John Aslanidis
Born 1961 Sydney
1987-1989 Bachelor of visual Arts, City Art Institute
1990 Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
1995-1998 Member of Clan Analogue (collective of electronic sound and visual Artists)
1998-1999 Committee member of stripp Gallery Melbourne
1999 till present Based in Melbourne exhibiting in Australia and Internationally
Solo Exhibitions
  • Sonic no.68 Edwina Corlette gallery Brisbane 2018
  • Sonic no.59 NKN Gallery Melbourne
  • Sonic Network no.17 Gallery 9 Sydney
  • Sonic Network no.16 Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York
  • Sonic Network no.15 Prosecco Berlin, Germany
  • Sonic Networks no.3 to 7 NKN Gallery Melbourne
  • Selection of works from the 1990s Charles Nodrum Gallery Melbourne
  • Intersection collaboration with Mayonaize Juddy Roller Melbourne
  • Sonic Network no.14 Gallery 9 Sydney
2014 Sonic Network no.15 Edwina Corlette Gallery Brisbane
2013 Sonic Network sound/painting collaboration with Brian May Gallerie Kai Higemann Berlin
2013 Sonic Network no.13 collaboration with Brian May Gallery 9 Sydney
2012 Sonic Fragments Ethan Cohan Fine Arts Beacon USA
Sonic Network No8 collaboration with Brian May Substation Melbourne
Sonic Network no.12 Block Projects Melbourne
2012 Sonic Network No.9 collaboration with Brian May White Box New York
2011 Sonic Network No.9 collaboration with Brian May dr julius | ap Berlin Germany
2010 Sonic Network no.8 Gallery 9 Sydney
2010 Sonic Network no.s 4-7 Block projects Melbourne
2008 Sonic Network no.3 Gallery 9 Sydney
2007 Abstraction Two Views with Tony Woods Mahoneys Gallery Melbourne
2006 Sonic Network no.2and Fragments Gallery 9 SydneySonic Network No.2 Austral Avenue Melbourne
2005 Sonic Fragments NYC TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
Sonic Fragments Criterion Gallery Hobart
2004 Sonic Wrestling Fox Galleries Brisbane
2003 Sonic TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
2002 Dislocation Network no.3 PB Gallery Swinburne University Melbourne
Dislocation Metro Arts Brisbane
2001 Rubber ball Eisenberg gallery
1999 Dislocation 2 Hotel Sofitel, Melbourne
1998 The Home The Museum of Dirt MelbourneA Selection of paintings from 1991 to 1998 stripp Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Reverberation Network (Two part exhibition) 151 Regent st Sydney and Stripp Melbourne
1996 Reverberation Pendulum, Sydney
1995 Crosscurrent series, The Beatty Gallery, Sydney
Transit Zone series to the Crosscurrent series’ 1991-1995 (two part exhibition)Two Walls Gallery, University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga NSW
1993 Alternation Series Pendulum, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • New Optics Galerie Husam  curated by Edgar Diehl Offenbach Germany
  • As of Now Ethan Cohen Fine Arts New York
  • How to Picture Living Systems curated by Petra Maitz  KLI  institute Klosterneuberg Austria
  • Visions of Utopia  curated by Andrew Christofides Woollongong Art Gallery NSW
  • Interference curated by Steven Salzman Nurture art New
  • WAR a Playground perspective The Armoury Gallery Sydney
  • Patternation curated by Carrie Kibbler Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
  • Eyes score : The Audible image Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn Arts Centre Melbourne
  • After 65 The Legacy of OP Latrobe Regional Gallery Victoria
  • Digital reductive 5 Walls Projects Melbourne
2014 Colour/Music Curated By Anthony Oates Drill Hall Gallery Canberra Australian National University
2012 Finding our New Fort Kunsthalle Beacon NY USA
  • FutureShock One/Two Internationale Neue Konkrete + dr. julius | ap Curated by Matthias Seidel Structure and Emergence curated by Ron Janovich and Daniel Hill Lafayette College Easton Pennsylvania, MDC Freedom Tower Gallery Miami Florida, University Gallery school of Fine Arts Gainesville Florida USA
  • Light Space Project curated by Giles Ryder Gallery Seescape Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Sound and Vision McKenzie Fine Art New York USA
  • Sounds Good curated by Claudia Calirman Location One New York USA
  • Together in Harmony Korean Cultural Foundation Seoul, South Korea
  • Medium Cool curated by Nick Vickers Kudos Gallery Sydney
  • Sight and Sound Music and Abstraction in Australia art The Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Constructive | Concrete | Multiple Dr Julius /ap Berlin Germany
  • The Shilo Project curated byChris McAuliffe The Ian Potter Museum of Art The University of Melbourne
  • SNO 51 with Susan Rosmarin and Gilbert Hsiao SNO Gallery Sydney
  • Drawing Folio Block Projects Melbourne
  • Final Show Block Projects melbourneGallery Selections TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Abstraction 7 Charles Nodrum Gallery Melbourne
  • The Monobrow show Hell Gallery Melbourne
  • The Aliens can smell our blood, Block Projects Melbourne
  • Verus Painters TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Little Monsters curated By Giles Ryder Downtown artspace Adelaide
  • Points of Departure (Six Australian painters) curated by John Aslanidis, John Aslanidis, Cathy Blanchflower, Richard Bell, Christopher Dean,Helga Groves And Matthew Johnson TOBEY FINE ARTS NewYork USA
  • Verus Painters 03/08/07 TOBEY FINE ARTS NewYork USA
  • Arts and Minds curated By Nick Vickers Delmar Gallery Sydney
  • The colour of Music Curated by Annabelle Pegus Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide
  • Dreams in the Abstract Paintingss1933-2005 TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Group Action Criterion Gallery, Hobart Tasmania
  • Phallus..Vagina..Tomb TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Vibration, curated by Nick Vickers with Jurek Wybraniek and Andrew Leslie, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney (parallel program to the Sydney Biennials)
  • Grappling Peleton Sydney
  • Abstraktion 100 years later two part exhibition, Moscow Artists Union Moscow Russia, and TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Abstraktion TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Lines 2 Fireworks gallery Brisbane
  • Summer slam 2002 International TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • GOOD VIBRATIONS The Legacy of OP Art in Australia Heidi Museum of Modern Art Melbourne
  • Dirty Drawings TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
  • Prints from the Aftermath PB Gallery Swinburne, University,Melbourne
  • FOUR with Chris Bell, Phil Edwards, and Simon Kilvert Openspace Gallery Melbourne
  • Lines Fireworks Gallery Brisbane
  • Stuffed STUFF Gallery London UK
  • stripp Victorian Ministry of the arts exhibition space
  • Optics The Herman Black Gallery Sydney
  • Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne
  • Electronic’ with Pierre Stokx and Kazumichi Grime Pendulum, Sydney
  • No Holds Barred 2 (Exhibition of wrestling images) Airspace Sydney
  • On Ya Bike (Exhibition of Cycling images) The Dispensary Sydney
  • 4 Sydney Artists’ Ether Ohne Titel, Melbourne
  • Bathurst Art Purchase, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Bathurst NSW
  • No Holds Barred’ (Exhibition of Wrestling images) Airspace Sydney
  • Reel no8 Spazioblat, Corato, Italy
  • Feed Argyle St studios Melbourne, Spiral Arm Canberra, Airspace Sydney, Lismore and Townsville.
  • Flux 2 Airspace Sydney
  • teach your Budgie Astrophysics, Ten Taylor st Sydney
  • Flux Airspace, Sydney
  • Tempest Legge Gallery, Sydney
  • Network Two person Exhibition with Phil Grover, Airspace, Sydney
  • Thisness Legge Gallery, Sydney
  • Telecom Fine Art Scholarship, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
  • Grand Finale Exhibition of Sporting Images, EMR Gallery, Sydney


  • International Studio and Curatorial Program New York Australia Council for the Arts
  • Arts Project for individuals and groups Australia Council for the Arts
2010 Skills and arts development Grant Australia Council for the Arts
2006 New work grant established Artist Category Australia Council for the Arts
Export and touring fund Arts Victoria
Pollock Krasner Art Foundation grant
1993,94,97 NSW Ministry of the Arts NAVA Marketing Grant
1990 Mercedes Benz Art scholarship prize
Artist Residencies
2016 International Studio and Curatorial Program New York
2011 International residency Program Location One,
New York USA
Public and Private Commissions
2017 Sonic Network no.18  Longchamp Omatesando Toyo Japan
2012 Sonic Network no.11 ,the Arts Centre Melbourne Australia
Curatorial Projects
2007 Points of Departure (Six Australian artists) with Richard Bell, Cathy Blanchflower, Christopher Dean Helga Groves and Matthew Johnson TOBEY FINE ARTS New York USA
1997 No Holds Barred 2 (Exhibition of Wrestling images) Stripp Melbourne
1995 No Holds Barred (Exhibition of Wrestling images) Airspace Sydney
The collection of Mr Simpfendörfer Germany
Melbourne Arts Centre collection Hamer Hall Melbourne
Allens Arthur Robinson
New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale NSW
Lowensteins Arts Management
Sydney University
Westmead Children’s Hospital Sydney
Private Collections in Australia, Europe and USA
Selected Publications
Sound Spheres: John Aslanidis by Marguerite Brown in Art Monthly Australia no.273 September 2014
Colour/Music essay by Anthony Oates in Drill Hall Gallery Catalogue, Publishing Australian National University 2014
Austral Avenue: an experiment in living with Art Jane O’Neill 2012
Sight and sound Music and Abstraction in Australian Art Steven Tonkin Exhibition Catalogue
Gallery 9 a serene showcase for serious artists review by Prue Gibson Australian Art Review September 2009
Drawing Folio review by Penny Modra The Sunday Age April 12 2009
Abstraction 7exhibition publication Charles Nodrum Gallery Melbourne 2008
Colour in Art Revisiting 1919 essay by Christopher Dean, Ivan Dougherty Gallery 2008
50 Emerging Galleries from around the world Andrew Frost Contemporary 2007 Annual
Sonic Network no.2 and Fragments Jacqueline Millner, Eyeline no.63 2007
Visual Arts Penny Webb The Sunday Age February 18th 2007
Abstraction Two Views Jane Oneill Exhibition Catalogue Essay Mahoney Galleries Melbourne 2007
Gallery- Going David Cohen The New York Sun Thursday August 25th 2005
Conceptual Crochet/Conceptual Beauty Jacqueline Millner, Eyeline no.57 2005
Disorientate Exhibition catalogue essay Ona Kaukenas October 2004
Sound waves on canvas exhibition review Ben Byrne Courier Mail Brisbane Septem- ber 2004
Sonic Wrestling publication by Fox Galleries 2004
FROM THE MAYORS DOORSTEP in search of the ‘irrelevant’ abstract Piri Haqlasz http// January edition 2003
Rex Butler A secret History of Australian Art 2002
Good vibrations to test the retina Robert Nelson the Age November 16th 2002
Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia Catalogue essay, Zara Stanhope 2002
Dislocation Exhibition Catalogue essay Morgan Thomas November 2002
Lines exhibition catalogue Micheal Eather March 2002
Dislocation exhibition review Ben Eltham Courier Mail Brisbane November 2002
Art and Australia, Exhibition Commentary March 2000
Artists Run Spaces, Australian Art Collector April 1999
Optics Nick Vickers Exhibition Catalogue March 1998
Hearing and Now Sydney Morning Herald Metro Friday 14 th-20th Feb 1997
Echoes of an Era Carnivale of Sydney Real Time 1997
Portrait of the Artist Michael Smith The Monthly Chronicle Nov/Dec1996
The Fine Art of Wrestling James Cockington, Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 9th June 1995
Real Experience or mere information Peter Duggan, Art Monthly no.72 Au Block Projects Melbourne gust 1994
Myriad of Images, Exhibition catalogue, March 1992
Images Paul Atroshenko, Catalogue essay 1990
Selected Performances/Collaborations
2009 Futuro Tropicale Uberlingua Warehouse Meltdown Melbourne saxaphone performance with dj BP
2008 Playing saxophone with Head Parts as part of You don’t have to call it music at Toff in Town 22.7.08
2007 Saxophone Performance with Pataphysics as part of Uberlingua at North Bazarre Melbourne
2005 Settling old Scores collaboration and performance with Richard Bell Artspace SydneySlide projections January /February as part of Environ monthly event at Loop MelbournePerformance playing saxophone as the BLACK TIGER, for March event of Environ at loop Melbourne
2004 slide projections as part of Environ monthly event at Loop Melbourne
2002 Saxophone performance in conjunction with film screening by Tony woods, As part of moving image coalition Cinema Nova MelbourneSonic Network No.2 Austral Avenue Melbourne collaboration with Brian May
2000 Performance as part of AND, Musicians Club,Melbourne
1999 Naptime Performance as part of Surprize devised by Paul Quinn as part of Texture, Southgate Melbourne
1998 Slide Projections in conjunction with The Launch of Dislocations (Zonar Recordings) stripp Melbourne