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b. 1973, Australia

Daniel Crooks Biography

Daniels Crooks is a sculptor, photographer and time based artist. His work creates slippages between visual perception and temporal experience. Collating fragments of movement in his video works, Crooks poses a question of the metaphysics of the image and reality. Often this results in mesmorizing panoramas suspended in time, while his portraits destabilise their subject by splicing together multiple narratives. 

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Born in Hastings, New Zealand, Crooks graduated from the Auckland Institue of Technology. Crooks has exhibited prolifically throughout New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Peru and Singapore. He has participated in the 17th Biennale of Sydney in 2010, and Figuring Landscape at the Tate Modern in London. He has also won numerous awards including the inaugural Prudential Eye Award 2014, Singapore, and the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission 2014, Australia. 

Daniel Crooks Featured Artworks

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Static No. 17 (algorithm P), by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksStatic No. 17 (algorithm P),, 2011Video still. Single-channel High Definition video 16:9, colour, stereo sound
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Contact Gallery
Static No. 17 (algorithm P) by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksStatic No. 17 (algorithm P), 2011Video still. Single-channel High Definition video 16:9, colour, stereo sound
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Contact Gallery
Static No. 21 (Double Helix), 2017 by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksStatic No. 21 (Double Helix), 2017, 2017Video still. Single-channel High Definition video 9:16, stereo sound
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Contact Gallery
Static No. 21 (Double Helix), 2017 by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksStatic No. 21 (Double Helix), 2017, 2017Video still. Single-channel High Definition video 9:16, stereo sound
Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Contact Gallery
Cloud Atlas (Fitzroy 1:23), 2012 by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksCloud Atlas (Fitzroy 1:23), 2012, 2012Single-channel HD digital video (16:9, colour, silent), 21 minutes
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
A single Path, A Single Past by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksA single Path, A Single Past, 2012Inkjet print on photographic paper; framed
130 x 130 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Portrait #14 (Chris), 2012 by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksPortrait #14 (Chris), 2012, 2012Lambda photographic print; framed
130 x 130 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Portrait #13 (Tessa), 2012 by Daniel Crooks contemporary artwork
Daniel CrooksPortrait #13 (Tessa), 2012, 2012Lambda photographic print; framed
130 x 130 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery

Daniel Crooks Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Crooks, Vanishing Point at Starkwhite, Auckland
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2–27 August 2016 Daniel Crooks Vanishing Point StarkwhiteAuckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Crooks, Remapping at Two Rooms, Auckland
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24 May–7 July 2013 Daniel Crooks Remapping Two RoomsAuckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Daniel Crooks, Imaginary Objects at Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand
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25 May–7 July 2012 Daniel Crooks Imaginary Objects Two RoomsAuckland

Daniel Crooks In Ocula Magazine

Melbourne Now Ocula Feature Melbourne Now By Emily Cormack, Melbourne

For a city consistently referred to as Australia’s ‘cultural capital’ Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has had a track record of casual disregard for the vigorous cultural activities that have been occurring in its midst. It has seemed odd at best, that despite healthy acquisitions of contemporary...

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Daniel Crooks In Related Press

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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Video Artist Daniel Crooks Wins Ian Potter Moving Image Commission Related Press Video Artist Daniel Crooks Wins Ian Potter Moving Image Commission 19 November 2014, Art Radar / 7 November 2014

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust (ICPT) and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) jointly announced on 30 October 2014 that they have awarded Melbourne-based artist Daniel Crooks with the AUD100,000 Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC). The New Zealand-born artist will collaborate with artistic and technical specialists to create a...

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