Daniel is something special and unique - in both direction and VFX supervision. He has been building and programming his own motion control devices for 10 years that he uses to create achingly original time based media art. This work has earnt him many fistfuls of prestigious prizes and accolades some of which are listed in the slightly more detailed bio below.
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Practising across a range of media including video, photography and installation, Daniel Crooks’ work has been widely exhibited both in Australia and internationally. In 2008, a major survey show, everywhere instantly was held at the Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu and also in 2008 Imaginary Objects at the Institute for Modern Art, Brisbane. Recent group shows include Marking Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 2012 Adelaide Biennial; Yebisu Festival, Tokyo (Japan), 17th Biennale of Sydney, and Figuring Landscapes, Tate Modern, London (UK). A graduate of the VCA School of Film and Television, Crooks has received numerous awards including a Jury Prize from the Singapore Art Museum, the City of Stuttgart Prize for Animation, an Australian Short Film Award and the inaugural Basil Sellers Prize. In 1997 He received an Australia Council Fellowship and between 2004 and 2005 undertook residencies at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and the London studio of the Australia Council.