Bridget Reweti is an artist from Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi in Tauranga Moana, Aotearoa. Her lens-based practice practice explores indigenous landscape perspectives and the intricacy of contemporary Māori realities. Bridget has held numerous residencies both nationally and internationally and her work is held in both private and public collections.

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. Bridget has a vested interest in making space from governance to operations to audience for Māori to feel safe and brave in the arts. She is is co-chair of Enjoy Contemporary Art Space Trust and also co-editor of ATE Journal of Māori Art, an annual peer-reviewed journal of Māori Art.

Currently living in Wellington, Bridget holds a Masters in Māori Visual Arts from Toioho ki Āpiti, Massey University and a PgDip in Museum and Heritage Studies from Victoria University of Wellington.

Selected exhibitions:

2019: How To Live Together St Paul Street Gallery, AUT Auckland. Group Show

Aspiring of the North Pah Homestead TSB Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland. Solo Show

To Make Wrong Right Now Honolulu Biennial, Hawai’i State Art Museum. Mata Aho Collective

Oceania, Musee du Quai Branly, Paris France. Mata Aho Collective

Ziarah, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2018:  Truth or Consequences, Circuit Artist Cinema Commissions curated by Erika Balsom

Oceania, Royal Academy London, UK. Mata Aho Collective

Tupu New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington. Solo Show

Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize, Singapore Art Museum. Mata Aho Collective

          Being in Place Or Gallery, Vancouver Canada. Group show

          Period #1 Cemeti Institute for Art and Culture, Jogjakarta Indonesia. Group show

2017:  IrihangaTauranga Art Gallery, Solo Show

           John Fries Award. UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia. Group Show

           documenta 14Hessiches Landesmusuem, Kassel, Germany. Mata Aho Collective

           This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology NowThe Dowse Art Museum, Wellington. Group Show

           Making SpaceCentre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch. Mata Aho Collective

           Post-Landscape. Bartley and Company Art, Wellington. Group Show

2016:  Tauutuutu. Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua. Solo Show

           I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now. Plymouth Arts Centre, U.K. Solo Show

           Ōtakaro. The Physics Room, Christchurch. Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau

           Carry-On. Corban Estate Gallery, Auckland. Solo Show.

           Mana tū, mana toa, mana ake ake! Mason's Screen, Wellington.

           Tirohanga. Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch. Solo Show  

2015:  The Future is a Do-OverDunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin. Group Show

            Taipō. Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North. Group Show in conjunction with TOIOHO XX

            Transoceanic Visual Exchange. RM Gallery, Auckland. International Group show

            Captain Wheels. 30Upstairs Wellington. Solo show

            I thought I would of climbed more mountains by now. Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Solo show

            Disrupting the Narrative. Thistle Hall, Wellington. Group show

            The Dendromaniac, Trees. Enjoy Occasional Journal.

2014:   Artist International Initiative. David Dale Gallery, Glasgow. Mata Aho Collective

            Parkin Drawing Prize. Fine Arts Academy of New Zealand. Exhibiting artist.

            We Who Live In Darkness. Fine Arts Academy, Wellington. Group show

            Momo Kauae. Hastings City Art Gallery. Group show

2013:  Pūwawau. Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. Group show

            Vista. Bartley and Company Art, Wellington. Jonathon Kay and Bridget Reweti

            The Live Jukebox. Camp a Low Hum, Wainuiomata. Bridget Reweti and Terri Te Tau

2012:  What are you looking at? Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History. Solo show.

            Excuse Me, You're In My Shot. Mahara Gallery, Waikanae. Solo Show.       

            Toioho ki Mangere. Te Tohu o Uenuku; Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere. Group Show.

2011:  Objective Art Awards. Mangere Arts Centre; Mangere. Participating Artist.

2010:  Take a Photo, It’ll last longer. Laundromat Art Project Space, Tauranga. Solo Show.


2019: NTU CCA Singapore Artist in Residence

Creative Connections, Caselberg Artist in Residence

Wild Creations, Department of Conservation and Creative New Zealand Summer Residency

2018:             Samuel Marsden Artist in School Residency

Cemeti Institute for Art and Culture, Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

2016:             Indigenous Visual and Digital Residency, The Banff Centre, Canada.

2015-6:          The Physics Room summer artist in residence,  Christchurch

2015:             30Upstairs Artist Residency, Wellington.

2014:             RM Gallery Inaugural International Artist Residency, Karangahape Rd, Auckland

2012-3:          Enjoy Public Art Gallery summer residence, Wellington. Mata Aho Collective