Warwick Thornton (AU)
Image: Warwick Thornton, Meth Kelly (video still), 2020. High definition 4K digital video, colour, stereo sound 4 minutes 4 seconds. Commissioned for the Biennale of Sydney 2020: NIRIN. Warwick Thornton. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.
Born 1970, Mparntwe (Alice Springs), Australia
Lives and works Alice Springs, Australia
The art of Warwick Thornton draws from his acclaimed career as a cinematographer and award winning film director. In his art practice, Thornton is interested in negotiating the presence in contemporary landscapes, and traces within colonial history, of indigenous Australians. His oeuvre utilises photography, film and video to conceptualise time, space, identity, memory, and the social condition.