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

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

Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Te Tuhi residency award, UK

lai-pā, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland

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

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

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

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

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