Tony Albert (AU)
Image: Tony Albert, Optimism #3, 2008. Courtesy the artist and Monash Gallery of Art, City of Monash Collection.
Born 1981, Townsville, Australia
Lives and works Sydney, Australia
Tony Albert belongs to the Murri people of north-east Australia. His multidisciplinary practice investigates contemporary legacies of colonialism, prompting audiences to contemplate the human condition. In 2014 Albert was awarded the Basil Sellers Art Prize and the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. He was also awarded the 2016 Fleurieu Art Prize, with his winning work, The Hand You’re Dealt and his solo exhibition Visible at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art was one of many recent exhibitions. Albert’s work can be seen in major national and international museums and private collections.