Dane Mitchell

Born 1976, Auckland, New Zealand (lives and works in Auckland)


2012 Master of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
1995-1998 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture), Auckland Institute of Technology, Auckland
1997 Bachelor of Visual Arts (exchange programme), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh



Scape, Christchurch, New Zealand (forthcoming)
Bangkok Art Biennale, Thailand (forthcoming)
Thinking about thinking about the future, Te Uru, Auckland, New Zealand (group)
KölnSkulptur #10, Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne, Germany (group)
Post hoc, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch (solo)
Meanwhere, Mossman, Wellington (solo)
Dane Mitchell: Letters and Documents, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington (solo)

New Zealand Pavilion, 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
De l’immersion à l’osmose, Château de Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin (group)
Dust Archive, Hopkinson Mossman (offsite exhibition), Auckland
Memory Disco, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington (group)

Tuning, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington (solo)
Iris, Iris, Iris, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland (solo)
OTIUM #3, Institut d’art Contemporain — Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Lyon (group)
Thailand Biennale 2018, Karbi (group)
Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles (group)
Play Kortrijk 2018, Belgium (group)

Communicating Vessels, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland (group)
Iris, Iris, Iris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (solo)
Occulture: The Dark Arts, City Gallery Wellington (group)
Aeromancy, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
Headlands Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Stealth Transmission Tower 1, Connells Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed (curated by Stephanie Rosenthal), Sydney
Smokescreens, Positions Sector, Art Basel Miami Beach (RaebervonStenglin)
Art and the City: Zuricher Kunstfestival, Zurich, Switzerland (group)
Exploded Worlds, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand (group)

The Alchemists, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (group)
Figment, Engine Room Gallery, Massey University, Wellington (group)
Julian Dashper and Friends, City Gallery Wellington (group)
1st TRIO Biennial, Rio de Janeiro
Let us take the air, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
All Whatness is Wetness, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich (solo)
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits (curated by Lars Bang Larsen & Marco Pasil), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (group)
Nothing Lost, Corbans Estate Arts Centre, Auckland (group)

Discoveries, Art Basel Hong Kong (RaebervonStenglin, Zürich) (solo)
Dane Mitchell, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
Sleep Architecture, Sydenham55, Sydney (solo)
A Place Like This, Klontal Triennale, Kunsthaus Glarus (group)
Hit List, Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney (group)

Other Explications, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland (solo)
Dane Mitchell, Conservation of Mass, RaebervonStenglin, Zürich (solo)
Dane Mitchell, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin (solo)
Tapping the Third Realm, Otis College of Art and Design, California (group)
Black Square, Adelaide Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (group)
The Financial Report, Artspace, Sydney (group)
Market Forces, Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong (group)
Light Sweet Crude, Hopkinson Cundy, Auckland (group)
Everyday Rebellions, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (group)

Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju (group)
Liverpool Biennial 2012, Liverpool (group)
Contact. Artists from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (group)
De Beau Danger, Sassa Truelzsch, Berlin (group)
Präsentation des Publikationsarchivs des Berliner Künstlerprogramm/ DAAD, daadgalerie, Berlin (group)
Blood Sugar Sex Magic, THE COMPANY, Los Angeles (group)
Elsewhere, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (group)
Drawing the Line: Works from the Gallery’s Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (group)
Old Genes, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (group)

Radiant Matter III, Artspace, Auckland (solo)
Radiant Matter II, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (solo)
Radiant Matter Part I, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (solo)
The Dragon, The Purple Forbidden Enclosure, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Dane Mitchell/Whitney Bedford (collaboration), Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
Singapore Biennale 2011, Open House, Singapore (group)
29th Graphic Arts Biennial, Ljubljana, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (group)
The Matter of Air, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (group)
A Way Of Calling, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts (group)
Afterlife, Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam (group)
Margaret Seaworthy Gothic, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery (group)
Behind Closed Doors, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington (group)
Situations, Part Gallery, Zwolle, The Netherlands (group)
Prospect: New Zealand Art Now, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington (group)

The Story of a Window (collaboration with Matt keegan), Neon Parc, Melbourne (solo)
Minor Optics, Art Cologne, Cologne (solo)
Busan Biennale 2010, Busan (group)
A Never Ending Story (curated by Chris Sharp), New York (group)
Measuring Potenial, Potsdammer Strasse 88, Berlin (group)

Minor Optics, daadgalerie, Berlin (solo)
Earshot, Hirschfeld, Berlin (solo)
Happy Hour (collaboration with Matt Keegan), The Office, Berlin (solo)
Bending Light, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Hopeless (with Scott Donovan), Institute of Contemporary Art Newton, Sydney (solo)
ZEIGEN: An audio tour through Berlin: Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin (group)
For Keeps, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
F for Fake, Te Tuhi, Auckland (group)

A Guest, A Host, Galerie West, The Hague (solo)
Conjuring Form, Art Statements, Art 39 Basel (solo)
Invocation, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
Casa Sem Dono, Gallery Casa Triangulo, Sao Paulo (group)
Lost & Found: An Archaeology of the Present, Tarrawarra Museum, Victoria (group)
The Leisure Suite, The Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York (group)
The Unfair Fair, Lote Arte, Rome (group)
Headlands, Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney (group)
Represented artists group exhibition, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (group)

The Barricades, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Thresholds: Rita Angus Cottage, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch (solo)
Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (group)
Reboot: From the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (group)
Reboot: From the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection, Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch (group)
Reboot: From the Jim Barr and Mary Barr Collection City Gallery Wellington, Wellington (group)
NDP #4, From the Dust Archive (multiple for edition), North Drive Press, New York (group)
Toi Te Papa Art of the Nation, Te Papa/Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (group)
Rules of Engagement, Westspace, Melbourne (group)

A Abrigo ou Um Temor do Toque do Desconhecido, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro (solo)
Thresholds, Litmus, Massey University, Wellington (solo)
The Consequences of Inaction, Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland (solo)
Local Transit, Artists Space, New York (group)
Trans Versa, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (group)
Free New Zealand Art, Para/Site, Hong Kong (group)
Don’t Misbehave! Scape Biennal Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch (group)
Archiving Fever, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington (group)
Bartertown, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (group)
High Anxiety, Loose Projects, Sydney (group)

Empires, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Present Surface of Tell, The Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
Vanishing Point: Representing the Invisible, Starkwhite, Auckland (group)
Free New Zealand Art Artspace, Auckland (group)

Análise, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janiero (solo)
Present Surface of Tell, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
NZ Representation: Remember New Zealand, Sao Paulo Biennal, Sao Paulo (group)
Infiltrate, Sub Station, Singapore (group)
History Now, Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland (group)
Waikato Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton (group)
Cuckooborough, Westspace, Melbourne (group)
New New Zealand Art, Mop Gallery, Sydney (group)
Snowball, Rm103, Auckland (group)
Room Service, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (group)

New Work, Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
From The Dust Archive (Specimens 001-005), Starkwhite, Auckland (solo)
Introducing Dane Mitchell. rm3, Auckland (solo)
Money For Nothing, Artspace, Auckland (group)
Money For Nothing, City Gallery, Wellington (group)

Hatcher/Mitchell, Starkwhite, Auckland (group)
Stazione di Topolo, Topolo (group)
Room – The Shop, Transpublic, Linz (group)
Room – The Shop, G.U.N, Oslo (group)


2016 Cove Park Artist-in-Residence, Scotland, United Kingdom
2011 Dunedin Public Art Gallery Visiting Arist Programme, Dunedin
2010 Govett Brewster Art Gallery Artist in Residence, New Plymouth
2009/10 Berliner Künstlerprogramm DAAD Artist in Residence, Berlin
2008 Gasworks Artist in Residence, London
2006 Rita Angus Artist in Residence, Massey University, Wellington
2002 Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Artist in Residence, Melbourne


Jan Bryant, Breathing and Dreaming: Dane Mitchell’s Other Explications, Art New Zealand, Issue 149, 2014
Sabine Rusterholz & Alexandra Blatter, A Place Like This, Klontal Triennale, Kunsthaus Glarus, 2014
Christopher Braddock, Contagious Animism in the artwork of Felix Gonzales-Torres and Dane Mitchell, Drain Magazine, Issue 16, 2013
Jan Bryant, Light Sweet Crude, Hopkinson Cundy, 2013
Pauline J. Yao, Gwangju Biennale, Artforum, December 2012
David Eggleton, Medium Cool: Prospect: NZ Art Now, 2012
Art New Zealand, number 141, Autumn 2012
Anthony Byrt, Radiant Matter III, Artforum, November 2011
Emily Cormack Radiant Matter I/II/III, Frieze, October 2011
Mercedes Vicente (interview), Flash Art, no. 278, May-June 2011
Sue Gardiner, ‘Dane Mitchell’, Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, Jan-Mar, 2011
Radiant Matter I, Sculpture May 2011, Vol 30, No. 4, Page 12
Mark Amery, ‘Dane Mitchell’s Radiant Matter’, The Listener, March 2011
Melissa Keys ‘A Way of Calling’, Catalogue essay, Linden Contemporary Art Centre, 2011
T. J. McNamara, Review, NZ Herald, Saturday July 30, 2011
Sue Gardiner Artnotes, Art Monthly Australia, no.240, June, 2011, no. 240, page 54
Cameron Allan McKean, ‘Australia’, Art Asia Pacific, Volume 6, 2011
Cameron Allan McKean, ‘Red Tape, Blue Tape’, Art Asia Pacific, Volume 5, 2010
Cameron Allan McKean, ‘New Zealand’, Art Asia Pacific, Volume 5, 2010
Sue Gardiner, “Death of the Romantic”, Art News New Zealand, Autumn, 2010
Raimar Stange, ‘Minor Optics’ Kunst Bulletin, November 2009, Zurich
Ayse Erkmen, ‘Artist’s Favourites’, Spike Art Quarterly, No. 22, Winter 2009
Paula J. Booker, ‘Channelling Rita’, Eyeline (Australia), Issue 68, 2009
Emily Cormack, ‘Minor Optics’, Catalogue Essay, Published DAAD, Berlin, 2009
Natasha Conland, ‘Commemorative Plaques’, Catalogue Essay, Brick Bay, Auckland, 2008
Charlotte Day, ‘Lost and Found’, Catalogue Essay, Tarrawarra Museum, 2008
Page Works, Parabol AM #3, Curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Vienna, 2008
Art Newspaper, ‘Who You Gonna Call’, Art Basel Daily Edition, 4th June, 2008, Basel
Natasha Conland, ‘Conjuring Form Interview’, Exhibition Catalogue, Basel/Auckland, 2008
Hamish Coney ‘Spade Work’, Idealog #15 June – May 2008, Auckland
Natasha Conland ‘I called up an Invisible Power then Put it to the Test’, exhibition catalogue,
published by Gertude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2008
Dr David Craig, ‘Archaeology of Frail Re-Territorialisation’, National Grid, edition #3, 2008
Christian Rattemeyer, ‘Dust Archive’, North Drive Press #4, published by North Drive Press, 2007
Natasha Conland, ‘Speculation’, New Zealand 52nd Biennale di Venezia Publication Project, published by JRP Ringer, 2007
Jonathan Bywater, ‘Spanish Lessons’, exhibition catalogue, published by South Project, 2007
Natasha Conland, ‘Mystic Truths’, exhibition catalogue, published by Auckland Art Gallery, 2007
Mark Feary, ‘Rules of Engagement’, exhibition catalogue, published by West Space Gallery, 2007
Kate Montgomery, ‘Thresholds’, exhibition review, Published by The Press, 15 May, 2007
Pippa Sanderson, ‘Thresholds’ exhibition review, Eyeline Magazine, issue #63, published by Eyeline publishing Ltd, 2007
Jim Barr and Mary Barr, ‘Shelf Life’ in The Shelter or A Fear of the Touch of The Unknown, published by A Gentil Carioca and Ramp Press, 2006
Gwynneth Porter, ‘Instructions for Assembly’ in The Shelter or A Fear of the Touch of The Unknown, published by A Gentil Carioca and Ramp Press, 2006
The Sarai Reader06, ‘Turbulence’, published by The Sarai Programme CSDS, Delhi, India, 2006
Emily Cormack, ‘Self Help’ in Don’t Misbehave!: SCAPE 2006 Biennal of Art in Public Space, Christchurch
Charlotte Huddleston, Linked: Connectivity and Exchange, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, 2006
Sally McIntyre, ‘Dane Mitchell’, Flash Art International, vol.XXXVIII, no. 244, Oct 2005
Emily Cormack, ‘Under the Radar: The Inventions of Dane Mitchell and Regan Gentry’, Art New Zealand #115, Winter 2005
Louise Garrett and Emily Cormack, Present Surface of Tell, The Physics Room and Ramp Press, 2005
Sally Blundell, ‘New Horizons’ The Press Newspaper, 20 July 2005
Andrew Paul Wood, ‘Long time, good time all night long’. Art Murmur, Avenues, Issue 19, September, 2005