Jasmine Te Hira is an installation based and experience focused practitioner currently working around the boundaries of object, video, sound, atmosphere, senses and constructed space.    

Each body of work largely explores identity and learnt behaviours – how we relate, process, experience and feedback our individual perspectives to the larger whole via a range of mediums and interaction points. Heavily based in accelerating and slowing down processes, highlighting important concerns such as time, memory and perception, her practice invites the viewer to engage and confront the relationship between the physical self (through objects, artefacts, the body) and their potentiality in being used as evidence in mapping the moving public and private spheres of recorded action and reason. Jasmine's work seeks to traverse the multilayered relationships between gender, culture, ritual, location and institutional critique within a New Zealand context. The engagement of light, sound and objects have manifested in the ritualistic layering of irretraceable fragments and appropriations of understandings to rebuild new considerations of embodied knowledge, thought and experience of space.   

Jasmine’s whakapapa connects her to Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi, the Cook Islands and Devon, England. She currently resides in Auckland while recently graduating from UNITEC Institute of Technology - Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka.

Mid-2016 will signal the beginning of Jasmine's 5-month Creative New Zealand Pasifika Internship with partnering organisations Toi O Tāmaki Auckland Art Gallery and Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. 

 

Contact: njtehira@gmail.com

 

No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of Jasmine Te Hira.

 


 

Education 

2013 - 2015 / Bachelor of Design & Contemporary Arts (Contemporary Craft) / UNITEC Institute of Technology

2012 / Certificate of Design & Visual Arts / UNITEC Institute of Technology

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 / Ko Taku Whare, To Whare Hoki / The Vivian / Auckland

2016 / The Force of Days / Snow White Gallery / Auckland

2016 / Siapo Cinema / Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision / Wellington

2016 / The Way of Matter / Objectspace / Auckland

2016 / Navigate / Studio One Toi Tū / Auckland

2016 / Counter/Belief / RAMP Gallery / Hamilton

2015 - 2016 / Oceans Made Of Sand / Franklin Arts Centre / Auckland

2015 / Manifest / Takutai Square, Britomart / Auckland

2015 / Here/Now / Barrel Store, Corban Arts Estate / Auckland

2015 / On-site / Snow White Gallery / Auckland

2015 / The Past Sure Is Tense / SPARK Festival / Hamilton

2015 / Eden Arts Art School Awards / Gus Fisher Gallery / Auckland 

2015 / Lost Content / Viewfinder 24/7 Window / Auckland

2015 / FORM / Papakura Art Gallery / Auckland

2014 - 2015 / The Drowned World / Touring show // 

/ Silo 6 - Auckland 

/ Enjoy Gallery - Wellington 

/ The Physics Room - Christchurch 

/ AUT Audio Visual Wall - Auckland

/ Online - www.the-drowned-world.com 

 

Award Exhibitions

2016 / Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards / Whakatāne Museum and Arts

2015 / Eden Arts Awards / Gus Fisher Gallery

 

Curation

2016 / Counter/Belief / RAMP Gallery / Hamilton

 

Publications

2016 / Navigate / Tagata Pasifika TV One TVNZ

2015 / Eau de Vie - Virtuality and The Drowned World / Tendai John Mutambu / Art New Zealand

2015 / Art in the age of ecological emergency / Sue Gardiner / Art News New Zealand

2014 / Interview for Standing Room Only / Justin Gregory / Radio New Zealand

2014 / Relationship with water explored / Manukau Courier 

 

Awards

2016 / Joint Major Award Winner / Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Awards

2016 / Senior Scholar Award / Bachelor of Design & Contemporary Arts (Contemporary Craft) / UNITEC Institute of Technology

2008 / Honours Award / Ilford Shield Photography Competition