ST PAUL St Galllery hasÂ announced that our very own Lana Lopesi has been appointed asÂ their newÂ Curatorial Assistant. Lana is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Auckland, New Zealand with an interest in social practice and print media. Lanaâ€™s work often explores issues for diaspora and indigenous communities with an interest in the cultural exchange that occurs via migration. Lanaâ€™s writing has featured in publications in print and online including Art New Zealand. She is a regular contributor to Pantograph Punch and E-Tangata. Lana is also the co-founder and editor of #500words. She is currently on an Asia New Zealand Foundation residency at Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan.
Lana says, â€œIâ€™ve always admired ST PAUL St Gallery for its programming including the symposia that allows it to seamlessly move between international and local contemporary arts communities. As a gallery within a university it remains critical while also engaging with current issues and topics. I am really excited to be working at ST PAUL St Gallery, and look forward to contributing to the culture of the space.â€
WeÂ would like to congratulateÂ Lana on her appointment to ST PAUL St and AUT. She starts on 11 July.
Lana Lopesi. Image: Janet Lilo