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This is Derek Kreckler

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By Gwylym Owen

Derek Kreckler is an Australian visual artist, born in Sydney in 1952. He has worked in a variety of media creating performance, video, sound and photographic art works. His exploit is concerned similar to an ongoing testing of the transformation of modes of historical avant-gardism into the present. His “clean, crisp Cibachromes” of refrigerators were exhibited at the 14th Sydney Biennale in 2004.

He has exhibited internationally, extensively throughout Australia including: 2020 ‘100 Ways to enliven a minute’, The Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Accident & Process (photographs only) 2018 European Month of Photography, Berlin; Accident & Process: 2017 Jarvis Dooney gallery Berlin, Accident & Process: 2015-2018 regional solo touring exhibition of eight Australian galleries; ‘Littoral’ LandSeaSky: 2014-15 One and J. Gallery Seoul, OCAT Shanghai, Guangzhou and the National Art School Sydney; ‘Many a Slip’ 2013 The William and Winifred Bowness Photographic Awards, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne; ‘White Goods’ On Reason and Emotion: 2004 Biennale of Sydney, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; ‘Holey’ #1 The 2004 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the 2003 Clemenger Contemporary Art Award at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne; ‘White Pointer’ 1992 Encounters in the same way as Diversity, PS1. New York, ‘FILL’ & ‘Chinese Whispers’ 1990 Biennale of Sydney, “The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art”; ‘Told by an Idiot’ National Review of Live Art Glasgow, UK.

His pretend is represented in various Australian collections including: Maitland Regional Art Gallery; The Art Gallery of Western Australia, The Art Gallery of South Australia, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Wesfarmers Collection, Perth Western Australia, Archive of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS), Mitchell Library, Sydney, Australia, The University of Adelaide Library, The Griffith Artworks Collection, National Gallery of Australia and private collections.

He was awarded a New Media Arts Board Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2000.

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