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Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber Ocula Report Sharjah Biennial 14: Leaving the Echo Chamber 15 Mar 2019 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

In Meiro Koizumi's three-channel video installation, The Angels of Testimony (2019), the central frame features an interview with Hajime Kondo about his time as a solider of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The conversation centres on war crimes perpetrated in China, including the beheading of Chinese prisoners for...

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Diana Campbell Betancourt Ocula Conversation Diana Campbell Betancourt

Diana Campbell Betancourt is a curator working predominantly across South and Southeast Asia. Since 2013 she has been the founding artistic director of the Samdani Art Foundation and chief curator of the Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a transnational art event that has grown in size and scale ever since its first edition in 2012. Backed by...

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Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art Ocula Report Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 7 Mar 2019 : Mike Pinnington for Ocula

China, home to 802 million internet users, is subject to sophisticated online censorship. This shrouded state of affairs, unsurprisingly perhaps, serves to reinforce stereotypes around conformity elsewhere. Any realm, digital or otherwise, subject to such strict scrutiny must necessarily be bland and uncritical, right? I was mulling over such...

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Fiona Connor

b. 1981, New Zealand

Fiona Connor (born Auckland, 1982) competed her BFA/BA at Univeristy of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. She has studied at University of California in San Diego and University of Barcelona, and most recently completed her MFA at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Untitled (Mural Design), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (2012); Murals and Print, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2012); Reading the map while driving, CalArts, Los Angeles (2011); Something Transparent (please go round the back), Michael Lett, Auckland (2009); and Notes on the half the page, Gambia Castle, Auckland (2008). Connor’s work has been shown in group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and internationally including: Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Prospect: New Zealand Art Now, City Gallery, Wellington (2011); De-Building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch (2011); On Forgery: is one thing better than another?, LAXART, Los Angeles (2011); NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2010).

In 2011 Connor received an Award for Partonage donation from Chartwell Trust and the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and in 2010 she was a finalist in the Walters Prize.

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Featured Artworks

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Community Notice Board (Joshua Tree Laundry) by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorCommunity Notice Board (Joshua Tree Laundry), 2018 silkscreen and UV print on aluminum, vinyl, pins, tape, staples, cast resin
135 x 115 x 2.5 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Untitled #9 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #9, 2018 Cast resin, black paint
71 x 122 x 2 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Untitled #7 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #7, 2017 Cast resin, cream paint
685 x 2335 x 22 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Untitled #5 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #5, 2016 Cast resin, green paint
2080 x 1120 x 25 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Untitled #6 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #6, 2017 Cast resin, black paint
1700 x 1190 x 76 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Community Notiice Board (Frogtown) by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorCommunity Notiice Board (Frogtown), 2015 mixed media
81.5 x 162.5 x 33 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Community Notice Board (Beverly Glen) by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorCommunity Notice Board (Beverly Glen), 2016 cork board, silkscreen and UV print on aluminium plates, pins, tape, staples
68.5 x 58.5 cm
Hopkinson Mossman
Community Notice Board (One Life) by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorCommunity Notice Board (One Life), 2016 cork board, silkscreen and UV print on aluminium plates, vinyl, wire, pins, tape, staples
105 x 99 cm
Hopkinson Mossman

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Oliver Perkins, Shadow Work at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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2 August–1 September 2018 Fiona Connor, Oliver Perkins Shadow Work Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Brick, Cane and Paint at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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15 November–17 December 2016 Fiona Connor Brick, Cane and Paint Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Can Do Academy  at Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland
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12 September–11 October 2014 Fiona Connor Can Do Academy Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

In Related Press

Around the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival Related Press Around the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival Frieze : 2 August 2018

Edinburgh is a city whose historic architecture has long played host every August – more or less willingly – to a plethora of different festivities: the flagship Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe, but also the Book Festival, and even the Book Fringe (a collaboration between indie bookstores Lighthouse and the Golden Hare).

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Fiona Connor, 'Closed Down Clubs' at Mak Center for Art and Architecture Related Press Fiona Connor, 'Closed Down Clubs' at Mak Center for Art and Architecture Artforum : 10 July 2018

In the fifth century BCE, a Greek cult emerged that was dedicated to the demigod Asclepius, whose province was healing and medicine.

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Review: Art Basel and Liste Related Press Review: Art Basel and Liste Art Agenda : 19 June 2016

When word got out that Hervé Falciani, a dapper systems engineer at HSBC’s hushed private bank in Geneva, had lifted the identities and details of 130,000 account holders in 2008, the Swiss government was put in the unfortunate position of having to ask its neighbors to extradite this thief or Robin Hood, depending on one’s perspective.

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