Nathan Gray is a Berlin-based Australian artist and performer. Unfolding from a series of succinct studio and site-based experiments, Nathan Gray’s work approaches the object as a score for action. Aiming to improvise with the given, the found and the pre-made, Nathan uses brevity, precision and humour as strategies to open possibilities in restricted material circumstances. Informed by his background in experimental music, Nathan’s work draws on a body of knowledge that is shared between art and music.
Nathan Gray’s 2014 work Species of Spaces was the winner of the 2014 Substation Contemporary art Prize and Substation People’s Choice Awards, and is now part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. He has shown at the 19th Biennale of Sydney and the 2012 Tarrawarra Biennale. His work Score for Dance was shown at Open Archive in 2011 and at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne) in 2014, and he has exhibited in numerous solo shows, including Work with Me Here, 2015, at RMIT DesignHub; Things That Fit Together, 2014, at Utopian Slumps; Theorist Training Camp, 2012, at Westspace; and ACTS, 2012 at Utopian Slumps.