Shannon Te Ao


Art Summit 2024

13 June —
15 June 2024

various locations in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces film screening

7.30PM — 9.00PM
03 April 2024

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta


The Polyphonic Sea

By Emma O'Neill


Presented at Bundanon Art Museum, deep in the territory of the Dharawal and Dhurga language groups, The Polyphonic Sea features new commissions and recontextualised work by Antonia Barnett McIntosh, Andrew Beck, Ruth Buchanan, The Estate of L. Budd, Sione Faletau, Samuel Holloway and et al., Sarah Hudson, Sonya Lacey, Nova Paul, Sriwhana Spong and Shannon Te Ao.


On Measuring Distance: THE FIELD

By Helen Hughes


Art historian Helen Hughes examines how THE FIELD—featuring work by Ming Ranginui, Shannon Te Ao and Shiraz Sadikeen, and curated by Tamsen Hopkinson at Gertrude Contemporary in Naarm Melbourne—inhabits the spaces between categories and haunts institutional memories through a unique curatorial approach.


Shannon Te Ao, Mare Amoris | Sea of Love

25 July 2023 —
20 January 2024

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia


12 Aotearoa artists, The Polyphonic Sea

08 July —
08 October 2023

Bundanon Art Gallery, Shoalhaven, Australia


Tamsen Hopkinson, Ming Ranginui, Shiraz Sadikeen, Shannon Te Ao, Octopus 23: THE FIELD

15 April —
11 June 2023

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia


Reimagined Futures

By Johanna Bear


Featuring work from Aotearoa artists Edith Amituanai, Brian Fuata, Christina Pataialii, Shannon Novak and Shannon Te Ao as well as collaborators from Aotearoa in the project Kā Paroro o Haumumu: Coastal Flows / Coastal Incursions, this piece from writer and curator Johanna Bear considers the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial’s celebration of Indigenous futures, collaborative and community-based practices, and new ways of understanding the world around us. 


Time and Water

By Maya Wilson-Sanchez


Presented earlier this year at Oakville Galleries in Canada, Shannon Te Ao's two-channel video and sound installation Ka mua, ka muri recently opened at Remai Modern, Saskatoon. In this part essay, part dialogue, writer Maya Wilson-Sanchez examines Te Ao's new project, and meditates on the relationships between indigenous populations in colonised nations.


With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

By Andrew Clifford


Andrew Clifford writes on Shannon Te Ao’s installation, With the sun aglow I have my pensive moods, one of four key new commissions for the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival.


This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art

By Will Gresson


Will Gresson reviews the book This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art, by Anthony Byrt, published in 2016.


Ruth Buchanan, Emma Fitts, Lily Gentile and Shannon Te Ao, Evolution of Galaxies

08 April —
23 April 2022

MADA Gallery (Monash University), Melbourne, Australia


Edith Amituanai, Brian Fuata, Alex Monteith, Shannon Novak, Christina Pataialii and Shannon Te Ao at the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art

04 December 2021 —
25 April 2022

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia


Shannon Te Ao: With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

27 July —
27 August 2017

Gladstone Court, Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland


Bridget Reweti and Shannon Te Ao, Being in Place

12 May —
02 June 2018

Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.


Shannon Te Ao for Edinburgh Art Festival ​

30 July —
30 August 2020



Shannon Te Ao: Ka mua, ka muri

26 January 2020 —
03 January 2021

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square, Oakville, Canada 26.01.2020 — 22.03.2020; Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada 13.08.2020 — 03.01.2021


Vivian Lynn, Shannon Te Ao & Bad Fiji Gyals at Gwangju Biennale

01 April —
09 May 2021

Gwangju, South Korea