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New Zealand born Dane Mitchell is a contemporary artist, who studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and at Auckland University of Technology. Apart from many international solo and group exhibitions, the artist represented his homeland at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. Today Dane Mitchell lives and works in Auckland.

  • Born on: 1976
  • Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Studied at: Carnegie Mellon University, Auckland University of Technology
  • Era: contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: Conceptual art, Minimalism



Dane Mitchell was born in 1976 in Auckland, New Zealand. He studied at the former Auckland School of Arts (now Auckland University of Technology), where he later taught himself.

Mitchell's artistic practice is concerned with the physical properties of the intangible and the visible manifestations of other dimensions. His work is concerned with the potential of objects and ideas to appear and disappear, and with our ability to perceive or imagine the occurrence of transfiguration. His artworks evoke a connection between sensory experiences and conscious knowledge systems. Incorporating scents, spells, and shamans, his work channels invisible forces into concrete forms, combining spiritual tendencies with minimalism and conceptualism.

Dane Mitchell has an extensive national and international exhibition record, including participation in a number of biennials in Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia. In 2019, he had a solo exhibition "Iris Iris Iris" at the Auckland Art Gallery before traveling to Italy to represent New Zealand with his installation ,,Post hoc" at the 58th edition of the prestigious Venice Biennale. 

Mitchell currently lives and works in Auckland.



  • 01.08.20 - 01.07.22 KölnSkulptur #10 "ÜberNatur – Natural Takeover" – Skulpturenpark Köln, Cologne.
  • 16.09.19 - 17.01.20 Espace Futur – vom Jetzt in die Zukunft – Kunstsammlung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Bern.
  • 31.08.19 - 06.10.19 Realitätscheck – Kunstraum Potsdam.
  • 11.05.19 - 24.11.19 58. Venice Biennale 2019 - Venice Biennale.
  • 17.03.19 - 21.06.19 De l’immersion à l’osmose Chaosmose #2 – FRAC – Ile-de-France – Château Rentilly.
  • 02.11.18 - 28.02.19 The First Thailand Biennale - Thailand Biennale.
  • 01.09.18 - 24.02.19 Dane Mitchell. Iris, Iris, Iris - Auckland Art Gallery °.
  • 23.06.18 - 11.11.18 PLAY. A city circuit for contemporary art - Be-Part. Platform for contemporary art, Waregem.



  • Post Hoc, Dane Mitchell (Publ.), Venice 2019.