Mikala Dwyer

For more than 20 years, Mikala Dwyer has pushed the limits of installation, sculpture and performance, establishing herself as one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists. Continually developing and challenging her practice in new ways, her work is infinitely imaginative and enjoyable while never lending itself to definitive interpretation. She sets up open-ended conversations that draw our attention to the unseen – to invisible materials such as helium, or the voids between her forms, but also to hidden histories and our own highly personal relationships with magic, memory, sexuality and ritual.

Dwyer has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally. Her solo shows include PantoCollapsar, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2013; Goldene Bend’er, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2013; Drawing Down the Moon, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012; The Addition and Subtractions and the Hanging Garden, Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany, 2007; I Maybe We, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, 2005. Recent group shows include: Future Primitive, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2013; The End of the 20th Century. The Best is Yet to Come. A Dialogue with the Marx Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, German, 2013; schwarz//weiss, Hamish Morrison Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2012; NETWORKS (cells & silos), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2011; Alterbeast, Penrith Regional Museum, Penrith, 2011. She has also participated in the Sydney and Adelaide Biennales.

Mikala Dwyer is represented by Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; and Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin.

June 2014