Mata Aho Collective
On Wet Ontologies, Fluid Hierarchies and Hope-Soaked Propositions at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney
By Emma O'Neill
This year’s Biennale of Sydney, titled rīvus, included the work of Aotearoa-based artists Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi and Mata Aho Collective. Emma O’Neill, a writer working on Gadigal Land, responds to the exhibition and some of the work presented by the 89 participants invited to interact with different forms and bodies of water.
Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi and Mata Aho Collective at the 23rd Biennale of Sydney
12 March —
13 June 2022
Mata Aho Collective at the Toronto Biennial of Art
26 March —
05 June 2022
Arsenal Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada
Mata Aho Collective at the Dhaka Art Summit
By Pauline Autet
We finish our first series focusing on the Asia region with Contemporary HUM Editor Pauline Autet interviewing Mata Aho Collective on their participation in the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh in February 2020, where they partook in panel discussions and practised a type of waiata (song) called a pātere.
By James Belich, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams, Pauline Autet
Missed HUM's panel discussion Whose Oceania? in London? We're excited to publish the transcript of this discussion, which proved to be a stimulating talk interrogating the themes and issues addressed in the exhibition Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as well as the responses to it from across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa.
Seeing documenta 14 from the other south
By Jon Bywater
New Zealand critic Jon Bywater discusses documenta 14 and the work of participating artists from Aotearoa New Zealand, Ralph Hotere, Mata Aho Collective and Nathan Pohio, marking the first time New Zealand artists have been included in documenta.
Islands on Sale
By Alastair Carruthers, Contemporary HUM, Mata Aho Collective, Tessa Giblin
In this panel discussion between Erena Baker and Bridget Reweti (Mata Aho Collective), Alastair Carruthers (Commissioner of NZ at Venice 2017) and Tessa Giblin (Commissioner and Curator of Ireland at Venice 2017), the participants discuss globalisation, national identity, the politics of representation and New Zealand's role in contemporary international art discourse.
Mata Aho Collective at documenta 14
10 June —
17 September 2017
documenta 14 - Kassel, Germany
Conference: Islands on Sale, New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace
30 June —
01 July 2017
Regent’s University, London & University of Northampton, U.K.
Oceania, at the Royal Academy
29 September —
10 December 2018
The Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K.
Janet Lilo, Mata Aho Collective, Kalisolaite 'Uhila, Rosanna Raymond and Natalie Robertson at Honolulu Biennial
08 March —
05 May 2019
Oceania tours to Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
12 March —
07 July 2019
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
Closing weekend of Océanie
28 June —
30 June 2019
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
Mata Aho Collective at National Gallery of Canada
08 November 2019 —
05 April 2020
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Mata Aho Collective at Dhaka Art Summit
07 February —
15 February 2020
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Islands on Sale
Panel discussion in London
A panel discussion organised by Contemporary HUM on globalisation, national identity and the politics of representation at New Zealand Studies Network conference ISLANDS ON SALE, Regent's University London, 1 July 2017.