Darcell Apelu

Darcell Apelu is an artist of New Zealand European and Niuean decent. Darcell’s art practice involves mediums such as moving image, sound, performance and installation. Her practice is informed by her experiences as an afakasi female. The body plays an important role as she explores perceptions of the Pacific body, identity and of ‘being other’ within the social climate of New Zealand. She explores the duality of the pacific community with a populace-autobiographical perspective within the western masculine framework.

Selected Exhibitions

2019
Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Te Tuhi (Residency Award)

2017
lai-pā, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

2016
Passionate Instincts, Physics Room, Christchurch
All Lines Converge, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
Share/Cheat/Unite, Te Tuhi, Auckland

2015
Pane per poveri (Bread for the poor), Lungomare Gabrielle DAnnunzio, Venice
A’oga Hutt (Performance), Common Ground Hutt Public Art Festival. Lower Hutt, Wellington

2014
Such a damn Jam, The engine Room, Massey University, Wellington
To and Fro, Artspace, Auckland

2013
Close to Home, St Paul’s Street Gallery, Auckland
Same story Different Colour, gallery three, St Paul’s Street Gallery
Off stage 5, Artspace, Auckland
Return to sender, Papakura Gallery, Auckland
More than we know - performance series, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2012
Silk and Lace: 13th Anniversary Gifts, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin