M?ia Abraham (Ng?i the Rangi, T?hoe) is a curator and artist living currently in ?tautahi Christchurch. Having moved from Katikati, he completed a BFA majoring in Sculpture from The University of Canterbury in 2017. Within his practice he uses art and curating as a way of exploring kaupapa M?ori ways of thinking and working; asking how does manaakitanga exist in the arts? Or perhaps why is whanaungatanga important to the artistic process? M?ia is one of 3 kaiwhakahaere of ?tautahi K?rerotia, a collective producing events and exhibitions for and by local Christchurch artists. He was the Toi M?ori and Creative New Zealand M?ori Art intern at Blue Oyster Art Project Space for 2018, co-curating the exhibition ‘W? o mua‘, September 2018. Other curated exhibitions planned for this year are ‘Whitu‘ at Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, June 2019. Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, July 2019. Enjoy Public Art Gallery, September, October 2019. Hastings City Art Gallery, November 2019.
2019 Curatorial Intensive in Auckland Public Symposium Sunday, August 4, 2019 10am2pm Artspace Aotearoa 300 Karangahape Rd Auckland, New Zealand 1145 FREE and open to the public This public symposium concludes Independent Curators International (ICI)s 2019 Curatorial Intensive in Auckland. This is ICIs first Curatorial Intensive in T?maki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand which draws […]read more »