Born 1979, Gympie. Lives and works in Brisbane
Solo Exhibitions
Gradual Change (w Man Cheung), Logan Art Gallery, Logan
Tree-telling, MPavilion, Melbourne
The Foundry, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Tree-telling, MPavilion, Melbourne
Tree-telling, MPavilion, Melbourne
Chasing Infinite Junctures, Boxcopy, Brisbane
Invisible Movements, Metro Arts, Brisbane
Invisible Movements, torna, Istanbul
Space of a moment, A-CH Gallery, Brisbane
Hold, The Hangar, Brisbane
Selected Group Exhibitions/Programs
Everything is Possibly an Oracle, CARPARK, Milani Gallery, Brisbane
Compost, Constance ARI, Hobart
Conversation Starters: Temperature is Rising, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Mirror Mine, curated by Other Film at Outerspace ARI, Brisbane
Shapeshifters: New Forms of Curatorial Research, Monash University, Melbourne
Instrument Builders Project: Circulating Echo, Kyoto
Open Actions, with People Artist Place at Enoggera Reservoir, Brisbane
A Plant is a Community, Liquid Architecture, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens (w Dhana Merritt)
We Make Each Other Up, Public Program at Dancehouse, Melbourne (w Amaara Raheem)
Netherworlds, Spring Hill Reservoirs, Brisbane
Art in Soil, Stanthorpe Regional Gallery, Stanthorpe (with Kate Woodcroft)
Material Sound, Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury
Unfinished Business, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (with LEVEL ari)
Art in Soil, POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (with Kate Woodcroft)
Mutual Making, Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, Brisbane
The way through all things, Spring Hill Reservoirs as a part of Open House, Brisbane
The impression of our arteries, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane
Netherworlds, The Walls, Gold Coast and Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
Netherworlds, First Draft, Sydney
That’s what she said, GYRACC, Katherine
FM[X]?: What Would a Feminist Methodology Sound Like?, WestSpace, Melbourne
Electrofringe@IRL, Powerhouse Museum, Brisbane
Planes of Reality, Judith Wright Shopfront Gallery, Brisbane
Institutional Capture, OtherFilm Festival, Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane
Instrument Builders Project, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE, Inhouse ARI, Brisbane
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Intimate spaces revealed, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Instrument Builders Project 2, Yogyarkarta
Conversation Pieces, Boxcopy, Brisbane
Blood sugar sex magik childbirth, Slopes Gallery, Melbourne
you & I: thoughts on intimacy, The Hold Artspace, Brisbane
Fresh Cut 2013 Part I, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane
Focus, Backdoor Gallery, Queensland (with Courtney Coombs)
Foundations Edge: Artist and Technology, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Seige Mentality, OtherFilm Festival, Brisbane
Going South, Screen Space, Melbourne
Test Pattern 2012, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
Artist Residencies
Ensayos Coastal Curriculum residency, Minjerribah and Yunbenun, QLD
Ensayos Coastal Curriculum residency, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile
The Instrument Builders Project 4, Kyoto, Japan
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre Artist-in-residence, Brisbane
Art in Soil, Soil Science Australia, Brisbane
AsiaLink Arts Residency at torna, Istanbul, Turkey
The Instrument Builders Project 2, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Collaborative residency with Courtney Coombs, Backdoor Gallery, Queensland
Artist Residency, Level ARI, Queensland
Awards & Grants
Winner of Churchie National Emerging Arts Prize
AsiaLink Arts Residency
Arts Queensland Individuals Fund Grant
Australia Council ArtStart Grant

Caitlin Franzmann explores contemporary art’s potential to instigate change by way of critical listening, dialogue and self-empowerment. In reaction to the fast pace and sensory overstimulation of contemporary urban life, she creates situations to encourage slowness, mindful contemplation, and social interaction in both galleries and public spaces. These situations include conversation-based works and immersive sonic spaces such as wearable listening sculptures, architectural interventions and audiowalks.

She originally trained as an urban planner before completing a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art in 2012. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at National Gallery of Victoria, Institute of Modern Art and Kyoto Art Centre. Caitlin has participated in residencies in Indonesia, Turkey, Japan, Chile and, locally, with Brisbane City Council’s Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre. She was recipient of the 2014 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize and was selected to exhibit in Primavera 2014: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a member of the feminist art collective LEVEL from 2013-2017, Caitlin has collaboratively presented participatory works at Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. With LEVEL, she has also co-curated exhibitions and forums with a focus on generating dialogue around gender, feminism and contemporary art. She was most recently on the management committee of Outer Space ARI 2018-2019, and is currently a core member of Ensayos, a collective research practice centered on extinction, human geography and coastal health.