Artist Biography: Angela Tiatia
Sāmoan and Australian Angela lives and works in Sydney. Her practice explores contemporary culture through performance, moving image, painting, sculpture and photography, drawing out the relationships between representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of body and place. Often through the lenses of history, popular and material culture, the artist moves deftly in her compositions of still and moving images from pointed detail to satellite view addressing themes within power structures and how these impact the individual and their communities.
Angela Tiatia’s work is held in numerous national and international public collections including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Australian Museum, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Australian War Memorial Museum, Canberra and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia.
Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (2021); Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2019); Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Artist Award (2018) and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (2018). Tiatia has been a finalist in numerous prestigious awards, including the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Archibald Prize and Sir John Sulman Prize, and the John Fries Art Award.
Angela Tiatia is represented by Sullivan + Strumpf.