CASEY AYRES

Casey Ayres (1987) received a BA in Art from Curtin University in 2007, returning to receive first class honours in 2010. He produces work across a number of disciplines, including photography, print, sculpture and video, investigating and often subverting the iconography and rituals of masculinity. In 2011, as a member of The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere (GACPS), a collaborative formed with Abdul Abdullah and Nathan Beard, he was named as a participant in Next Wave Festival's prestigious Kickstart mentorship program. The trio produced an immersive installation at the NGV studio, Victoria, in 2012, constructing and occupying a fictional 'embassy' as ambassadors for the Sphere.

Ayres' first solo exhibition, Picnic at Fanging Rock, opened OK Gallery in 2011. and he has contributed work to a number of group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally, as part of the Pingyao International Photography festival. He will travel to China in early 2013 to undertake a residency at the North Village Art District in Chengdu, located in the Sichuan Province in China. His work is represented in a number of private collections and has also recently been aquired by Deutche Bank.