On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, 2011, Video impression
Date: 12.06 — 11.09
screening of the contribution
of New Zealand to the
54th Venice Biennale
New Zealands contribution to 54th Venice Biennale
Michael Parekowhai (1968) is ‘selected by Jenny Harper, New Zealands Commisioner of the 54th Biennale di Venezia 2011. It was with great pleasure I enjoyed this sculptural installation “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer”. Michael Parekowhai or in Mâori Ngäti Whakarongo. He is of Päkehä decent and is one of New Zealand’s most dynamic contemporary artists. His contribution is timely, compelling and memorable.
He graduated with a BFA (1990) and MFA (2000) from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, and became an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate in 2001.
Micheal Parekowhai currently holds the position of Associate Professor in Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. He lives and works in Auckland.
Showcases 54th Venice Biennale. Sea’s Project Space Tilburg at Gust van Dijk, Tivlolistraat 22 te Tilburg: 12th June until 11th September 2011.