Announcement: Daniel Boyd Appointed to the Board of Directors

Artspace is pleased to announce the appointment of artist Daniel Boyd to the Artspace Board. One of two artist-appointments to the Board of Directors, these important roles advocate for Artspace with local and international artist networks and contribute their professional insight as creative practitioners.

Image: Daniel Boyd, courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Photo: Liz Ham

Artspace is pleased to announce the appointment of artist Daniel Boyd to the Artspace Board. One of two artist-appointments to the Board of Directors, these important roles advocate for Artspace with local and international artist networks and contribute their professional insight as creative practitioners.

 

Daniel Boyd is an Indigenous-Australian artist whose practice examines colonial narratives. Born in Cairns, Queensland, he is of the Kudjila/Gangalu peoples, from Clermont South to the Dawson River region of mid Queensland. Boyd’s relationship with Artspace began in 2013 with the exhibition History is Made At Night, his first major solo presentation in a public institution.

 

Since this time, he has become one of Australia’s most respected artists, with work presented in several major exhibitions including the 56th Venice Biennale: All the World’s Futures (2015); the Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Whorled Explorations, Kochi, India (2014); the Moscow International Biennale for Young Arts: A Time for Dreams (2014); and Regarding Picasso: Contemporary Artists Responses to His Art at the Musée Picasso, Barcelona (2014). Most recently he was selected for the 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed (2016), curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator of Hayward Gallery, London.

 

Of his appointment, Artspace Executive Director, Alexie Glass-Kantor and Artspace Board Chair, James Emmett state, ‘We are so excited to welcome Daniel to the Artspace Board of Directors. His thoughtfulness and depth of character — as well as his substantial professional achievements — exemplify the seriousness of intent in his practice and his capacity for leadership. This appointment provides Artspace with invaluable perspective during a critical period of international recognition of Indigenous-Australian art practices, and affirms our ongoing commitment to providing audiences direct encounters with the artists and the ideas of our times.’

 

Daniel continues, ‘I’m so pleased to be joining Artspace at this point in its history, and I look forward to working with Alexie, the Artspace team and Board to continue to provide opportunities for artists in Australia.’

 

Daniel Boyd replaces outgoing Board member Chris Fox, who joined Artspace in 2011 and recently completed his tenure. We thank Chris for his passionate advocacy, dedication and generous contribution to the organisation over the last four years. He is an outstanding artist and we wish him the best in his future endeavours. Daniel joins fellow Board members Kathy Bail, Michael Baldwin, Sally Breen, Julie Garis, James Emmett and Caroline Rothwell as Artspace continues to support strength and diversity in the voices contributing to its strategic direction and growth.

 

Daniel Boyd is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.