NEW ZEALAND AT VENICE

ARSENALE - TESA DELL'ISOLOTTO

May 13 - November 26      2017

The Arts Council of Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is proud to present Lisa Reihana as New Zealand’s artist for the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2017.

“La Biennale di Venezia represents an incomparable opportunity for New Zealand artists to show their work on the world stage. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious international contemporary art exhibition, attended by key curators, writers, collectors and attracting enormous public interest.”
– Arts Council Chairman, Dr Dick Grant
in Pursuit of Venus [infected] has already captured a huge New Zealand audience and international attention with its sensuous reimagining of people, place and time. In Venice in 2017 Lisa Reihana will present a further evolution of her vast and beguiling vision, with new accompanying work. The exhibition will be irresistible.”
– Commissioner, Alastair Carruthers

Artist profile - Lisa Reihana

Lisa Reihana (b. 1964) lives and works in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Reihana’s work has featured in significant museums and major exhibition projects including Global Feminisms at Brooklyn Museum; the Havana Biennale; the Noumea Biennale; the Liverpool Biennale; the International Arts Festival at Samstag Museum, Adelaide; the 12th Biennale of Sydney; the Auckland Triennial at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; the 2nd and 4th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art; Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific at Asia Society Museum, New York; the Amsterdam Film + Media Arts Festival; imagineNATIVE, New Media & Film Festival Toronto; The Trickster at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea; and Toi Toi Toi at Museum Fridericianum, Kassel.
She has undertaken numerous international residencies and commissions, was made an Arts Laureate by the New Zealand Arts Foundation in 2014, and received the Te Tohu Toi Ke Te Waka Toi Maori Arts Innovation Award from Creative New Zealand.
Reihana was shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize at the Singapore Art Museum in 2014 for in Pursuit of Venus. She was also shortlisted for the Double Take Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2009 and the Walters Prize 2008 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki for Digital Marae. She has recently been shortlisted for the Walters Prize 2016 for in Pursuit of Venus [infected].
She completed a Masters in Design from the School of Visual Art and Design, Unitec in Auckland in 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1987.

Artist profile - Lisa Reihana

Lisa Reihana (b. 1964) lives and works in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Reihana’s work has featured in significant museums and major exhibition projects including Global Feminisms at Brooklyn Museum; the Havana Biennale; the Noumea Biennale; the Liverpool Biennale; the International Arts Festival at Samstag Museum, Adelaide; the 12th Biennale of Sydney; the Auckland Triennial at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; the 2nd and 4th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art; Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific at Asia Society Museum, New York; the Amsterdam Film + Media Arts Festival; imagineNATIVE, New Media & Film Festival Toronto; The Trickster at Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, South Korea; and Toi Toi Toi at Museum Fridericianum, Kassel.
She has undertaken numerous international residencies and commissions, was made an Arts Laureate by the New Zealand Arts Foundation in 2014, and received the Te Tohu Toi Ke Te Waka Toi Maori Arts Innovation Award from Creative New Zealand.
Reihana was shortlisted for the Signature Art Prize at the Singapore Art Museum in 2014 for in Pursuit of Venus. She was also shortlisted for the Double Take Anne Landa Award, Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2009 and the Walters Prize 2008 at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki for Digital Marae. She has recently been shortlisted for the Walters Prize 2016 for in Pursuit of Venus [infected].
She completed a Masters in Design from the School of Visual Art and Design, Unitec in Auckland in 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1987.

Emissaries

Pavilion: Arsenale

Tesa Dell'Isolotto (Arsenale di Venezia)

In 2017 the New Zealand pavilion will be in the Tesa dell'Isolotto. An historic naval warehouse and one of the oldest buildings in the Arsenale, the pavilion is located in the historic shipyard of Venice where in the past ocean-ready sailing vessels were built at a rate of one per day and still operates as a naval basin.
This is the first time the New Zealand pavilion has been within the Arsenale, one of La Biennale di Venezia’s official exhibition areas. Many permanent national pavilions and part of the curated exhibition are located in the Arsenale.
 

Getting there:

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Vaporetto

ACTV lines 1 and 4.1 to Arsenale stop.
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Walking

Tesa dell'Isolotto is located at the end of Artiglierie in the Isolotto grouping, alongside the lagoon and near the 19th century hydraulic crane.

May 13th to November 26th, 2017

Giardini and Arsenale closed on Mondays (except May 15th, August 14th, September 4th, October 30th, and November 20th, 2017)

Opening hours

Giardini from 10.00am to 6.00pm
Arsenale from 10.00am to 6.00pm (from 10.00 to 8.00pm on Fridays and Saturdays from May 13th until September 30th only)

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The Project Team

Team Members

Senior Manager

Cath Cardiff

Creative New Zealand,
Arts Council of New Zealand
Toi Aotearoa

Project Co-ordinator

Cassandra Wilson

Creative New Zealand,
Arts Council of New Zealand
Toi Aotearoa

Communications

Helen Isbister, Matt Allen, Sarah Pomeroy

Creative New Zealand,
Arts Council of New Zealand
Toi Aotearoa

Business Service Team

Angus Evison, Jacqui Cummack, Paul Dow

Creative New Zealand,
Arts Council of New Zealand
Toi Aotearoa


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Representatives

Rhana Devenport, Scott Everson, Andrew Davidson and Rachel Walmsley

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Representatives

Charlotte Davy, Sarah Farrar and Megan Tamati-Quennell


Publication Team

Publication management

Catherine Hammond

Printer

Australian Book Connection

Publisher

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Curatorial Intern

Ngahuia Raima Harrison

Partners and Sponsors

Project Leader

Arts Council New Zeland Toi Aotearoa

Key Partner

Te Papa Our Place

Presenting Partner

Auckland Art Gallery Toi Tamaki

Supporting Sponsor

Allpress Espresso

Hospitality Sponsor

Estate Black

Project Leader

Arts Council New Zeland Toi Aotearoa

Key Partner

tepapa

Presenting Partner

Auckland Art Gallery Toi Tamaki

Supporting Sponsor

Allpress Espresso

Hospitality Sponsor

Estate Black

For more details contact Leigh Melville:

+64 (021) 406 678 or leigh@artandobject.co.nz

For more details contact Leigh Melville:

+64 (021) 406 678 or leigh@artandobject.co.nz

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the
NZ at Venice Patrons

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the NZ at Venice Patrons