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

Solar Nap Coal Rest, Performance Art Week Aotearoa, Wellington

Passageways - Solo video exhibition - AV Room, Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
Picnic at Brahmpol - Live installation project in collaboration with Chiman Dangi - Udaipur (IN) 

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

The Do It Yourself Inflation Demonstration - Screening Room at the Audio Foundation Auckland
The Golden Shuffle - Brydee Rood + Matthew Crookes Exhibition AUT St Paul St Gallery 2 Auckland 
Van Gogh Huis - Artist Residency, open studio and Starry Night Live Installation Zundert (NL) 
Rosa Rugosa Rubra - Müllbeutel Kronleuchter (Gewidmet Dem Keller) - Kreuzberg Pavillon Berlin (DE) 
GlogauAIR - Artist Residency and Open Studio exhibition Berlin, (DE) 
Vanishing Heaven - Installation / Performance IAC Gallery Berlin (DE) 
The Waste Whisperer - Installation / Ostrale’011 Dresden (DE) 

Hope Afloat – Installation / Performance in association with Sustainable Coastlines, Auckland
Sun Bird Picado Worship - Workshop / Intervention / Installation Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
The Value Waste Procession - Activated Street Installation / WCC Public Art Panel, Wellington
For A World Without Waste - Solo exhibition at JJ Morgan & Co Gallery, Wellington
BirdWalk Floor - Installation and workshop at Japan Day 2010 Auckland 
And no responsibility - Environmental Art Project / TOSSI Tawharanui Reserve / Rodney District
Something Sacred - Installation at Splore Festival 2010 Art Trail at Tapapakanga Reserve / Auckland

Te Ra Te Ra Te Ra Black Hole! Temporary Public Installation, Wellington 
The I am Temporary! Temple - The Last Supper Festival, 3rd Ward, New York (USA) 
Quiet Bright - Temporary installation at PPOW Gallery with the Hostess Project, New York (USA) 
Hall’s Corner Temporary Installation Project: Cloud Poly-Bento to Biohazard Horizon / Takapuna
Temporary installation project at Te Marama o Matariki / Corban Estate Arts Centre, Auckland
Piwakawaka en route Point 1 & 2 - Installation at Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island
Plastiche - Solo exhibition Galeria Frida Kahlo, Culiacan Sinaloa (Mexico) 

Plastic My Punch - Solo Booth Project - GEISAI Miami / PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Miami (USA) 
My Material World Series - Installation at Air NZ Fashion Week, Auckland
Happy Bag Picado - Workshop / performance with Karin Hofko - ARTSPACE Rirkrit Tiravanija Magazine ______Station No.5 Auckland
Hello Lamb Project - Artist + Director of Hello Lamb - Geisai Exchange Project GEISAI - Tokyo / Japan ______and rm.103 Auckland
Feral Plastic Garden Wallop - Installation, Splore 08 Art Trail, Tapapakanga Reserve Auckland
Pukeko Wheelies A Family of Five - Shapeshifter Sculpture, New Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt
Outer-space Inner-space - Parihaka International Peace Festival 2008 presented by Local Time
Pipus Esmonde Roadaidae - Outdoor sculpture installation, Brick Bay Sculpture Park
Pecha Kucha Night - Britomart Pavilion - Artist presentation Auckland Architecture Week NZ 
Elsewhere - Solo Installation, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
Translate 07 - Installation, Tiger Beer Guerrilla Gallery, Auckland
Chirp - Solo Exhibition Toi Poneke Gallery Wellington Arts Centre, Wellington
Light - Group exhibition at Artereal, Sydney, (Australia) 
Wasabi Whale Roll - AKO7 / Elam Up Front - Foyer Installation, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland
Street Oddities - Frankston Art Festival: White Street Project Space, Victoria, (Australia) 
Summerlights Exhibition - Installation, MARS Melbourne Art Rooms, Melbourne, (Australia) 

Close Encounters - Exhibition with Ryuzo Nishida, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland 
Lazy Susan Smelly John - New media performance event, St Paul Street Gallery Auckland
Collection - Group drawing show George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
Birds - Installation / Group show at Pataka Museum Porirua, Wellington
Puff - Solo installation, Rm103, Auckland NZ 2006, Splore Festival 

2005 The Kowhai Suite - Solo Installation Project, Starkwhite Gallery Auckland

2012 Fulbright Cultural Alumni and winner of the 2011 Wallace Fulbright Award New Zealand