Brook Andrew’s work questions the Western narrative, focusing on the Australian continent through colonialism. To carry out his projects, he works alongside communities, drawing inspiration from public and private archives and collections worldwide. He has worked using the collections of many museums, including the Museo Nacional Centre de Arte Reina Sofia, the Museo de América and the Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Madrid; the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux; the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney; the Anthropological Institute in London; the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge; and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vienna.
His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the Künstlerhaus in Vienna, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Jewish Museum in Berlin and, recently, the Museum De Lakenhal in the Netherlands and the Tate Britain in London.
Brook Andrew is represented by Tolarno Galleries (Melbourne) and the Nathalie Obadia gallery (Paris – Brussels).