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Brook   Andrew

Senior Lecturer
Monash Art, Design and Architecture
Monash University (Australia)

About
Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonialism and modernist histories. Through museum and archival interventions and curatorial projects, he aims to make forgotten stories visible and offer alternative choices for interpreting history in the world today. Apart from drawing inspiration from vernacular objects and the archive he travels internationally to work with communities and various private and public collections.

In 2016 as a Photography Residencies Laureate at the musée du quai Branly, Paris, Brook created the series The Resident and The Visitor which investigated the relationship between the colonial photographer and the sitter. Additionally, with his collaborator Trent Walter, the public artwork Standing By Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheener was installed adjacent Melbourne Gaol. This is Australia’s first official government supported memorial to the frontier wars.

In 2014 Brook worked closely with the collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, he exhibited a rigorous and immersive installation, A Solid Memory of the Forgotten Plains of our Trash and Obsessions reflecting on Spanish, British and Australian history and colonialism.His recent installations and artworks in the context of history and the archive.

Brook Andrew is a Wiradjuri/Celtic artist and Artistic Director for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020.
Specialities
Discipline(s)
Art History
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Australia (area)
Historical periods
First and Early contacts
The Colonial time
21st century
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