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Michael Cook

Michael Cook
Majority Rule (Bridge) 2014
Inkjet print on paper
2 sizes
 

Works…

  Michael Cook

Biography

Born
25 August 1968, Brisbane
Heritage
Bidjara people of south-west Queensland

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Invasion, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
The Mission, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Object, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Redeemed—works from the vault, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2017–19
Undiscovered: Photographic Works by Michael Cook, South Australian Maritime Museum, Adelaide; Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin
2016–17
Mother, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane; Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales; Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Michael Cook, Supreme Court Library, Brisbane
2015
Through My Eyes, KickArts, Cairns, Queensland; Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Undiscovered: Photographic Works by Michael Cook, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Object, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
2014
Majority Rule, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Australian Landscapes, La Trobe University Museum of Art, Bundoora, Victoria
Through My Eyes, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra
2013
Hear no... see no... speak no..., Queensland Centre for Photography at The Depot Gallery, Sydney
2012–15
Civilised, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane; Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne; The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 
Broken Dreams, October Gallery, London, UK
Through My Eyes, La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Victoria
The Mission, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
Stickman, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
2011
Uninhabited, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2010
Through My Eyes, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2018
Colony: Frontier Wars, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Reimagining First Encounters: Portraits and Prints, Australian Ambassador's Residence, The Hague, Netherlands
Don't keep history a mystery, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Continental Drift: Black/Blak art from South Africa and Australia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
Art from Down Under: Australia to New Zealand, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, USA
Reigning Men, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney 
Cook and the Pacific, National Library of Australia, Canberra
2017–19
Seeing voices, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Victoria; Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
2017–18
L'effet boomerang: Les arts aborigènes d'Australie, Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, Switzerland
2017
Indigenous Australia: Masterworks from the National Gallery of Australia, me Collectors Room Berlin, Germany
Past Legacy: Present Tense, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
Everyone Has a History: Part One: Plain Speak, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
In the future everything will be as certain as it used to be, Framer Framed (in de Tolhuistuin), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collective Vision—130 years, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Re-View: Selected works from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Art? Art! Art…, The Barn at Rosny Farm, Rosny Park, Tasmania
Sugar Spin: You, Me Art and Everything, Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA, Brisbane
Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
2016
Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies, Tate/National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography, AAMU, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands
Taba Naba—Living Waters, Oceanographic Museum Monaco, Monaco
Impact: New Media Works by Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
Over the fence: Contemporary Indigenous photography from the Corrigan Collection, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights, PCP Perth Centre for Photography, Western Australia
National Photography Prize 2016, MAMA Murray Art Museum, Albury, New South Wales
This Place of Ours, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
A Conversation About Portraiture, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine, Queensland
Reframed, Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne
2016–19
Australian Exotica, Monash Gallery Of Art, Melbourne; Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria; Gosford Regional Gallery, New South Wales; Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland; Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney; Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales; Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, New South Wales
2015
Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation, The British Museum, London, UK
Lifelines: Contemporary Indigenous Art from Australia, Musée de la civilisation, Québec, QC, Canada
Encounters: Revealing stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Personal Structures: Time Space Existence, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
Photo LA: The 24th International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, The Reef/L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Photo Independent: The International Exposition of Contemporary Photography, Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA
Resistance, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Encounters, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Indigenous Art: Moving backwards into the future, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
The Horse, NGV International, Melbourne
Storm in a Teacup, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria
Photo Contemporary, Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, CA, USA
The New Black: Contemporary Indigenous works from the collection, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Cross Pose: Body language against the grain, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
New Sensation: Recent Acquisitions, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Feeling for Place: Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection—Recent Acquisitions, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Right Here, Right Now: contemporary art from the collection, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Discerning Judgement, Supreme Court Library Queensland, Brisbane
National Self-Portrait Prize, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Arcadia, Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Melbourne
2014
The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Episodes: Australia Photography Now, 13th Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, South Korea
Kyota Hanga: International Print Exhibition Japan and Australia, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan; Fukyama Museum of Art, Japan
Photo LA: The 23rd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mother and Child, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
New Passports, New Photography, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 
Novocastria, Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales
Private Assembly: A Contemporary Collection, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Monuments to the Frontier Wars, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
Courting Blakness: Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
2014–17
East Coast Encounter, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland; Redland Art Gallery, Queensland; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Queensland; Artspace Mackay, Queensland; TYTO Regional Art Gallery, Ingham, Queensland; KickArts, Cairns, Queensland; Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland; Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Lockyer Valley Art Gallery, Gatton, Queensland; Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2014–17
Saltwater Country, Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland; Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA; AAMU, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands; Manly Art Gallery and Museum, New South Wales; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Grafton Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, South Australia; Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Western Australia; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, New South Wales; State Library of Queensland, Brisbane
2013
Photo LA: The 22nd International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA, USA
Debil Debil—Australian Ghosts, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Carriageworks, Sydney
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Silver, Museum of Brisbane, Queensland
Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
2013–17
My Country, I still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Logan Art Gallery, Queensland; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland; Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland; Gympie Regional Gallery, Queensland; Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland; Redland Art Gallery, Queensland; Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Artspace Mackay, Queensland
2012
The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA, Brisbane
29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
My Country: Works from Indigenous communities that celebrate their heritage, University of Western Sydney Art Gallery, New South Wales
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
SCAP 2D 2012: Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Omission, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
Where the art leads: new explorations by Queensland Indigenous artists, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
All I need is everything, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Pairs, Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
2012–13
UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australian, Adelaide; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, New South Wales
2011
Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Face Up: A Look at portraits from the collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
2010
15th Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney

Awards

2018
Finalist, Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
2016
Winner, Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Finalist, National Photography Prize 2016, MAMA Murray Art Museum, Albury, New South Wales
2014
Recipient, Australia Council Greene Street Studio Residency, New York, NY, USA
2013
Recipient, ACCELERATE, British Council, London, UK
Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Finalist, Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
2012
Finalist, 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Finalist, SCAP 2D 2012: Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2D, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
2011
Winner, ‘People’s Choice Award’, Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Winner, ‘Visual Artist of the Year’, 17th Annual Deadly Awards—the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards
Finalist, Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards 2011, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
2008
Winner, ‘Visual Artist of the Year’, 14th Annual Deadly Awards—the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards

Bibliography

15 Years of Contemporary Art: Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2010, Redlands, Sydney Church of England Co-educational Grammar School, Sydney, 2010
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Anon. ‘098 Life behind the lens’, Culture, Yearbook 2011, Vol. 12, Number 6
Anon. ‘Art: Shooting Star’, Deadly Vibe, March 2008
Anon. ‘Contemporary Acquisition: Michael Cook’s Civilised #12’, Newsletter, Summer 2013, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Anon. 'In the quest for beauty', Deadly Vibe, October 2011
Anon. ‘Michael Cook: Uninhabited’, National Indigenous Times, 12 May 2011
Anon. ‘Memphis School’, Culture, Volume 12, Number 2, April/May 2010
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Arcilla, Mariam. ‘Michael Cook: The skins we live in’, Vault: New Art & Culture, Issue 13, February 2016
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Brown, Phil. ‘Mother love: Poignant images reflect artist’s fractured family’, Brisbane News, 30 March–5 April 2016
Brown, Phil. ‘Run for the hills: In his latest exhibition, Queensland artist Michael Cook’s giant marauding Australian fauna launch an attack on London’, The Courier-Mail, Qweekend, p. 25
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Chandler, Lisa. 'Points of View: Michael Cook's Re-imagined Histories' in Garnons-Williams, Victoria (editor). Photography & Fictions: locating dynamics of practice, Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane, pp.11–23, 2014
Chandler Lisa. 'Re-imagined Encounters', in Chandler, Lisa (editor), East Coast Encounter, One Day Hill, Collingwood, 2014
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Cook, Michael. ‘Andu, A son's story’, Art Monthly Australasia, Issue 289, May 2016
Cosic, Miriam. ‘‘Colony’ at NGV Australia: Twin exhibitions explore the very different experiences of settlement for European and Indigenous peoples’, The Monthly, July 2018
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Dauber, Dr Christine, ‘Michael Cook: A singular vision of cultural dissonance’, Hear no... see no... speak no... [ex. cat.], Queensland Centre for Photography, Brisbane
Dauber, Dr Christine. ‘Michael Cook—Finding the Lost Mother’, Mother [ex. cat.], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2016
Dauber, Dr Christine. ‘Courting Blakness, Alumni News—Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland, October 2014, Volume 85
de Almeida, Pedro. '#nofilter', Contemporary Visual Art+Culture Broadsheet, 43.2 2014
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Emmerich, Danielle. ‘Michael Cook's 'What-if' Retake on Australia's History’, Write About Art, Eyeline Publishing, Issue 05, May 2013
Engberg, Julianna (ed.). ‘Michael Cook’, You Imagine What You Desire: 19th Biennale of Sydney, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2014
Etchart, Julio. ‘Michael Cook: Broken Dreams at the October Gallery’, The Reporter, 12 November 2012 
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Gibson, Prue. ‘Under 5k: Michael Cook’, Art Collector, Issue 65, July–September 2013
Hua, Tan Chui. ‘Artist and Empire Exhibition, National Gallery Singapore’, The Peak, 3 October 2016
Green, Jonathan (editor). Meanjin Quarterly, Melbourne University Publishing, Ltd., Volume 75, Issue 4, Summer 2016
Hawker, Michael. ‘Michael Cook, Civilised’, The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7) [ex. cat.], Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012
Holznagel, Candice. ‘Local photographer wins Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016’, My Weekly Review, 9 September 2016
Hromek, Danièle. ‘Impact’, Impact: Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini, Angela Tiatia, UTS Art, University of Technology, Sydney, 2017
Iseger-Pilkington, Glenn. ‘Michael Cook’ in Iseger-Pilkington, Glenn (Ed.), Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards [ex. cat.], Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 2011
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Johnson, Sarah. ‘Reimagining the colonial’, Novocastria, Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales
Johnson, Susan. ‘Mutable Signs: Australian artists in the seventh Asia Pacific Triennial examine the shifting beauty and terror of the unknown’, Qweekend, The Courier-Mail, 1–2 December 2012
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Lauth, Laura. ‘Deadly art coup for fresh view’, Sunshine Coast Daily, 8 October 2011
Lim, Anne. ‘Artist Michael Cook’s new slant on Australian history’, The Australian, 4 April 2014
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Collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Library of Australia, Canberra
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra
Parliament House, Canberra
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 
Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
City of Sydney Civic Collection, New South Wales
Cloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Griffith University, Brisbane
Ipswich Art Gallery, Queensland
La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA), Melbourne
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), Melbourne
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Albury, NSW
Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales
Port Phillip City Collection, Melbourne
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
Redland Art Gallery, Queensland
Redlands, Sydney Church of England Co-educational Grammar School, Sydney
RMIT University, Melbourne
Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Sunshine Coast Regional Gallery, Caloundra, Queensland
Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
University of Western Sydney, New South Wales
University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Wyndham Cultural Centre, Werribee, Victoria
Yarra City Arts, Melbourne
The Macquarie Group Collection, Sydney
Westpac Corporate Art Collection, Sydney
Alex Mackay Collection of Erotic Art, Brisbane
Alstonville Art Collective, New South Wales
Dr Clinton Ng Collection, Sydney
Corrigan Collection, Sydney
Daryl Hewson Collection, Brisbane
Mather Collection, Brisbane 
TEWRR Collection, Brisbane
The Art Group, Melbourne
The Bowerman Collection, Brisbane
The Gene and Brian Sherman Collection, Sydney
The M Collection, Melbourne
The Port Phillip Collection, Melbourne

International Collections

British Museum, London, UK
AAMU, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht, Netherlands
Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland
Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, Switzerland
Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, Leiden, Netherlands
Alan Conder & Alan Pigott Collection, Hong Kong
The Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art, Chapel Hill, NC, USA