Baden Pailthorpe (b. 1984) is an Australian new media artist. His work broadly engages with the politics and cultures of technologies. His recent works have focused on the re-appropriation and manipulation of military technologies, including simulators, cinema and video games. Baden Pailthorpe has participated in over fifty solo and group exhibitions, including  Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, NIMk, Amsterdam, la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.


Baden Pailthorpe is  undertaking a Ph.D in New Media Aesthetics at UNSW, Sydney. He holds an MFA from l'Université Paris VIII and an MA from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. His work is held in private and public collections.


In 2013, Baden Pailthorpe was the inaugural artist in residence at the Australian War Memorial.









Students of War, Hors Pistes,

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France


Video Arte Australia y Neuva Zelanda, Centro Cultural Matucana 100 (M100), Santiago, Chile


!FIGHT!, Center, Berlin, Germany


Post 1945 Galleries, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia


New Atlantis, km temporaer, Berlin, Germany




Recent Acquisitions


Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide


Australian War Memorial, Canberra





2014 Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore


Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant


City of Hobart Art Prize, Hobart, Australia.


External Research Grant, UNSW





Early-Career Residency, The Australian War Memorial, Canberra (2013)


UNSW Studio, Cité Internationale des arts, Paris (2013-14)


Curatorial residency, Screen Space, Melbourme (2013-14)





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