Daniel Crooks, Amaterasu’s Cave, 2015, Video projection 16:9, 1080p 24, stereo. 8:23min, Unmapping the End of the World. Video still courtesy the artist.

Practicing across a range of media including digital video, photography and installation, Daniel Crooks’ complex and beautiful time structures reveal a sensibility seemingly at odds with the ordinariness of the subject matter. His digital images stretch and distort reality while questioning our perception of it. He has been represented in important group exhibitions in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia. Crooks has held solo exhibitions at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; and the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, SAMSTAG Museum of Arts, Adelaide and Institute for Modern Art, Brisbane. His work was included in Marking Time, MCA Sydney (2012) and Melbourne Now, NGV Melbourne (2013). Crooks’ numerous awards include 2014 Winner of the Digital Video Award, Prudential Eye Awards, Singapore and his work is featured in major public collections including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania.

Daniel Crooks was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He currently lives and works in Melbourne. In 1993 Crooks received a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the Auckland Institute of Technology and in 1994 completed a Post-graduate Diploma of Animation at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television in Melbourne. Crooks has held a number of solo exhibitions at national and international galleries.


Represented by: Anna Schwartz Gallery