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Benevolent nipples dripping nectar of the youth. I am no longer a mother, but a deposit of cellular memory making contact with divinity. My services include full access to the intimate histories and biomythographies of my diasporic children.
The project of finding epistemologies. Undoing the colonial endeavour in all its manifestations. Bearing witness to histories that manifest through the body. The trace of violence as found through self-sovereignty.
Ruth Ige born in Nigeria and based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Ige is chiefly concerned with exploring blackness, producing images that centre people of colour while remaining untethered from particular places or times.
Sione Monu is an interdisciplinary visual artist of Tongan decent. He uses instagram (visit @sione93) as an art tool, to create artworks that utilises the platform as a way of re-indigenising space and creating a narrative relevant to queer indigenous bodies for his community to engage with the works. A recent member of the arts collective, FAFSWAG. His is a graduate of a diploma in fine arts from Campbelltown Tafe, Sydney. Monu has shown work at Object space, Fresh Gallery Otara, and recently Public enjoy Gallery as part of collective, WITCH BITCH. Sione is currently based in Auckland New Zealand.
Joanna Neumegan born 1992 is an artist currently living and working in Auckland. She graduated with a BFA (Hons) from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2014. Her practice is largely interdisciplinary and is currently focussed on representations of mental illness and death in canonical fictional novels (specifically Wuthering Heights and Mrs Dalloway) relating this to a personal experience of trauma, body dysmorphia and bulimia. She seeks to unearth common threads between these themes in both non fictional and fictional histories forging seemingly disparate connections to create new narratives.
Samuel Te Kani
Mentor: Hamishi Farah
Curatorial support: Bridget Riggir-Cuddy with Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua