Angela Tiatia explores contemporary culture, drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place, often through the lenses of history and popular culture. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Angela Tiatia is of Samoan and Australian heritage.
Tiatia’s important work has been acknowledged industry wide. She has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, most recently including Matisse Alive Commission Art Gallery of New South Wales (2021); Ian Potter Moving Image Commission, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia (2021); Sidney Myer Creative Fellow (2019); Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Artist Award (2018) and Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (2018).
Her work is held in numerous public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Australian War Memorial Museum, Canberra; and the Australian Museum, Sydney. She was awarded the 2018 and has been a finalist in numerous prestigious awards, including the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Archibald Prize, Sir John Sulman Prize, and the John Fries Art Award.