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Daniel Boyd

Australian, 1982


Daniel Boyd

  • Born 1982, Cairns, Australia
    Lives and works in Sydney, Australia


  • 2005      BA, Australian National University School of Art, Canberra

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023
    Daniel Boyd: RAINBOW SERPENT (VERSION), Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

    Tacit Testudo, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Daniel Boyd: Treasure Island, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Treasure Island, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    Daniel Boyd: Pediment/Impediment, Chau Chak Wing Museum, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    AND THE HORIZON SWALLOWED THE TORTOISE, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Sandpiper Dance, STATION, Melbourne, Australia

    VIDEO WORKS, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
    Recalcitrant Radiance, Kukje Gallery, Busan, Korea 

    Rainbow Serpent, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    LIGHT WORK - TRIBUTE SYSTEM, STATION, Melbourne, Australia

    Daniel Boyd: Bitter Sweet, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Australia
    Floating Forest, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Daniel Boyd: Hello Darkness, Dark Mofo, Hobart, Australia

    Far North, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Green Room, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    I build my language with rocks, STATION, Melbourne, Australia

    Pineapples in the Pacific, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Treasure Island, STATION, Melbourne, Australia

    New Hebrides, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Daniel Boyd: History is Made at Night, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
    Daniel Boyd: A Darker Shade of Dark, Glasshouse Port Macquarie Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, Australia

    Daniel Boyd, KALIMAN/RAWLINS, Melbourne, Australia
    The Transit of Venus, Tin Sheds Gallery, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    A Darker Shade of Dark, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Up in Smoke Tour, Natural History Museum, London, UK

    Revised Filters, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

    Freetown, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    Let's stay together, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    I'm Still in Love With You, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    Fatal Impact - Invasion of the South Pacific, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    THE RIGHTEOUS WILL REIGN..., Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

    Polly Don't Want No Cracker Neither, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Untitled, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2023
    Bonna, Dhaka Art Summit, National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Do we dream under the same sky, Okayama Art Summit 2022, Okayama City, Japan
    Sydney Road Blaks, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick, Australia
    What a Shadow Feels Like, curated by Ellinor Pelz, STATION, Melbourne, Australia 
    Creation Stories, a project by Simon Denny and Karamia Müller, Gus Fisher Gallery & Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand 
    The History of Forgetting, Chateau Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles, US
    Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia, National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
    Archibald Prize 2022, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Traveled to Bunjil Place, Melbourne, Australia; Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Australia; Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, Australia; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia
    Kathmandu Triennale 2077, 4th Kathmandu Triennale, Kathmandu, Nepal
    This language that is every stone, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia 
    Dingo Project, curated by Djon Mundine OAM, Ngununggula, Southern Highlands Regional Gallery, Bowral, Australia

    Splendide Mendax, Daniel Boyd + Zac Langdon-Pole, STATION, Melbourne, Australia
    UN/LEARNING AUSTRALIA, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    This searing light, filtered for shadows, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
    INBETWEEN, 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy
    Close Contact, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Experimenta Life Forms: International Triennial of Media Art, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Australia. Traveled to The Lock-Up, Newcastle, Australia; Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah, Australia; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia
    Markings from Country, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia

    On the Frontline of Contemporary Art: from the Taguchi Art Collection, Shimonoseki City Art Museum, Yamaguchi, Japan
    Eight Days in Kamay, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Under the stars, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Drawing 2020, Gladstone Gallery, New York, US

    AUSTRALIA. ANTIPODEAN STORY, Padiglione D'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
    Sydney Contemporary, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Violent Salt, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Australia
    Giant Leap, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Casula, Australia
    Caught Stealing, National Art School, Sydney, Australia
    Where The Oceans Meet, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal, Museum of Art and Design, Miami Dade College, Miami, US
    National Anthem, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia

    Au, curated by Luis Bosci, STATION, Melbourne, Australia 
    Boundary Lines
    , Griffith University Art Museum, South Brisbane, Australia
    Today Tomorrow Yesterday, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Divided Worlds, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    The Shape of Things to Come, curated by Melissa Keys, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
    A beast, a god, and a line, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Traveled to Para Site, Hong Kong; TS1 Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland 

    Not Niwe, Not Nieuw, Not Neu, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, Australia
    Countercurrents, Adelaide Festival, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia
    Mondialité, curated by Hans Ulrich and Asad Raza, Boghossian Foundation - Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium
    Resolution: New Indigenous Photomedia, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, Australia
    Defying Empire, curated by Tina Baum, 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Traveled to Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia; The University of Queensland Art Musem, Saint Lucia, Australia; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia; Mildura Art Gallery, Mildura, Australia; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia; Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, Australia

    Colonial Artlives, Salamanca Arts Centre, Battery Point, Australia
    Today Tomorrow Yesterday, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
    Unclebrother (All Summer in a Day), Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, US
    Sixth Sense, National Arts School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    The Shadow Never Lies, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
    Black, White and Restive, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
    Panorama, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia
    The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    All the World's Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

    Whorled Explorations, curated by Jitish Kallat, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
    A Time for Dreams, curated by David Elliot, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
    Whisper in My Mask, curated by Natalie King and Djon Mundine, TarraWarra Biennial, Tarrawarra, Australia 
    Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Spain
    Saltwater Country, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland, Australia. Traveled to Embassy of Australia, Washington D.C., US; Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, Australia; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Gladstone, Australia; Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns; Grafton Regional Art Gallery, Grafton, Australia; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Australia; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, Australia; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, Australia; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, Australia

    Bungaree: The First Australian, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, Australia
    Debil Debil, curated by Marcia Langton, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Under the Sun: The Kate Challis RAKA Award, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
    Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

    The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 7), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane, Australia
    Bungaree: The First Australian, curated by Djon Mundine, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, US

    One Caption Hides Another, Bétonsalon, Paris, France
    Life is risk / Art is risk, National Artists' Self-Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia
    Places We Know, People We Know, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, Australia

    True Story, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    We Call Them Pirates Out Here, curated by David Elliott, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Nyah-bunyar (Temple), Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Wilderness: Balnaves contemporary painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Octopus 9: I Forget to Forget, curated by Stephen Gilchrist, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

    Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Great Collections, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, Australia
    Western Australia Indigenous Art Award, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Man: Depicting Contemporary Masculinity, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith, Australia
    Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories From 1770, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea, Australia

    Culture Warriors, curated by Brenda L. Croft, National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. Traveled to Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington D.C., US
    If you see something say something, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia

    Someone Shows Something to Someone, Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra, Australia
    Right Here Right Now, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
    From the Edge, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga, Australia
    From the Edge, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    What the World Needs Now, Artspace, Sydney, Australia
    Superspective, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia
    No War Fundraiser, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    CHECKPOINT, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Selected Projects

  • 2019
    Circular Quay Precinct, collaboration between Daniel Boyd and Sir David Adjaye, Lendlease, Sydney, Australia (to be completed in 2022)
    Absorption, Kaldor Public Art Project 34, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

    For Our Country – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial, Memorial Sculpture Garden Commission, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

    What Remains, 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Foyer Wall Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
    Macquarie Bank Commission, Macquarie Bank, Martin Place, Sydney, Australia

    Darker Shade of Dark, QT Hotel, Sydney, Australia

    Seven Versions of the Sun, Kangaroo Point Park, Brisbane, Australia

Selected Awards

  • 2022
    Archibald Prize (finalist), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    For Our Country – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander memorial, Nicholas Murcutt Award for Small Project Architecture, National Architecture Awards, Canberra, Australia

    International Studio and Curatorial Program Residency, New York, US

    Young Artist Award, Awards for the Visual Arts, Melbourne Art Foundation, Melbourne, Australia

    Bulgari Art Award (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Under the Sun: the Kate Challis RAKA Award, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Selected Public and Private Collections

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
    Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
    Artbank Collection, Sydney, Australia
    Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Australia
    BHP Billiton, Melbourne, Australia
    Buxton Contemporary Collection, Melbourne, Australia
    Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Australia
    Credit Suisse, Sydney, Australia
    Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast, Australia
    Kadist Collection, Paris, France
    Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, Australia
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland, New Zealand
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Natural History Museum, London, UK
    Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
    Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Australia
    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia
    University of Queensland Collection, Brisbane, Australia
    University of Sydney Art Collection, Sydney, Australia




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Selected Press

2022-08-00 Public Art
2022-06-03 Art Gallery NSW
2021-06-22 The Korea Times
2021-05-00 Harper's Bazaar ART
2020-12-12 Saturday Paper
2020-07-00 Art Collecter
2020-04-00 Arena Homme
2020-01-08 The Korea Times
2020-01-06 매일신문
Artists Daniel Boyd and Tony Albert in conversation for our inaugural issue of ‘RUSSH Home’   pdf RUSSH
In the studio with Daniel Boyd, the artist recalibrating Australia’s history   pdf Art Basel
다니엘 보이드   pdf Public Art
The unseen and the in-between   pdf Art Gallery NSW
From semi-pro baller to acclaimed artist, how Daniel Boyd is rewriting history   pdf The Sydney Morning Herald
A pirate Captain Cook and his own head in a jar: the subversive satire of Daniel Boyd   pdf The Guardian
풀로 찍어 만든 무수한 점의 의미는? 7만5000년 토착민의 시공간과 맞닿다   pdf 경향신문
Discovering Australia through the lens of Daniel Boyd   pdf Korea JoongAng Daily
ART LOG: 다니엘 보이드 보물섬   pdf Public Art
Artist challenges Euro-centric narratives   pdf The Korea Times
[문화현장] 원주민의 정체성을 예술로…다니엘 보이드 개인전   pdf SBS 뉴스
Aboriginal artist Daniel Boyd delves into one’s true self   pdf The Korea Herald
화면의 무수한 점들 ∙∙∙ 세상을 보는 ‘렌즈’죠   pdf 매일경제
호주 원주민의 뿌리, 무수한 ‘볼록렌즈’에 담다   pdf 동아일보
Painting the Truth   pdf Harper's Bazaar ART
Daniel Boyd    pdf Saturday Paper
DANIEL BOYD: INTO FOCUS   pdf Art Collecter
회화의 시대   pdf Arena Homme
Review > 03: 너는 무엇을 말하고 있는가 – 다니엘 보이드가 건네는 회화법(會話法)   pdf PUBLICART
호주 작가 다니엘 보이드의 드러나지 않는 것   pdf GQ Korea
Artist reveals history of subjugated   pdf The Korea Times
다니엘 보이드 첫 국내전   pdf 매일신문
다니엘 보이드라는 프리즘   pdf ORDINARY
Daniel Boyd’s works are more than meets the eye: Aboriginal artist pushes against history written in the British colonial era   pdf Korea Joongang Daily
다니엘 보이드 개인전 '항명하는 광휘'전   pdf 부산KBS
Art brings attention to history of oppression, disconnected cultural inheritance   pdf The Korea Herald
연말 볼만한 '세계적 거장' 전시회 잇따라   pdf KNN
호주 원주민, 그림으로 항명하다   pdf 부산일보
흰 점으로 호주 원주민 그려낸 작가 보이드 “다르기에 아름답다”   pdf 한국일보
다니엘 보이드, 국내 첫 개인전 ‘항명하는 광휘’ 개최   pdf 일간리더스경제
국제갤러리 부산, 다니엘 보이드 '항명하는 광휘' 개최   pdf 노컷뉴스