ABOUT LUKE

Luke Conroy (1990) is an Australian artist, sociologist and educator, currently based in The Netherlands. His art practice engages with socio-cultural topics in meaningful yet playful ways, utilising humour and irony as essential tools for critical reflection and expression. The outcome of his work utilises an ever-evolving multimedia and audio-visual practice which includes photography, digital-art, video, sound, VR, NFTs, textile, text and installation.

 

In 2012 Luke graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology with minors in Journalism and Fine Arts. In 2013, under the supervision of renowned cultural sociologist Professor Adrian Franklin, Luke received First Class Honours for his thesis in the School of Social Science at the University of Tasmania. In 2015 Luke graduated from Charles Darwin University with a Diploma of Teaching and Learning, specialising in Art and Media. From 2015 to 2018, Luke worked full-time as a teacher of Photography, Graphic Design, Art and Media at a college in Tasmania, Australia.

In order to access new and unique micro-level experiences, Luke frequently work in a variety of diverse cultural and environmental contexts. Working across ten countries to date, his practice draws inspiration from immersion in new human and ‘other-than-humans’ communities. In these communities he draws inspiration from research, collaboration and observation, allowing space for mutual exchange between himself as ‘outsider’ and the ‘insider’ community members.

Luke's previous projects have been successfully awarded a variety of grants and funding through the European Cultural Foundation, The Consulate General of the Netherlands, Stimuleringsfonds (The Netherlands), Arts Tasmania (Australia), Australia Council for the Arts, Stroom Den Haag (The Netherlands), CultuurSchakel (The Netherlands), Viborg Kunsthal (Denmark), Hošek Contemporary (Germany), Ministry of Culture of Karelia (Russia), Plovdiv Municipality (Buklgaria), Filmboard Karlsruhe (Germany), Artist Residencies Enschede (The Netherlands) and Takt Berlin (Germany).

 

Currently Luke’s focus is on a variety of collaborative projects with the Dutch audiovisual designer and visual art Anne Fehres. To download a C.V. of our work as a duo, click here.