Bindi Cole Chocka

Bindi Cole ChockaNot Really Aboriginal (series), 2008/2016, digital print

Born 1975, Melbourne. Lives and works in Melbourne.

Bindi Cole Chocka is an award winning, resilient and ingenious Melbourne- born photographer, curator, new media artist and writer who speaks compellingly through her photographs, videos, installations and writing. Chocka’s work often references her life story and experiences, such as her Wadawurrung heritage, the importance of Christianity in her life, and the impact of politics, the law and other power structures on her lived experience and that of her family and community. Her deeply personal and powerful artistic practice questions the way people circumscribe and misconstrue contemporary identity and experience.

In 2010, Chocka was listed as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Melbourne.  Since her first solo show in 2007, Chocka’s work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of  Contemporary Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (Brooklyn, USA), Museum of Contemporary Art (Taiwan).  Her work is held in various collections across the world.  Chocka lives and works in Melton, Victoria, Australia.