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Artspace welcomes Kalisolaite ‘Uhila as an Artspace studio resident for 2016

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:30:01 p.m.

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Artspace welcomes Kalisolaite ‘Uhila as an Artspace studio resident for 2016.

Earlier in this year Kalisolaite was part of the exhibition 'Politics of Sharing - On Collective Wisdom’. The exhibition conceived by Misal Adnan Yildiz from Artspace, and ifa's Elke aus dem Moore that opened at the ifa Galerie Berlin in May, and moved to the ifa Stuttgart in July. At Artspace, Kalisolaite will carry out research towards a new project that will be shown in ‘Politics of Sharing’ when the exhibition opens in Auckland in December.

Born in Tonga and living in Aotearoa New Zealand, performance artist Kalisolaite ‘Uhila draws inspiration from daily routines and everyday actions. Since graduating from AUT with a Bachelor in Visual Arts in 2010, there has been great critical, public and media interest in his performances. Often drawing inspiration from his heritage and environment, Kalisolaite blends his cultural practice and powerful performance together to highlight his own unique perspective of the world in which he lives. The artist is currently studying towards his Masters in Performance and Media Arts.

The Artspace Studio is kindly supported by Jan Warburton.

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