David Rosetzky (AU)

Image: David Rosetzky, [Composite Acts], film still.

Image: David Rosetzky, Composite Acts, film still.

David Rosetzky works predominantly in video and photographic formats, creating scenarios in which human behaviour, identity, subjectivity, contemporary culture and community come under intimate observation. Portraiture is often enlisted as a vehicle to explore the relationships between interiority and exteriority, reality and fantasy, authenticity and artificiality. Technically and aesthetically precise, Rosetzky’s work is stylised, moody and resembles the idealised images found in high-end advertising and screen culture.


Rosetzky has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. His major survey exhibition, True Self, originally presented at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, toured nationally between 2013 and 2015. Other exhibitions include How to Feel at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011; the third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Centre for Photography, New York, 2009; Viewpoints & Viewing Points: Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2009; and Face Up, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, 2003. Rosetzky has been commissioned to produce artworks for major institutions including the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the National Portrait Gallery. His work is held in all of Australia’s major collections. David Rosetzky is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.

PHOTO 2021 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March