Brook Andrew

Brook Andrew

Brook Andrew completed a Master of Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design.

Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who works across a variety of mediums and often creates museum and archival interventions. Through the examination of dominant cultural narratives, he foregrounds marginalised voices and forgotten stories and offers alternative choices for interpreting history in the world today. Apart from drawing inspiration from vernacular objects and the archive Brook travels internationally to work with communities and various private and public collections.

Most recently Brook presented The Space Between at Kochi-Muziris Biennale; and What’s Left Behind, a new commission for SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement at the 21st Biennale of Sydney. In 2017 he created an intervention into the collection of the Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, Switzerland; presented Ahy-kon-uh-klas-tik, an interrogation of the Van Abbemuseum archives in The Netherlands; undertook a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, with the Smithsonian Institute, USA; and Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred opened at the National Gallery of Victoria, a 25-year reflection on his practice.

In being appointed as Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney for 2020, Brook Andrew became the first ever Indigenous Australian to curate the internationally renowned event, one of the largest events on the Australian contemporary art scene