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Sofia Tekela-Smith


Selected Exhibitions

2006 Joint show with John Pule, Suter Gallery, Nelson.
2005 I Dreamed of the Coast You Are Known to Walk On… Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington.
Sky, joint show with John Pule, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
2004 Brown Eyes Blue, solo show, John Leech Gallery, Auckland.
2003 Na (Gift) , joint show with John Pule, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
Melodies Of Their Honey Coloured Skin, solo show, Te Tuhi-The Mark, Public Art Gallery, Auckland.
I Would Take You To My Mama's Country: New Works, solo show, John Leech Gallery,
Auckland.
In Transit: Nothing To Declare, Arts Festival Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany.
2002 Perfumed Fragrances, Mori Gallery, Sydney.
Pacific Adornment, Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum, Wellington.
Pacific Bound, 8th Pacific Festival of Arts, Noumea, New Caledonia.
100 000 Flakes Of Snow, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington
2001 1NS, 2DM's, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Neckware2, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
Bodytalk, Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland.
Tefui, solo, Compendium Gallery, Auckland.
Tu Fa'atasi, Fashion Extravaganza, Wellington International Festival of Arts, Wellington.
2000 Turangawaewae, 3rd NZ Jewellery Biennial, Auckland Museum.
Adornment Pacifique, Territorial Museum, Noumea, New Caledonia.
1 Noble Savage 2 Dusky Maidens, New Work Studios, Wellington.
1 Noble Savage 2 Dusky Maidens, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
Pinups, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
Prosperous Fragrances, Compendium Gallery, Wellington International Festival of Arts.
Turangawaewae, 3rd NZ Jewellery Biennial Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hawkes Bay.
Motu Tangata, with Pacific Sisters, 7th South Pacific Festival of Arts, Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa.
Heart of the Niu, Artstation, Auckland.
1999 Small Sins, New Works Studio, Wellington.
1 Noble Savage 2 Dusky Maidens, Judith Anderson Gallery, Auckland.
Tafa/Malika, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch.
Adorned, McCleay Museum, University of Sydney, Australia.
Turangawaewae, 3rd NZ Jewellery Biennial, Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
Tefui, Solo Exhibition, Compendium Gallery, Auckland.
Neckware, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
Wordworks, Bookmakers Exhibition, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
1998 Fisi, The Blossoming of the Waves, Mori Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
Fisi, Compendium Gallery, Auckland.
Turangawaewae, Dowse Art Museum, Wellington.
Raw Fishes, The Physics Room, Christchurch.
Dream Talking, Archill Gallery, Auckland.
Tekela-Smith & Pule, New Zealand Embassy, Suva, Fiji.
Lapa, Lopdell Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland.
1997 4 Artists, Molikilangi Bure Gallery, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
Paper W/eights, Archill Gallery, Auckland.
Plumes of Paradise, Uxbridge Gallery, Auckland.
Open Skies/Divided Horizons, (part of Raymond Tableau), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland.

Residencies

1998 - Artist in Residence, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Performances

1998 - Apologies, John Pule, Tjibaou Centre for Arts and Culture, New Caledonia
1996 - Motu Tangata, with Pacific Sisters, Tusitala, Apia, Samoa

Public Collections

Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Grassi Museum, Lipzeig, Germany
Jenny Gibbs

Exhibitions Organised/Curated

1999 - In Praise of Hands, Contemporary Pacific Art Gallery, Auckland.
1998 - Raw Fishes, The Physics Room, Christchurch.
1997 - Pacific Art Awards, James Wallace Art Gallery, Auckland.

Workshops Taught

2001 - Elam School of Fine Arts, Summer School, University of Auckland.
2002 - Jewellery Workshop (adults & kids), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.

Selected Bibliography

Pacific Bound, 8th Pacific Festival of Arts, Creative NZ Catalogue 2000.
1 Noble Savage 2 Dusky Maidens, Catalogue.
Art New Zealand, Winter Edition 1999.
Turangawaewae Catalogue, Dowse Art Museum 1998.
Log Magazine, Nov 1999.
NZ Herald, Viva Magazine, July 1999.
NZ House and Garden, July 1999.
Object Magazine, 1999.