Kristina is currently Chair and Board Director for Outlandish Arts, a disabled-led arts organisation. She has worked in the arts, disability and health sectors for over 15 years, and has held positions at The Big Anxiety Festival at UNSW Art and Design’s National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA), Accessible Arts NSW and Macquarie Hospital. She also sits on Milkcrate Theatre’s Artistic Advisory Council.
Kristina has managed and developed art projects and programs across artforms that enable artists with and without disability to be contemporary innovative, cultural producers and leaders in the arts.
Kristina works closely with organisations and individuals across the NSW arts and disability sector to support capacity building in inclusive cultural practices. She has managed small grant programs, a statewide artist run initiative project, creative arts networks across NSW and nationally, an emerging artist dance residency program, produced short films, supported organisations with social media and communication strategies and established a supported studio and gallery space, Project Insideout, at Macquarie Hospital, in North Ryde.
As an artist, Kristina has worked in ceramics, drawing, painting and performance. Currently she is developing a movement practice inspired by recent explorations and commitment to Bodyweather, as a performance and training method. She has recently begun research into her Anglo-Chinese heritage in Outback NSW and Victoria on the Murray-Darling River system, and is exploring the fraught legacy of colonial and cultural dispossession.
Kristina studied fine arts at National Art School and arts administration, performance, art theory and philosophy at UNSW Art and Design and University of NSW, in Sydney.
Image credits: 1. Kristina Tito headshot 2018. Photo by David Barratt 2. Kristina Tito performance development ‘Ironstone Holding’ at Fowlers Gap Outback Research Station 2017. Photo by David Barratt. 3. Kristina Tito performance development ‘Casuarina Pauper – Offering’ at Fowlers Gap Outback Research Station 2017. Photo by David Barratt. 4. ‘Stone and Mirror’ performance by Kristina Tito and Karen Cummings at Linda Luke workshop, Bellambi Beach 2017. Photo by Renay Ringma.