Peter Kozak is a Meanjin (Brisbane) based artist who works primarily in video installation. Focusing on objects and phenomena that are often overlooked, his works seek to draw connections between their material qualities with personal experiences of living with chronic illness. Drawing on the writing of Pauline Oliveros, particularly the idea that health conditions can be approached as a research tool, as they often create different ways of perceiving and relating to the world, Peter uses this idea as a starting point to explore complex personal feelings about vulnerability, physical support and other aspects of living with a chronic health condition.
Graduating from the Queensland College of Art with First Class Honours in 2017, Peter has exhibited extensively in Queensland at spaces such as Boxcopy (2018), Metro Arts (2017), Outer Space (2016) and The Walls Art Space (2016). Peter has also shown interstate at Cool Change Contemporary in Perth (2019), Sawtooth ARI in Launceston (2019) and as part of the Footscray Art Prize in Melbourne (2017).