ANGELA TIATIA is a multidisciplinary artist of Samoan and Australian heritage. Her work has featured in exhibitions around the world including Cologne, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Mexico City, Honolulu, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland and Wellington.
Tiatia's art practice explores contemporary cultures, often within the context of neo-colonialism and its impact of displacement. She draws attention to the relationship bweteen the construction and the representation of identities, to confront the commodification of the body, place, and gender.
In 2015 Tiatia was an invited artist in the Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 8) at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Angela Tiatia was a 2015 Artist in Residence in the prestigious Beijing Studio Program, run by the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. She was also a finalist for the NSW Government’s 2015 Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging).
In 2016, the artist was honoured with a major survey of her time-based work Survey/Fā’aliga, held at the Māngere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, New Zealand.The artist also debuted the major three-channel work Tuvalu in the group show IMPACT: New Media Works at the Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
In 2017 Tiatia's work will be exhibited in the major international exhibition Personal Structures at the Palazzo Mora, Venice, as part of the Venice Biennale.
© The Artist and Alcaston Gallery, 2017
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2010 See & New Ecologies, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2011 Neo-Colonial Extracts, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Foreign Objects, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Edging and Seaming, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
2013 Edging and Seaming, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
2015 Yoke, curated by Kathryn Tsui, Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
2016 Survey / Fā’aliga, Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Auckland, New Zealand
2017 Walking the Wall, GAG Projects, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2011 Niu Warrior, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2011 Neo-Colonial Extracts , Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
2011 This is not a Vitrine, this is an Ocean. A collection of work by artists in memory of Jim Vivieaere, Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
2012 Pacifica Power, Culture Currency, Back to the Mat, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2012 Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Made in Oceania. Material Culture, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Köln, Germany
2014 Art Stabs Power: que se vayan todos! Bermondsey Project/CRISIS, London, United Kingdom & Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 And Then he Took Them All Away, The Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand. We are the Ocean in association with Wellington City Council’s Summer City, Positively Pasifika 2014, the New Zealand Film Commission and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.
2014 Tino i le Vā, curated by Jacob Tolo, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2015/16 Eighth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 8), Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2015 Coconut Water, curated by Léuli Eshraghi, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia
2015 Pacifique(s), curated by Jacqueline Charles-Rault & Caroline Vercoe, Normandy, France
2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen Culture Creative Park, Shenzhen, China
2016 Tautai Contemporary Arts Trust 30 Year Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Leafa Wilson, Auckland, New Zealand
2016 Provenance Does Matter - The Collectors' Exhibition, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016 Art of the Pacific, National Gallery of Victoria – International, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2016 IMPACT: New Media Works by Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2016 Dead Centre, Spectrum Project Space - Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
2017 Under the Sun: Reimagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, Australian Centre for Photography exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney; Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
2017 Countercurrents, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2017 Time and Tide, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 Festival, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2017 Personal Structures, Palazzo Mora, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
2016 Finalist, 64th Blake Prize, The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016 Finalist, John Fries Award, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2016 Finalist, Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging), NSW Government
2016 Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2017 Winner, Fbi SMAC Best Artist Awrd, FBi Radio Sydney Music, Arts and Culture Award, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2017 Finalist, Paramor Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney
2017 Finalist, Maddocks Art Prize, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2017 Finalist, John Fries Award, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
For an extended CV, please contact Alcaston Gallery at email@example.com