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Derek Kreckler

1952                        Born in Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Australia


1977-1980               Bachelor of Visual Arts, South Australian School of Art
1984                        Postgraduate studies, Sydney College of the Arts
1989                        Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts
2012                        Doctor of Visual Arts, University of Wollongong

Solo Exhibitions

Bicycle Race 1978, LOOP Video Festival, Barcelona
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Australian Embassy, Berlin European Month of Photography (EMOP)
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Bathurst Art Gallery, Bathurst

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Jarvis Dooney Gallery, Berlin
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Maitland Gallery, Maitland

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Horsham Gallery, Horsham
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, SASA Gallery, Adelaide
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Geraldton Gallery, Geraldton

Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth

Littoral, Project Contemporary, Wollongong

Untitled video, Multimedia Artists Asia Pacific, Brisbane

Appropriated Circumstance, Billboards, M1, Heathcote and Waterfall, NSW

Big Wave Hunting, University of Wollongong Gallery, Wollongong
Adaption, University of Wollongong Gallery, Wollongong
Accident & Process, Peloton Gallery, Sydney

How to discipline a tree and Photographs from China, The Paper Mill, Sydney

Façade – found people, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong

Derek Kreckler: New Work, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide

Derek Kreckler: Downstairs, Performance Space, Sydney

The Looking and Other Outcomes, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Blind Ned, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
White Pointer – You are listening to the sounds of humans observing fish,
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
The Looking and Other Outcomes, Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide

The High Cost of Living, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
White Pointer – You are listening to the sounds of humans observing fish,
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Opinionated, Performance Space, Sydney
Boo! Black Gallery, Sydney

Fountain, Artspace, Sydney

Derek Kreckler, Studio residency (1991-1992) PS1 New York
Conceptual Theatres, The Performance Space, Sydney

How to discipline a tree, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

Interruption, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Stolen Time, Performance Space, Sydney

Last Stand… Standing Still, Performance Space, Sydney

Scene from an unfinished work: Percy Grainger meet Cornelius Cardew, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Radioing, sometimes myth, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide

Eight Drawings, Art Unit, Sydney

Wet Dream, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
Free Movies, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide

Bicycle Race, Stanley Street, Adelaide

Grid, North Adelaide Parklands, Adelaide
Select Group Exhibitions

Red Green Blue: A History of Australian Video Art, Griffith Art Gallery, Brisbane

A Time and a Place: Landscapes from the Griffith At Collection, Brisbane
Land Sea Sky, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Land Sea Sky, One and J Gallery, Seoul
Land Sea Sky, Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai
Land Sea Sky, National Art School, Sydney
Land Sea Sky, Griffith University Gallery, Brisbane

Bowness Photographic Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

Twelve Degrees of Latitude, touring Queensland (2009-2011)

Artist Makes Video (1994-1998), Artrage Survey Brisbane

Sub-Terrain, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth

Mixed Tape, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Clouded Over, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
On Reason and Emotion, 14th Biennale of Sydney,
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Biennale of Contemporary Photo-media, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Clemenger Contemporary Art Awards, Ian Potter Centre
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Quotidian, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Word, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Living here now: Art and Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
A Window Inside Out, Kwangju City Art Museum, Seoul

Body of Information, New Brunswick, Canada
Artists Against Racism, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart
FIN, Museo de Arte Moderno da Bahia, Salvador, Brasil
Classic FM, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney

Fire & Life, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

Fire & Life, Gallery Chemold, Mumbai

The Listening Room, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney
Sounds in Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Eyewitness, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Sydney Inter-media Network, Art Galley of New South Wales, Sydney
25 Years of Performance Art in Australia, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Experimenta, Victorian Centre for Photography, Melbourne

Encounters with Diversity, PS1, New York

Artists Space, New York

The Readymade Boomerang, 8th Biennale of Sydney,
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Temporal Frames, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney
Detail, Canberra Institute of the Arts, Canberra

Attitude: Film & Video, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
4th Australian Video Festival, Performance Space, Sydney

Origins, Originality + Beyond, 6th Biennale of Sydney, Performance Space, Sydney

Australian Perspecta, Performance Space, Sydney

Interface, Australian Ministry of Technology, Adelaide
Adelaide festival of the Arts, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide

Australia New Zealand Artists Exchange, Hobart

Vision in Disbelief, 4th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

Collaborative Works

Good Little Soldier, set design (with Animal Farm Collective),
Radial System V, Berlin

Dali, writer and direction (with David Field) , La Mama Theatre Melbourne, Stables Theatre, Sydney
Derek Kreckler: Sit.Com, Sidetrack Performance Group, Sydney

Off-Cuts, set design (with Leisure of the Damned), Performance Space, Sydney

The 8th National Review of Live Art, (with Told by an Idiot), Flaxman Gallery London, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, The lead Mill Sheffield, Ferens Art Gallery Hull, UK

Saltworks: audio – performance – installation, (co-curator with Bernard Sachs), Carclew House, Adelaide

Sound and Light, co-curator, South Australian School of Art Gallery, Adelaide



Wilson, S (et al) 2017,
Speed=Distance/Time, Terra Firma Magazine, London

McLean, I (et al) 2015,
Derek Kreckler: Accident & Process, Perimeter Editions Melbourne

Tillers, I (et al) 2015,
Artist’s Choice – Five Decades of Australian Art Writing, Essays from Art & Australia Magazine 1967 – 2014

Thompson, A 2012,
Derek Kreckler, Appropriate Circumstance, Illawarra Mercury June 3

Fitzgerald, M 2011,
Derek Kreckler: downstairs, Sydney Morning Herald May 26

Ennis, H 2007,
Exposures, Photography and Australia, Reaktion books London 2007

French, B 2007,
Out Of Time: Essays Between Art and Photography, Contemporary Art Centre South Australia. Adelaide.

Angeloro, D 2006,
Defying Perceptual Passivity, RealTime 71 2006.

Geczy, A 2006,
Blind (Ned) Leading the Blind, Broadsheet 35 No1

Duncan, J 2005
‘Derek Kreckler’ Mix Tape, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Grayson, R 2005,
Uncanny Tales from In-between: Some Recent Australian Art,
Venice Biennale 2005 essay series, Australia Council 16/09/2013

Wei, L 2004,
South by Southeast: the 14th Sydney Biennale, Art in America, December

French, B 2004,
Derek Kreckler: Allegories Of Vision, On Reason and Emotion, 14th Biennale of Sydney, catalogue

Mateer, J 2004,
Derek Kreckler, Adelaide Biennale of Art catalogue

Fitzgerald, M, 2004,
Time Magazine, Not Dying, Changing, March 24

McLean, I 2004,
The Real Thing, Artlink vol 24 no 1

Parr, M 2004,
Holey Smoke, Art and Australia, vol 24

Ward, O 2004
Biennale of Sydney Various Locations, Frieze Magazine, Issue 86 October

Cromby, I 2003,
Derek Kreckler, Clemenger Contemporary Art Awards, exhibition catalogue National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2003.

Mateer, J 2002,
Naturalisation: Recent Australian Art and the Natural,
Art Monthly, No. 146.

O’connell, S 2000,
Australian Perspecta 99, Frieze Magazine Issue 50 January

Green, C 1999,
Living Here Now – Art and Politics, Art and Australia vol 37

Sunanda, C 1999,
Australian Perspecta 99, Sydney Morning Herald September 9

Waterlow, N 1994,
25 Years of Performance Art, University of NSW

Marsh, A 1993,
A History of Australian Performance Art 1962-90,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Australia

Selenitsch, A 1993,
White Pointer, Agenda Magazine, Centre for Design RMIT

Ward, F 1993,
Derek Kreckler: Fountain, Artspace catalogue, Sydney

Gabalova, Z 1992,
Encounters With Diversity, P.S. 1 New York

Block, R 1990,
Ready Made Boomerang, 8th Biennale of Sydney, Catalogue (V1 and 2.)

Ewington, J 1990,
Detail: A Small Exhibition in the Environment, ANU 1990

Murphy, A 1990,
Beyond Presence, New technologies and the Arts, Arts Council of Great Britain

Residencies / awards

Hill End residency, Bathurst Regional 2016
Australia Council Travel Grant 2014
Australia Council New Media Fellowship 2000-2001
Asia-link Residency, Mumbai 1996
Australia Council Visual Arts and Craft Fellowship 1995-1996
Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship 1991-1992
NSW Ministry for the Arts, (Animation for a railway tunnel) 1993
Theatre works (link to Austage)

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