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[b. 1986, Auckland, New Zealand - living and working in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]

EDUCATION


Student of Peter Fischli / Simon Starling, Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, 2012 - 2016
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) - University of Auckland
Bachelor of Fine Arts (First-class Honors) - Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland
International guest studies:
University of Toronto - Philosophy / Visual Arts
Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, Montréal - Cinematography / Film Theory


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

Potential, Budhia Foundation, Amsterdam, October

Croissant, Städelschule Rundgang, Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, July/August

XAMPUSS15, i:project space, Beijing, China, June - SOLO

Dog Piss Protection Attachment, Beijing, China, May

15+ Hobby Ideas for Men and Women, Solo Shows, São Paulo, April-May - SOLO

MUU Performance Voyage 6, touring internationally

Big Round Open Game, SCHAUT & Mal Seh’n Kino, Frankfurt am Main, February - SOLO

The Bends, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Jan/Feb - SOLO

Rundgang 15, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - Feb

2015

Speed Show, I: Project Space, Beijing

OFFM Public Art Panels, Billboard project in Frankfurt am Main

Nothing Anywhere, Elam Projectspace Gallery, Auckland Festival of Photography, June - SOLO

Open Frame Award, Film Festival GoEast, Museum Wiesbaden, March/April

Frankfurt New Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein / Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, 23 Jan 2015 - 26 April

Rundgang 15, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - February

2014

SUNdogs, Galerie Parisa Kind with Sweat No.5, Frankfurt am Main, June/July

The Shelter, Slade School of Fine Art, London, England, March

Lichter Art Award finalists exhibition, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - March

Rundgang 14, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - February

2013
Videobrasil, 18th Festival Internacional de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo, Brazil, November '13 - February '14

Elif Erkan, Andrew de Freitas, Lina Hermsdorf, Alexey Vanushkin, Solalanotte - curated by Aurélia Defrance, Frankfurt am Main, August/September

Screentests and Dailies, Corner Window Gallery, Auckland, June/July - SOLO

Mille Feuillets, ENSAPC YGREC, Paris, France - March/April

On Dinh Dong, Mobile Academy Hà Nôi Hôi An Sài Gòn Bá Linh, District Kunst- und Kulturförderung, July
&
Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May
&
Goethe-Institut, Hanoi, Vietnam, April

Rundgang 13, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - February

2012
Contested Site: Archives and the City, FOFA Gallery, Montréal, Canada, Oct 22 - Nov 17

Triple Index, Confluence Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada - June/July - DUO

Ängelholm Invernational Video Art Festival, Ängelholm, Sweden - April

2011
Magic Death Flow, Philosopher's Knoll, The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada - Dec. - SOLO

Syzygies, Entopic Group [online], Dec - SOLO

40Hz, Eastern Bloc, Montréal, March - SOLO


2010

Harinama-Sankirtana / Sainte-Catherine, Auberge Alter, Montréal, Oct - SOLO

Correspondences - Bezalel, Yaffo 23 / Jerusalem, Oct 26 —Dec 17

MMX Berlin Show VI, Aug 27-Oct 10 - Art Fair Chaos Berlin, Oct 6-10

L’Espace Quotidien, site-specific public screening program, Dalhousie - Les Journées de la Culture / Urban Occupations Urbaines, Montréal, 24-26 Sep - SOLO
&
The Darling Foundry - 'Manège à la Darling', Montréal, 14 Oct

Nature Morte, collaboration with designer Marie-Julie Dessaivre (By Dessaivre), Les Journées de la Culture, Montréal, Sep - SOLO

Behind the Scenes, Viewpoint Gallery, Halifax, Canada - exhibition in partnership with the Atlantic Film Festival - Aug 31- Oct 3

Indirect Simulation, Entopic Group (online), June

One Hour Photo, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC - May 8 - June 6

Gestures, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University - Columbus, Ohio. February 9 – March 3
&
Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, Ohio - March 29 - April 29


2009
Union Fish, Group Exhibition in participation with Britomart Precinct, Union Fish Co. Heritage Building, Auckland CBD, 12 - 17 June

Drawings, Invitational group show – North Art, Auckland, 25 May – 14 June.

Color and Shape, Entopic Group (online), April

Aotea Square Hoardings Artwork Project, by invitation of Auckland City Council, Artstation Toi Tu, 15-21 April

ROOT / CANAL, City Art Rooms, Auckland, 3 – 28 Feb - SOLO

2008
School of General Knowledge, George Fraser Gallery. Auckland, 18 Sep – 25 Oct - SOLO

Nameless (2) Group Show, Depot Artspace, Devonport, Oct

Temporary Cinema, 212 Symonds St, Auckland, 18 Oct - DUO

Digital Fringe, Melbourne Fringe Festival, 24 September - 12 October

Atomspheres, Window Gallery, Auckland, May/June - SOLO

Henrietta and Lola Ann Tunbridge Watercolour Award, Finalist, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, August

Over Water Upon, rectangleBox, Auckland, July - SOLO



FILM FESTIVALS / SCREENINGS


Skyscrapers Aren't Only About Height
Film Festival GoEast, Wiesbaden, April 2015

Städelschule Rundgang, Deutsches Filmmuseum / Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt am Main, February 2015

Fuckmeadows
Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt am Main, March 2014

Städelschule Rundgang, Deutsches Filmmuseum / Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt am Main, February 2013

Almanac, London, United Kingdom, 21 December 2013

Last Resort
District Kunst- und Kulturförderung, Berlin - July 2013

Des Deux Côtes
18º Festival de Arte Contemporânea Sesc_Videobrasil - 6.11.13 - 2.2.14, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Evil and Pop Culture, Cinema Xcèntric - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona , May 2011

Black Hole
A Trilogy On Darkness, Percival Space, Oslo, December 2012

Standing Wave
Percival Space, Oslo, March 2013

Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Dawson City, Yukon, April 2013

I Will Get Up and Go Now
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International, March 2013

Deutsches Filmmuseum / Deutsches Filminstitut, Frankfurt am Main, February 2013

Cornwall Film Festival, Cornwall, UK - November 2012

It's Three in the Afternoon
Ängelholm Invernational Video Art Festival, Ängelholm, Sweden - April 2012

Don't Hold Your Breath, Silo Park, White Night, Auckland Arts Festival, New Zealand - March 2013

Greener On The Other Side, Berlin–Chongqing Video Art Festival, Organhaus Chongqin, China, March 2011

Performance Post Appropriation, Nightingale Theatre, Chicago, April 2011

Surprise Stefani
MVT2, Clocktower Gallery, New York, November 2012

L'Espace Quotidien
Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie [FICFA] 2010

7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, 10th-20th Feb 2011, Meinblau e.V. Berlin, Germany

Sink In The Water
Giguk VideoArt Festival 2010, Geißen - Germany

Music Video For Lucretius
Deep Leap - Microcinema, Portland, Oregon

Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco California, Dec 15 2009 / Jan 17


COMMISSIONS


2012
Screentest project for POP Montréal / DUMMY Magazine

I Will Get Up and Go Now - Hand-processed 8mm film for FEAST and The Sensory Trust, Cornwall, UK

2011
Environmental & stage installation, POP Montréal & Société des Arts Technologiques [SAT], Montréal

Bigfoot EP, Interactive online video piece, audiovisual collaboration with musician Nick Smith

Morning Sun, Video with Boutique Lustre and The Ruby Suns [Sub Pop Records]

2010
It’s Three in the Morning, HD Video, 1min 20s. Collaboration with musician PJB

Sink in the Water, HD video, 6min 18s, with Jason Ajemian of Who Cares How Long You Sink

2009
Adobe Flats, Grey Lynn Park public artwork, commissioned by the Auckland City Council

Album artwork / CD packaging design, Bear Cat Xiong Mao


IMPLICATIONS



Participant in CAPACETE 2015, Rio de Janeiro, February - December 2015

Co-founder, SWEAT, bulletin and online community, 2013 - ongoing.

Residency at the Bruno Arts Bank, Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada, August 2012.

Workshop The Borders of Language with Sandra Alvarez de Toledo, Paul Domela, Dominique Hurth, Imogen Stidworthy, Hajra Waheed, Fondació Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Feb 2012

Residency at Can Xalant, Mataró, Barcelona, Spain - Jan-March 2012

Residency, Something in the Water; A Search for the Turn of the Backwash with Adam Chodzko, Simon Starling & Martin Clark - The Banff Center, Alberta, Canada. Nov / Dec 2011.

Founder, multi-disciplinary creative production studio, Newfoundland Tack, Montréal, depuis 2010

Co-founder, Port Vanderlay music publishing organisation, 2012

Founder/Editor, P O N D print magazine and P O O L anthology

Studio/production residency, Auberge Alter, Montréal, Sep/Oct 2010

Member, Mainfilm artist-run production centre, Montréal, 2009 - current

Display Artist, Urban Outfitters - Montréal, 2009 - 2010 - view portfolio

Writer/Photographer, The Whaling Ship, 2009-2010

Affiliate artist, Entopic Group

rectangleBox window gallery, Auckland City, 2006-2008. (Manager/Curator)

Roulé Boulé, Independent bread delivery service by bicycle - Boulangerie Guillaume, Montréal, 2011 - ongoing.

Crewmember/Cook, Sailing Yacht Ferdinand, Fiji Islands 2009



PUBLICATIONS/PRESS/AWARDS/COLLECTIONS



PRE Real Estate Deutschland Prize, Award for outstanding achievement in the field of film / video, 2015

Filigran Prize for Best Performance during Rundgang 2014, Städelschule

China Airlines published at TEXTO, 2013

PRE Real Estate Deutschland Prize, Award for outstanding achievement in the field of film / video, 2013

Barometer, Paperback fiction, 104 pp. Printed in the Czech Republic, 2013.

The Divisibility of Parts - Printed text with debossed ink cover. 10 pp. hand-bound [print only] edition of 20 - 2011

Direct Sunlight published at The 22 Magazine.

The Lines Between Things, drawn series, 60 pp. hand-bound edition of 10, 2011

Nip It In The Bud published by Valeveil

Correspondences in Artforum, December 2010

Snap! Magazine, issue 10, March 2010

Collection of the Wallace Arts Trust, Feb 2009

Senior Prize in Philosophy, University of Auckland, 2008.

AUT University - Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship, 2005



DIRECTORIAL / CINEMATOGRAPHY / PRODUCTION


2015

Production, Interview with Antonio Dias, Galerie Nara Roesler, Rio de Janiero

Production, Interview with Daniel Buren, Galerie Nara Roesler, Rio de Janiero

2014

Production/Sound, Paul McCarthy & Mike Bouchet, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

Cinematography [16mm], Ahold of Get the Things To, Dir: Daniel Jacoby

2013

Cinematography, Parade, Anne Imhof, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main

2012

Concept/Direction/Production, Marazul, Southern Shores [Cascine Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Reality and A Clue, Music Video for Cool Rainbows [L’il Chief Records]

Sound & Montage, Michèle Lamy for What's Contemporary

Concept/Direction/Production, Silver, Music Video for RxGibbs [Cascine]

2011

Concept/Direction/Production, Night In The Ocean, Music Video for Young Magic [Carpark Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Southern Summer Sun, Music Video for Cool Rainbows [L’il Chief Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Yer Not A Sunrise, Music Video for Kieran Blake [Port Vanderlay]

Concept/Direction/Production, Offers, Music Video for Memory Tapes [Carpark Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, My Heart, Music Video for Loney Dear [Polyvinyl Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Rio, Music Video for Adventure [Carpark Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Surprise Stefani, Video for Dan Deacon [Carpark Records]

Concept/Direction/Production, Comin' Through, Music video for The War On Drugs [Secretly Canadian Records]