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.

CIRCUIT Resources

Podcast with Mark Willliams (2020)

CIRCUIT Projects

The Sound of Seeing, Wellington (2020)
Masons Screen, Wellington (2020)

Selected Exhibitions

2020
A Death of Prosperity, Te Tuhi, Auckland 
The Sound of Seeing, The Pyramid Club, Wellington
Masons Screen, Wellington

2017
lai-pā, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

2016
Passionate Instincts, The 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 D'Annunzio, Venice, Italy 
A’oga Hutt, Common Ground Hutt Public Art Festival, Wellington

2014
Such a damn Jam, The Engine Room, Wellington
To and Fro, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland

2013
Close to Home, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland
Same story Different Colour, gallery three, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland 
Off stage 5, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland
Return to sender, Papakura Gallery, Auckland
More than we know, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2012
Silk and Lace: 13th Anniversary Gifts, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin