Mataaho Collective scoops Golden Lion at Venice Biennale in a huge weekend for art from Oceania

Aotearoa New Zealand has won one of the world’s most prestigious art prizes.

Mataaho collective have been awarded the Golden Lion by a jury at the 60th Venice Biennale for their large scale work in the main curated exhibition. 

The Mataaho collective comprises four Māori women – Bridget Reweti, Erena Baker, Sarah Hudson, and Terri Te Tau. Their large-scale work Takapau is an installation made of woven and latticed polyester hi-vis tie-downs and was recently shown at Te Papa. 

Article By: Mark Amery, Host and Producer of Culture 101 • 21 April 2024

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