Born Puriri, New Zealand, 1968. Michael Parekowhai
is of Maori ( Nga-Ariki, Te Aitanga-A- Mahaki and Rongowhakata) and
2001. Laureate of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand
2000 Master of Fine Arts, Elam Art School, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
1991. Teaching Diploma, Auckland College of Education, New Zealand
1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elam Art School, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
||Rainbow Servant Dreaming, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Australia.|
||Driving Mr Albert, Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland New Zealand.|
The Bosom Of Abraham, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
||All there is/The Consolation of Philosophy , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand|
||The Beverley Hills Gun Club , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand|
||Kitset Cultures, Djamu Gallery, Sydney.|
Ten Guitars, Artspace, Auckland.
||Kiss the Baby Goodbye, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth|
Selected Group Exhibitions
||Jim McMurty, Installation at Gwangiu Biennale, Korea.|
Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Asia Society Museum, New York.
||Indians and Cowboys, Gallery 4A, Sydney; Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra|
||Pacific Harbours, Toi o Tamaki/ Auckland City Art Gallery|
||Good Work: The Jim and Mary Barr Collection, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin.|
Bright Paradise, Auckland Triennale, Auckland City Gallery, Auckland.
Techno Maori; in the Digital Age, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington
||Purangiaho (Seeing Clearly) Toi o Tamaki, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland.|
Old World/ New Worlds Contemporary Art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Art Museum of Missoula, Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, Hawaii.
Flight Patterns, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
||Who do I think I am? Artspace, Auckland 1999|
Wonderlands, Views on Life at the End of the Century, At the End of the World, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth.
and Away; Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the
Chartwell Collection. Toi o Tamaki, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
The Asia- Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
||Dream Collectors, Te Papa Tongarewa/ Museum of New Zealand. |
||Korurangi; New Maori Art, Toi o Tamaki/ Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland |
||Under Capricorn/ The World Over;
Art in the Age of Globalisation, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam;
Wellington City Gallery, Wellington.|
Cultural Safety: Contemporary Art from New Zealand, City Gallery, Wellington.
||The Nervous System; Twelve Artists Explore Images and Identities in Crisis, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth|
Localities of Desire; Contemporary Art in an International World Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
||Homemade Home, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington|
Headlands: Thinking Through New Zealand Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, National Art Gallery, Wellington.