I am a freelance photographer and writer based in Australia. I have travelled extensively over the last fifteen years.
In 2007, I graduated from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney with First Class Honours in B. Visual Arts (Photomedia).
My work has been included in exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Photography, Firstdraft, NextWave Festival, Australia Council for the Arts, Federation Square and the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany. I have had solo exhibitions at MSSR and Chalk Horse.
I was a recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and a finalist in the British Council Realise Your Dream Mordant Award. My work has also been shortlisted for Head On and the MCQ International Art Prize.
I have worked in New York City as an assistant to Tracey Moffatt.
In 2018, Smith Street Books will publish my first book of photographs and writing focused on Argentina.
I have written for The Saturday Paper, ABR, Ocula, ABC Arts, Collective Magazine and has been published in various publications over the past ten years. For a detailed list of published work please see WRITING.
For all commissions and enquiries please email racheltolosapaz[at]gmail[dot]com
For more details on awards and residencies please see below.
Masters of Arts (Non-fiction Writing), University of Technology, Sydney
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours Class 1), Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney
2018 Workshop participant, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris, New York City, USA
2014 Studio Resident, Residencia Corazon, La Plata, Argentina (April - December 2014)
2011 Firstdraft Emerging Writers Program, 3 month mentorship with Glenn Barkley
2011 Finalist, Best New Collective, FBi Sydney Music and Culture (SMAC) Awards
2010 Co-director at Locksmith Project Space, Redfern, NSW (2008-2010)
2010 Co-founder and co-curator of artist publication Locksmith Project (2008-2010)
2010 Studio Resident, The Paper Mill, Sydney, NSW
2010 Studio Resident, Bundanon Trust, Nowra, NSW
2010 Selected NSW writer for The View From Here: Nineteen Perspectives on Feminism, Next Wave Festival 2010, Melbourne, VIC
2010 Structural Integrity, Next Wave Festival 2010, Melbourne, VIC
2009 Assistant to Australian artist, Tracey Moffatt, New York City, USA
2008 Studio Resident at Firstdraft, Sydney, NSW
2008 Internship at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2008 Writing internship at The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2008 Studio Resident at The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2007 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture (2007-2008)
2006 Finalist, British Council Realise Your Dream Visual Arts Mordant Award