Drew Pettifer is an artist, academic, curator and lawyer with research interests in photographic theory, queer theory, gender, power, desire, the archive and contemporary social politics. His art practice works across photography, video, printmaking, performance and installation. In 2017 he was awarded one of five university-wide Vice Chancellor's Commendations for Doctoral Thesis Excellence at Monash University for his project examining contemporary representations of masculinity and the queer gaze. Recent exhibitions include: A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth (2020); Obsession: Devil in the Detail, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington (2019); Equal Love, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei (2018); Fanatic, C3, Melbourne (2018); Look Both Ways, Kings, Melbourne (2017); Some Want Quietly, Daine Singer, Melbourne (2016); Less than Lovers, Utrecht, Tokyo (2015); Turnintensive, Kunstraum Tapir, Berlin (2014); and, Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria (2013-14). His work is held in various collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art and City of Melbourne's Arts and Heritage Collection, as well as private collections nationally and internationally.