Mikala Dwyer has been exhibiting internationally since 1982. Her solo exhibition, Drawing Down the Moon is on at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane from 18 February – 14 April 2012. In 2010 she created a major site-specific installation on Cockatoo Island for her participation in the 17th Biennale of Sydney, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age.
Solo exhibitions include Costumes and Empty Sculptures, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Moon Garden, Aratoi Museum, Masterton NZ (2008); Mikala Dwyer: an Australian artist’s project, City Gallery Wellington (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2000). Group exhibitions include Almanac: The Gift of Ann Lewis AO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, curated by Geraldine Barlow and Kyla McFarlane (2008); Lost and Found: An Archaeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, curated by Charlotte Day, Healesville (2008); Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Natasha Conland (2007); Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 De Overkant/Down Under, The Hague (2007); High Tide, CAC Vilnius and Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; Face Up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, curated by Britta Schmitz; Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (1999); OrientATION, 4th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (1995); Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, curated by Victoria Lynn (1993). In 2009 Dwyer was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship Grant.