Modern Art

Born in Ballarat, VIC, Australia, 1969
Lives and works in London

Education
1991–1992

Postgraduate Studies

Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1987–1989

BFA

Ballarat University College, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2020

Stagecraft

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, VIC, Australia

2019

Tapestries

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

A Dark and Quiet Place

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA, Australia

2018

A Dark and Quiet Place

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2017

A Dark and Quiet Place

Modern Art, London

2016

Lead Light

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2015

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Xavier Hufkens

Brussels, Belgium

2014

Au 8

Rue Saint-Bon, Paris, France

2013

Foxy Production

New York, NY, USA

Collages

Au 8, Rue Saint-Bon, Paris, France

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Sydney, NSW, Australia

2012

Modern Art

London

Origami

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2011

Contemporary Art Museum

St. Louis, MO, USA

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Sydney, NSW, Australia

2010

David Kordansky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

SPIEL

Washington Garcia (off-site), The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

2009

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2008

Baronian Francey

Brussels, Belgium

Chisenhale Gallery

London

MARKUS

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Art : Concept

Paris, France

2007

Palais de Tokyo

Paris, France

2006

David Kordansky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2005

Images

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Four New Films

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Films and Paintings 2001-2005

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

HOTEL

London

2004

they became what they beheld

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

they became what they beheld

Three Walls, Chicago, IL, USA

Paintings

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2003

Before and Now

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Miriam Hall, (with Starlie Geikie)

Clubs Projects Inc., Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SOWA (with Simon Trevaks)

Artspace, Sydney, NSW, Australia

SOWA (solo and collaboration with Simon Trevaks)

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

2002

Waldhaus

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The Likening (with Simon Trevaks)

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2001

The Likening (with Simon Trevaks)

Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2000

more apt to be lost than got (with Simon Trevaks)

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1998

Saturn Return

1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1997

head on

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

head on

Centre for Contemporary Art, Adelaide, SA, Australia

1995

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1993

POOL

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Type 1-36

200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020

Monster Theatres: 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, forthcoming

2019

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Bathurst, Australia

Simon Denny: Mine

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia

Drawing Biennial 2019

Drawing Room, London

2018

MEISENFLOO, curated by Michael Bauer

Norma Mangione Gallery, Turin, Italy

L’immagine e il suo doppio

Eduardo Secci, Florence, Italy

Fais ce qu’il te plaît

billboard project organised by l’École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Shadowed Forms, curated by Kevin Francis Gray

Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Shape of Things to Come

Buxton Contemporary, Southbank, VIC, Australia

Images en lutte. La culture visuelle de l’extreme gauche en France (1968-1974)

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

2017

The Trick Brain, curated by Massimiliano Gioni

Aïshti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon

A Dark and Quiet Place, screening presented by Caro Sposo

FIAC, Paris, France

Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

9 x 5 Now

Margaret Lawrence Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Selected Works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art Collection

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC, Australia

Enter Stage Left: the craft of theatre in art

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Return to Mulholland Drive, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

La Panacée, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Montpellier, France

2016

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection, curated by Megan Robson

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia; travelling to Murray Art Museum Albury, Albury, NSW (2017); Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD (2017); Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD (2018); Glasshouse Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie, NSW (2018); Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW, Australia (2018)

Revolt of the Sage

Blain Southern, London

Theories of Modern Art

Modern Art, London

The Mask

Hunter/Whitfield, London

2015

Surrealism: The Conjured Life

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes

The Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Selection of works from the Michael Buxton Collection

Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, VIC, Australia

Grand Illusion(s), curated by Christopher Eamon

Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Undercover

Bourouina Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Hotel Dunkerque

Frac Nord - Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, a selection by Jennifer Higgie from The Arts Council Collection

Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds; travelling to Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham (2015); Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland (2015-16); The Atkinson, Southport (2016); Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2016-17)

Busts

Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand

2014

Menagerie, curated by Juliana Engberg

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

PUBLISH/CURATE

TJ. Boulting Gallery, London

BASH: An Exhibition in Two Parts, curated by Daniel Mason

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, USA

Below another sky

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness; travelling to Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland (2014); Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland (2014-15)

2013

Winter Show/Exposition d’Hiver

Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

Black-and-White (and a Little Bit of Blue)

Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

TRANSIT

Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham, VIC, Australia

2012

Out of Focus: Photography

Saatchi Gallery, London

Theatre of the World, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin

Mona – Museum of Old and New Art in collaboration with TMAG – Tasmanian Museum of Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS, Australia; travelling to La Maison Rouge, Paris, France (2013-14)

Volume One: MCA Collection

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

2011

A Darkness More Than Night

QUAD Gallery, Derby The Ephemeral, Arndt, Berlin, Germany

Colazione in Barriera 2011 | The Keno Twins 5, curated by Michael Bauer

Barriera, Turin, Italy

The Devil Had a Daughter

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Transmitter/Receiver: The Persistence of Collage from the Arts Council Collection

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough; travelling to The Lightbox, Woking (2012); The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall (2012); Usher Gallery, Lincoln (2012); Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, Wales (2013); Tullie House, Carlisle, Cumbria (2013)

10 ways to look at the past

The Ian Potter Center, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The Private Life of Plants

Peles Empire, London

Tableaux

MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France

Everything You Can Imagine Is Real...

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Secret Societies. To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence

Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; travelling to CAPC de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

The Age of Aquarius

The Renaissance Society, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2010

British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Nottingham; travelling to Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2010-11); Hayward Gallery, London (2010); Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (2011); Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth (2011)

King Rat

Projects Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Rive Gauche/Rive Droite, organised by Marc Jancou

Paris, France

Scene Grammar

Parra & Romero in collaboration with Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, Madrid, Spain

THE BEAUTY OF DISTANCE: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age

17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Entr'acte

Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium

Keno Twins 3

Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany

Before and After Science, 2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

THE GATHERING: Building the Arts Council Collection 1973 – 2009

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Longside Gallery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Glasgow International 2010

Washington Garcia at Mitchell Library, Glasgow

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place

176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London

Stripped, Tired and Raw

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009

Beg, Borrow and Steal

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL, USA; travelling to Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, USA (2013); Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, USA (2014-15)

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

The Dwelling

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Opera Rock

CAPC, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France

Roots

Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

Solaris

Gio Marconi, Milan, Italy

Remote Memories, curated by Zdenek Felix

Kai10, Düsseldorf, Germany

No Sound

Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO, USA

Altermodern

Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London

Double Hemisphere

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

2008

Sphinxx, curated by Alexis Vaillant

Modern Art, London

Persona

Parc Saint-Léger / Centre d'art contemporain, Paris, France

Faces and Figures (Revisited)

Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

Lost & Found: An Archeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial 2008

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC, Australia

Expenditure

Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea

Imaginary Thing

Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA

That beautiful pale face is my fate (For Lord Byron)

Nottingham Contemporary, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

In Geneva No One Can Hear You Screen

Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland

Revolving Doors: an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Stain Pattern; Roger Hiorns, Eva Larsson, David Musgrave, David Noonan, curated by Glenn Sorensen

The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007

Tokyo Redux

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Duet

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Present Order Is the Disorder of the Future

De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands

My Flashing Laundrette, Evan Holloway, David Noonan, Adam Putnam

Galleria Raucci / Santamaria, Naples, Italy

Material Photographs, organised by Anthony Pearson

Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, USA

Hotel Gallery London

Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany

2006

The Rings of Saturn

Tate Modern, London

The General Store

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA

Frank Hannon, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen and David Noonan

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

2005

Slow Rushes

Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand

The Four Color Pen Show

Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

The Difference between you and me

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

If These Walls Could Talk

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Bad Names for Good Books, curated by Matthew Brannon

Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

2004

I feel mysterious today, curated by Dominic Molon

PBICA, Palm Beach, FL, USA

Supernatural Artificial, curated by Natalie King

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Tokyo, Japan

Instinct, curated by Liza Vasilou

Monash University Museum of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

The Infinite Fill Show

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

Glad Day

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

2003

Blinky 2: The Screening

Tate Britain, London

Rough Topography

Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Art + Film

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Wallpaper

Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2002

Screen Life

Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; travelling to Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand (2002); 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (2002); Gus Fisher Gallery, University of Auckland, New Zealand (2003)

The Team Show

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Resident

Foxy Production, New York, NY, USA

Listening to New Voices

PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA

2001

Scenes, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak

Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY, USA

The Team Show: A Constructed World

Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Egofugal

7th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey

Egofugal, Selected Works from the 7th Istanbul Biennale

Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

the likening

Studio 12, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2000

Sporting Life

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

200 Gertrude St Studio Artists 2000

200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Garson Garson

Project Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Passing Time, Moët & Chandon Commission, curated by Victoria Lynn

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Drive>power Progress>desire

Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

1999

Primavera, curated by Rachel Kent

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Blockbuster 99, curated by Ricky Swallow

UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway

Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Exhumed II, curated by David Noonan

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Braddon, ACT, Australia

Nearest Habitat System, curated by Eliza Hutchison

1st floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

SPACE

Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Where the Wild Roses Grow

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Walkmen, Ricky Swallow, David Jolly & David Noonan

Synasesthesia Music, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1998

Habitat; morning star evening star, Melbourne-Scotland cultural exchange

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Exhumed, curated by David Noonan

RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Moët & Chandon

touring National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Storey Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (1998-99)

Work station

1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Special issue

1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1997

World Speak Dumb, curated by Geoff Lowe & Sarah Ritson

Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Eurovision, curated by Dominic Eichler & Esther Pireni

205 Russel St, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mars Field, curated by Alex Pittendrigh

1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1996

See Through Brain

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Klick, curated by Kate Daw

Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland; travelling to 1st Floor, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (1997)

Mrs Birds House, collaboration with Jennifer Higgie

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Photography is dead! long live photography!

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1995

Lindy Lee & David Noonan

Level 2 Projects, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

1994

Projection: Filming the Body

Basement Project, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Deception: Melinda Harper, David Noonan & Philip Watkins

200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

1993

Australian Perspecta 1993

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

British Council, London

CAA Art Museum, China Art Academy, Hangzhou, China

Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, USA

Depart Foundation, Rome, Italy

Galerie de l’UQAM, Montréal, Canada

Les Abbatoirs, Toulouse, France

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Mona – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

Saatchi Gallery, London

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia

University of Ballarat Art Collection, Ballarat, Australia

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA

Zabludowicz Collection, London