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b. 1982, Australia

Daniel Boyd Biography

Daniel Boyd was born in Cairns in 1982, and has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 2005. His identification with the Kudjla/Gangalu peoples has come to inform his work which considers Eurocentric perspectives on Australian history and the ethics of colonisation. His work exposes themes of inheritance and explore the effects of memory and time on the interpretation of images. He frequently uses pastels in a reduced palette of predominantly black, white, and grey, to create scenes made out of lots of small dots on a canvas. The reduced, monochromatic palette alludes to the sadness of events in the past and the personal implications of these events on Boyd, in the present.

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In 2007 Boyd was selected for the first National Indigenous Art Triennal, Culture Warriors, curated by Brenda L. Croft at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. This significant show has since toured to the Art Gallery of South Australia (2008), the Art Gallery of Western Australia (2008), the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2009) and is currently on display at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC. Other group exhibitions include: Octopus 9: I forget to forget, curated by Stephen Gilchrist, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2009); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland (2008); Lines in the Sand-Botany Bay Stories From 1770, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea (2008); If you see something say something, Gallery 4a, Sydney (2007); Right Here Right Now, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2006); and From the Edge, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, and the Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney (2006).

Boyd’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, as well as numerous private collections nationally. Daniel Boyd has been represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 2009, and Station, Melbourne since 2011. He currently lives and works in Sydney.

installation view, Daniel Boyd: AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (15 July – 15 August 2020). photo: Luis Power

Daniel Boyd Featured Artworks

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Untitled (SOAGS) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (SOAGS), 2020oil, acrylic, charcoal and archival glue on canvas
350 x 570 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (EOTAEIAOOTA) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (EOTAEIAOOTA), 2020oil, acrylic and archival glue on canvas
58.5 x 82.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (WWDTCG) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (WWDTCG), 2020oil, charcoal, pastel and archival glue on canvas
87 x 87 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (SIBWTS) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (SIBWTS), 2020oil, acrylic, charcoal and archival glue on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (CITBINQ) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (CITBINQ), 2020oil, acrylic, charcoal and archival glue on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
UNTITLED (LBTCNTF) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUNTITLED (LBTCNTF), 2020Oil, acrylic, and archival glue on linen
153 x 122 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
UNTITLED (LCIAGB) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUNTITLED (LCIAGB), 2020Oil, acrylic, and archival glue on linen
153 x 222 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled (FCSDFPIV) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (FCSDFPIV), 2019Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal and archival glue on canvas
206 x 424 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery

Daniel Boyd Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Boyd, AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
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15 July–15 August 2020 Daniel Boyd AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE Roslyn Oxley9 GallerySydney
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, kukje ON at Kukje Gallery, Seoul
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22 April–31 May 2020 Group Exhibition kukje ON Kukje GalleryOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Boyd, Recalcitrant Radiance at Kukje Gallery, Busan
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13 December 2019–29 February 2020 Daniel Boyd Recalcitrant Radiance Kukje GalleryBusan

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Daniel Boyd In Ocula Magazine

Daniel Boyd at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Ocula Insight Daniel Boyd at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney By Rachel Fuller

Internationally renowned Australian artist Daniel Boyd recently presented his fifth solo exhibition with Sydney gallery, Roslyn Oxley9. The exhibition was entitled Far North (10 March – 2 April 2016). Boyd has long been drawing on references to science, anthropology, history and religion to reveal the complex way in which...

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A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor Ocula Report A report on Australian representation at the 56th Venice Biennale: 'All The World’s Futures' curated by Okwui Enwezor By Tess Maunder, Venice

On the 120th anniversary of its inaugural exhibition in 1895, Nigerian-born curator, Okwui Enwezor, has this year directed the 56th iteration of the Venice Biennale. Titled  All The World’s Futures, the exhibition is centred on re-articulating the politics of representation in the wake of colonialism. Since the nineties, the spike in...

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Natalie King And Djon Mundine Ocula Conversation Natalie King And Djon Mundine By Anna Dickie, TarraWarra

With the aim of providing an experimental curatorial platform, the TarraWarra Biennial was inaugurated in 2006 to identify new developments in contemporary Australian art. This year the event is co-curated by independent leading Australian curators—one of Aboriginal descent and the other of non-indigenous descent—Djon Mundine and...

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Daniel Boyd In Related Press

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Daniel Boyd Related Press Daniel Boyd 29 June 2017, Art Almanac

Daniel Boyd's paintings, installations, moving image works and artist books are about a relationship to time and space. He is cognisant of the information they contain but a greater ambition is to demonstrate that the nature of perception is not absolute. While on occasion Boyd's subject matter reappraises the documentation of Indigenous peoples...

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Living in Their Times Related Press Living in Their Times 25 May 2017, Art Almanac

2017 marks thirty years since the historic 1967 referendum that signaled a radical transformation in the relationship between Indigenous communities and colonial Australians. In celebration, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and curator Dion Mundine OAM, reflect on the history of Indigenous culture and it's self-determination and activism...

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How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? Related Press How Important is Art as a Form of Protest? 3 April 2017, Frieze

Given the current political climate, we here at frieze have been reflecting on the role of art in responding to conflict. With this in mind, we invited a cross-section of artists, curators and writers to answer two deceptively simple questions: ‘How important is art as a form of protest?’ and ‘How effective is it as a conduit of change?’ Responses...

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You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK Related Press You'd Have To Be Bonkers: Australians In HK 31 March 2017, The Art Life

Is it only a week since Hong Kong? After a blur of skyscraper light shows, bamboo scaffolding, detour signs, cranes and ferries, it’s hard to believe it all happened. For an international art fair rookie (like me) Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) was hard to get your head around. Held across two large floors of the sophisticated but sterile Hong Kong...

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