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Michael Parekowhai 


Born Puriri, New Zealand, 1968. Michael Parekowhai is of Maori ( Nga-Ariki, Te Aitanga-A- Mahaki and Rongowhakata) and European descent.

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

2005 Rainbow Servant Dreaming, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney Australia.
2004 Driving Mr Albert, Michael Lett Gallery, Auckland New Zealand.
The Bosom Of Abraham, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2001 All there is/The Consolation of Philosophy , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2000 The Beverley Hills Gun Club , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1999 Kitset Cultures, Djamu Gallery, Sydney.
Ten Guitars, Artspace, Auckland.
1994 Kiss the Baby Goodbye, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Selected Group Exhibitions

2004 Jim McMurty, Installation at Gwangiu Biennale, Korea.
Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Asia Society Museum, New York.
2003 Indians and Cowboys, Gallery 4A, Sydney; Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Canberra
2002 Pacific Harbours, Toi o Tamaki/ Auckland City Art Gallery
2001 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
2000 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.
1999 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.
Home 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
1998 Dream Collectors, Te Papa Tongarewa/ Museum of New Zealand.
1996 Korurangi; New Maori Art, Toi o Tamaki/ Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland
1995 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.
1994 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
1992 Homemade Home, Wellington City Art Gallery, Wellington
Headlands: Thinking Through New Zealand Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, National Art Gallery, Wellington.