Angelique Joy is a neuroqueer, emerging visual artist working with photography and the expanded nature of the digital image. Angelique’s practice is informed by their neuroqueer (autistic/queer) lived experience; their practice has emerged out of a concern with identity, otherness and space. They are interested in the cultural and physical spaces we all unfold within and how each ‘self’ is constructed within the spaces we inhabit, the spaces we claim, and the spaces we are kept from.
Their early work interrogated gender performativity and the semiotics of fashion. Their concerns with the performance of self have led into their current research on the cyborg body and how our future bodies will become enmeshed with technology, working through a queer, feminist and posthuman framework.
Angelique has completed a Masters of Photography at RMIT. Prior to commencing their masters, they completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts: Photography and a Bachelor of Contemporary Art and Design: Honours at UNI SA.
Their works have been a finalist of the SA Museum – Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize (2022), MGA – Bowness Photography Prize (2021), Fishers Ghost Art Awards (2016), Head On Photography Festival (2015), FELTspace ARI Graduate Award, Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition and SALA Festival: Unitedcare Moving Image Award.
Angelique is currently living, working and creating on Kaurna land, Adelaide, and learning, working and creating in connection with Naarm, Melbourne.
I respectfully acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of this nation and the original and ongoing custodians of this land. I recognise the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I live, work, create and learn, as the traditional and sovereign custodians of these lands. I pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging and recognise their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with this land.