Daniel von Sturmer

Biography

Born in Auck­land, New Zealand 1972

Lives and works in Melbourne


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.

Exhi­bi­tions include Play: video art in the col­lec­tion, Gothen­burg Muse­um of Art, Gothen­burg, Swe­den (2022); CATARACT (con­crete), per­ma­nent instal­la­tion, ACMI, Mel­bourne, (2020); Paint­ed Light, Gee­long Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, (2019); Space­mak­ers and Roomshak­ers, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2018); Red Green Blue: A His­to­ry of Aus­tralian Video Art, Grif­fith Uni­ver­si­ty, Queens­land Col­lage of Art, Bris­bane (2017); Elec­tric Light (facts/​figures/​federation square), Mel­bourne Prize for Urban Sculp­ture (win­ner), Fed­er­a­tion Square (2017); Wheriko — Bril­liant!, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Wai­whetū, Christchurch (2017); Elec­tric Light (facts/​figures), Bus Projects, Mel­bourne (2017); Elec­tric Light, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2016); These Con­structs, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Mel­bourne (2014); Cam­era Ready Actions, Young Projects, Los Ange­les (2014), The Field Equa­tion, ACCA, Mel­bourne (2006).

Von Sturmer rep­re­sent­ed Aus­tralia at the 52nd Venice Bien­nale in 2007 and pre­sent­ed large-scale instal­la­tion works at the Syd­ney Bien­nale in 2004. Von Sturmer 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

Exhibitions
Available Works

Daniel von Sturmer

Pro­jec­tion (lilac), 2022
Acrylic enam­el on aluminium
12080 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

Pro­jec­tion (vio­let), 2022
Acrylic enam­el on aluminium
12080 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

Pro­jec­tion (white), 2022
Acrylic enam­el on aluminium
12080 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

Pro­jec­tion (umber), 2022
Acrylic enam­el on aluminium
12080 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

Pro­jec­tion (emer­ald), 2022
Acrylic enam­el on aluminium
12080 cm

Daniel von Sturmer

These Con­structs (laser scans), 2014
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour
3 min­utes 45 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

These Con­structs (flash­light), 2014
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour
1 minute 25 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

These Con­structs (RGB cube), 2014
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour
1 min­utes 46 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

These Con­structs (cut­away black), 2014
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour
1 min­utes 38 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

These Con­structs (emp­ty white space), 2014
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour
1 minute 8 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (por­trait painting), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9 (ver­ti­cal), colour, silent
8 min­utes 40 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (desk­top sculpture), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
3 min­utes 46 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (pen drawing), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
1 minute 46 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (shad­ow puppets), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
3 min­utes 7 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (chalk drawing), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
1 minute 34 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (land­scape painting), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
5 min­utes 46 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

small world (kinet­ic sculpture), 2012
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, sound
1 minute 10 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

The Cin­e­ma Com­plex (Sequence 4), 2010
HD video, 16:9, colour, sound
3 min­utes 17 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

The Cin­e­ma Com­plex (Sequence 5), 2010
HD video, 9:16, colour, silent
1 minute 47 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

The Cin­e­ma Com­plex (Sequence 6), 2010
HD video, 16:9, colour, silent
1 minute 10 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

Tableaux Plas­tique (Sequence 5), 2008
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video; 16:9, colour, silent
2 min­utes 12 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Daniel von Sturmer

Tableaux Plas­tique (Sequence 6), 2008
sin­gle-chan­nel High Def­i­n­i­tion dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, silent
5 min­utes 19 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Library
News

Daniel von Sturmer

The two cur­rent exhi­bi­tions from Mel­bourne-based Daniel von Sturmer at Anna Schwartz Gallery are […]

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Major pub­lic art­work to light up Gee­long Per­form­ing Arts Centre

Gee­long Per­form­ing Arts Centre’s new Ryrie Street build­ing will be bathed in ever-chang­ing coloured […]

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Daniel Von Sturmer: Time in Mate­r­i­al (RGB)’ at The Cen­tre for Pro­jec­tion Art, Colling­wood Yards

Daniel Von Sturmer’s sin­gle chan­nel video work Time in Mate­r­i­al (RGB), 2019 is presented […]

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