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With a smile one could say that he also took up ‘permanent residency’ at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) – becoming their first artist-in-residence for a year in 1992. Later, in 1999, he was the first artist to be granted a solo exhibition at the MCA and now, twenty years later, as far as I am aware, he is the first and only artist to hold two solo shows at this young and prestigious institution at Circular Quay. He was also the first, or one of the first artists commissioned to execute a giant mural for the new foyer of the MCA when it opened after its renovations with a sprawling frieze-like composition that made poignant comments on Australia’s attitudes to the ’boat people’, to climate change and global pollution.
At the occasion of Brooklyn Falls for France, a cultural season of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, in partnership with FACE Foundation, the exhibition The Role of a Flower took place at OSTUDIO, in Brooklyn until October 27th 2019.
The exhibition was curated by Marie-Salomé Peyronnel, an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, NY and featured 6 international artists working with flora in various forms and various medium including photography, textile and installations.