KIT WISE graduated from Oxford University and the Royal College of Art with an MFA in Sculpture, and received the Wingate Rome Scholarship in Fine Art in 1999, to study at the British School at Rome. In 2001 he received a Boise Travel Scholarship, administered by the Slade School of Fine Art, for subsequent research in New York & Australia. He moved permanently to Australia in 2002, and completed a PhD at Monash University in 2012. Wise's recent solo exhibitions include Arcadia, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2012); Disaster, Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2011); Summertime, ACCA@ Mirka, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (2009) and Rhapsodia, Centre for Contemporary Photography (2007) among many others. He has been curated into numerous group exhibitions throughout Australia, Europe, and Asia. In 2009, he was selected into the Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and in 2011, he received support from ArtsVictoria and the Besen Family Foundation to present a major new digital video work at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. In 2014, Wise initiated a major collaborative public project at MONA, Heavy Metal Retaining Wall, and an urban performance work, Birrarung River Drawing, commissioned by Maudie Palmer as part of the ongoing Birrarung Project.
Wise has published numerous articles, reviews, book chapters and catalogue essays including texts for Australian and international art journals such asFrieze, unMagazine and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. He has held senior academic roles including Associate Dean (Education) and an Associate Professor in Fine Art in the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University; Adjunct Professor of Fine Art and Head, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania; and is currently Dean of the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne.