Shannon Te Ao

Shannon Te Ao


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium


Artist Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) will talk about his work Untitled (Malady) in Māori Moving Image: An Open Archive, and consider recent work that in various ways resonates with a conception of time found in the whakatauki Ka mua, ka muri, ‘walking backwards into the future’.

Also a writer, curator and the winner of the 2016 Walters Prize, Te Ao is a senior lecturer at Massey University’s Whiti o Rehua School of Art in Wellington. The majority of Te Ao's recent artistic output has involved investigation and response to material drawn from Māori paradigms, and testing the implications of alternative creative, social and linguistic models in relation to contemporary video art and other performative practices.