David Cross


David Cross is an artist, writer and curator based in Melbourne. Working across performance, installation, video and photography, Cross explores the relationship between pleasure, intimacy and the phobic in his works, and often incorporates participation by linking performance art with object-based environments. The monograph of his practice Air Supplied was published by Punctum books Los Angeles in 2018. As a curator Cross has produced a number of temporary public projects, including One Day Sculpture (with Claire Doherty) across New Zealand in 2008-09, and Iteration: Again in Tasmania in 2011.He recently co-founded the research initiative Public Art Commission (PAC) at Deakin University which is devoted to the commissioning and scholarship of temporary public art. Recent PAC projects co-developed with Cameron Bishop include, Treatment with Melbourne Water and City of Wyndham (2015-23),  Venetian Blind with European Cultural Centre, Venice (2019), and Six Moments in Kingston for the City of Kingston (2019). A former deputy chair of the City of Melbourne Public Art advisory Panel, Cross is Treasurer of the Australian Deans of Design and Creative Arts. He is currently Professor of Visual Arts and Co-Director of PAC at Deakin University, Melbourne.