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Artist Biography: Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks

New Zealand-born Daniel Crooks is a Melbourne-based artist working across digital video, photography and installation. His work probes our understanding of time and visual perception through manipulated images that compel us to re-examine our experience of reality.

Crooks’ work is in private and public collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Crooks has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries including Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia (2013), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia (2011), and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand (2010); and has participated in exhibitions at Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2014), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), Royal Academy of Arts, London (2013) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2012).

Crooks has also received awards including the inaugural Basil Sellers Art Prize (2008), and the Juror’s Choice Award, Signature Art Prize (2011). 

Daniel Crooks is the recipient of the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (2014-16), awarded biennially to an Australian artist to produce a new major moving image artwork. A copy of Phantom Ride will enter the ACMI collection to sit alongside works by Bill Viola, Warwick Thornton, Ian Burns, Shaun Gladwell, Angelica Mesiti and Candice Breitz.

Daniel Crooks is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery and Future Perfect, Singapore.


Artist Biography

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