Talofa lava! Introducing the Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti artist,
Christopher Ulutupu is a video artist of Samoan (Falelatai, Siumu, Safotu), Niuean and German descent currently residing in Pōneke. He has an MFA from Massey University, Wellington and a Bachelor of Performance Design (Hons) from Massey University and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.
Christopher’s art practice is autobiographical by nature and often reflects on personal relationships, experiences and ideas related to identity and belonging. He regularly collaborates with family, friends and untrained actors. His video and performance work explores landscape, the constructions of colonial narratives and experiences of Pacific diaspora. Through his work, Christopher seeks to re-contextualise stereotypical representations of Pacific people and offer new ways of exploring the effects of colonisation.
Moana Waiwai, Moana Pāti is on at Tautai Gallery till 25 September
Tuesday to Friday – 10am – 4pm
Saturday – 11am – 4pm