Marlon Rivers

From Vaiala and Vailoa (Faleata) in Samoa although New Zealand is now home. Temporarily based in Hong Kong at the moment exploring my roots. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design then subsequently spent the next seven years lecturing in film and video, managing a band, and learning how to run an IT department. I am very interested in autobiographical works and often take a narrative approach to my films and videos.

Selected Exhibitions
Hold Your Breath, Whitespace, Auckland
2011 Niu Pasifik Warriors. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, (Aus)

Niu Pasifik: Urban Art from the Pacific Rim. Gorman Museum at the University of California, Davis
Tiaho: Contemporary Photography from Oceania. Exhibition at three venues across Mexico City and Mexico State. Instituto Latino de Mexico Prepatoria (High School) in Coyacoan - In association with UNAM; the Centro Cultural Multidisciplinario El Caseton - Art gallery and performance space in Iztapalapa, Mexico City and the Palacio Municipal of the city of Ciudad Nezahualcotyl, (Mexico State)
Samoa: Art Urban. De Young Museum, San Francisco, (USA)
OFFSTAGE 2: Experimental Moving Image and Performance Art. Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland Fringe Festival

2009 Take 40: The Giles Peterson Collection. 40 Pacific Artists, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland.
2007 Urban Pacific - New Pacific Art - 12 Young Artists. Randolph Street Gallery, Auckland Festival AK07.

Selected Academic Conference Papers
The following are a selection of academic lectures and conference papers delivered by curator and educator Giles Peterson with a strong focus on my exhibited art works.

Niu 2 New - Pacific Art, 2007. ANZAE Conference, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin.
From Niu to New - Urban Pacific - The Exhibition, 2007. Pacific Art Association Conference, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris.
Urban Pacific Art from New Zealand, 2009. University of California, Santa Cruz.
Arte Actual de Nuevo Zealanda y el Pacifico, 2009. Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatan, University of Merida, Mexico.
Urban Pacific - New Pacific Art, 2009. Department of Art History, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu.