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Angela Tiatia

Angela Tiatia

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 

 

Selected Awards:

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 art@alcastongallery.com.au

 

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