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 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 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.
2019: 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: Irihanga. Tauranga Art Gallery, Solo Show
John Fries Award. UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Australia. Group Show
documenta 14. Hessiches Landesmusuem, Kassel, Germany. Mata Aho Collective
This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now. The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington. Group Show
Making Space. Centre 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-Over. Dunedin 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
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