C.V

EMA TAVOLA
Curriculum Vitae

Education
Bachelor of Visual Arts [2002 – 2005] – University of Auckland

Employment
Pacific Arts Co-ordinator / Manager – Fresh Gallery Otara [2006 – 2012] – Auckland Council (previously Manukau City Council)
External Assessor, Taipei Artist Village Residency [2011] – Asia:New Zealand Foundation
Pacific Arts Committee – [2007 – 2011] – Creative New Zealand
ARTsource Selection Panel [2008] – Arts Regional Trust
External Assessor, JENESYS Residency [2008] – Asia:New Zealand Foundation
ARTsource Selection Panel [2007] – Arts Regional Trust
Pacific Arts Committee External Assessor [2006 – 2007] – Creative New Zealand
Manager, ArtNet Gallery [2004 – 2005] – Wahine Malosi Charitable Trust
Pacific Nations Mentor [2002-2004] – Manukau Institute of Technology
Visual Merchandiser, Wai Tui Surf [2001] – Asia Pacific Management Ltd
Creative Director, FijiVillage.com [2000] – Communications Fiji Limited
Production Assistant [2000] – Fiji Television

Solo Exhibitions
Blood + Bone, The Salon, Auckland [2009]

Group Exhibitions
diasporadic679, Otahuhu, Auckland [2011]
Treaty Issues
, Nathan Homestead, Auckland [2011]
FRESH10
, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2010]
30 Ukulele
, Village Arts, Hokianga [2010]
Flower Power, Centro Ricerca Arte Attuale (CRAA), Italy [2009]
Pan Pacific Nation, The Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawaii [2009]
VASU: Pacific Women of Power, Oceania Centre, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji [2008]
Represent, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2008]
Flat White Black Pearl, Te Karanga Gallery, Auckland [2008]
Longitude, The Art Studio, Rarotonga, Cook Islands [2007]
BUY SPEND SAVE NOW, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2007]
What’s Going On, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2006]
This is not a love song, Artstation, Auckland [2006]
Destinations…, Pitt Street Methodist Church, Auckland [2005]
Five by Three, ArtNet Gallery, Auckland [2004]
Niu Dialogue, The Edge  Aotea Centre, Auckland [2004]
ANZ National Art Awards, The Playhouse, Suva, Fiiji [2001]
Expressions on HIV/AIDS, Sexuality & Empowerment, AIDS Taskforce, Suva, Fiji [2001]
Red Wave Collective, Oceania Centre, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji [2001]

Curatorial
WWJD, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2012]
Nga Hau E Wha – The Four Winds
– A solo exhibition by Leilani Kake, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2011]
YOU LOVE MY FRESH
– A solo exhibition by Tanu Gago, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland [2010]
Native Coconut, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2010]
Fiji Times, The Salon, Auckland [2009]
FRESH09, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2009]
Small Axe 09, Artspace, Auckland [2009]
SOUTH/CENTRAL, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2009]
South Style, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2009]
For Fiji, Ever Fiji, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2009]
FRESH08, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2008]
Meat & Lollies, co-curator, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2008]
Fresh Gallery Otara turns 1!, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2007]
The Real Fiji, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland [2006]
Tasi ae afe; One but a million, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland [2006]
(Re)Locating Home, Alliance Française de Suva, Fiji [2006]
Mana Wahine 2005, Duende, Auckland [2005]
South Contained Unit, Otara Community Courtyard / ArtNet Gallery, Auckland [2004]
The Artists are described as… Polynesian Males, ArtNet Gallery, Auckland [2004]

Published Writing
‘The Paradise Economy’, Foreign Objects catalogue, Fresh Gallery Otara [2011]
‘Rebecca Ann Hobbs: Movement and Connection’, Eyeline Number 74 [2011]
‘Women, Water and The Moon’, Nga Hau E Wha – The Four Winds catalogue, Fresh Gallery Otara [2011]
‘Liquid Lady Swagger’, manu toi; artists and messengers catalogue, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku [2010]
‘Poly-Virtual-Hypnosis 101’, manu toi; artists and messengers catalogue, Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohi o Uenuku [2010]
‘Safe Space’, VASU: Pacific Women of Power catalogue, University of the South Pacific [2008]
‘What do your tattoos mean?’, Tattoo: Respond – Response #2 catalogue, curated by Colleen Altragracia & Carolyn Milbank [2008]
‘Fiji: To you. For you. About you’, Kurunavanua catalogue, solo exhibition by Torika Bolatagici, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne, Australia [2007]

Speaking Engagements
Panelist, Younger Than Jesus, 2012 Curatorial Symposium [2012] – St Paul St Gallery
Panelist, Emerging Entrepreneurs, PACIFICA National Conference [2012] – AUT University
Guest Speaker, Soul Food [2012] – Media Design School
Panelist, Faculty of Creative Arts Orientation Symposium [2012] – Manukau Institute of Technology
Guest Lecturer, Curatorial Strategies (Master of Arts Management) [2012] – AUT University
Guest Speaker, Manukau Institute of Technology Faculty of Creative Arts Graduation [2011] – Botany College, Auckland
Guest Lecturer, Fono Tagata Pasifika [2011] – Manukau Institute of Technology
Guest Lecturer, Department of Art History [2011] – University of Auckland
Guest Lecturer, Curatorial Strategies (Master of Arts Management) [2011] – AUT University
Discussant, Failing, Falling, Flying – Rebecca Ann Hobbs exhibition Public Programme [2010] – St Paul Street Gallery, Auckland
Panelist, Visual Arts Lab, ARTspeak Pasifika [ 2010] – Auckland Town Hall, Auckland
Panellist, Emerging Trends in Contemporary Maori and Pacific visual arts in Aotearoa New Zealand, Art in Oceania: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Issues [2010] – City Gallery Wellington, Wellington
Guest Speaker, Curating Pacific Art Forum, 2010 Manukau Pacific Arts Summit [2010] – Fo Guang Shan North Island Temple, Auckland
Ema Tavola in conversation with Shigeyuki Kihara, 4th Auckland Triennial Public Programme [2010] – ARTSPACE, Auckland
Panelist, Curating with Brown Hands, Toi Whenua Maori Artists Wananga [2010] – Te Mahurehure Marae, Auckland
Panelist, Visions of building Pacific representation through the arts, ‘An Oceanic Imagination: A Tribute to the life and Mind of ‘Epeli Hau’ofa’, Pacific Research Cluster Symposium [2009] – University of Otago, Dunedin
Guest Lecturer, Elam School of Fine Arts [2009] – University of Auckland
Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Pacific Art [2009] – University of Auckland
Presenter, Urban Pacific Art in Aotearoa New Zealand, 97th College Art Association conference [2009] – California, USA
Guest Speaker, Center for Race and Gender, University of California Berkeley [2009] – California, USA
Guest Speaker, Art History Department, University of California Santa Cruz [2009] – California, USA
Guest Speaker, The Arts at Marks Garage [2009] – Honolulu, Hawaii
Presenter, Pacific Island Media Association conference [2008] – AUT, Auckland
Guest Speaker, Fiji Art & Artists [2007] – O’Kaioceanikart Gallery, Auckland
Guest Speaker, Fiji Youth Careers Expo [2007] – University of Auckland
Guest Speaker, Urban Pacific public programme [2007] – Randolph Street Gallery, Auckland
Guest Speaker, Auckland Fiji Youth Forum [2006] – Onehunga, Auckland
Guest Lecturer, The Message [2005] – Manukau School of Visual Arts, Auckland
Presenter, Emerging Leaders’ Forum [2005] – Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, Suva, Fiji
Guest Lecturer, Indigenous Issues [2004] – Manukau School of Visual Arts, Auckland

Television Appearances
Tatau / Ink, Fresh [2011] – TVNZ
Multi Media Artists
, Tagata Pasifika [2010] – TVNZ
Fresh Gallery Otara / Mangere Arts Centre,
Tagata Pasifika [2010] – TVNZ
Fresh Gallery Otara / Otara Market, Pacific Pulse [2009] – Australia Network
Fresh Gallery Otara, Pacific Beat Street [2009] – Drum Productions
Fresh Gallery Otara, Mai Time [2007] – TVNZ
(Re)Locating Home, Fiji One News [2006] – Fiji TV
Art Takeaway, Tagata Pasifika [2005] – TVNZ
South Contained Unit, Tagata Pasifika [2004] – TVNZ
Gender Equality – Directed and presented by Ema Tavola, Get Set [2000] – Fiji TV

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