Painter to Sydney - Australia
Tony Albert is a contemporary Australian artist renowned for his work exploring issues of race, identity, history and memory, particularly in relation to the experiences of Australia's indigenous peoples. Born in 1981 in Townsville, Queensland, he is a member of the Girramay, Kuku Yalanji and Waanyi Aboriginal communities.
His art manifests itself in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, photography, installation and video. Albert often uses elements of popular culture and imagery to address deep and complex issues. For example, he might incorporate vintage objects, toys, posters, and other familiar elements into his work, transforming them into symbols to address issues such as colonisation, cultural identity and representation.
One of his best-known series is "Aboriginalia", in which he revisits and transforms kitsch and racist objects from Australia's past into provocative works of art that highlight historical stereotypes and prejudices towards indigenous peoples.
Tony Albert has won numerous awards and accolades for his innovative artwork and his contribution to the understanding of Indigenous history and culture in Australia. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and he is widely regarded as one of Australia's most influential contemporary artists