Fiona Amundsen's practice engages with social anthropology, combining photography, documentary and historical traumas to produce pseudo ethnographic records. Particularly she is interested in the representation of Anglo-American and Japanese pre/post war narratives, choosing to complicate military histories and memorials.Read More
Amundsen sees herself as a cultural outsider and yet her works are augmented by a uniquely Asia Pacific background. She recieved a master of Social Sciences from the University of Waikato in 2005, and is curently a senior lecturer at AUT in Art Theory/History and Photography, Auckland, New Zealand.
The works include a 14m-tall rope weaving, remixed footage from WWII, and video of newspapers being bleached.
Since 2007 the Asia New Zealand Foundation has run a programme of residency opportunities in Asia for emerging and mid-career New Zealand artists. An exhibition of works by artists who have benefited from these residencies will be opened at Pataka Art + Museum in early 2015 as part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s 20th anniversary...