David Sequeira


Born New Delhi, India

Dr David Sequeira’s studio practice focusses on the use of colour and geometry in the creation of contemplative experiences. Working across media, David explores issues around high and low art, personal and shared histories, banality and profundity, the reverberations of colonization and the persistence of incomplete histories. Curatorship — articulating the intersections between objects, time, place and space — is an important aspect of his art practice. Major solo exhibitions of his work have been shown at the Art Gallery of NSW, John Curtin Gallery, Perth; University of Queensland Art Museum and Nature Morte Gallery New Delhi. David’s residencies and awards include the Australia Council for the Arts studio Paris, the Collex Museum of Contemporary Art acquisitive prize, Artist in residence University of Texas, Dallas and the Wyndham Art Prize. Prior to his current role, David held senior positions in major national cultural institutions including Australian Parliament House, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Film and Sound Archive.

Photograph (detail): Guilia McGauran