Project Activated: 28 January-3 February 2017
Jeremy Leatinu’u works in performance art, public intervention, video and installation. His practice has included exploring the relationships between site-specific performances and public interventions; often presenting these outcomes as video installations within a gallery setting.
Leatinu’u is interested in ways to test, reveal and make connections between associated meanings and properties of a place: its history, identity, governance or use and their relationship with each other and the artist.
Selected Exhibitions and Collaborations:
2016: The Anthem Project, collaboration with Ngā Toi and Public Programmes for Art Night at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington / Soft Architecture, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Howick, Aotearoa New Zealand / Politics of Sharing, ifa Gallery, Berlin, Germany in collaboration with Artspace Auckland / Queen Victoria, 30 Upstairs Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand / And (&) per se and, Mt Eden, Aotearoa New Zealand
2015: EFL (Entry Fitness Level), solo exhibition and performance, Pacifique(s) Contemporain, PLOTHR Gallery, La Grand’Mare, Rouen, France / Under Construction – Territory and Displacement, International Public Art Award exhibition at Shangdong University, Jinan, China / Imaginary Date Line, included in Pane per poveri – 72 hours, a temporary screening presented in Teatro Marinoni, Lungomare Gabrielle D’Annunzio 1, Venice / Lido / Films from the Pacific Triangle, Millennium Film Journal Screening, Weinbren Studio, New York, USA / Since 1984: He aha te ahurea-rua?, ST Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland, Aotearoa / Primal Movements, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Aotearoa New Zealand / Training Day, collaboration with Whau the People, Avondale Market Project, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
2014: #ISLANDTIME, Otara and Mangere Town Centre, Auckland Aotearoa New Zealand / A Sense of Place, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand / Siapo Cinema, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
2013: Puehu: Cultural Dust, The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatū, Nelson, Aotearoa New Zealand / Expanded Map II, RM Gallery, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand / More Than We Know, Gus Fisher Gallery University of Auckland, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
2012: HOME AKL, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand / On the count of three! Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand
2011: Dead Mileage, collaboration with Louise Tu’u, part of Auckland Heritage Festival, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
Jeremy Leatinu’u’s new work for Sculpture on the Gulf is supported by Creative New Zealand