Young Projects is pleased to present the work of Melbourne-based artist, Daniel von Sturmer. Sponsored by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts, the exhibition will the largest presentation of the artist’s work in the US to date and will include the debut of a new body of work called Camera Ready Actions (2014). The show will be accompanied by a new catalog published by The Narrows, with an essay by Tara McDowell, former curator at SFMoMA and the CCA Wattis Institute.

Born in New Zealand and educated at RMIT (Melbourne) and the Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam), von Sturmer engages a wide range of mediums in his practice, including photography, installation, architecture, and video. Formally, these works often use Minimalism, Modernism, Abstraction and Still Life as key reference points—often with the most minimal of gestures and/or humor. In the process the artist manages to explore the nature of perception, the physical embodiment of time, and how context and framing help to shape meaning and experience.

Daniel von Sturmer was has exhibited at numerous national and international venues including the 52nd Venice Biennale, where he represented Australia in the Australian Pavilion; the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; the Hamburger Bahnhoff Museum, Berlin; the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; and the Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.

His works are held in many significant public collections including the Gothenberg Museum of Art, Sweden; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Auckland Art Gallery and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand.

Daniel von Sturmer

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