Yvonne Todd (NZ)

Image: Yvonne Todd, [Morka(detail)], 2017. type C photograph from 8x10 film  140 x 110 cm  Courtesy of the artist

Image: Yvonne Todd, Morka(detail), 2017. type C photograph from 8x10 film 140 x 110 cm Courtesy of the artist

Born 1973, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Aotearoa (New Zealand).


Using a large format analogue film camera, Yvonne Todd explores and revises photographic conventions. Her work both absorbs and eschews overused imagery distilled from a range of sources – fashion, advertising, product photography, portraiture, film and television. By reworking photographic tropes and clichés, she produces strange, unsettling images, which are juxtaposed in unexpected and provocative ways. Exhibiting since 1997, Todd has work in the collections of all major Australasian public art galleries and has been included in numerous major public-gallery exhibitions. The breadth of her work was showcased in a major survey exhibition, ‘Creamy Psychology’, at City Gallery Wellington in 2015. It was the first time City Gallery gave the entire gallery space to one artist. Yvonne Todd has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland and lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).

PHOTO 2021 Events

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  • Bowness Family Foundation
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