Treasure Island: An Artist Talk by Daniel Boyd

Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Boyd presents public talk February 10, 2016

Daniel Boyd (b. 1982) is an Aboriginal Australian artist who has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 2005. Boyd’s ancestry can be traced throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales to the peoples of Kudjla, Eastern Kuku Yalanji, Kangulu, Jagara, Bandjalung, Kuku Djungan and to North Pentecost Island (Vanuatu). In drawing from his indigenous ancestry, Boyd revisits forgotten histories by examining archives that document interactions between cultures. His work often integrates Eurocentric perspectives on Australian history while considering the ethics of colonization.

Boyd has held solo exhibitions at Artspace in Sydney (2013) and at the Natural History Museum in London (2012). His work was recently exhibited in the 56th International Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Venice; the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India; the 2014 TarraWarra Biennale; the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; and Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions, at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.

Boyd’s paintings are held by major collections including the Natural History Museum, London; the National Gallery of Australia; the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art; and the University of Queensland Art Museum.

In 2014 Boyd completed two major commissions, one at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and the other at the Macquarie Bank, Sydney. Boyd was also recently awarded the 2014 Bulgari Art Award presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, and Station Gallery, Melbourne.

Presented by the University of British Columbia Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory.

The talk is free and open to the public. The Distinguished Visiting Artist program is made possible by the support of the Rennie Collection.