Imam works within photography, the moving image and installation to create works centred around themes of embodiment and the female perspective.
Imam completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Monash University in 2014. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and has participated in international collaborations, as well as co-curating a number of group exhibitions. Her work is held in the Nillumbik Shire Public Art Collection, as well as a number of private collections.
Imam was the awarded the Nillumbik Prize in 2015 and was the recipient of the AARK residency (Finland) in 2017 and the Laughing Waters Artist in Residence (Melbourne) in 2011. Her work has been reviewed in The Weekly Review (Melbourne), The Examiner (Tasmania), and featured on contemporary art blog sites such as Melbourne Art Critic and Isiiad. Imam currently resides and works in Melbourne, Australia.
2014 Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Monash University, Caulfield
2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, Monash University, Caulfield
2006 Certificate IV in Design, Northland Design Studies
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2017 Ranta Ruumis, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Transitions, Loop Project Space & Bar, Melbourne
2015 The Third, Monsalvat Residents Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Come With Me, Eltham Library Community Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Bereft of the Corporeal, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2018 To Know Your Fingers & Toes, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2017 Catalogue, Sally Walker Project Space, Geelong
2016 2016 Nillumbik Prize Exhibition, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
Laughing Waters Road; Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Found Festival, multiple locations, Melbourne
Collective Urge, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Drawing Contemporary Practice, Testing Grounds, Melbourne
The Invisible Link, C3 Gallery, Melbourne
2013 2013 Nillumbik Prize Exhibition, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Ambiguous Fragility, 100th Gallery, Melbourne
2011 The Gravity of the Situation, Monash Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
2010 2010 Nillumbik Prize Exhibition, Montsalvat Barn Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Ambidextrous, Madcube, Melbourne
Café Nu, The Guides Hall, Hurstbridge, Melbourne
Suspicious Minds, Poimena Art Gallery, Launceston
2008 Love, Art School & Death, Monash University Caulfield, Melbourne
Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2014 Small Universe, No Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne. Co-curated with Glenn Dalton and Ching Yee Ng
Animal Magnetism, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne. Co-curated with Nicole Macdonald
2013 Convergence, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne. Co-curated with Glenn Dalton, Rachael Guy and Ben Walsh
2017 AARK Residency Program, Korpo, Finland
2015 Winner of 2015 Nillumbik Prize
Finalist in 2018, 2016, 2015, 2013 and 2010 Nillumbik Prize
2011 Laughing Waters Artist in Residence, Nillumbik, Melbourne
Nillumbik Shire Public Art Collection, Melbourne.
2016 Jane Woollard, Laughing Waters Road; Art, Landscape and Memory in Eltham.
2012 December 12-18, Mother Nurture, The Weekly Review, Robyn Doreian, Ivanhoe & Valley, Melbourne.
2011 Monday June 6, Jessie Imam, www.isiad.com.au, Jeannette Davison, Melbourne.
Tuesday May 3, Photo, Film, Tape, www.melbourneartcritic.wordpress.com, Mark Holsworth, Melbourne.
2009 Saturday August 9, Truth and lies for viewer eyes, The Examiner, Claire Van Ryn, Tasmania.