Brydee Rood

b. 1978

"Growing up in Auckland, New Zealand in the 80’s with flashy material values mingling with the cobbled together tree hut and patch of native bush at the bottom of the road, spurred a vibrant curiosity for the world around me and an insatiable DIY instinct cross pollinated with a reverent respect for nature. My childhood was spent between creating and exploring.

In 2007 I graduated with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland where I focussed on installation and sculptural practice. I have lived and worked in New Zealand, Germany, India, USA, Japan, The Netherlands and Mexico; these places and their inherent attitudes and patterns of consumption and materiality have greatly influenced my visual practice. Successive installation, performance and action based projects including For A World Without Waste and The Waste Whisperer Series navigated material lines of waste and value in a changing world environment.

My work has been selected for exhibition in environments ranging from urban canals and coastal national parks to dessert villages; to the exterior of a working rubbish truck; to a solo project artist booth at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair; from one night installations in New York and into the underbellies and back street alleys of Wellington, Melbourne and Berlin" - BR

Selected Exhibitions

2019
Everything Rises, Urban Walking Festival, Auckland
A Remedy for Hopelessness, Te Henga Gorse Collection Ritual, Te Henga, Auckland
A Dance That Lasts Forever,  Waiheke Island Sculpture on the Gulf, Auckland

2018
Tide Rise Sun Wake, Mairanagi Arts Centre, Auckland
May the Winds Not Carry Us Out to Sea, Eastern Viaduct, Auckland

2017
Solar Nap Coal Rest, Performance Art Week Aotearoa, Wellington

2016
Survival River Series: Gold Waters (solo), Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui

2013
Passageways (solo), AV Room, Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
Picnic at Brahmpol, collaboration with Chiman Dangi, Udaipur, India

2012 
Ram Ram - Sound + Video screening / Selected work from Sowing Seeds AIR, Snake Pit Gallery, Auckland, NZ 
Sowing Seeds, Gelawas Village Rajasthan, (India) 

2011
The Golden Shuffle, Brydee Rood + Matthew Crookes, St Paul St Gallery 2, Auckland
Vanishing Heaven, IAC Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Waste Whisperer (solo), Ostrale’011, Dresden, Germany