Trocadero Projects operates on the Traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Adele Kava | epigenetic ethernet

Project Space
Opening night: Wednesday 24 March, 6pm – 8pm
Artist talk: Saturday 10 April, 2pm

Image: Adele Kava, SESTA/FOSTA, 2021, 83 x 111cm, oil on linen.

Growing up in the mid-2000s, Adele Kava's perspective has always been heavily influenced by internet culture. Kava’s work articulates a neurodivergent perspective that is encouraged and encoded genetically through the overwhelming proliferation of imagery that is experienced online. Referencing internet aesthetics such as vaporwave and meme culture, Kava presents these through traditional painting styles, establishing a stance where lowbrow, online and academic "content" are considered as equals. The tension of real-life and online experience supporting and establishing a formative millennial perspective is articulated through glitchy motifs in lurid hues of appropriated imagery, which is re-contextualised in a new light of ambivalence– often offering a cyber-feminist tone of critique.

In line with COVID-19 state government advice, gallery visitors are asked to maintain social distancing and sign in via a QR code. The gallery can admit up to 40 people.