New Zealand at Venice  

Five New Zealand artists have been invited to exhibit at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

For the first time, New Zealand Aotearoa has a significant number of artists participating in the the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. 

At the invitation of curator, Adriano Pedrosa, a total of eight New Zealand works will be shown from artists: Brett Graham, Fred Graham, Mataaho Collective, Sandy Adsett and Selwyn Wilson. 

Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere, is the theme of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia and brings together work from artists around the world.  

Adriano Pedrosa explains, the expression Stranieri Ovunque has several meanings.

“First of all, that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners— they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner.” 

Brett Graham

Brett Graham (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) is a sculptor who employs a range of mediums and techniques to create striking installations 

Fred Graham

Fred Graham ONZM (Ngāti Koroki Kahukura, Tainui) is a renowned carver, painter and seminal figure in Aotearoa’s contemporary Māori art movement 

Mataaho Collective

Mataaho Collective is a collaboration between four Māori women who create large-scale installations with a single authorship 

Sandy Adsett

Dr Sandy Adsett MNZM (Ngāti Pahauwera) is a revered New Zealand artist and painter with experience in carving, weaving, costume and stage design 

Selwyn Te Ngareatua Wilson (1927-2022)

Selwyn Te Ngareatua Wilson (Ngāti Manu, Ngāti Hine) was considered one of the founding figures of Māori modernism