Pip Wallis is Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV. She was previously Managing Editor, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly Los Angeles; curator in residence, Chisenhale Gallery London; and Curator, Gertrude Contemporary. Pip is on the board of 1856 and on the exhibition committee of West Space. She is a lead investigator on Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum, a member of Matter in Flux, and publishes regularly. 

Projects  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum, an ARC funded 3-year project with partners NGV, AGNSW, Tate, MUMA and UNSW resarching the creation, commissioning, collection and preservation of choreographic works in the visual arts.

Camille Henrot, Is Today Tomorrow, National Gallery of Victoria, June - Oct 2021, curator

Matter in Flux Study Group 

Simone Forti, Huddle (1961), at National Gallery of Victoria 2018, from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, coordinating curator 

Hito Steyerl, Factory of the Sun, National Gallery of Victoria, 2018, coordinating curator

Adam Linder, Choreographic Service no.1 Some Cleaning, 2017 NGV Triennial, co-curator

Helen Maudsley, Our Knowing and Not Knowing, National Gallery of Victoria, 2017, curator
Video interview with Helen Maudsley 

Brian Fuata, Untitled (ghost machinery refit / letting go of the sheet - a possible addition), Chisenhale Gallery London, 2015, curator
In-conversation with Brian Fuata

Patrick Staff, ‘5 for those who deserve it’, X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal, Los Angeles, issue 19, 2016, commissioning editor

Editor, un Magazine 9.1, 2015
Editor, un Magazine 9.2, 2015

Kate Newby, Always humming, Gertrude Contemporary, 17 July–29 August 2015, co-curated with Helen Hughes

Take no lay down, Slopes, Melbourne, 29 May–21 June 2014, co-curated with Brooke Babington

Tahi Moore, Psyche Rebuild, Gertrude Contemporary, 6 September –2 October 2014, curator

Das Super Paper, issue 31; The Importance of not doing what you say, 2014, co-editor with Brooke Babington and Liang Luscombe

Soft Eyes, Part One and Soft Eyes, Part Two, TCB art inc., Melbourne, 2014, curator

Loosely Speaking, Gertrude Contemporary, 23 March – 27 April 2013, curator

Writing and speaking -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

‘Through the live cockroach I am coming to understand I too am that which lives’ , Camille Henrot: Splendid Isolation, monograph, NGV and Hatje Cantz 2021

Precarious Movements Conversations:  Rethinking and Reconfiguring the Museum Collection, Monash University Museum of Art, Oct 2020

‘It’s capricious, capricious every day’, Shelley Lasica, The Design Plot, Perimeter Editions, 2021.

Sitting with difference’, a conversation with Martine Syms, Distributed, Open Editions, London, 2018 

Affinity in the state of emergence: Donna Haraway, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Alica Frankovich, Monash University Museum of Art, December 2018 and subsequently published in Discipline, no.5, 2019.


‘Body’, co-edited with Hannah Black, a chapter of NGV Triennial 2017, including texts by Aria Dean, Derica Shields, Tiona McClodden, Sarah M Harrison and Rindon Johnson, Hamishi Farah, Huw Lemmy and Cory Scozzari

‘Uncontained bodies in anticipation and practice’, NGV Triennial, 2017 


Desiring Machine, Laure Prouvost at Fahrenheit Los Angeles, X-TRA Contemporary Art Journal, 19.1

Atlanta Eke and Ghoenoa Gela, The National, Carriage Works, MCA Sydney and Art Gallery of NSW, 2017

‘Zoo with Simone Forti’, Runway Journal, issue 28, 2015