Video interview: Daniel Boyd – The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)


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Peril interview with artist Daniel Boyd (7 December 2012)

Daniel Boyd is exhibiting as part of The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), 8 December 2012 — 14 April 2013, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and Queensland Art Gallery (QAG).

“Daniel Boyd is a younger-generation Aboriginal artist who has built a strong reputation as a painter. Boyd has recently looked at the ‘dot’ as a lens – a way of seeing the world – and has applied this in his recent paintings, which feature an overlay of clear resin dots. These become a lens through which the world is viewed and distorted, commenting on information known and unknown that, taken together, creates an entire view. Boyd’s great-great paternal grandfather was brought from Pentecost Island, in what is now Vanuatu, to Queensland to labour in the sugarcane fields. These new works also explore alternative genealogies and the extent to which Indigenous and indentured labour histories can be traced. An exciting video work will also feature as part of Boyd’s selection in APT7, where light, colour and sound create an immersive environment through which we are able to appreciate his dotted world-view.”

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Artist: Daniel Boyd
Interview: Owen Leong
Camera: Shoufay Derz

Peril Magazine would like to thank Kendall Battley, Amelia Gundelach, and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.


Owen Leong

Author: Owen Leong

Owen Leong, Peril Visual Arts Editor, is a contemporary artist and curator. He is currently undertaking his PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Owen uses the human body as a medium to interrogate social, cultural and political forces. He has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally including Chicago, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Singapore. Owen has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Art Gallery of NSW and Asialink. He has held residencies at Artspace, Sydney; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. Leong’s work is held in the Bendigo Art Gallery collection and private collections across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Visit him at