Reko Rennie

Reko Rennie

  • Artist’s Statement

    Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums.

  • Biography

  • Awards

    Prizes / Grants / Residences

    National Indigenous Art Awards - Fellowship, Australia Council for the Arts, Australia

    Asialink Residency,Cemeti Art House, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

    City of Albany Art Prize winner for ‘Bunbury Street’
    Gertrude Contemporary, Artist Studio Residency, Melbourne

    University of NSW, Centre of Fine Art, Print Residency with Cicada Press, Sydney
    Gertrude Contemporary, Artist Studio Residency, Melbourne

    Australia Council New Work Grant

    Residency – Le M.U.R. association, Mural, Paris on rue St Maur and rue Oberkampf
    Short Listed - 2010 The Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery
    Short Listed – Sunshine Coast Art Prize
    Finalist – 27th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

    Residency - Cite Internationale des Artes, Australia Council, Paris
    Finalist – Royal Bank Scotland Emerging Artist Award (formerly ABN AMBRO Award)
    Arts Grant - City of Port Phillip

    Winner - Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Boscia Gallery, Melbourne
    Highly Commended - Gumbri: White Dove, by NGV Indigenous Curator

  • Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    YES, Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects, Sydney

    Visible Invisible, Blackartprojects, Melbourne

    I Was Always Here, Blackartprojects at Sydney Contemporary

    Warriors Come Out to Play, Cemeti Art House, Yogjakarta, Indonesia
    No Sleep Till Dreamtime, Chalkhorse Gallery, Curated by blackartprojects, Sydney
    No Sleep Till Dreamtime, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Curated by blackartprojects, Sydney

    King And Country, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
    Black Diamond, blackartprojects, Sydney Contemporary 2013
    Regalia, Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane
    Royalty, Gertrude Contemporary Studio 12, Melbourne

    OA NDN, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts collaboration with Frank Buffalo Hyde, Santa Fe, USA
    Scope Art Fair, Reko Rennie, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, New York, USA

    NEO GEO, dianne tanzer gallery + projects , Melbourne
    Patternation, curated by Stephen Gilchrist (NGV),Kluge-Ruhe Institute, University of Virginia, USA
    Tandanya Artspace, South AustaliaBlack Magic, MOP Projects, Sydney (dianne tanzer gallery + projects off site venture)
    dianne tanzer gallery + projects, MelbourneBlack Magic, Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Finalist piece ‘Rekospective’ in 2011 WA Indigenous Art Awards, Art Gallery of WA

    Native, dianne tanzer gallery + projects , MelbourneBora, LeMUR Association, Paris, FRANCE

    (ab) original, dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
    Wallpaper, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne
    Message Sticks, dianne tanzer gallery Melbourne

    Selected Group Exhbitions

    Personal Structures, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
    The End of Time. The Beginning of Time, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne

    Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
    XIII Bienale de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
    Jogja Calling, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
    Wall Drawings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
    Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
    If People Powered Radio:40 Years of 3CR, Gertrude Contemporary
    St Art Festival, Delhi, India

    Tarnanthi Festival, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
    Murruwaygu, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
    Monster Pop!, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
    Personal Structures: Crossing Borders, Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
    Vivid Festival, Sydney
    Chromatic Syncopation, First Draft, Sydney
    Cut It Out, Urban Nation Gallery, Berlin

    Side Project, Australian Academy of Design, Curated by Michael Peck, Melbourne

    Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gertrude Studios 2013, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
    City of Albany Art Prize, Albany Town Hall, Western Australia
    Vivid Memories – An Aboriginal Art History, Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France
    In the Public Interest, curated by Leon Vab de Graaff and Victor Griss, Counihan Gallery, Moreland
    Trust the 2%, site specific commission, My Country I still Call Australia Home – Contemporary Art from
    Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery-Gallery of Modern Art,

    Gertrude Studios Artists Exhibition, Gertrude Contemporary, Fitzroy
    Passing Parade, Curated by Joel Mu, Alaska Projects, Sydney
    Omission, Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
    Signal 8: Storm, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
    Archibald Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
    Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy

    Linden Innovators Program, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
    Gallery Salihara, in conjunction with the Australian Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia
    WATTLE, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

    Signal 8, Salon Show, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
    Bingo Night in the Promised Land, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles
    Australian Pavilion Shanghai, World Expo Shanghai, (Victorian representative)
    The Grass is Greener, Paradise Hills Gallery Melbourne
    White Hot, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne

    Nothing out of the Ordinary, curated by Lisa Keen + Olivia Poloni, Nellie Castan Gallery,
    Environments: The Printmaking Summer Residency, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne
    Octopus 9 – I Forget to Forget, curated by Stephen Gilchrist (NGV),
    Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
    Rapprochement, curated by Reko Rennie, Manningham Gallery, Victoria

    Anonymous Drawings #9, Blutenweiss, Berlin
    Gulpa Ngarwul, Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne
    Victorian Indigenous Art Awards – Finalist and Winner Boscia Gallery
    Exhibition Launch, PaRing Gallery, KPMG Melbourne
    Melbourne International Stencil Festival, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford
    Black & White – Advance Australia Fair?, Famous When Dead, West Melbourne
    Black & White with Shades of Grey, Pigment Gallery, Melbourne
    Small Works 2008, Brunswick St Gallery, Melbourne
    Indigenous Bayside Perspectives, Bayside City Council, Melbourne
    Moving Images – Images of Reconcilation, Manningham Gallery, Victoria
    Famous When Dead, Famous When Dead, Melbourne
    Linden Postcard Show, LINDEN Centre for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda

    Nguurramban: From Where We Are – curated by Jirra Lulla Harvey, LINDEN Centre
    for Contemporary Arts, St Kilda
    Melbourne International Stencil Festival - Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth
    Eastbank Centre, Shepparton
    Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat
    Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
    Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, Koorie Heritage Trust

    Commisions / Public Sculpture:

    Visible Invisible, Lyon Housemuseum, Kew, Australia

    The Standard Hotel, Down Town and West Hollywood, Los Angeles
    Urban Art Projects, New Quay, Melbourne
    The Light in Winter, Federation Square, Melbourne
    Vivid Sydney, Opera House Sails, Sydney
    White Night, Federation Square, Melbourne
    St Art Foundation, Delhi, India

    Arbory, Arbory Bar and Eatery, Melbourne, Australia

    Once Upon a Time in the West, Form Gallery, Western Australia

    LIMS Sculptures, La Trobe University, Bundoora
    Streetware, ‘Always was, always will be’ City of Sydney, Sydney
    Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum, Virginia, USA
    ‘REMEMBER ME’, 5 X 5 Project, Washington DC, USA
    OA NDN, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, USA

    Melbourne Laneways Commission, Cocker Alley

    Open Weekend, Public Programme, Art Gallery of New South Wales
    The 3CR Mural Project 2010, funded by Arts Victoria and the Victorian Government
    through the Community Support Fund, the City of Yarra and JBSeed
    Boyd Street School/Studio Commission, City of Melbourne


    National Gallery of Victoria
    National Gallery of Australia
    Art Gallery of New South Wales
    Art Gallery of Western Australia
    RMIT University
    Kluge-Ruhe Institute, University of Virginia, USA
    Koorie Heritage Trust
    City of Yarra
    New Contemporary Art Museum, in Nanjing, Jiangsu, CHINA
    Private collections

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Reko Rennie

I Was Always Here, 2018
30 x 36 cm archival digital print Sold