Daniel Boyd draws on his heritage as a Kudjla/Gangalu man from North Queensland and North Pentecost Island in Vanuatu to interrogate legacies of colonisation. Traversing an archaeology of lost and suppressed histories, Boyd reinterprets artistic and archival material across art, science, history and geography in order to challenge Eurocentric perspectives and romanticised notions that dominate the historical canon. His work acknowledges the multitude of collective, cultural and personal memories at the core of historical imagery, and seeks to create a context for a diaspora of meaning to exist.

Considered one of Australia’s leading artists, Boyd has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2005. Significantly, Boyd was the first Indigenous Australian to win the prestigious Bulgari Art Award, in 2014. He has participated in major biennales and exhibitions, including: All the World's Futures, the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), curated by Okwui Enwezor; The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); Mondialité, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Asad Raza at the Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels (2017); Defying Empire: National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2017); and Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2018). His major survey exhibition Treasure Island opened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2022.

What a Shadow Feels Like

Daniel Boyd, Dean Cross, Brent Harris, Nell, Heather B. Swann; curated by Ellinor Pelz

3 September – 8 October 2022

melbourne

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Daniel Boyd + Zac Langdon-Pole

Splendide Mendax

4 December 2021 – 22 January 2022

melbourne

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Ten year show

12 June – 10 July 2021

melbourne

Auckland Art Fair

Daniel Boyd

6 February – 28 February 2021

off-site

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Sandpiper Dance

31 January – 15 February 2020

melbourne

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Ruler, rete

Daniel Boyd, Zac Langdon-Pole, Clare Milledge, Tomislav Nikolic, Gareth Sansom, Marian Tubbs

26 April – 12 May 2019

off-site

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Au (presented by Arndt Art Agency, curated by Luisa Bosci)

Khadim Ali, Daniel Boyd, Marina Cruz, Mikala Dwyer, Hahan, Jeppe Hein, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alicja Kwade, Danie Mellor, Julian Rosefeldt, Gareth Sansom, Nedko Solakov, Rodel Tapaya, Danh Vo, and Jorinde Voigt

28 July – 11 August 2018

melbourne

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Melbourne Art Fair

Daniel Boyd, Consuelo Cavaniglia, and Tom Polo

4 July – 5 August 2018

off-site

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Daniel Boyd

LIGHT WORK - TRIBUTE SYSTEM

24 February – 29 March 2018

melbourne

Spring 1883, Sydney

Daniel Boyd, Sam Martin, Sean Peoples, Michael Staniak, Marian Tubbs

6 September – 9 September 2017

off-site

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Daniel Boyd

I build my language with rocks

6 August – 27 August 2016

melbourne

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Auckland Art Fair

Daniel Boyd and James Deutsher

19 May – 29 May 2016

melbourne

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Spring 1883, Sydney

Daniel Boyd, James Deutsher, Dane Lovett, Patrick Lundberg, Laith McGregor, TV Moore, Jonny Niesche, Tom Polo, Gareth Sansom, Esther Stewart, Ronnie van Hout, Jake Walker

10 September – 12 September 2015

off-site

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Treasure Island

2 October – 25 October 2014

melbourne

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Ready Player One

Daniel Boyd, Jon Campbell, Jon Cattapan, Nadine Christensen, David Griggs, Anna Kristensen, Adam Lee, Laith McGregor, Moya McKenna, Tim McMonagle, Séraphine Pick, and Tom Polo

4 February – 8 March 2014

melbourne

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Up in smoke tour

6 June – 20 July 2013

melbourne

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Group show

Daniel Boyd , Nadine Christensen, Dane Lovett, Laith McGregor, Moya McKenna, Andrew McLeod, TV Moore, Nell, Séraphine Pick, Renee So and Paul Ryan

24 January – 23 February 2013

melbourne

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Daniel Boyd

10 July – 1 September 2012

melbourne

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First show

Daniel Boyd, Jon Campbell, Steve Carr, Jon Cattapan, Simon Denny, James Deutsher, Diena Georgetti, Matt Hinkley, Robert Hunter, Moya McKenna, Tim McMonagle, Tony Schwensen, Renee So, Glenn Sorensen, Michelle Ussher, Ronnie van Hout

23 July – 20 August 2011

melbourne