Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light
, 2016
Installation view
Photograph: Zan Wimberley Click to enlarge

Biography

Born in Auckland, New Zealand 1972
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

Daniel von Sturmer’s practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between people and things, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork reveals a dialectical interplay of viewer and viewed. His approach is experimental, playfully testing expectations of quotidian occurrences and ordinary experience.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Spacemakers and Roomshakers’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2018); ‘Collective Visions: 130 Years’, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo (2017); ‘Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art, Griffith University, Queensland Collage of Art, Brisbane (2017); ‘Electric Light’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2016); ‘Electric Light (facts/figures), Bus Projects, Melbourne (2017); ‘These Constructs’, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2014); ‘Camera Ready Actions’, Young Projects, Los Angeles (2014). Von Sturmer represented Australia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and was the winner of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture in 2017.

Von Sturmer’s work is represented in Australian & international collections including: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg; Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; Chartwell Collection, Auckland and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin. 

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Bibliography

Artist website 


Exhibitions

Daniel von Sturmer

CATARACT

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (facts/ figures/anna schwartz gallery upstairs)

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light

Daniel von Sturmer

These Constructs

Daniel von Sturmer

After Images
, Centre for Contemporary Photography

Daniel von Sturmer

small world

AES+F, Ian Burns, Daniel Crooks, Angela de la Cruz, Marco Fusinato, Shaun Gladwell, Joseph Kosuth, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2011
, The Armory Show

Daniel von Sturmer

The Cinema Complex
, Carriageworks

Shaun Gladwell, Antony Gormley, Joseph Kosuth, Callum Morton, Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), Daniel von Sturmer

The Armory Show 2010
, The Armory Show

Daniel von Sturmer

Auckland Art Fair 2009
, Auckland Art Fair

Daniel von Sturmer

Into a Vacuum of Future Events


Recent Works

Daniel von Sturmer

CATARACT
, 2019
81 screen installation
300 x 510 x 40 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

CATARACT
, 2019
81 screen installation
300 x 510 x 40 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (facts/figures/anna schwartz gallery upstairs)
, 2019
Animated light installation
Dimensions variable

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (facts/figures/anna schwartz gallery upstairs)
, 2019
Animated light installation
Dimensions variable

Daniel von Sturmer

Electric Light (facts/figures/anna schwartz gallery upstairs)
, 2019
Animated light installation
Dimensions variable

Publications

Daniel von Sturmer

Into A Vacuum of Future Events
, 2005
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

News

Daniel von Sturmer

From Memo Review
by Amelia Winata

The two current exhibitions from Melbourne-based Daniel von Sturmer at Anna Schwartz Gallery are billed as discrete offerings, a fact underscored by the exhibitions’ separate closing dates. CATARACT, on the gallery’s ground floor, is a video work comprised of 81 small television screens that have been arranged in a grid formation, nine high and nine […]