Practising across a range of media including digital video, photography and installation, Daniel Crooks’s complex and beautiful time structures reveal a sensibility seemingly at odds with the ordinariness of the subject matter. His digital images stretch and distort reality while questioning our perception of it.

A graduate of the Auckland Institute of Technology and the Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television, Crooks received an Australia Council Fellowship in 1997 to research motion control at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. His reputation grew rapidly, with representation in important group exhibitions in Australia (including 'Primavera 2003’ at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art) and in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Asia.

Crooks has held solo exhibitions at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; Level 2 Project Space, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (both 2005); and the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2002). He was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2004-05) and at the Australia Council Studio, London, UK (2005). His numerous awards include the 2001 City of Stuttgart Prize for Animation and an Australian Short Film Award at the 1996 Sydney International Film Festival.

Murray-Cree, Laura
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