brisbane), Metro Arts (Brisbane), Woolloongabba Art Gallery (Brisbane), Seventh Gallery (Melbourne) and Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney). I have held three solo exhibitions in Brisbane, in 2012 with Witch Meat ARI and in 2013 with Inhouse and in 2015 at A-CH Gallery.



EMAIL: alreybatol(at)gmail(dot)com




This section will contain selected video works as well as documentation of works.


Museum Pieces: Clock Radio (2014)  at MCA Artbar May curated by Ross Manning, Museum Of Contemporary Art Sydney, video documentation.




Latency#3 (2012) [inside view, delayed surveillance, live webcam in next foyer] exhibited in 'Fission' (Inhouse) at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in October 2012 Judith Wright, Brisbane, Australia.




Aggregates (2013) [hacked Skype performance] at the 5th annual performance and live art festival 'Exist-ence' June 2013 (Exist ARI) Project Gallery, QCA, Brisbane.




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    Empty Shop (2014-2015) in 'Kerbside Ikebana' solo exhibition at A-CH Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Thumbnail of Ziggurat Point piece.

    Ziggurat Point (2014) at 'Last Resort', The Walls Art Space, Miami, Gold Coast.

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    Obsotele (2014) magnetised CRT television at Aggregate Projects, 2014, Brisbane.

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    Museum Pieces: Clock Radio (2014) modified clock radios. As part of Artbar May 2014, MCA Sydney.

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    Opening Soon (2013) shop window display. Part of Dispatch, Current Projects (Bris) for Seventh Gallery (Melb).

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    Aggregates (2013) Skype hack / performance for the 5th annual performance and live art festival 'Exist-ence' 2013, Exist ARI.

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    Eighteenth Century 16 Hour Clock (2013) Copper and brass. As part of solo exhibition 'Waterbirds' presented by Inhouse ARI.

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    Wall Works (2011-2013) various works on wall. As part of MetroArts 'Out Of House' presented by Inhouse ARI.

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    Made In China (2013) Microwave. In Brisbane Emerging Artist Festival, 2013, Judith Wright Centre.

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  • Thumbnail of Counting Breath Method piece.

    Counting Breath Method (2013) touchscreen software. As part of solo exhibition 'Waterbirds' presented by Inhouse ARI.

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  • Thumbnail of Boats piece.

    Boats (2012) installation, new media. Commissioned by and exhibited for OtherFilm Festival 2012's Siege Mentality exhibition.

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  • Thumbnail of Latency 3 piece.

    Latency#3 (2012) Live webcam and Projection. Exhibited in 'Fission' (Inhouse ARI) Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2012.

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    Latency#2 (2012) Clocks and custom printing. In 'Truth-Worship' solo exhibition, presented by Witch Meat ARI 2012.

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  • Thumbnail of Suchness piece.

    Suchness (2012) Compasses, hidden rotating magnets. In 'Truth-Worship' solo exhibition, presented by Witch Meat ARI 2012.

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  • Thumbnail of Columns piece.

    Columns (2012) Reclaimed materials. Yet to be exhibited.

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    Maya#1 (2011) Mirrors, glass, water, LED's. Exhibited at 'Fresher C_nts 2011' (Inbetweenspaces ARI).

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