Biographies: A R A P E T A and Wai Ching Chan are hoa and close companions connected through art and culture. Reflecting on the current social dynamics between tauiwi and Tangata Whenua Māori, the two hope their friendship will open up a dialogue about the coexistence of the two cultural groups.
Wai is a recent BFA(Hons) graduate from Elam School of Fine Arts. Her research is influenced by discourses around Cultural Studies, Social Studies, Postcolonial theory, diaspora and displacement. Currently, she is navigating her research around being tauiwi.