John Vea

HERO Works End Thank You
John Vea. Works End Thank You. Image courtesy the artist.

About

John Vea (b. 1985) is an Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) based artist who works with sculpture, video and performance art. Vea works with tropes of migration and gentrification that exist within Moana Nui a Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean). By enacting stories that have been collected through everyday interactions with people, both in his home community and abroad, with a journalistic sensibility he offers a sometimes humorous and always powerfully symbolic emic viewpoint to the Western meta narrative. Most recently Vea has exhibited in the Honolulu Biennale (2017), the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (2018) and the Dunedin Public Art Gallery (2018). His work is also in the collection of the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Vea received his Master of Art and Design at Auckland University of Technology in 2015, where he is currently undertaking his practice led Ph.D.



Past Programs

HERO Eilish

Live Sparks

Oct 20 - Oct 20
HERO Works End Thank You

If I pick your fruit, will you put mine back? - John Vea

Oct 19 - Oct 26