Ahilapalapa Rands in one of four artists responding to the theme of ‘food’ in the first year of our 3-year ‘Surrounding’ project entitled ‘You Are What You Eat’
Ahilapalapa Rands (Hawaiian, Fijian, Pākehā) is an independent curator, writer and artist from Aotearoa (New Zealand). She is driven to create and imagine alternative ways of exhibition making. Her multidisciplinary methodology is informed by issues relevant to Indigeneity and investigating ways that settler colonisation has and continues to inform narratives and power dynamics in the Pacific.
Recent projects include: lei-pā: a curatorial exhibition in collaboration with Lana Lopesi presented by ST PAUL St Gallery, 2017; Cold Islanders a group exhibition at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, 2017; Indigenous Arts Journal Residency, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, 2017.
Ahilapalapa is an artist-in residence at Sewerby Hall and Gardens Presented in collaboration with the Centre of Contemporary Art, CoCA, Christchurch.
The Cookbook Project, Sewerby Hall & Gardens seeks to source local contemporary and historical recipes and stories into a collaborative publication. Looking through the lens of cooking and archiving to explore how our relationship to food and food culture changes over time.
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