Contemporary Australian artist Mike Parr is one of the most uncompromising and renowned artists of this era. Parr’s career has been dedicated to interrogating the boundaries of contemporary and performance art within the parameters of art history and theory. His practice takes up multiple forms of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and performance, and has been exhibited in Australia and internationally since 1978. In 1980 Parr represented Australia at the Venice Biennale and in 2016 the National Gallery of Australia held their largest survey of a contemporary Australian artist, Parr’s Foreign Looking. Recent exhibitions and events include a critically acclaimed 72-hour durational performance, Underneath the Bitumen Artist, at Dark MOFO, Hobart; KINDNESS IS SO GANGSTER, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne (2018); the major installation The Ghost Who Talks, Palazzo Mora, Venice (2015); and The Marked Self: Between Annihilation & Masquerade, Neue Gallery, Graz, Austria (2015).