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Lana Lopesi

Lana is a writer, designer and artist as well as editor of Hashtag500words

  • Sponge Mentality (2016)
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Day One

    Wintec Hub, Events Room 1

Lana is going to provide insight into her own diverse creative practice and recent projects and also talk about what it means being an indigenous woman working across creative industries.

Earlier this year she spent a month in China on a curatorial research trip working toward an exhibition for ST PAUL St Gallery exploring how food sovereignty reveals complex relationships of migrant labour between China and the Pacific. In March she completed a research residency at RM Gallery developing a public New Zealand Social Practice archive and from April to July was on an Artist residency at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan where she attempted to expand existing connections across the Pacific to open up shared indigenous dialogues. 

Lana graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) from Elam School of Fine, The University of Auckland. She has exhibited extensively nationwide and her writing has been published across a number of platforms in print and online.