Rachael Rakena, Fez Fa’anana & Brian Fuata

Creator and video artist

(New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia)

Rachael Rakena is a Maori artist and video artists who works, frequently in collaboration with others, to create richly-layered performative installations, DVDs and digital stills. She has a Master of Fine Arts (Distinction) and is a lecturer at Massey University, School of Maori Visual Arts. She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Germany,
Poland, Lithuania, France, Britain and the United States. In 2007, Aniwaniwa a collaborative project with Brett Graham was included in the collateral events section of the 2007 Venice Biennale. In 2006, she and Graham represented New Zealand at the Sydney Biennial with the collaborative installation UFOB. Other major international exhibitions of recent years have included Pasifika Styles at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and in Dateline:Contemporary Art from the Pacific at NeuerBerliner Kunstverein.