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Erena Arapere

Lecturer

School of Art

Professional

Prizes and Awards

  • Mata Aho Collective:Kaokao selected as finalist work of art for the Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018, Singapore. - Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize 2018, Singapore. (2017)
  • The Space Between: Technology Collaboration and the Future. Indigenous Practicum Residency. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada. This residency welcomes Indigenous visual artists, curators, and scholars from all nations around the world to gather here on Treaty 7 Territory. Participants will create new work, collaborate, and investigate technology as a decolonial tool to discuss culture, contemporary art practice, and the future. - Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (2019)
  • Mata Aho Collective Residency: November 2018 Whakatane Museum, Visit Whakaari (White Island) - Whakatane Museum (2018)

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Arapere, E., & Arapere, R. (2020, July 22). Amorangi. (No. of Pieces: 3) Palmerston North, Thermostat Gallery (22 Jul 2020 - 8 Aug 2020).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2020, February 21). Amokura. (No. of Pieces: 8) Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, 21 Feb 2020 - 12 April 2020.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2020, September 7). Toioho XXV - Ki Mua, Ki Muri: Tukutuku. [4x Digital Photograph, 420 x 594 mm]. Palmerston Noth, New Zealand: Te Manawa.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2020) Woven Songs, Mata Aho Collective. [Exhibition] Performance happening, Seismic Movements Dhaka Art Summit, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Bangladesh 2020
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., & Arapere, R. (2019, October 1). Gathering Across Moana: Pikau. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Single channel, moving image]. Trinity Square Video, Toronto 1 Oct -27 Oct 2019.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., Reweti, B., & Lander, M. (2019) Atapō: Mata Aho Collective & Maureen Lander. [Exhibition] [Mixed media installation} Toi Tu Toi Ora, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland- Aotearoa (5 Dec 2020 – 9 May 2021
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2019, December 7). Water: Kikomoana, Mata Aho Collective. Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., Reweti, B., & Te Hira, A. (2019) And only sea, Mata Aho Collective. [Exhibition] Public sculpture commissioned by Wellington City Council
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2019) AKA, Mata Aho Collective. [Exhibition] [Marine rope sculpture, 14mx2mx2m] National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa – Canada,
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2019, March 12). Océanie: Kikomoana, Mata Aho Collective. (No. of Pieces: 1) Musée du quai Branly, Paris – France.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2019) Tukutuku: M/other Exhibition. [Exhibition] [digital photograph, 900x600] Whakatane, New Zealand: Whakatane Library and exhibition centre, 20 April 2019 - 07 Aug 2019
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Reweti, B., & Hudson, S. (2019) Mahuika: Mata Aho Collective. Honolulu Biennial 2019: To Make Wrong Right Now. [Exhibition] [Barrier Mesh, Wool, Cable Ties Ten Pennants, 2m x 8m] Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawai’i State Art Museum, 8 Mar 2019 - 5 May 2019
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2018, June 16). Mahinga Kai our gardens, cultivation and food gathering.. (No. of Pieces: 3) [Digital Photograph, 500mmx700mm]. Waikanae, Mahara Gallery..
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2018, May 25). Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize Finalist Exhibition: Kao Kao Mata Aho Collective.. Singapore: National Museum of Singapore.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2018, September 29). Oceania: Kikomoana, Mata Aho Collective. [[Taupaulin, Cotton]]. United Kingdom, London: Royal Academy of Arts 29 Sep 2018 - 10 Dec 2018.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2018) Tauira: Mata Aho Collective. [Exhibition] [Marine Rope, 17mx2m] Wellington New Zealand, The Dowse Art Museum, 04 Aug 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, T., Arapere, E., Reweti, B., & Hudson, S. (2017, June 9). Mata Aho Collective: Making Space. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Large scale textile based installation]. CoCA | Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, TP., Hudson, S, ., & Reweti, B, . (2017) Mata Aho Collective: Kiko Moana. Documenta14. [Exhibition] [Large Scale Textile Installation] Kassel, Germany: Hessisches Landesmuseum, 10 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM., & Jahnke, R. (2016) Te Ao Marama video work for Ata: A Third Reflection. [Exhibition] [High definition video 1080p 16:9 6.45 min] Pataka Art Gallery and Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. 21 Feb - 15 May 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E., Jahnke, R.
Te Tau, TP., Arapere, E., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2016, July 25). Mata Aho Collective: Stop, collaborate and listen.. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Embroidery thread, linen.]. [Embroidery thread, linen] Auckland: Whau the People, 25 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM. (2016, February 2). Tangata: Group exhibition: Whatukura, Mareikura. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Digital Photographs, 420mmx594mm]. Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2016) This is The Cup of Your Heart: Group Exhibition, Pepeha. [Exhibition] [Digital photographs] The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. 12 March - 26 Jun 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Jahnke, RH. (2016, February 13). Ata a third reflection. (No. of Pieces: 16 works (12 new works including new collaborative work). The new works included 9 new wall works; the Karapu, Ripeka and Taimana series (1470 x 1470 x 140mm) & the Ata series of free-standing plinth works (1473 x 1506 x1450mm)) [MDF, wood, paint, neon, one way glass, mirror, electricity, high definition video]. Porirua, New Zealand: Pataka Art + Museum.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E., Jahnke, R.
Arapere, EM. (2015) Toioho XX Group Exhibition: Tango Whakaahua. [Exhibition] Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand 4 December 2015 - 4 February 2016
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2015) Nuku Symbols of Mana: Group exhibition, Iriwhakaahua. [Exhibition] [Digital Photograph] The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. 14 February - 10 May 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM. (2015) Te Toi Reikorangi exhibition - E Taku Kōmata. [Exhibition] Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, New Zealand. 13 June - 12 July 2015
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Morse, Valerie, ., Mackenzie-White, Ashley, ., & Teepa, Ati, . (2015, April 21). Disrupting the Narrative: Exhibition and symposium. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Kaokao by Mata Aho Collective] Thistle Hall, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Arapere, E., Reweti, B., & Hudson, S. (2014, April 20). Mata Aho Collective: Disrupting the Narrative. Kaokao 2#.. (No. of Pieces: 1) Wellington: Thistle Hall, 20 Apr 2014 - 27 Apr 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., Reweti, B., & Mata Aho Collective, . (2014) Mata Aho Collective: Maori Art Market. Stop Collaborate and Listen.. [Exhibition] Wellington TSB Arena, 13 Nov 2014 - 16 Nov 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Arapere, E., Reweti, B., & Hudson, S. (2014, July 18). Mata Aho Collective: International Artist Initiated, Mahi Tahi. (No. of Pieces: 1) [Stop motion video]. David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E. (2014) Maori Art Market 2014. [Exhibition] [Digital Photograph] Wellington: TSB Arena, 13 Nov 2104 - 16 Nov 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2014) Mata Aho Collective: We Who Live in Darkness. Te Whare Pora. [Exhibition] [Large scale textile installation] New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington. 14 Jun 2014 - 16 Jul 2014
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, E., Te Tau, TP., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2014, June 6). Mata Aho Collective: Kaokao. (No. of Pieces: 2) [Large scale textile based installation; reflective cloth tape, 2m x 11m. Reconstituted road signs, 3m x 1.3m]. Toi Poneke Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 06 - 28 Jun 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Whaiti, R. (2013) Whare Wānanga. [Exhibition] [Oil and acrylic on canvas, 1600mm x 1500mm (per unit)]. Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand, 10 Aug - 15 Sep 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E., Te Whaiti, R.
Arapere, EM. (2013) Shrines Grottos and Sacred Spaces: Group Exhibition. [Exhibition] [Digital Photograph] The Boardroom Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand. 07 Dec - 08 Dec 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM., Te Tau, T., Reweti, B., Hudson, S., & Mata Aho Collective, . (2013, January 17). Mata Aho Collective: Te Whare Pora. [Large Scale Installation]. Enjoy Public Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 17 Jan - 09 Feb 2013.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM., Te Tau, TP., Reweti, B., Hudson, S., & Mata Aho Collective, . (2013) Mata Aho Collective: Enjoy Summer Residency.. [Exhibition] [Artist in Residence] Wellington: Enjoy Public Art Gallery. 17 Jan 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Arapere, E., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2013) Mata Aho Collective: Old Hall Gigs.. [Exhibition] [Mink Blanket textile installation, 10mx5m ] Wellington, Vogelmorn Hall, 18 May 2013
[Artwork]Authored by: Arapere, E.

Conference

Arapere, E., Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2020, February). Histories of Indigenous Resistance and Gender in South Asia and the Pacific. Presented at Seismic Movements Dhaka Art Summit 2020
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Arapere, EM., Te Tau, TP., Reweti, B., & Hudson, S. (2017, June). Mata Aho Collective. Presented at Islands on sale. London, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Smith, H., Pohio, N., Tawhio, T., Hudson, S., Arapere, E., & Te Tau, TP.(2017, September). Mata Aho Collective: Tai Ahiahi///Tai Awatea: Curating Contemporary Māori Art. .
[Conference]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Arapere, E., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2017, April). Exploring International Pathways symposium, presentation by Mata Aho Collective. Presented at Tertiary Forum. Government House, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Arapere, E.

Other

Arapere, E., TeTau, T., Hudson, S., & Reweti, B. (2019, March). Mata Aho Collective: Honolulu Biennial, Making Rope: Indigenous knowledge and collective practice.. Presented at Honolulu Bienniel Hub at Ward Village.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, T., Hudson, S., Reweti, B., & Arapere, E. (2018, September). Oceania Symposium: Panel: Contemporary Art and Heritage.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Arapere, E.Contributed to by: Arapere, E.
Te Tau, TP., Hudson, S., Reweti, B., & Arapere, E. (2017). Mata Aho Collective. "An Art Matriarch: Why Maureen Lander is a Boss.". : Pantograph Punch
[Internet publication]Authored by: Arapere, E.

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Jan 2013 - Online
    Collaborative work presented on mink blankets
    Exhibition Review of Mata Aho Collective Te Whare Pora by Mark Amery