David Griggs was born in Sydney, 1975. He currently lives and works in Manila, Philippines. Griggs is an interdisciplinary artist whose work straddles between painting, photography, video, and installation. As part of his artistic approach, he interacts with various communities both in the Philippines and Australia while exploring socio-political themes through the use of humor and aesthetic irony. His themes have tackled Halloween festivals and prison life in Manila, outlaw culture in Australia, reactions on the policies of anti-terrorism, and the war imaginary as portrayed on film.
David Griggs has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and America. He has conducted research for projects during residencies in Barcelona, Manila, Thailand and Burma. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions including Frat of the Obese, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (2011) Fluid Zones Biennale Jakarta XIII (2009), Blood on the Streets, Artspace, Sydney (2007), The Independence Project, Galerie Petronas, Kuala Lumpur (2007), Exchanging Culture for Flesh, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2006), Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2006), Post Criminal, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney (2010). David Griggs is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Kalimanrawlins Gallery, Melbourne, Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz and LIGHTBOMBS Contemporary, Hong Kong.