“Andy Leleisi’uao’s art is about people and how they get on together as lovers, as families, as insiders and outsiders. As immigrants. News can be good and bad and it must be lived with… He shows how some lives are lived way over the line while also attempting to maintain and affirm love. Inconsistencies are included because opposites always co-exist.” Text by Ron Brownson, Senior Curator New Zealand and Pacific Art, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.
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Benedikte Holen’s curatorial work is rooted in the connections between the personal, the political and the academic. She is particularly interested in context-based practices and various types of knowledge production. Holen often engages in collaborations with artists in which the production of new works is essential.
Benedikte Holen is a curator at Jugendstilsenteret and KUBE, Aalesund, Norway, where she has worked with several artists in developing solo and group exhibitions as well as presenting projects in public space, public programs, publications and discursive platforms. She has previously lectured at the University of Bergen, worked for Bergen Art Museum’s educational department and published critiques and essays in KunstForum, among other publications. She has authored and edited several essays and publications. Holen has an MA in Art History from the University of Bergen and a degree in Creative Curating from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.