Michael Cook (AU) BIDJARA
Image: Michael Cook, Livin’ the dream (Welcome Home), 2020. Courtesy the artist.
Michael Cook is a Brisbane-based photomedia artist of Bidjara heritage. He has forged a reputation as an artist with a significant vision. A survey exhibition of his work is currently on show at Ten Cubed, Malvern and his work was recently exhibited at MOPA, San Francisco in Defining Place/Space; NGV in Colony Frontier Wars; Cairns Art Gallery in Continental Drift; the Musee d’ethnographie de Geneve, Switzerland; National Gallery of Singapore; AAMU Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, The Netherlands; Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Cook’s work was included Personal Structures — Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora during the 56th Venice Biennale; Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilization at The British Museum, London. Cook’s work has been acquired by institutions including the British Museum, National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Museum of Australia and Parliament House, Canberra.