Daniel Malone was born in Greymouth in 1970 and is currently based in Warsaw, Poland.
Recent solo projects include: Barbarian in the Garden, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland (2009); The English Teacher, Gambia Castle, Auckland (2009); Most Ponte (bridge bridge), The Polish Institute, Rome (2008); Up Rising / Down Rising, Kordegarda, Warsaw National Gallery (2008) and Black Market Next to My Name, Gambia Castle, Auckland (2007).
Malone's work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including: Lodz Biennial (2010); Turbulence: the 3rd Auckland Triennial (2007); the 2006 Singapore Biennale; The South Project's TRANS VERSA: Conversing Across the South, Santiago (2006); World Famous In New Zealand, Canberra Contemporary Art Space (2005); and the 2004 Biennale of Sydney.
Upon entering Hopkinson Mossman’s gorgeous, bright white gallery space, the paintings were something of a head scratcher. They looked distinctly not contemporary—neither in palette, nor in composition, nor in iconography. I made an overconfident and undereducated snap aesthetic judgment: Sigmar Polke by way of Robert Motherwell. But I...