Peter Kozak is a Brisbane-based artist who works primarily in video installation. Focusing on objects located in public space that are fragile, abandoned or affected by violence, his work seeks to draw connections between the material qualities of these objects with human experiences that we don’t often share, such as vulnerability, isolation, trauma, etc. The installation of these videos are then designed to accentuate particular qualities within the objects or to complicate and disorientate them from the ways that we usually experience them to explore ideas around how we manage personal vulnerabilities in relation to the public eye.
Graduating from the Queensland College of Art with First Class Honours in 2017, Peter has exhibited locally within various group shows at spaces such as Boxcopy (2018), Metro Arts (2017), The Walls Art Space (2016) and has had solo shows at Outer Space (2016), The Hold Artspace (2015) and A-CH Gallery (2014). Peter has also shown interstate as part of the Footscray Art Prize in Melbourne (2017).