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Brook Andrew

b. 1970

Brook Andrew is a visual artist of Wiradjuri and Scottish descent. His work challenges cultural and historical perceptions, using installation, photomedia, performance and video to comment on local and global issues regarding race, consumerism and history. He graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1993 and earned his Master of Fine Art form the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW in 1999.

His work often deals with archival material. By co-opting the tools of advertising, the media, museums and Wiradjuri language and culture, his practice deals with the limitations imposed by power structures, historical amnesia, stereotyping and complicity. He was a recipient of the Australia Council ISCP residency, NYC in 2008–09, and won an Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2001. In 2012 he was awarded a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

Birth place
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Other solo exhibitions 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS2010The Cell. Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney. Traveling on to the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and MONA & FOMA Festival of Music and Art, Hobart, Australia.2009Danger Of Authority. Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.8 Months At War. DETACHED, Hobart & University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane. Australia.Brook Andrew: The Island. UQ Art Museum, Brisbane.2008BROOK ANDREW : THEME-PARK. AAMU. The Netherlands.The Island. Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK.2007Come into the Light. Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye. A survey exhibition curated by Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, touring Australian and south/south-east Asia.2006YOU’VEALWAYSWANTEDTOBEBLACK. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Other group exhibitions 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS201017th Biennale of Sydney. Curated by David Elliot, Sydney.Australia.21st Century: Art in the First Decade. Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Australia.No Name Station. Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia, and Iberia Centre of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China.Carnival. Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, N.S.W. Australia.GRAND NORD GRAND SUD Artistes inuit et aborigines. Musée de L’Abbaye de Daoulas in co-production with Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France.Curious Colony, a twenty first century Wunderkammer. Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Australia.100 Years: Highlights from The University of Queensland Art Collection, Brisbane. Australia.Stick it! Collage in Australian art. National Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne.Australia.2009The Exotic Human. Other cultures as amusement. Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Holland, and Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium.2008typical! Clichés of Jews and Others. The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Jewish Museum, Vienna, and Spertus Institute, Chicago. United States of America.Half Light – Portraits of Black Australia. Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. Australia.Lost & Found: an Archeology of the Present. TarraWarra Biennial. TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria. Australia.2007DE OVERKANT/DOWN-UNDER: Stichting Den Haag Sculptuur. Den Haag. The Netherlands.The story of Australian printmaking 1801–2005. National Gallery of Australia. Canberra. Australia.Alfred Metraux : From fieldwork to Human Rights. Smithsonian Institute. National Museum of Natural History. Washington D.C. United States of America.PRISM: CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ART. Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation. Tokyo, Japan.TRANS VERSA. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile.2006Light Sensitive. Contemporary Australian Photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund. National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.Points of View: Australian Photography 1985-95. Art Gallery of NSW. Sydney, Australia.HIGH TIDE: currents in contemporary Australasian art. National Gallery of Art, Warszawa, Poland, and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.SATELLITE06. Yangshupu Rd. Pavilion. Shanghai, China: A Shanghai Biennale satellite event. China.The Adelaide Biennial of Australia 2006: 21st Century Modern. Art Gallery of South Australia.

Still from Interviews, Brook Andrew 2006 Still from video duration: 38 min
Still from Interviews, Brook Andrew 2006 Still from video duration: 38 min