Dr Adam Geczy is both an artist and critic/historian working across concerns and disciplines. He has worked across painting, printmedia and photomedia, and installation practice, strongly inflected by performativity. In 1997 he exhibited in the historical exhibition 'BODY' at the AGNSW, and in 2000 he was resident at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. It was there that he began working with the electroacoustic composer Thomas Gerwin (formerly ZKM), with whom he has been working ever since. His collaborative practice developed with a series of national and international performance-based installations with Mike Parr in 2003–04 and, since 2002, an ongoing suite of works with Australia's foremost composer, Peter Sculthorpe. Several musical 'music+video' works, one involving a major sculptural installation, were included in the survey of 6 key Australian video artists, 'Video Logic', in 2008 at the MCA, Sydney. The political side of his practice is evident not only the Geczy/Parr collaborations but also in works such as 'I Hate Australia' and the more recent collaborations with Aboriginal artist Adam Hill. In Ghent, Belgium in 2010 he conducted a performance and made an installation on the legacy of the Belgian Congo.
With twenty years of artistic practice, his video installations and performance-based works have been exhibited throughout Australasia, Asia and Europe to considerable critical acclaim. His Art: Histories, Theories and Exceptions (Berg, 2008) won the Choice Award for best academic title in art in 2009. With Vicki Karaminas he has co-edited Fashion and Art (Berg, 2012), and co-written Queer Style (Bloomsbury, 2013). His Fashion and Orientalism (Bloomsbury) was also released in 2013. Recent titles include Fashionable Art (with Jacqueline Millner, Bloomsbury, 2015) and Fashion’s Double: Representations of Fashion in Painting, Photography and Film (with Vicki Karaminas, Bloomsbury 2015), Artificial Bodies in Fashion and Art (Bloomsbury, 2016) and Critical Fashion Practice: From Westwood to van Beirendonck (with Vicki Karaminas, forthcoming Bloomsbury 2017).