Practising across a range of media including video, photography, sculpture and installation, Daniel Crooks’ work has been widely exhibited both in Australia and internationally. His complex and beautiful time structures reveal a poetic sensibility that belies the technical sophistication of their production. Treating time as a physical, malleable material his digital images stretch and distort reality while questioning our perception of it. A graduate of the VCA School of Film and Television, Crooks’ graduate film screened at numerous international film festivals winning the City of Stuttgart Prize for Animation and an Australian Short Film Award. In 1997 He received an Australia Council research Fellowship at RMIT, Melbourne and between 2004 and 2005 undertook residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and the London studio of the Australia Council. For 3 months during 2014 Crooks was artist in residence at the FutureLab in Linz, Austria. In 2008, a major survey show, Everywhere Instantly was held at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu and in 2013 The Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide presented a survey show including a major 5 channel installation commissioned by the The Adelaide Film Festival. Crooks has also held solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; The Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney. Recent group shows include Light Moves; Contemporary Australian Video Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 2012 Adelaide Biennial, Adelaide; Yebisu International Festival, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2011; 17th Biennale of Sydney, 2010; Cubism and Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne 2009; Figuring Landscapes at the Tate Modern, London 2008; The Anne Landa Award at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2006. In 2014 Crooks was awarded the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission. In 2011 Crooks was awarded a Jury Prize in the Signature Art Prize (Singapore Art Musuem) and in 2008 was the recipient of the inaugural Basil Sellers Art Prize. 

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