Arlo Mountford


Born 1978 Honiton, United Kingdom
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia

Arlo Mountford works primarily with large-scale interactive installations that integrate sound, video and animation. His digitally animated films feature a dizzying assortment of famous artists, iconic artworks and events from the history of art mixed with an almost equally generous array of pop culture references. Infused with humor and irony, Mountford's work re-navigates art history, and explores the contextual relationship between contemporary art practice and its perceived past.

Arlo Mountford is a Melbourne-based artist who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, in 2002. He has presented solo exhibitions at Centre of Contemporary Photography, (2015); Bus Projects, Melbourne, (2015); Sutton Gallery, (2014); Dubbo Regional Gallery, New South Wales (2012); La Trobe University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2011); Shepparton Regional Gallery (2010); Centre of Contemporary Photography (2009); The Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2009); Conical, Melbourne (2008); and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (2007).

Mountford has also been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Design & Play, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne 2016; SUB12, Substation Newport, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria: Australia, 2013; Forever Young: 30 Years of the Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2012; Panarama, Casula Powerhouse, New South Wales, 2012; The Social Life of Things, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Unguided Tours: Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2011; 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2011; NEW010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; ShContemporary: Best of Discovery Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai, 2008; Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2008; and 21st Century Modern: 2006 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

Mountford undertook a studio residency at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces between 2003 and 2004, and has also undertaken residencies in Tokyo and at the Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Netherlands. In 2007 he was awarded the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. Mountford's work is held in many public and private collections, including The Michael Buxton Contemporary Australian Art Collection; Monash University Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and Queensland Art Gallery.


CV 2018 Arlo Mountford

Artwork by Arlo Mountford

The Triumph, 2010

(film still)
single channel HD digital animation
duration: 9:10min
Edition of 5, 2 AP