Corben Mudjandi (MIRRARR/AU)
Corben Mudjandi. Image courtesy of Marrawuddi Arts and Culture.
Born 2000, Darwin, Australia
Lives and works Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia
Corben Mudjandi (b. 2000) is a Mirarr Traditional Owner of Jabiru as well as parts of Kakadu and West Arnhem. Corben was born in Darwin and in his younger years moved between Jabiru, Barunga, Darwin and Katherine. In 2013, Corben’s family decided to remain in Jabiru on Mirarr land. During the 1970s and 80s, Corben’s family—through his father (Stephen Mudjandi), his grandfather (Jimmy Mudjandi) and great uncle (Toby Gangale)—led the strong resistance to uranium mining on Mirarr country. Corben now works for Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation as an artist and as a Board Director. In his spare time, Corben likes to play video games, hunt, fish and develop film he has shot. Corben is a huge history buff and loves to learn as much as he can about world history. Recently, Corben was given the opportunity to photograph the North Collection on his medium format camera, which was published through the Stone Country Collection publication and website. In June 2023, he was a recipient of the Agency AiR residency program in Sicily, exhibiting in the Australian Pavilion of the Countless Cities Biennial at FARM Cultural Park, Favara, with a commission of 60 works entitled JABIRU. Corben’s work has been featured in a Folio publication produced by Palermo-based publishing house 89books and co-published with Agency (June 2023).