Paola Balla | Untitled | 2010
is an artist, curator, academic and a Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman. She developed Footscray Community Arts Centre’s first Indigenous Arts & Cultural program, Wominjeka Festival, and was a Senior Curator in First Peoples exhibition, Melbourne Museum. Based at Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Centre, Victoria University as a lecturer and PhD candidate focussed on Aboriginal women's art and practices of resistance, she is the inaugural Lisa Bellear Indigenous Research Scholar. In 2015, she curated Executed in Franklin Street
, in 2016 she co-curated Sovereignty
at ACCA with Director Max Delany and was co-curator of Unfinished Business; Perspectives on art and feminism
2017, in New York. January 2018 Paola was a co-facilitator of the First Nations Dialogues & presenter at Performance Space New York's COIL Festival.