Ani O’Neill

Ani O'Neill

1971 born Auckland.
1994 graduated BFA, Elam SoFA, UA.
1990 stylist/wardrobe assistant in theatre, video, TV, film.
1990-92 member of ‘Pacific Theatre’.
1994 recipient of Pasifika Fashion Excellence Award, Auckland.
1995 AIR, DPAG. Joined Pacific Sisters.
1997 awarded Rita Angus AIR, Wellington.
1999 AIR, Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua.
1999-2001 part-time Senior Tutor, Sculpture, Elam SoFA, UA.
2001 founding member, Cuckoo Collective.
2001-03 Senior Tutor, Te Toi / Hou-New Art, Elam SoFA, UA.
2002 AIR, Rangiruru Girls’ School, Christchurch.
2003 Artist in Residence APEXART, New York.
2004 Artist in Residence, Art In General, New York.
2005 Artist in Residence, Dunedin College of Education/Creative New Zealand Art Education Residency, Dunedin, New Zealand
Lives in Auckland and Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

1994
Sydney, C.B.D. Gallery ‘Four Artists at C.B.D.’ (8 Lei and 3
Mamas); Auckland, AAG, window installation ‘Tivaevae for a Bottled
Ocean’

1995
Auckland, Teststrip Gallery ‘Wh.I.M’

1997
Wellington, CG and Auckland, Artspace ‘Cottage Industry’;
Christchurch, The Physics Room ‘Aniwaniwa’

1999
Sydney, Mori Gallery ‘monoPoly’; Auckland, Archill Gallery, P10
street installation space ‘Doggie in the Window’

2001
Los Angeles, Chinatown, Lord Mori Gallery (aka The Happy Lion)
‘Doodles’; Auckland, Sue Crockford Gallery ‘Comfort Zone’;
Christchurch, Kiosk project: ‘…sorry I couldn’t return your call, a
snake swallowed my cell phone.’

2002
Auckland, Sue Crockford Gallery ‘ei line’

2003
Auckland: Stella Gregg shop window ‘Bags’; Sue Crockford Gallery
‘Fresh Eke’

2004
New York, Chinatown, Art in General ‘The Buddy System’ (with
Co-Buddy Megan Hansen-Knarhoi)

2005
Hamilton, WMAH ‘Fresh Eke’

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1993
Auckland: Artspace ‘a. Genda’; ASA Gallery ‘Voyages
Symposium’;The Old Telephone Exchange Building ‘Elam Sculpture
Exhibition’; ASA Gallery ‘Christmas Show’

1994
Wellington: Town Hall (Festival of Arts) ‘Tu Fa’atasi’; CG
‘Bottled Ocean’ (toured)

1995
Auckland: Fisher Gallery ‘The Wallpaper Show’; Karangahape Rd,
Teststrip, ‘WOW’ (Ani and Yuk’s show); New Plymouth, GBAG and
Wellington, CG ‘The Nervous System’; Dunedin, DPAG ‘Takitahi:
Multicultural Weavers’; Lower Hutt, DAM ‘H2O’; Wellington, New Work
Studio ‘In the Night Kitchen’ (with Monique Redmond); Auckland,
Gallery 23A ‘Pilot Error’

1996
Auckland, AAG ‘A Floral Extravaganza’ (with Judy Darragh);
Sydney, The Performance Space ‘Installation Site-Specific’ (as part of
Sydney’s Pacific Wave Festival); Auckland, Mandalay Events Centre and
Apia, Tusitala Hotel ‘Motu Tagata’ fashion show with Pacific Sisters
(7th South Pacific Festival of Arts); Auckland, Lopdell House Gallery
‘Lapa’; Brisbane, QAG ‘Present Encounters: The Second Asia-Pacific
Triennial of Contemporary Art’; Auckland, Outreach ‘Free Polynesia
from the Bomb’; Christchurch, The Physics Room ‘Monitor’ (video
collaboration ‘Hyper Girls’ with Lisa Reihana)

1996-97
The Netherlands, Nijmeegs Volkendundig Museum (Geradus van der Leeuw) Southland Museum and Art Gallery; Lower Hutt, DAM/Rotorua, RMAH (all ‘Woven Path’)

1997
New Plymouth, GBAG ‘Vibes: Pacific Patterns’; Wellington, MONZ
and Auckland, AAG ‘Dream Collectors: One Hundred Years of Art in New
Zealand’

1998
Canberra Contemporary Artspace and Gallery 4A ‘Pasifika’;
Rarotonga, The National Museum ‘Cook Islands Artists’ Annual
Exhibition’; Sydney, MCA ‘Everyday’ (11th Biennale of Sydney);
Rarotonga, The National Museum/Suva, The Fiji Museum/Auckland, Fisher
Gallery ‘Paringa Ou’; Sydney, Centre for Contemporary Photography
‘Hyper Girls’ (Pacific Wave Festival); Melbourne, Monash University
and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Close Quarters:
Contemporary Art from Australia and New Zealand’ (toured Australia and
NZ 1999-2000, finishing at Auckland, New Gallery); Sydney, Performance
Space ‘Pacific Sisters and the Extended Family Mix’ (as part of the
Pacific Wave Festival)

1999
Christchurch Arts Festival ‘Head Hands Heart’; Auckland, Fiat Lux
Gallery ‘More than Ever’ (w Lisa Reihana and Yuk King Tan – ‘Jewellery Month Jam’); Porirua, Pataka Gallery ‘Romantic Notions’ (w Fiona Wall)

2000
Sydney, 12th Biennale ‘Agents of Change’ (3 performances with
Lisa Reihana and Pacific Sisters); Whangarei Art Museum ‘Te Paroe’;
Auckland, AUT Campus, Pilot Project Room ‘Flowers of Asia Pacific’;
Auckland, Archill Gallery and Ruatoki, Te Totara Pa ‘Te Totara Pa – Te
Urewera Hikoi’; Noumea, Tjibaou Centre for Contemporary Art ‘Biennale of Noumea’

2001
Auckland, New Gallery, inaugural Auckland Triennial ‘Bright
Paradise’ (‘The Buddy System’ installation); Wellington, CG,
inaugural Wellington Biennial ‘Telecom Prospects 2001′; Auckland: Te
Tuhi-The Mark ‘Interior Horizons’; Sue Crockford Gallery ‘Summer
Show’; Christchurch, The Physics Room ‘The Tomorrow People’; Wanganui,
Te Wa ‘Wahine Pacifica’; Auckland, ASA ‘Tautoko/Support’

2002
Auckland, New Gallery ‘The Big Bang Theory’ (Chartwell Trust
Collection); Los Angeles, Chinatown, Lord Mori Gallery (aka The Happy
Lion) ‘The Tomorrow People’; Auckland, Sue Crockford Gallery ‘Video
Show’; Hamilton, WMAH ‘Sublime Indigo’; Palmerston North, Te Manawa
‘The Buddy System’; Auckland, AAG ‘Sea Knowing and Island Looking’;
Wellington, Adam Art Gallery and Auckland, Gus Fisher Gallery
‘Botanica’; Auckland, Sue Crockford Gallery ‘White Show’;
Christchurch, Botanic Gardens, Cunningham House and Art and Industry
Biennial Trust SCAPE festival ‘Humoured’; Christchurch ‘Luncheon’
gridlocked project in collaboration with Megan Hansen-Knarhoi;
Auckland, Mataora Gallery ‘dTail: Adornment Show’ (Ponsonby Fringe
Festival); Lower Hutt, DAM ‘Fibre and Fairylights’

2002-03
Wellington, MONZ ‘Past Presents’

2003
Rarotonga, Beachcomber Gallery ‘Return Descendant’ (with Mahiriki
Tangaroa and Pascal Koteka); Sydney, MCA ‘Liquid Sea’; Christchurch:
COCA ’20/20′; SoFA ‘A Third Place’; Auckland, Sue Crockford Gallery
‘Spring Show’

2004
Lithuania, Vilnius/Rarotonga/Auckland, Artspace ‘Iki and thanks
for all the Ika’; Rarotonga, Inanui Gallery ‘Niu Work’ and ’20 x 20
Small Works’; Belau (Federated States of Micronesia) ‘Ka Kino To
Pounamu, He Pounamu Onamata’ (collaborative work with Reuben
Patterson, as part of 9th Festival of Pacific Arts, Belau; Auckland,
Sue Crockford Gallery ‘Disorderorder’ (with Yuk King Tan); Rarotonga,
Inanui Gallery ‘Close to Home’; Auckland, Anna Bibby Gallery
‘Crochet’; Wellington MONZ ‘Signs and Wonders’; Sao Paolo Biennale
‘Remember New Zealand’

2005
Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Puaikura Galley ‘Opening Exhibition’; Wellington, City Gallery,’Small World, Big Town – Contemporary Art from Te Papa’; Auckland, Sue Crocford Gallery, ‘Group Show’; Paris, Paris Town Hall, ‘Lattitudes’

2006
Wellington, Adam Art Gallery/Singapore, Substation, ‘Islanded – Contemporary Art from New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan’; Brisbane, Brisbane Powerhouse Museum, ‘Site Pasifika’; Melbourne, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Festival, Arc One Gallery, ‘The Buddy System’; Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Museum of Anthropology and Archeology, ‘Pasifika Styles’

2007
Duo, Ani O’Neill / Richard Maloy, 26 June – 21 July, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland