Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is a curator, critic and artist.
Currently, he is the Guest Co-Artistic Director of Performance Space for 2023, the Curator of Cementa's 2024 festival, and sessional Printmaking lecturer at the National Art School. Suspended Moment, an exhibition he curated for Museums and Galleries of NSW in parternship with Carriageworks, is currently touring until January 2024.
Previously, he was the Director of Programs and Senior Curator at Carriageworks from 2017-2022. He has held leadership and curatorial roles at Artbank and Hazelhurst Arts Centre, and teaching and research positions at Western Sydney University, where he completed a BA Honours (First Class) in Art History and Criticism in 1997 and a PhD in Cultural Studies in 2004.
Since the mid 1990s, his prolific writing has taken the form of artist monographs, catalogue essays, academic papers, articles, and reviews.
Are You There? at Wollongong Art Gallery (30 June - 10 September 2023) is his first career survey, spanning 30 years of practice as an artist working in video and photography. Curated by James Gatt, the exhibition will be accompanied by a career-spanning monograph supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Daniel's work has been widely exhibited and acquired by public collections including Artbank, City of Sydney, Macquarie University, Murray Art Museum Albury, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Wollongong Art Gallery, and private collections including the Museum of Old and New Art.
His archive is housed at the National Art Archive at the Art Gallery of NSW.