Amala Groom is a conceptual artist whose practice is informed by Indigenous methodologies. Her work, as a form of passionate activism, reads as a social and political commentary on contemporary politics and race relations. Articulated across diverse media, Groom’s work often subverts and unsettles western iconography in order to enunciate Aboriginal stories, experiences and histories, and to interrogate and undermine the legacy of colonialism.
Recent shows include; Bungaree’s Farm, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Tanks Art Centre, (in)visible: the First Peoples and War at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Mass Group Incident: Tell Me My Truth at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and White Noise (with Nicole Monks) presented at Underbelly Arts Festival 2015. Groom is the recent recipient of the Creative Live Work Spaces (CLWS) City of Sydney Residence program and the 107 Presents Artist Residency.