Bridget Reweti (from Tauranga Moana, lives and works in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand)
Bridget is a video and performance artist whose work explores contemporary Indigenous realities and focuses on the varied perspectives taken to landscape.
She is interested in creating works that move beyond identity politics and into the complexities of relationships between people and place. Bridget’s practice is located within an exploration of various Māori world-views that in her work extend beyond the local to the global, becoming relevant to multiple cultural perspectives.
Recent exhibitions include This Time of Useful Consciousness—Political Ecology Now, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, 2017; Kiko Moana documenta 14, Kassel, Germany with Mata Aho Collective, 2017; Tauutuutu Pātaka Art and Museum, Porirua, Wellington, 2016; and What are you looking at? Plymouth Arts Centre, U.K. 2016,
Bridget is part of Mata Aho Collective, a collaboration between four Māori women artists who produce large scale textile works, commenting on the complexity of Māori lives. She is an active member of Kava Club, a Wellington-based collective of Māori and Pacific artists, performers, activists and supporters. Kava Club produces thematic public events that disrupt formulaic modes of essentialist representation.