Australian Art


Self Portrait
Self Portrait

AKA: Tracey Moffatt

Born: 1960 Brisbane
  • Aboriginal
  • Contemporary
  • Film Maker
  • Photographer
  • Known
  • Established

Studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982. She then moved to Sydney, where she continues to live and work. Moffatt first gained critical acclaim for her short film Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy, which was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, Bedevil, was shown in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993. She has also made documentary film and music videos. Since her first exhibition in 1989, Moffatt has shown her photographically based art in numerous exhibitions in Australia and abroad.
Tracey Moffatt
Tracey Moffatt

Individual Exhibitions (Selection)


Tracey Moffatt, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden


Tracey Moffatt, Shanghai Contemporary. Albrecht, Ochs & Wei, Shanghai, P.R. China

Tracey Moffatt, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia


Tracey Moffatt, Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe, Germany

Tracey Moffatt, Galerie SixFriedrichLisaUngar, Munich, Germany


Tracey Moffatt, Tensta Konsthal, Tensta, Sweden

Tracey Moffatt, Fruitmarket Art Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Tracey Moffatt, Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland

Tracey Moffatt, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Tracey Moffatt, Artsonje Centre, Seoul, Korea

Tracey Moffatt, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Tracey Moffatt, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand

Tracey Moffatt, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, USA

Fourth, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt

Fourth, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA

Fourth , Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Tracey Moffatt, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Tracey Moffatt, Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco, USA

Invocations, Matthew Marks + Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA

Invocations, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

Tracey Moffatt, The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

Tracey Moffatt, Gemeente Museum Helmond, Netherlands

Tracey Moffatt, Art + Public, Geneva, Switzerland


Tracey Moffatt, Freiburger Kunstverein, Freiburg, Germany

Tracey Moffatt, Parko, Tokyo, Japan

Tracey Moffatt, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia and touring through Asia

Tracey Moffatt, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France

Tracey Moffatt, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

Laudanum, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria

Tracey Moffatt, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Tracey Moffatt, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany

Tracey Moffatt, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain

Laudanum, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

Laudanum, Paul Morris Gallery, New York, USA

Tracey Moffatt, Fundación „La Caixa“, Sala San Juan, Barcelona, Spain

Free Falling , ICA, Boston, USA


Tracey Moffatt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Free Falling, Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA

Tracey Moffatt, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany

Tracey Moffatt, Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Up in the Sky,, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

Up in the Sky, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia


Free Falling, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, USA

Tracey Moffatt, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany

Tracey Moffatt: Films, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France


Short Takes, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas, USA


Pet Thang , Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Group Exhibitions (Selection)


Phantom of Pleasure, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Switzerland

M_ARS, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Switzerland


Iconoclash. Jenseeits der Repräsentationskrise, curated by Peter Weibel (and others), ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

Video-Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway

Hollywood Revisted, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

True Fictions , Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

Collections Croisées, Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

Hautnah - Die Sammlung Goetz , Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany

Barbara Kruger/Marlene Dumas/Tracey Moffatt, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Köln, Germany


Reise ins Ich - Künstler des 20. Jahrhundert in Selbstdarstellung, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Die Unheimliche Frau.Weiblichkeit im Surrealismus, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

The Promisse of Photography, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Collaboration with Parkett, 1984 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY, USA

Audit , Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg

World Without End: Aspects of 20th Century Photography, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Melodrama, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Trauma, Hayward Gallery in collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Australian Art and Society 1901-2001, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia


12th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Deep Distance - Die Entfernung der Fotografie, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

Veronica’s Revenge, Contemporary Perspectives on Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

Photography Now, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA

Flight Patterns, Museum for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Behind the Scenes, The Museum of Contemporay Photography, Chicago, USA

Presumed Innocent , capcMusée d’Art contemporain de Bordeaux, France

Artist Films, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany


La Casa, il Corpo, Il Cuore, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Stiftung Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Wohin kein Auge reicht, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany

Das Versprechen der Photographie (The Promise of Photography), Selections from the DG Bank Collection, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York

Kunstwelten im Dialog, Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany


Family Viewing , Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

Echolot, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany

Die Nerven enden an den Fingerspitzen, Die Sammlungen Wilhelm Schurmann, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

Strange Days: Guinness Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Nature of Man, Lund Konsthall, Lund, Sweden

‘Roteiros’ x 7 XXVI Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Life is a bitch, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival, Pusan, Korea


Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA


Fundacao Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

„Campo 6“, The Spiral Village, Museum of Modern Art, Torino, Italy

Jurassic Technologies Revenant, 10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia

Prospect 96, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany


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