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Nathan Pohio

Iwi: Kati Mamoe, Ngāi Tahu, Waitaha
Hapu: Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Wheke, Arowhenua

Nathan is a conceptual artist working in video and other photo media producing minimal cinematic installation.


Masters of Fine Arts with Merit: Film, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts

Curatorial Experience

2016: Max Hailstone: Te Ara Takahaka Tapuae / Points of Reference.
2015: Te Rua o Te Moko.


2015: Raise the anchor, unfurl the sails, set course to the centre of an ever setting sun! SCAPE 8: New Intimacies, Christchurch.
2013: Public Art Commission Naive Melody, Wellington International Airport Arrival Terminal

Artist Residencies

2012: Santa Fe Arts Institute, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, I.A.I.A, New Mexico
2008: James Wallace Trust Residency, La Rongere, France
2004: Jam Factory Adelaide


In a Dream of 200,000,000 Horses, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Walters Prize Finalist, Auckland Art Gallery

Raise the anchor, unfurl the sails, set course to the centre of an ever setting sun! SCAPE 8: New Intimacies, Christchurch
Language is a Virus, Taipei / U.C. SOFA Gallery

A portrait of a Dutch Artist by an Artist of Maori Descent. The Bureau, Melbourne

Spyglass Field Recordings: Santa Fe - M.O.C.N.A. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Somewhere Among the Machines, D.P.A.G. Dunedin
Spyglass Field Recordings: Ghost Ranch, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

Is That Canon Fire or My Heart Beating, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington

Unnerved - G.O.M.A. Brisbane, & N.G.V. Melbourne 

Spyglass Field Recordings, Vol. 1, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch

Phantasmagoria , Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
Asleightofhandmanoveringofastillimageintosomethingmoving 04/05, Wednesday Gallery, Christchurch
Single Currency, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
Learning From The Knee ,Baringa Gallery, Melbourne
from the edge, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney 2006

from the edge: An exhibition curated by Jonathan Jones and Haema Sivanesan Presented by Museums & Galleries NSW in conjunction with Leading from the Edge: 2005 Public Galleries Summit. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 9 November 2005 -19 January 2006

Aotearoa Digital Arts Symposium, Opening Exhibition, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Bullrider, A Flag design for Ahoy! Project, Waikato, Christchurch

Traffic: Crossing Currents In Indigenous Photomedia, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
Curiosity Killed The Gap, Artspace, Auckland
A Town Called Lawrence, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
Te Puawai O Ngai Tahu. Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch Art Gallery.

The Heimlich Unheimlich, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Melbourne.   
Scape (2 works included), Art and Industry Biennialle, Christchurch.
Techno Maori, City Gallery, Wellington

Thrash, The Experimental Arts Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
Departure Lounge, Kiosk, Oblique Project, Christchurch
Cineary, Physics room, Christchurch

Somewhere in the space between, High St Gallery, Christchurch
Rumble in the Bronx, Wizards Video Arcade, Christchurch

Metafour, Manawatu City Gallery, Palmerston North

Film Projects

George D Valentine, A 19th Century Photographer in New Zealand Director.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Wai Whetu Production.
Video to accompany a touring exhibition on George Valentine.

Departure Lounge 8mins
Researcher, Writer, Director.
Independently funded experimental film project.

The Bleeding Road Diaries 57 secounds
Writer, Director.
R.A.D. screened on Sky TV Sundance Channel.

The Ballad of Ritchie Venus 63mins
Researcher, Writer, Director.
Screen innovation Production Funded Feature length documentary
Screened at M.I.C. Auckland,
The Incredibly Strange Film Festival, Nationwide.