The survey exhibition Contemporary Christchurch, on from 20 August at the Centre of Contemporary Â ArtÂ in Christchurch,Â has been selected by an expert panel of influential art figures – curators, writers, and artists.Â The artworks in the showÂ are all linked to the city, and have been produced in the past three years. The exhibition captures a moment in time, demonstrating the vibrancy of the local community and exploring the city as a stimulating environment for creative people.
Christchurch born andÂ bred,Â Nina Oberg Humphries (b.1990), is of Cook Islands and PÄkehÄ descent.Â Nina studied towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in SculptureÂ at Ilam School of Arts in Christchurch between 2013- 2015. Ninaâ€™s work explores her dualÂ PacificÂ and Western heritage. Through the use of traditional Polynesian art forms such as Tivaevae,Â costume and dance, combined with elements of popular culture sheÂ seeks to convey issues of gender, identity and social politics.
Ninaâ€™s exhibition history includesÂ The Drowned World, Silo Park Auckland, TheÂ Physics Room Christchurch, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, 2014;The NZ Art Show,Â Wellington, 2014;Â Between This,Man Friday 2015 P.O.A,Â Cathedral Junction, Christchurch 2014;Â Remake-Remodel,Â SOFA Gallery, Christchurch 2014.< BACK TO LISTINGS