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Boyd's signing continues a spike of international interest in Indigenous Australian artists this year.

Daniel Boyd Joins New York’s Marian Goodman Gallery

Daniel Boyd with his site-specific installation Doan (2024) in Hong Kong. Photo: Pacific Place.

Marian Goodman Gallery has added artist Daniel Boyd to its roster. The gallery presented its first solo show of Boyd's work, Dreamland, from 12 January to 24 February this year.

Boyd is known for works that put a contemporary spin on traditional Indigenous Australian dot paintings.

'We have the oldest continuous culture on earth and it's important to celebrate that,' Boyd said in a statement shared by the gallery.

Boyd's work has previously shown in major exhibitions including the 2016 Sydney Biennale, the 2015 Venice Biennale, and the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

His installation Doan (21 March to 7 April), curated by Alexie Glass Kantor, is showing in Hong Kong as an 'off-site Encounter' for Art Basel.

Daniel Boyd, Doan (2024). Photo: Pacific Place.

Daniel Boyd, Doan (2024). Photo: Pacific Place.

'Daniel Boyd is currently represented by Station Gallery and Kukje Gallery who are presenting the Offsite Encounter, DOAN, in addition to his first gallery Roslyn Oxley9 with whom he has a loyal and enduring relationship,' Glass Kantor told Ocula.

She said that Boyd's representation by Marian Goodman Gallery 'is testament to the capacity his work has to move audiences in wide reaching contexts and should be read in relation to growing interest internationally for artists from Asia and by inclusion Australia.'

'Daniel has such remarkable agility and his work is generous and conceptually rigorous, indeed it's thoughtful and inclusive for audiences which is an extraordinary gift,' she said.

Marian Goodman Gallery will feature works by Boyd in their booth at Art Basel in Switzerland in June. They are also planning to exhibit him in their Paris gallery.

'Daniel's works are elegant in their simplicity of form, and yet at the same time they negotiate complex issues of representation, identity, history, and culture,' Philipp Kaiser, President and Partner, Marian Goodman Gallery, told Ocula.

Asked how Boyd's practice aligns with their wider programme, Kaiser said, 'the gallery has a history of providing a critical U.S. platform for international artists since its founding and has continued to develop its global focus since the early '90s.'

Marian Goodman Gallery declined to comment on the market for Boyd's work, but international interest in Indigenous Australian artists has been on the rise this year.

New York gallery Salon 94 held its exhibition Desert + Coast: Seven Elder Aboriginal Painters from 11 January to 21 February.

'[These artists] clearly speak and paint in a universal language using signs and symbols that are global and recognisable,' the gallery's founder, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, told Ocula at the time.

Boyd is the second Indigenous Australian artist to find representation with an international gallery this week after Brook Andrew joined Ames Yavuz, which has spaces in Singapore and Sydney. —[O]

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