Arlo Mountford ode
Opening: Wednesday 25 February 6-8pm Dates: 25 February-14 March 2015
Arlo Mountford works primarily with large-scale interactive installations paired with sound, video and animation. His humorous and sometimes sardonic approach explores art history and the contextual relationship between contemporary art practice and its perceived past. His works often re-interpret art historical events and ideas in an attempt to decipher their own environments, situations and even their existence.
Arlo Mountford is a Melbourne based artist, who has exhibited regularly since finishing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. Arlo has been included in numerous group exhibitions including ‘SUB12’ Substation, Melbourne (2014), ‘Melbourne Now’, National Gallery of Victoria (2013), ‘The Social Life of Things’, Faculty Gallery Monash University (2012), ‘Unguided Tours’, Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of NSW (2011), ’21st Century: Art in the First Decade’, QAG (2011), ‘New Acquisitions in Context’, MCA (2011), ‘NEW010’, ACCA (2010), ‘ShContemporary: Best of Discovery Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair’, Shanghai (2008), ‘Contemporary Australia: Optimism’, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (2008), Heide Museum of Modern Art (2008) and Adelaide Biennial (2006).
Arlo’s most recent solo exhibitions have been at Sutton Gallery (2014), Sutton Project Space, Melbourne (2013), La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2011), Shepparton Regional Gallery (2010), Centre of Contemporary Photography (2009), The Art Centre Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand (2009), Conical (2008) and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces (2007).
In 2015 Arlo completed a major commission for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. In 2012 he completed a Studio Residency in Japan, a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. During 2003-2004 he also undertook a studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces. In 2007, Arlo was awarded the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award and completed a residency at the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands.
Arlo Mountford is represented by Sutton Gallery.