David Sequeira


Born New Delhi, India

Artist, curator and academic 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 and the reverberations of colonization. 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, Artist in residence University of Texas, Dallas and the Wyndham Art Prize. Prior to his current role as Director, Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery at the University of Melbourne, 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