Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea) is an artist, curator, and writer. Currently, Borell is Curator Taonga Māori at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and lectures in the University of Auckland Art History Department on Māori art history. As Curator, Māori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Nigel curated the ground-breaking 2020-21 exhibition Toi Tu Toi Ora. Prior to that he was Associate Curator Māori at Auckland War Memorial Museum and Kaiwhakahaere Toi o Manukau; Māori Arts Manager, Auckland Council-South. He holds a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2002 and is himself a practicing artist.