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


Curated Exhibitions:

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


Public Collections:

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.