Joel Stern is an artist and curator based in Melbourne, Australia.


He directs the groups, OtherFilm and Disembraining, and in this and other capacities has been responsible for festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts in Australian and internationally for over 10 years, both independently and under the aegis of major institutions. With Danni Zuvela, Joel is the Artistic Director of Liquid Architecture, Australia’s longest running festivals focussing on sonic art.

Joel has worked in Indonesia on a number of occasions, performing as an experimental musician, solo and with the group Sky Needle, and initiating collaborations that have led to Indonesian artists visiting Australia. As a board member of Asialink’s artist residency program, Joel has been instrumental in developing links between Australian and Indonesian artists and organisations.

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