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Adam Geczy

Author 
Andrew Frost

Adam Geczy is a Sydney-based artist, writer and academic. Geczy studied at Sydney College of the Arts where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in 1990 and in 1992 he received a First Class Honours degree from the department of Art History and Theory at Sydney University.  In 1997 Geczy was awarded a PhD from the Department of Art History and Theory at the University of Sydney.

As a writer and theorist Geczy has written extensively on visual art and has contributed essays, reviews and critical writing to a number of key publications, catalogues and conference papers. Much of his writing on new media and video art in particular has been considered important contributions to an understanding of its context, production and reception.

A number of Geczy’s projects have been made in collaboration with other artists and composers. Film noir, politique blanche [2003] - made in collaboration with Mike Parr - was exhibited in four versions at Performance Space, Sydney, The Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth and Queensland College of Art Gallery, Brisbane.  In 2004 Geczy and Parr produced The Mass Psychology of Fascism, Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Zip-a-dee-ay which was exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW and Monash Faculty Gallery. Also in 2004 Geczy’s collaboration with Peter Sculthorpe -  A Remote, Lonely Place (Port Arthur Elegy) - was exhibited at the Carnegie Hobart City Gallery as part of the Hobart Summer Festival. A number of collaborative video works made with Sculthorpe – Long Ago [2006], Thoughts of Home [2008] and AreaContraPunctus IV [2006-08] - the last made in collaboration with Thomas Gerwin – were included in the exhibition Video Logic, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, in 2008. 

Date 
b. 1969
Birth place
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Period of activity 
from 1991

Lives and works

Sydney
NSW
Australia
Selected works
Selected events
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beautiful_cities_Adam_Geczy.jpg – from Beautiful Cities 
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Buried_Alive_Adam_Geczy.jpg – from Buried Alive 
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