Angela Tiatia (NZ/AU)
Image: Angela Tiatia, Holding On (video still), 2015. Courtesy the artist and Buxton Contemporary.
Born 1973, Auckland, New Zealand
Lives and works Sydney, Australia
Angela Tiatia’s artistic practice explores contemporary culture, drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place, often through the lenses of history and popular culture. Tiatia’s work confronts ideas that range from the intimate to the universal, often informed from her perspective and experiences as a Samoan woman.
Her work is held in numerous public collections including: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAG GOMA), Brisbane; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington; Australian War Memorial Museum, Canberra; the Australian Museum, Sydney; the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Christchurch.
Tiatia has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards and commisions, including: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (2021); Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia (2021); Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2019); Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Artist Award (2018) and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (2018).
Her work has also featured in numerous national and international festivals and exhibitions, including the Archibald Prize, Sir John Sulman Prize, the John Fries Art Award, the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival