Samuel Hodge (AU)

Image: Samuel Hodge, from the series [The Wit of the Staircase], 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Samuel Hodge, from the series The Wit of the Staircase, 2020. Courtesy the artist.

Born 1978, Ngarabal (Glen Innes), Australia
Lives and works Gadigal (Sydney), Australia

Samuel Hodge’s practice draws on a twenty-year archive of material, juxtaposing specific objects from unfamiliar places, reanimating imagery, thoughts, and feelings that have been concealed, ignored, or disregarded. This potentially never-ending process inspired Hodge to question the duty and integrity of the materials he’s manipulating – this includes photography, textiles, and digital video.

Hodge’s recent exhibitions include; The Public Body.02, a curated exhibition at Artspace, Sydney; The Wit of the Staircase, UNSW Gallery, Sydney; The Imponderable Archive, WerkArtz, Los Angeles. In 2017, he was the Artist In Residence at Carriageworks, Sydney, where he presented two public programs in the form of an experimental performance. In 2019, Hodge was awarded the UNSWAAD Cité Des Arts International Studio Residency in Paris. Additionally, Hodge’s collaborations have included Melbourne dance company Chunky Move and a collection with Australian fashion icons, Romance Was Born.

PHOTO 2022 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