Shannon Te Ao
b. 1978, Sydney (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Wairangi, Te Pāpaka-a-Māui)
Lives and works in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Shannon Te Ao holds a BFA from University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts and an MFA from the College of Creative Arts at Massey University Wellington.

Shannon Te Ao
ia rā, ia rā (rere runga, rere raro) (stills), 2021
three-channel video, sound
duration 6:20min

Recent Solo Exhibitions

Shannon Te Ao
Mā te wā, 2021
installation view: Te Uru, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Shannon Te Ao
Ka mua, ka muri, 2020
two-channel video with sound
duration 5m 30s
installation view: Oakville Galleries, Toronto

Shannon Te Ao
Ka mua, ka muri, 2020
two-channel video with sound
duration 5m 30s
installation view: Oakville Galleries, Toronto

Shannon Te Ao
Ka mua, ka muri, 2020
two-channel video with sound
duration 5m 30s
installation view: Oakville Galleries, Toronto

Recent Group Exhibitions

  • ʻO le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa, UNSW Galleries, Sydney (2020)
  • In a World if Wounds , Artbank, Sydney (2018)
  • The order of things, Hocken Gallery, Ōtepoti Dunedin (2017)
  • Being in place, Or Gallery, Vancouver (2017)
  • The Subject in the Land, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (2017)
  • (w/ Daniel Maier-Reimer) Politics of Sharing: On Collective Wisdom (Co-conceived by Elke aus dem Moore and Misal Adnan Yıldız), Artspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (2017)
  • Take that which has passed, Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington (2017)
  • Imagine the Present , ST PAUL St, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland (2016)
  • The Walters Prize, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Tāmaki Makaurau (2016)

Shannon Te Ao
Pūkahukahu, 2020
Pigment inks on Hahnamuhle Photorag Ultra smooth
920 x 1145mm

Shannon Te Ao
what was or could be today (again), 2019
single channel HD video, b/w, sound
duration 12:43min, loop

Shannon Te Ao
what was or could be today (again), 2019
single channel HD video, b/w, sound
duration 12:43min, loop

Readings

Shannon Te Ao
my life as a tunnel, 2018
two-channel video with sound
duration 9:48min, loop

Shannon Te Ao
With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods (still), 2017
two-channel video with colour and sound
duration 13:11min