Bridget Reweti is an artist from Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi in Tauranga Moana, Aotearoa. Her lens-based practice practice explores landscape perspectives and contemporary indigenous realities.

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 also a active member of Kava Club, a Wellington based collective of Māori and Pacific artists, performers, activists and supporters. Kava Club produce thematic public events that disrupt formulaic modes of representation of minorities.

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. Bridget has held numerous residencies both nationally and internationally and her work is held in both private and public collections.

Selected exhibitions:

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.

Residencies:

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