Terri Te Tau

Terri Te Tau Massey University

Terri Te Tau is working towards a Doctorate in Fine Arts at Te Pūtahi a Toi, Massey University. Terri’s research incorporates the use of sculpture, sound, video and theory with the aim of exploring creative resistance to the power dynamics of surveillance practice.

Terri is of Rangitāne and Ngāti Kahungunu descent and grew up in the Wairarapa region. She completed a Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts at Massey in 2008 followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Māori Visual Arts. In 2009 she moved to Paris where she was granted a summer residency at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design. That same year she worked on a collaboration with Swedish performance artists ‘The Mob’ at the Jungh Hunke festival in Aarhus, Denmark.

Terri enjoys a collaborative approach to both performance and visual arts and recently undertook a residency at Enjoy Gallery in Wellington as part of the Mata Aho Collective, producing a show titled Te Wharepora. She also performs in an on-going collaborative musical project The Live Human Jukebox.   

‘Mā te huruhuru te manu ka rere - It is the feathers that enable the bird to fly’

Read more about Terri's work on the Stuff website.

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