Bridget Reweti

b. 1985

Bridget Reweti (Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi)
Ko Mauao te maunga 
Ko Tauranga te moana

Bridget Reweti's practice includes photography and moving image. Her work explores the representation of New Zealand's iconic landscapes by employing traditional photographic techniques to subvert the scenic view. Reweti's critique on landscape perspectives is informed by customary knowledge of Māori names and narratives. She seeks to show the land as known and inhabited through portraying the shifting set of roles between observer and participant.

Bridget completed a Masters in Māori Visual Arts through Massey University. She also has a collaborative practice with Mata Aho Collective.

CIRCUIT Resources

Essay Series, Bridget Reweti in conversation with four Māori artists (2019)

CIRCUIT Projects

Tai timu! Tai pari! The Tide ebbs, the tide flowsCanada (2020)
Mappings: Landscape, Memory, Histories, Blue Oyster, Dunedin (2019); APERTURE: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, London, UK (2018)
Truth or Consequences, various venues, New Zealand; Europe (2018)

Selected Exhibitions

The Walters Prize (with Mata Aho Collective),  Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tāmaki
They covered the house, Te Tuhi, Auckland
Nyinalanginy / The Gathering, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia.
Can You Sense It? The Video Art of Bridget Reweti, LA Film Forum, USA 

Tai timu! Tai pari! The Tide ebbs, the tide flows, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada 
Spheres: An Online Video Project, Christchurch Art Gallery
Dhaka Art Summit, 
(with Mata Aho Collective), Bangladesh 
Gemes* *Cunning Rubanah Underground Hub, Jakarta, Indonesia

How To Live Together, St Paul Street Gallery, AUT Auckland
Aspiring of the North (solo), Pah Homestead TSB Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland
To Make Wrong Right Now (with Mata Aho Collective), Honolulu Biennial, Hawai’i State Art Museum
Oceania (with Mata Aho Collective), Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France
Ziarah, CIRCUIT screening, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands

Truth or Consequences, Circuit Artist Cinema Commissions, Various Venues
Oceania (with Mata Aho Collective), Royal Academy London, UK
Tupu (Solo), New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington
Being in Place Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Period #1, Cemeti Institute for Art and Culture, Jogjakarta, Indonesia

Irihanga (solo), Tauranga Art Gallery
documenta 14 (with Mata Aho Collective), Hessiches Landesmusuem, Kassel, Germany
This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington
Making Space (with Mata Aho Collective), Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
Post-Landscape, Bartley and Company Art, Wellington

Tauutuutu (solo), Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua
I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now (solo), Plymouth Arts Centre, U.K.
Ōtakaro, The Physics Room, Christchurch
Carry-On (solo), Corban Estate Gallery, Auckland
Masons Screen, Wellington
Tirohanga (solo), Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch

The Future is a Do-Over, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
Taipō, Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North
Transoceanic Visual Exchange, RM Gallery, Auckland
Captain Wheels (solo), 30 Upstairs, Wellington
I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now (solo), Enjoy Gallery Contemporary Art Space, Wellington
The Dendromaniac, Trees, Enjoy Occasional Journal, Wellington