1955 Born Monto, Queensland
1986-88 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
1995 Australian Network for Art and Technology Summer School, Brisbane
2003 Lives and works in Brisbane


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1989-2003 Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1993-2003 Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1999-2003 Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1999-2000 History and Memory in the Art of Gordon Bennett, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK; Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway
2000 Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Visible Art Foundation Public Billboard Project, Republic Tower, Melbourne; John Citizen: Coloured People, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1999 Gordon Bennett, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Notes to Basquiat: One Tense Moment, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Notes to Basquiat: One Tense Moment (episode two), Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1998 Home Decor (Calculus), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Gordon Bennett, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Notes to Basquiat, Grammercy International Art Fair, New York
1997 Home Decor (Algebra), Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; John Citizen: Flatland, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Preston + De Stijl = Citizen (Cold Comfortt), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; John Citizen: Sacred Cows, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Mirror Mirror: The Narcissism of Coloniality, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra; John Citizen: Sacred Cows, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Home Decor (after Margaret Preston), Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1995 John Citizen: Works on paper, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; BLACK: Fear of Shadows, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1994 Mirror Mirror (The Inland Sea), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Surface Veil, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Dismember/Remember, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; How to Cross the Void - works on paper, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Present Wall, Installation, Institute Building, Adelaide
1993 A Black History, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne; Painting History, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra; Mirrorama, Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne; How to Cross the Void, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1992 The Colour Black and Other Histories, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Relative/Absolute, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane
1991 Gordon Bennett, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; Dialogues with Self, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1990 Psycho(d)rama, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Gordon Bennett, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2003 Isle of Refuge, Ivan Doherty Gallery, COFA, UNiversity of New South Wales, Sydney (touring exhibition)
2001-2002 Imaging, Identity and Place, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW (national touring exhibition)
2000 Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China; Biennale of Sydney 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Kwangju Biennale, Korea; On the Brink - Abstraction of the '90's, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Victoria
1999 Australian Perspecta 99: Living Here and Now - Art and Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; The Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; New Worlds, Contemporary Art from Australia, Canada & South Africa, Canada House Gallery, London; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg; Conceptualist Art: Points of Origin 1950's - 1980's, Queens Museum of Art, New York; Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; Art-Worlds in Dialogue - from Gauguin to the Global Present, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, German
1998 Remanence, Old Magistrates' Court, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne; Telling Tales, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney; Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria; The Australian Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra (touring exhibition)
1997 Video Positive '97: Escaping Gravity, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK; In Place (Out of Time): Contemporary Art in Australia, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1996 Systems End: Contemporary Art in Australia, OXY Gallery, Osaka, Japan; Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone, Japan; Dong-Ah Gallery, Seoul; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Perception and Perspective, Next Wave Festival, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Inclusion/Exclusion: Art in the Age of Post Colonialism and Global Migration, Kunstlerhaus Burgring, Graz, Austria; Colonial Post Colonial, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne; Fourth Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1995 Interfaces: Art and Technology, Regional Touring Exhibition hosted by Griffith University, Brisbane; TransCulture, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, Venice Biennale, Italy; Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Naoshima Island, Japan
1994/95 Antipodean Currents, Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, New York; John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, DC; Virtual Reality, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1994 Localities of Desire: Contemporary Art in an International World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Fifth Havana Biennial, Cuba; Identities: Art from Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong; Gold Coast City Gallery, Gold Coast; Adelaide Installations: Incorporating the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Adelaide
1993 Inner-Land: Australian Contemporary Art, Soko Gallery, Tokyo; Confess and Conceal: 11 Insights from Contemporary South East Asia and Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, touring South East Asia; Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne; Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf; Hayward Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum of Contemporary Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; 9th Biennale of Sydney: The Boundary Rider, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1992 Strangers in Paradise: Contemporary Australian Art to Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; Australian Artists In Paris, Parvi: Pour l'Art Visuel, Paris; Tyerabarrbowaryaou: I Shall Never Become A White Man, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Southern Crossings: Contemporary Australian Photography, Camerawork Gallery, London, touring Britain to 1994
1990 Paraculture, Artists Space, New York; Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
1989 Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney


PERFORMANCE VIDEOS
1994 Performance with Object for the Expiation of Guilt, Bellas Gallery, Brisbane; D.U.H! (Down Under Homi), Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Performance with Object for the Expiation of Guilt: Apple Premiere Mix, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa
1996 Performance with Object for the Expiation of Guilt: Violence and Grief Remix, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne


AWARDS
1991 Moët & Chandon Australian Art Fellowship
1993 MacGeorge Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
1995 Pine Rivers Art Prize, Logan City Painting Prize
1996 Anniversary Creative Arts Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra
1997 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
1998 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton


SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Artbank, Sydney
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
University Art Museum, Queensland University, Brisbane
Vizard Collection, Melbourne
Wesfarmers ltd, Perth
Private Collections


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bennett, Gordon 'Aesthetics and Iconography: An Artist's Approach', Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, exh. cat., Kunstsammlung Nordrein-Westfalen, Dčsseldorf, 1993, pp. 85-91
McLean, Ian & Bennett, Gordon, The Art of Gordon Bennett, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1996
Friis-Hansen, Dana & Nanjo, Fumio 'Gordon Bennett', Transculture: La Biennale di Venezia 1995, exh. cat.,Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, pp. 18-19, 87-92
Hoorn, Jeanette 'Positioning the Post-Colonial Subject: History and Memory in the Art of Gordon Bennett', Art and Australia, vol. 31, no. 2, Summer 1993, pp. 216-226
Lingard, Bob 'Painting History' Gordon Bennett, exh. cat., Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, 1993
Rizvi, Fazal '(Re)membering, (Dis)membering: 'Aborignality' and the Art of Gordon Bennett', Third Text, no. 26, Spring 1994, pp. 75-89
McLean, Ian 'Psycho(dr)ama Mirror Line: Reading Gordon Bennett's Installation Mirrorama', Third Text no. 25, Winter 1993-94, London, pp. 77-80
White Aborigines. Identity Politics in Australian Art, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1998
Gordon Bennett's Home Décor: the joker in the pack', Law/Text/Culture: In the wake of Terra Nullius, School of Law, Macquarie University, Australia, vol. 4, 1998
Thomas, Nicholas Possessions: Indigenous Art/ Colonial Culture', 1999, Thames & Hudson, UK, pp. 181, 199-223

A full CV and Bibliography is available upon request to Sherman Galleries



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