Tim Corballis

Tim Corballis is a novelist, essayist and art writer based in Wellington. Since 2007 he has undertaken a number of collaborative projects with Fiona Amundsen, exploring ways to be sensitive to the experiences of specific places and histories through the juxtaposition of image, word and recorded conversation.

Collaborative work includes the 2007 exhibition project Si C’est (If It Is) shown at The Physics Room, Christchurch and Te Tuhi Gallery, Auckland, and Machine Wind (2015) shown at Te Tuhi Gallery and featuring in the 5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition. In 2020 Corballis collaborated with Fiona Amundsen to create the exhibition Human Hand at The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt, exploring three communities in Arizona that offer different, sometimes utopian ways of reflecting and retreating from the world around them.

Tim has a background in mathematics, philosophy and creative writing, and a doctorate focusing on aesthetic theory, and has taught at tertiary level in philosophy, sociology and art and design theory. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Te Pūtahi Pūtaiao ki te Papori Centre for Science in Society at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, where he teaches and researches on the intersection between the arts, humanities and sciences.