Michael Cook

Michael Cook's art career has been on a steady upward trajectory since his first art series, Through My Eyes (2010), was selected for the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards (2011). Since then, every series of work he has produced has been included in major Australian and internationally recognised exhibitions. His series Object (2015) was shown during the 2015 Venice Biennale as part of Personal Structures: Crossing Borders at Palazzo Mora. Also in 2015 his work was part of the major exhibition at the British Museum, Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation. Other major exhibitions include the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014) and the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Brisbane, 2013). Cook’s 2016 series Mother will be launched at Art Basel Hong Kong. It traces a personal direction with a poignantly powerful emotional resonance that speaks to the universal image and importance of the matriarch in contemporary and traditional cultures alike. Also in 2016, Cook’s work will be part of an exhibition curated by the Musées de la Civilisation in Québec, Canada, titled Lifelines: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Australia.

Mother and Rule: 8 Prints by Michael Cook

Michael Cook | Mother | Dolls house, 2016 | Inkjet print on paper | 80x120cm All images courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer.

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