Ellen Formby (aka. ellen.gif) is an emerging curator and cyber artist living in Sydney, Australia. She is the previous Artistic Director of Electrofringe, a not-for-profit presenting platform for experimental electronic, technology and performance-based art in Australia. In this role, she founded 'ElectroCities', the first online residency program of its kind in Sydney, Australia.
Formby's artistic practice incorporates Internet themes, including memes, lost data, the impending obsolescence of our current media devices and the evolving modes of communication. She works within a range of new media practices such as video installation, net.art, photography, and performance.
She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Screen Arts) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2017. Formby has shown nationally and internationally in solo, group and curatorial projects including Gaffa Gallery (Sydney), Nous Tous Gallery (Los Angeles), Sister Gallery (Adelaide), Midsumma Festival (Melbourne) localhost and Minecraft (188.8.131.52:48849).
Formby has assisted at leading cultural institutions such as Carriageworks, Verge Gallery, dLux Media Arts & Firstdraft Gallery. She is currently studying a Diploma of Graphic Design at Enmore Design Centre, Sydney.