PETER HENNESSEY

PETER HENNESSEY

b. 1968, Sydney

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Peter Hennessey was born in 1968 in Sydney, Australia. He completed a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours), RMIT in 1995. Exhibitions and collaborations include My Hell’s Gate, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2010); My NSAT-110, Kandada, Tokyo (2007); My Voyager, PICA, Perth (2005); Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (2004); TerrUrbanism, Australia Centre, Manila, The Philippines (with Patricia Piccinini) (1995); De Overkant, Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague (2007).

Trained as an architect, Hennessey has established an international profile for his physically imposing, conceptually rigorous sculptures. He is inspired by the science of space exploration and comparable technological advances, and scours the Internet and other publicly available information to produce his work. The resulting sculptures are ‘re-enactments’ of objects that allow people to encounter in three-dimensions what they would otherwise only see in reproduction, or on the Web. In recreating these structures, Hennessey explores the ‘space between images and experience’ and expounds on related social, political and economic imperatives.

http://www.peterhennessey.net/

“For the past two years, the art of Peter Hennessey has powerfully examined the media-saturated events and phenomena that have inscribed themselves upon his (and our) memories and dreams. Deploying the most commonplace of materials (plywood, galvanised steel hinge, canvas), Hennessey has produced bold, arresting and intricate sculptures based on subject matter which is familiar, even infamous, but physically inaccessible...“

(excerpt from Space Voyagers and Neonatal Nightmares: an odyssey into the Art of Peter Hennessey by Varga Hosseini, 2006

 

ALONE WITH THE GODS
2016
MY BURNT FROST
2008
MY NICU
2006
MY VOYAGER
2004
MISCELLANEOUS
BIOGRAPHY
1968
Born Sydney. Lives and works in Melbourne.
1990-95
Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours), RMIT
2000-04Australia Council New Media Arts Board Member
  
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016Alone with the gods, GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (with Patricia Piccinini)
2015Making it real, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
The Shadows Calling, Detached, Old Mercury Building, Dark MOFO, Hobart (with Patricia Piccinini)
2014Here be dragons / Hic sunt dracones, Tolarno Galleries
2010My Hell's Gate, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne
2008My Burnt Frost, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
Two Projects (Sea and Sky), Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
2007My NSAT-110, Kandada, Tokyo
2006My NICU, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
My Ejector Seat, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne Art Fair
2005My Moon Landing, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
My Voyager, PICA, Perth
2004Repercussions, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide; (with Patricia Piccinini)
Closer (in collaboration with Chunky Move), Perth Festival
2003Closer, ACMI, Melbourne
Booth, ACMI, Melbourne
1996ICU, The Basement Project, Melbourne
1995TerrUrbanism, Australia Centre, Manila, The Philippines; (with Patricia Piccinini)
PathL, The Basement Project, Melbourne
1994TerrUrbanism, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne; (with Patricia Piccinini)
MPath, The Basement Project, Melbourne
1993Two Hertz, Temple Studios, Melbourne; (with Peter Zellner)
1991Heretical Gestures At The Birth Of Enlightenment, Swanston Street Gallery, Melbourne
Recent Works and Collaborations, Charles Williams Gallery, Melbourne
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2011Star Voyager, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2010The Beauty of Distance, 17th Biennale of Sydney
2007De Overkant, Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague
2006Greenaway Art Gallery at ARCO, Madrid
2004Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Proof, ACMI, Melbourne
2002Akiharbara TV, Tokyo, Japan
Click, Bendigo Art Gallery, Geelong Art Gallery, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Mildura Arts Centre Gallery and Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.
2001LumpCD, CCP, Melbourne
2000 LumpCD, Impact Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
1999LumpCD, Spiral TV, Tokyo, Japan.
1997Protein Lattice Remix screened at SIGGRAPH 97, Los Angeles, USA.
pH2, Interact Multimedia Expo, Melbourne.
PathL, screened as part of ArtRage on ABC-TV and at SA Stage Gallery, Adelaide
1996Vert, Experimenta TV commercial project, TEN 10
Basement, Test Strip Gallery, Aukland, NZ
Full Stop, Basement Gallery, Melbourne
Robotica, curated by Shiralee Saul, Melbourne Town Hall
1995RMIT Department of Architecture Major Project Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Storey Hall, Melbourne
Since The Accident, Basement, Melbourne
Arts & Industry Design 95, The Arts & Industry Gallery, Melbourne
1994Critical Mass, Arts Victoria Gallery, Melbourne;
Humanetics, New Media Network, Southgate, Melbourne;
Scission, The Basement Project, Melbourne; (exhibitor & curator)
1993ity Screens, Melbourne International Festival Projections;
Pure Cinema, Charles Williams Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne;
Vitae, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne;
Deliquescence, 200 Gertrude St Gallery, Melbourne; (curator)
Deliquescence, Canberra Contemporary Art Space; (curator)
1992Deliquescence, First Draft West, Sydney; (curator)
SuperMart, Blaxland Gallery, Melbourne
1991The OverExposed City, Swanston Street Gallery, Melbourne;
CMAA Competition Touring Exhibition, Australia
 
COLLECTIONS
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Vic

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