I acknowledge the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I was born, where most of the work on my website was made, and where I currently work. The Kaurna people have been making art and telling stories on this Country for many tens of thousands of years, and continue to do so. I pay my respects to Elders — past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that these lands and waters are of enduring importance to the Kaurna people today. Their sovereignty was never ceded - always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

My name is Emmaline. In recent years I have been exploring concepts of fabrication, memory, labour, and the relationship between the body and the machine through my practice. I completed a Bachelor of Visual Art at Adelaide College of the Arts in 2015, and a Master of Arts - Photography at PSC in Melbourne in 2021. My work has been exhibited in galleries nationally including Stills Gallery (NSW), Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA), The Centre for Contemporary Photography (VIC), and the Art Gallery of South Australia, and has been screened at Arles Photography Festival in France. I have been published in the British Journal of Photography, Artlink Australia, VAULT and Suddeustche Zeitung magazine. In 2022 I was selected as the winner of The Churchie Emerging Art Prize. Since 2016, I have been a co-director of South Australian artist collective The Bait Fridge, presenting experimental mixtures of music, performance, sculpture and digital media nationwide with a youth focus. My work has most often been phototgraphy but increasingly I have made performance and video works also. I am much more active on social media than my website, so you can see more of what I am working on via Instagram or email me at emmalinezanelli@yahoo.com.au 

PHONE (AUS): +61 447 787 757
EMAIL: emmalinezanelli@yahoo.com.au
INSTAGRAM: @emmalinezanelli

2023-2024 Adelaide Film Festival X Samstag Museum EXPAND LAB Moving Image Commission, with Susan Norrie and Matthew Thorne, to be presented at Samstag Museum October 2024
2023 ROCKAMORA, collaborator/sculptor on projector directed by Kaspar Schmidt Mumm
The Chills, Oigall Projects, Fitzroy, Naarm/Melbourne, Kulin Nations, February 2023

2022 Semaphore, Goodbank Gallery, McLaren Vale, Kaurna Country, November 2022 - January 2023
Night of The Year, Les Recontres Arles, Papeteries Etienne, Arles, France, 9 July 2022
The Churchie Emerging Art Prize, IMA Meanjin / Brisbane, July - October
2022 Impressive and Vibrant Fantasy Buffet: How to acheive a Rodin torso in 6 steps, video work collaboration with Kurt Bosecke and Eloise Houlebeck, Art Gallery of South Australia, Kaurna Country, August
2022 Nutritional Index, performance collaboration with Kurt Bosecke, Art Gallery of South Australia, Kaurna Country, February

2021 Water Meter Reader, residency showcase at Sauerbier House, December, Port Noarlunga
2021 To Resound, Unbound, curated by Jack Willet, Horsham Regional Gallery, August - October, Horsham
2021 To Resound, Unbound, curated by Jack Willet, Centre for Contemporary Photography, April - June, Melbourne
2021 Dynamic Drills, Meat Market, February, Melbourne
2021 Garden Variety, Photo2020 Festival, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, February - March, Melbourne

2020 2020 South Australian Artist Survey, ACE Open, July - October, Adelaide

2019 Naracoorte National Art Prize, 22 September - 27 October, Naracoorte Gallery
2019 Eight Fingers Crossed: collective show with Tessa Crathern, Ellese McLindin, Kathryn Evans, Aida Azin, Alycia Bennett, Karlien van Rooyen and Olivia De Zilva, 4 - 21 September, FELTspace, Adelaide
2019 Essential Forms: group show with Anna Gore and Sam Gold, curated by Harriet McKay, 6 -21 February, GAGProjects, Adelaide

2018 CCP Salon, 7 - 22 December, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2018 Keep The Fire Burning, 30 November, Hillvale Gallery, Brunswick
2018 Universal Citizen, July - August, Adelaide Airport (Terminal 1), Adelaide
2018 Standing Up, Standing Out, June - August, Nexus Arts & Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
2018 Looks Like A Fish, Tastes Like A Lizard (solo), May - June, Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
2018 The Art Of Mongo: Francois Knoetze & others, March, SMOCK Bureau, Adelaide
2018 RIFE MACHINE :: solo exhibition, 14 February - 10 March, Bus Projects, Melbourne

2017 Indian Photography Festival, September, MPCC Madhapur, Hyderabad, India
2017 SHOWCASE :: group exhibition, August, Camden Arts Centre, London
2017 Open Studio, August 18, Slade School of Art Research Centre, London
2017 RIFE MACHINE :: solo exhibition, 25 May - 17 June, ACE Open Project Space
2017 Curtain Call, 27 May - 30 June, Stills Gallery, Sydney
2017 Head On Portrait Prize, 6 May - 9 July, Museum of Sydney
2017 The Bait Fridge, April 13-14, Blenheim Festival, Clare Valley

2016 Mother, Tongue: Emmaline Zanelli and Aida Azin, August, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
2016 Repsychadelic, August, The Joinery Adelaide
2016 Graduated Tones, August, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide
2016 Please Touch, 22 June - 23 July, Stills Gallery, Sydney
2016 En-Gendered: Assembling alternate cultures of masculinity, June, Light Square, Adelaide
2016 HATCHED National Graduate Exhibition, May, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth
2016 DUNE, 22 - 29 February, Glitch Experimental Art Space, Port Adelaide
2016 Single Use,17 February - 4 March, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide
2016 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, 12 February – 6 March, Drill Hall, Adelaide

2015 Stampede: ACARTS Graduate Show, November, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, SA
2015 Milieu, 6 - 31 August, Open Studio Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
2015 Third Year (ACARTS), 13 - 29 August, First Floor, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2021 Sauerbier House culture exchange artist residency
2021 6 month performance development residency at The Lab Adelaide as part of The Bait Fridge
2019 InSpace Development
2017 The London Summer Intensive


2022 (WINNER) The Churchie Emerging Art Prize 
(WINNER) Adelaide City Incubator Award - with Kurt Bosecke and Eloise Holoubek
(WINNER) UnitCare Services Digital Media Award - with Kurt Bosecke and Eloise Holoubek
(WINNER) Adelaide Fringe Bank SA Best Visual Art Award - with Kurt Bosecke

2019 (FINALIST) Naracoorte National Art Prize
2019  Carclew Youth Arts Individual Project & Development grant

(FINALIST) Perth Centre of Photography IRIS Award
2018 (WINNER) Atkins Photographic Award
2018 (FINALIST)The Advertiser Contemporary Artist Award
2018 (WINNER) PDN Objects Of Desire still life photography contest, 2018

2017 Helpmann Academy individual Project Grant : Round 1
2017 (FINALIST) Head On Photography Awards Portraiture Category

2016 (WINNER) The Adelaide Review Young Artist Award
2016 (WINNER) Helpmann Academy & Arts Group hotels Watson Award
2016 (FINALIST) Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award
2016 (FINALIST) Atkins Photographic Award

2015 (WINNER) Creative Centre for Photography Latent Image Award, SALA

2020 February - Collaborating Artist, Kintsugi Supermarket at AsiaTOPA, The Substation, collaborating artist with Henry Jock Walker, Nampei Akaki and others to build a temporary art supermarket at the Substation.
2019 January - Artist & Workshop Teacher, Visible Streaky Bay, commissioned project for Country Arts SA, Streaky Bay, SA
2018 November - December - Artist, Art Direction, Workshop Teacher, 'CurioUS' project - using photography and video to visualise data collected by students about racism in school environments. collaboration with Centre for Multicultural Youth, Mount Alexander College, Lyndhurst College, Melbourne VIC
2018 - current - Artist Support Studio Volunteer, Arts Project Australia, Northcote, Mlebourne
2018 Jan - June- Artist Support Studio Volunteer, Tutti Visual Arts (Port Adelaide Studio)
2016 - 2018(ONGOING) - Member, The Bait Fridge Collective, Adelaide and beyond
2018 (June) - Workshop Artist, Photographer, community arts event coordination, SMOCK Bureau SKATEARTJAM, Osborne Skate Park, collaboration with Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, commissioned by Port Adelaide Enfield Council
2018 (March-April) - Workshop Artist, 'Forget Me Not': dementia education through art workshops
Cyanotype workshops with members at ECH seaside wellness combined with students of Unley Primary School, commissioned by UniSA, ECH Seaside Wellness & Unley Primary School
2018 (February) - Workshop Artist, Francois Knoetze: The Art of Mongo, 2 weeks of costume construction using recycled materials sourced from Adelaide, culminating in a parade through Adelaide and Francois Knoetze performance at Womadelaide 2018, workshops held at SMOCK Bureau and Fontanelle Studios Port Adelaide, project produced by Open Space Contemporary Arts (OSCA Arts)
2018(January) - Speaker, Pat Brassington: The Body Electric talk series, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2018 - Workshop Artist/Teacher, The Bigger Picture: Expanded Photography Carclew Youth Arts Centre
2017-2018 - Co-director, SMOCK Bureau ARI, 122-130 Hindley street Adelaide SA, supported by Renew Adelaide and Arts SA
2017 - Workshop Artist / photographer, Creative Costume Construction, together with Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Onkaparinga Arts
2017(May-July) - Photographer, Artist, Costume & Set Construction, Spinifex Gum Album
2013- 2015 - Workshop Artists' Assistant, Youth Arts holiday workshops, Carclew Youth Arts Centre

Musee Magazine
Issue #22 IMPACT
The Adelaide Review
Prehistoric Echoes
Aint Bad
Emmaline Zanelli - project profile
Life Framer
The Languid Flow of Fleeting Youth
British Journal of Photography
April Issue BJP #7870 'The Figure' 2018
Art Guide Australia
Emmaline Zanelli - RIFE MACHINE preview/review
CityMag Arts & Culture
Emmaline Zanelli's RIFE MACHINE
The Adelaide Review
Artist Profile: Emmaline Zanelli
Art Guide Australia
Hatched: National graduate show 2016
Art Series Hotel Group CANVAS blog
Interview with emerging artist Emmaline Zanelli
RealTime Arts Magazine