Aleks Danko (b. 1950)
Aleks Danko’s prolific career spans over thirty years, working in a range of media from installation and performance art to public commissions. The past decade has seen Danko create a body of work which suggests, discusses and interrogates the social, political and cultural landscape of Australia. He Lives and works Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.
Danko’s practice has attracted significant critical attention and seen him curated into numerous prestigious national and international exhibitions, including VOLUME ONE: MCA COLLECTION, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; New Contemporary Galleries: John Kaldor Family Collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011; Born to Concrete: The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2011; Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne; The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney, 2010; Mortality, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art/ Queensland Art, 2008-2009; Experimenta: Under the Radar, Foundation for Art and Technology, Liverpool and Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK, 2006; DMZ, curated by Yu Yeon Kim, Seoul, South Korea, 2005; International 04, Liverpool Biennial, UK, 2004; Clemenger Award of Contemporary Art, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003; Journey to Now: John Kaldor Art Projects and Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2003; Meridian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2002; Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968-2002, The Ian Potter Centre: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2002; and Australian Perspecta 99: Art and Politics, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1999.