Peter Kennedy

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Institutions/museums



Exhibitions
Solo exhibition2016Resistance: Peter KennedyAEAF (Australian Experimental Art Foundation)Adelaide
Solo exhibition2011Peter Kennedy: Light Years 1970-71IMA | Institute of Modern ArtBrisbane
Solo exhibition1976Two Contemporary Artists: Peter Kennedy and John NixonNGV | National Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne


Artworks in Collections
National Gallery of AustraliaCanberra
National Gallery of VictoriaMelbourne
National Gallery of CanadaOttawa
Museum of Contemporary ArtSydney
Institute of Contemporary ArtLondon
Tate GalleryLondon


Publications
Monography2002Peter Kennedy: Selected Works 1970 – 20020734022077Melbourne The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
Monography1993Peter Kennedy. Chorus: From the Breath of WingsB. SmithMelbourne Museum of Modern Art at Heide


1988 - 1989
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Exhibitions

Melbourne e.a., Australien
Die Ausstellung »The Stars Disordered. Peter Kennedy with John Hughes« ist zu sehen im ACCA | Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Devonport Art Gallery, Devonport; Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide; Undercroft Gallery, Perth; University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane; The Centre Gallery, Gold Coast; Power Gallery, University of Sydney; Woollongong City Gallery, Woollongong; Orange City Gallery, Orange; Canberra Contemporary Art Gallery, Canberra.

1988 - 1989
1972 - 2015
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Fundings and grants

Melbourne, Australien
Erhält zwischen 1972–2015 zahlreiche Preise, Förderungen und Stipendien.

1972 - 2015
1970
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Exhibitions

Sydney, Australien
Erste Ausstellung mit Neon-Light Installations in der Gallery A, Sydney

1970
- 1945
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Born

- 1945
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Places of residence

Melbourne, Australien
Peter Kennedy lebt und arbeitet seit Jahren in Melbourne

 

Peter Kennedy has been acknowledged as an exceptional, influential experimenter of art forms and content since early 1970: his Gallery A solo exhibition was the first to present neon works in Australia. At the same time he was co-founding the artist-run Inhibodress Gallery (late 1970 to late 1972) where his experimentation with diverse media produced some of the earliest exhibitions in Australia of works using sound, video, film, performance and conceptualism as primary expressive elements that have continued to move through his practice over the years. By the late 1970s Kennedy had added photography, drawing and sculpture, and later, architectural interventions.  Instigating significant dematerialised art exchange exhibitions at Inhibodress marked Kennedy’s entry into international artist networks across Europe, the US and Latin America.

In his current project-driven art-making – both commissioned and self- initiated – he takes on personal trajectories and socio-political concerns – often set against large-scale narratives from history or geography. Alternatively, he writes quirky, personal stories. These are essentially text-based works – the stories entering into an expressive synthesis when combined with moving or still visual imagery (video and photography).

Kennedy is rightly regarded as one of the most significant artists of his generation. He has been an innovator for five decades, from early experimentation through to art which reflects deeply on the most profound issues of the time.

Kennedy’s work has been collected by numerous museums –  including,  in Australia,  the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of NSW; and elsewhere the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Tate Gallery, ICA London, and  the National Gallery of Canada. Major surveys of Peter Kennedy’s art have been held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne (2002), and Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (2011). Kennedy lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Source: http://www.peterkennedy.com.au/

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Floor Piece, No 2 photo Floor Piece, No 2 1970 Peter Kennedy 
Neon Light Installations photo Neon Light Installations 2002 Peter Kennedy