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The 5th Auckland Triennial NZ artists


Auckland Art Gallery
Auckland Museum
Fresh Gallery Otara
George Fraser Gallery
Gus Fisher Gallery
NZ Film Archive
Silo Six

Ten artists and collectives from around New Zealand will present their work at If you were
to live here …, the free three-month festival of contemporary art that will be the largest
Auckland Triennial to date.

Curated by Hou Hanru, one of the most influential curators in the world today, the Triennial
will see local and international artists transforming Auckland spaces. The Triennial invites
discussion, the exchange of ideas and creates opportunities to collaborate and connect
with different partners and communities in and out of the city.

New Zealand artists of the 5th Auckland Triennial include:
Interdisciplinary artist Janet Lilo’s new video and sound installation, Right of
Way, 2013, which explores the Auckland artist’s neighbourhood and the people
who share her driveway. Right of Way captures the languages, music and sounds
around Lilo’s home in Avondale, Auckland and includes a 4,000 image
photomontage. Right of Way will show at Artspace, Karangahape Road.

Auckland-based artist Tahi Moore works across video, sound, sculpture and
performance. Exhibiting at Gus Fisher Gallery, Shortland St, Moore uses the
iconic building’s architecture and history, including its former life as the first
purpose built government radio station, to create playful sculptural objects and
five sci-fi videos.

Auckland artist, Peter Robinson was invited by Hou to create a site-specific work
at Auckland Museum. Playing with the hierarchy of workplaces and museum
protocols, Robinson asks museum staff to place colour-coded ‘sticks’ amongst the
museum’s exhibited artefacts. Robinson has recently exhibited at the 18th
Biennale of Sydney (2012) and will present at the upcoming 13th Istanbul

Saffronn Te Ratana, Ngataiharuru Taepa and Hemi Macgregor are
contemporary Māori artists from Palmerston North who combine their individual
practices. Exhibiting at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, their work Ka Kata Te
Po, 2011, is a large, striking installation exploring expressions of tribal authority
and the suppression of tribal voices surrounding the 2007 Urewera incident.


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