David Cross is a Melbourne-based artist, curator and writer. His practice extends across performance, installation, sculpture, public art and video. Known for his examination of risk, pleasure and participation, Cross often utilises inflatable structures to negotiate inter-personal exchange. He has performed in international live art festivals in Poland and Croatia and was selected as a New Zealand representative at the 2011 and 2015 Prague Quadrennials. Cross was commissioned by National Institute of Experimental Art/City of Sydney to develop Drift, a large-scale public art commission for Taylors Square in Sydney (2011). His work Hold was selected for inclusion in Liveworks at Performance Space, Sydney in 2010 and at Arts House for the Melbourne International Festival in October 2012. More recently he has examined the connection between sport, performance and community in public art projects for Scape 7 in Christchurch (2013) and Temporary Democracies: A Project for Campbelltown Arts Centre (2014).  As a curator he developed with Claire Doherty the One Day Sculpture project across New Zealand in 2008/9, Iteration:Again: 13 Public Art Projects Across Tasmania (2011) and Treatment: 6 Public Artworks at Western Treatment Plant (2015) . He is Professor of Art and Performance at Deakin University.