NGV 1Best studied a MFA at Chelsea School of Art, London in 2007. Exhibitions include the Tate Britain (How We May Be, 2007), The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Primavera, 2009), the Tsagaandarium Museum, Ulaanbaatar (Formal Intensity: Australian Art Today, 2012), the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia (2004: Australian Culture Now), the Heide Museum of Modern Art (Perfect For Every Occasion: Photography Today, 2007), the Michael West Gallery (UK), and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne. Other exhibitions include the Art Gallery of South Australia (2006), Greenaway Art Gallery (2009), The Contemporary Art Centre of SA (2005, 2009, 2010), Stills Gallery (2006), 24HR Art (2004), the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (2002, 2003, 2012), and the Australian Experimental Art Foundation (2003, 2006).

Andy Best was awarded an Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 2006. He co-founded Downtown, an artist-run space in a disused dodgem rink, in 2001. His work is represented in private collections in the UK, the USA, Norway, Sweden, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, including Artbank, Absolut Vodka, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Brett Whiteley Museum, Sydney.