Danius Kesminas Biography


1966

Born Melbourne, Australia

1987-89

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne

1997

Masters of Fine Art, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne

 

ONGOING COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

Slave Pianos and Punkasila

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

The Fountain of Prosperity, SculptureCenter, New York

2012

WANGSA MARABAHAYA / CRASH NATION, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2011

Slave Pianos, PUNKASILA, Pipeline to Oblivion, 3 projects by Danius Kesminas and

collaborators, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

2009

PUNKASILA: The Havana Affair, One Galeri, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

2007
EMBEDDED WITH PUNKASILA, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia
PUNKASILA – Conspicuous Objects, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta Indonesia

2006
PUNKASILA band project Cemeti Art Foundation (CAF), Indonesian Institute of Art, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2005
VODKA SANS FRONTIERS, Klaipeda Art Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania 
MUSEUM FATIGUE
, Silvershot, Melbourne

2004
The Histrionic Heretical Missionaries of Conceptual Art/Rock Evangelism present Museum Fatigue, CD Launch, Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia
Konzeptuelle Kunste Karaoke, The Farm Brisbane, Australia

2003-2004
NEVER MIND THE POLLOCKS – HERE’S THE HISTRIONICS, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2003
Flogging a Dead Source, exhibition launching The Histrionic album Never Mind the Pollocks, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Pretty Flagrant, exhibition launching The Histrionic album, Never Mind the Pollocks, Kjubh, Cologne, Germany
International Studio Programme, Künstlerhaus Galleries, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2002
Preview of the histrionics forthcoming CD, single performance, Neuer Aachener Kunstverien, Aachen, Germany
HUGHBRIS, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2001
The Broccoli Maestro and The Strange Voyage of Bas Jan Ader, Chamber Operas by Slave Pianos, (with Michael Stevenson, Rohan Drape and Neil Kelly), Malksten, Dusseldorf, Germany.

2000
Daily Practice, (with Michael Stevenson), ACCA, Melbourne, 
Australia, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 
Australia, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
Slave Pianos Internationale Biennale 2000 – Songs of Life, (with Michael Stevenson, Rohan Drape and Neil Kelly), RMIT Gallery, Court House Hotel and ACCA, Melbourne, Australia
Slave Pianos, (with Michael Stevenson, Rohan Drape and Neil Kelly), China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Lovers, Melbourne, Australia
The Compromised Economy of Desire and Fear, with the Slave Pianos Collective, The Public Office Carpark, Melbourne, Australia

1999
Slave Pianos (with Michael Stevenson, Rohan Drape and Neil Kelly), Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia
!! Emancipate the dissonance!! (with Slave Pianos) Lombard/Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA

1998
Logos (with Ben Morieson), Adelaide Festival, Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide,Australia

1997
TRANS, with Pat Scull, h., Melbourne, Australia
Kiddies Kube, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1996
Live Injection, 1st Floor, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
The Expanded Field (with Callum Morton), 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
Hot Property (incendiary event with Ben Morieson), Avondale Heights, Melbourne

1994 
False Day, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

1993
Playing Field, 41 Gold Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia

1992
Pure Difference, 41 Gold Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia
Speculum, 52 Provost Street, North Melbourne, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Rebels, Radicals and Pathfinders, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

2017

The End of Time. The Beginning of Time. Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, curated by Mark Feary

Double A-side
, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

2014

The Lepidopters- A Space Opera, MOFO 2014, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia

Slave Pianos, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The Lepidopters- A Space Opera, Societet Taman Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Lepidopters- A Space Opera, Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, Australia

2013

Melbourne Now, (Slave Pianos), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

My Avant-Garde is Bigger Than Yours, Kings Artist Run Initiative, Melbourne, Australia

Drunk vs Stoned III, Neon Parc, Melbourne, Australia

In Confidence: Reorientations in Recent Art, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia

2012

Pilieciai, Tvarkykime Parkus!: Lithuania Travelling Studio Exhibition, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne

This is what I do, Curated by Wes Hill, CAST, Hobart, Tasmania

Test Pattern, Curated by Geoff Newton, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

2011

Group exhibition, Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

This is what I do, Metro Arts Galleries, Brisbane

Halleluhwah!, Hommage a Can, Galerie Abtart, Stuttgart, Germany, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

Text (as) Image, Level 17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne

2009

The Same River Twice, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia  

The Communism of Forms: Sound + Image + Time – The Strategy of Music Video, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada (The Histrionics)

Punkasila - Punkasalsa, Tenth Biennale of Havana, Cuba

I want you to want me, Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco, USA.

2008

COVER - REENCENACAO + REPETICAO, Curated by Fernando Oliva, Museu de Arte Moderna, MAM, De Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sold on Soylent (Sculpture’s back in town) And/Or Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA

Under the Influence, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

The Led Zeppelin World Tour, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2007                                       

FLUXUS EAST: FLUXUS NETWORKS IN CENTRAL EASTERN EUROPE, with Slave Pianios, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin,     Germany

Dedicated Follower of Fashion, The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Rules of engagement, West Space, Melbourne Australia

DE OVERKANT/DOWN-UNDER, The Hague Sculpture, The Netherlands

Saloon at Moscow Biennale, Moscow Russia

2004
A Constructed World, VCA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Concern, Cemeti Art House, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and VCA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003
This was the future…Australian Sculpture of the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s + Today, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia

2002
Elvis has left the building – Urban Legends, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth Cultural Centre, Western Australia
40 Jahre: Fluxus und die Flogen, Kulturamt, Wiesbaden (curated by Rene Block)

2001
The Broccoli Maestro and The Strange Voyage of Bas Jan Ader, Chamber Operas by Slave Pianos, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany.
Wiederaufnahme – Retake, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
The Broccoli Maestro. A Chamber Opera in Two Acts for Six Voices and Six Players. Libretto by Slave Pianos, presented in collaboration with Chamber Made Orchestra, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Burnout 2001:art meet street meet, a Ben Morieson project, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia

2000
Uncommon Worlds, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Non-Objective Brass, Slave Pianos with The Burley Griffin Brass Band, National Galley of Australia, Canberra 
Slave Pianos, 4th Sergey Kuryokhin Festival, Leningrad Palace of Youth, St.Petersburg, Russia
Rent, Overgaden, Copenhagen, Denmark, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

1999
What Your Children Should Know About Conceptualism, (with Michael Stevenson), Neuer Aachener Kunstverein and Brandenburgischer Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany 
The Queen is Dead, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Toi, Toi, Toi, with Michael Stevenson, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany, Auckland Art Gallery

1998-2000
Close Quarters, Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand, touring exhibition; Monash University Gallery and ACCA, Melbourne, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin and Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand

1998
Strolling, the art of arcades, boulevards, barricades, publicity, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne, Australia

1997
Art=Advertising, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1996
The Expanded Field, with Callum Morton and Anna Nervegna, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Australia 
Room of Circles, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1995
5.25.41 (curator and participating artist), 41 Gold Street, Collingwood, Australia
P.S., with Alexandra Bertram, University of Melbourne gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1994 
john doe, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Australia

1993
(un)authorized duplication, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Australia

1992
Globality, installation with Basis, 183 Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia
Subterror, with Natalie Jeremijenko, Spencer Street underpass, Melbourne, Australia

1991
Incendiary 14.09.91, installation and documentation in collaboration with Basis, 41 Gold Street, Collingwood, Australia

SITE WORK

1998
Logos, with Ben Morieson, Adelaide Festival, Memorial Drive Tennis Centre, Adelaide, Australia

1996
Hot Property, with Ben Morieson, Avondale Heights, Victoria, Australia

1995
Forgetting, three events with Ben Morieson, Stanley, Launceston and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

1994
Section, fire event with Ben Morieson and Andrius Lipsys, New Farm Power Station, Brisbane, Australia
Short Circuit, fire event with Ben Morieson and Andrius Lipsys, New Farm, Power Station, Brisbane, Australia
Irruption, fire event with Ben Morieson, Parkville, Australia
Cum On Feel The Noize, fire event with Ben Morieson and Andrius Lipsys, Livid Festival, Brisbane, Australia

1993
Crypt Arc, fire event with Andrius Lipsys, part of Breathe Forum, IMA, Brisbane, Australia
Resistance, fire event with Ben Morieson, part of the Fifth Australian Sculpture Triennial, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Bulleen, Victoria, Australia

1992
Untitled, desert sculpture 50km south of Bourke, NSW, Australia
Deep Rock Tracer, fire event with Ben Morieson, Yarra River, Melbourne, Australia
Ek-Stasis, fire event with Ben Morieson, Peninsula Pottery, Tyabb, Victoria, Australia

1991
Fire Line, fire event, Vilnius, Lithuania
New York Consequence, fire event filmed by Jonas Mekas, New York City, USA
Incendiary 14.09.91, fire event in collaboration with Basis, demolished C.U.B. site, Carlton, Australia

LIVE PERFORMANCES

2017

Moscow Stations/Last Stop East Part II: Continent of Sorrow, Lithuanian House, Melbourne, Australia

Moscow Stations/Last Stop East Part I: Charms of Entropy, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

2016
The Lepidopters: A Space Opera Part V, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia

2015

Sometimes - History needs a Push, The Lepidopters: Trio Terra Bajraghosa / Iwank Celenk/ Danius Kesminas, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Rough Machine ⚡ Soft Power, Biennale Jogja XIII. Stage performances at Jogja National Museum and street parades (University of Yogyakarta Sports Arena, JNM to Alun-Alun Kidul to JNM & Mandala Krida Football Stadium

2014

The Lepidoptors: A Science Fiction Space Opera, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
The Lepidoptors: A Science Fiction Space Opera Part I, MONA FOMA, Hobart, Australia
The Lepidoptors: A Science Fiction Space Opera Part II, Yes No Klub, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The Lepidoptors: A Science Fiction Space Opera Part III, Astra/Arts House, Melbourne, Australia
The Lepidoptors: A Science Fiction Space Opera Part IV, Darwin Festival, Darwin, Australia

A Sedimentation of the Mind, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

2011

The Histrionics, La Trobe University Museum of Art

2009

Punkasila, Tenth Biennale of Havana, Cuba, 28 March 2009

2008

The Histrionics, Big Day Out, Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia, 28th January 2008

The Histrionics, The Palais, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, 17th February 20082007                        

SILVER CLOUDS / ELECTRIC CHAIR, A WAR OF CURRENTS: FLOATING PAINTINGS & PIANO EXECUTION- $250 / 250 Clouds / 200 People / 88 Notes / 2000 Volts - Andy Warhol Silver Clouds (1966) / Slave Pianos Electric Chair (2007) with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

22nd October, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne , Australia

The Histrionics: Crimes Against Humanities Tour, (June), Australian Opening Party - Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Fluc, Vienna, Austria;

Den Haag Sculptuur: De Overkant/Down Under, The Netherlands, Ballhaus, Berlin, Germany.                                                     

Slave Pianos present Dissident Consonances: Fluxus/Sajudis, A musical theatre featuring Vytautas Landsbergis, Alison Knowles, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ben Patterson, Eric Anderson, Tamas St. Auby, Larry Miller and Ben Vautier, Art Forum Berlin, Germany

PUNKASILA at APT5, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia

PUNKASILA, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Australia.

The Histrionics at ACMI, Melbourne Australia Wednesday, 2 May 2007                                                       

SLAVE PIANOS & the ASTRA CHOIR present: DissidentConsonances or The Iron Curtain, The Flux-Labyrinth & Lithuanian House or Chairman George Maciunas & President Vytautas Landsbergis, 26th & 27th May, Lithuanian House, Melbourne, Australia

PUNKASILA: Permission to fire -Concert and launch of Acronym Wars CD, 4 March 2007, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta Indonesia

The Histrionics: Live at ACMI, Wednesday 2 May 2007, 7pm

2007
PUNKASILA: Permission to fire – Concert and launch of Acronym Wars CD, 4 March 2007, Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta Indonesia

The Histrionics: Live at ACMI, Wednesday 2 May 2007, 7pm

2006
Slave Pianos: Rendition & Interrogation, in multi-mix: performance and demonstration, Sunday 22 October 2006, 12:00-3:30pm, Level 4 in the Multiplicity Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

Australian performance art night, Gossip Pop, at the Glamour Bar, Shanghai with “The Shanghai Dumplings”, 9pm, Monday, 3 September

Punkasila, Penjabaran Singatan Indoenesia (P.S.I) (Dismantling Indonesian Acronyms), Acronym Wars, Radical Café, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2005
The Histrionics with Martin Creed, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne.

The Histrionics, Cherry Bar, Melbourne.

The Histrionics, L’Oreal Fashion Week, GPO, Melbourne

2004
Two Lives in Flux and Vice Versa, National Drama Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania

with The Histrionics, Museum Fatigue Tour, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Klaipeda, Lithuania; Künstlerhaus Bethanien Gmbh,

Berlin; Dusseldorf, Germany; Luxembourg; Bassin Vauban, Strasbourg; Castel Coucou, Forbach, France

with special guests, Konzeptuelle Kunste Karaoke, un Magazine #1 launch, Kings artist-run initiative, Melbourne, Australia

with The Histrionics, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 

PICA, Perth, Australia, Artspace, Sydney, The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia

Konzeptuelle Kunste Karaoke, The Farm, Brisbane, Australia

2003

Never Mind the Pollocks Tour with The Histrionics, Green Square Hotel, Sydney, Australia, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, Australia,

Town Hall Hotel, North Melbourne, Australia

Galerie Alimentation Generale, Luxembourg, Casino – Forum d’art Contemporain, Luxembourg, Bergstubl, Berlin, Germany,

Blijburg, Amsterdam, Holland, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, Club Zero, Aachen, Germany, Kunsthaus, Dresden,

Germany, Magazin4, Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria, heeresbaeckerei-kultur, Berlin, Germany

2002
Foreign Knowledge (documentary monodrama), Old Court House Building, Ballarat, Australia

40 Jahre: Fluxus und die Flogen (with Arditti String Quartet), Wiesbaden Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany

2001
The Strange Voyage of Bas Jan Ader, Klangbrucke, Aachen & Malkasten, Dusseldorf, Germany

The Broccoli Maestro (with Chamber Made Opera), North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia

2000
Non-Objective Brass, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Aperto (with Graeme Leak), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
A Long Tale with Many Notes (with DeFLOCKeD String Quartet), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Non-Objective Labour: Towards a Dialectical Theory of Corruption (with Krasnyi String Quartet), Baltyiski Dom Theatre, St. Petersburg and the Contemporary Music Centre, Moscow, Russia
The Compromised Economy of Desire and Fear, The Public Office, Melbourne, Australia

1999
Slave Chamber (with Flux String Quartet), Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA
Anti-Jazz (with Barney McAll and the Ben-tet), Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA
Caged Uncaged: Unleash the Beasts (with DJ Olive), Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, USA

PAGE ART

2011

Slave Pianos, The Gift – Redaction and Decontamination, Discipline No.1, Winter 2011

2004

The Histrionics, Video Art Lyrics, State of the Arts, July-Sept 2004

1997

Berkowitz Situations, Broadsheet, page 21, Vol 26 No.

 

AWARDS/COMMISSIONS/RESIDENCIES

2016

Spaced 3: north by southeast, residency organised by International Art Space, Perth, and FABRIKKEN for Kunst of Design,Copenhagen

2015

NIDA Art Colony Artist in Residence, Nida, Lithuania

2002

Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Studio Residency, Berlin.

1993-95

Studio residency, Gertrude Street Artist’s Spaces, Melbourne, Australia

1991

Heidelberg School Art Award

1989

Nexus Designs Traveling Art Award for Sculpture

COLLECTIONS

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

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