About

Taloi Havini - Nakas clan

born 1981 Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville

emigrated to Australia 1990

lives and works in Melbourne, Sydney and Buka

Interdisciplinary artist Taloi Havini works in ceramics, photography, printmedia, video and mixed media installation. Her practice centres on the deconstruction of the politics of location, and the intergenerational transmission of Indigenous Knowledge Systems. In her research, Taloi engages with living cultural practitioners, material collections and archives and often responds to these experiences and sites of investigation with experimental ceramic, print, photographic and video installations. She is actively involved in cultural heritage projects, solo and collaborative works, research and community projects across Melanesia and Australia.

Her work is held in public and private collections including the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Australian National University. Taloi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University and has exhibited in Queensland, Melbourne, Sydney, Yogyakarta, Philippines, Japan and New Zealand. 

Contact
Andrew Baker Art Dealer
26 Brookes Street
Bowen Hills, Brisbane, QLD 4006
AUSTRALIA
P +61 (0) 7 3252 2292
M +61 (0) 412 990 356
www.andrew-baker.com
info@andrew-baker.com

Email the artist: taloihavini@gmail.com
Instagram: @taloihavini

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Jim Thompson Art Center, Thailand
The Rubies, Main Gallery, ANU School of Art and Design, Canberra
Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane
Solo Exhibition, Pavillon Neuflize OBC residency, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Prec (ar) ious Collectives, Palais de Tokyo and Pavillon Neuflize OBC, Greece
Soils and stones, Souls and Songs, Para Site, Hong Kong
Sharjah Biennial 13, United Arab Emirates
The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Impact, UTS Gallery, Sydney
The extractive frontier: mining for art, Castlemaine State Festival, Victoria
Another Day in Paradise, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney

2016
Precarious Nature, The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), Christchurch in New Zealand
No. 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Soils and stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design ( MCAD), Manila
Impact, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Queensland  
AICHI Triennial, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
Art of the Pacific, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
You are invited, Watters Gallery of Victoria, Sydney

2015
The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 8), Queensland Art Gallery| Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)  
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2014
Meleponi Pasifika, iCAN Indonesian Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta
Exquisite Corpstallation, Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta
18C, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne

2013
Meleponi Pasifika, Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne

2012
ONE, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne

2011
Blood Generation, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne

2006
From the Edge, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga
From the Edge, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

2004
Tatou Tatou, 4th Pacific Wave Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra
BA (Hons) Graduation exhibition, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
 
2002
Yumi Yet - Bougainville: This Is Us, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney

Guest Lectures/Presentations/ Residency
2017 Pavillon Neuflize OBC residency, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2017 Something you should know seminar designed and organized by Patricia Falguières, Elisabeth Lebovici and Natasa Petresin-Bachelez and supported by the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte
2016 Artist lecture, School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines
2014 Practicing Resistance Symposium, presented by Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in partnership with Curtin University's School of Design and Art (SoDA)
2014 Engaging Communities, Symposium of the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival
2013 Addressing the Archive, Symposium of the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival
2013 Guest Speaker, Photography Studies, School of Creative Arts, Deakin University
2004 Shared History: Stories from the Pacific Collection, Documentary, Australian Museum

Awards
2016 Veolia Acquisitive Award
2008 Shortlisted for The International Rolex Philanthropic Young Laureates Grants Scheme
2008 Community Prophets Award for environmental advocacy film An Uncertain Future, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
2004 Acquisitive Graduate Award, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University

Selected Bibliography
Bolatagici, Torika; Gordon-Smith, Gordon; Havini, Taloi; Kake, Leilani; Eshraghi, Léuli; Tavola, Ema. ‘Socially Engaged Arts Practice in Oceania’, In Conversation: Place and Revolution, 27 March 2015
Eshraghi, Léuli. ‘We are born of the Fanua: Moananui arts practice in Australia’, Artlink Indigenous: Global edition, Indigenous Global, Vol. 35 No. 2, June 2015
Genoux, Isabelle (presenter). ‘New Voice for Blood Generation through photography’, Radio Australia, 25 March 2014
Genoux, Isabelle (presenter). ‘Giving a voice to Bougainville youth’, Radio Australia, 28 March 2014
Havini, Taloi. un Magazine - un Projects, Issue 10.1, 2016, p. 7
Havini, Taloi. ‘Addressing the Archive: Pacific collections in museums and galleries’, Mana Motu, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 42–56
Havini, Taloi. ‘Acknowledging the Blood Generation: Bougainville’, Artlink, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2013, pp. 41–43
Havini, Taloi. ‘An uncertain future’, Mana Motu, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 16–19
Havini, Taloi. ‘Shrouded in Mystery’, Explore, Australian Museum, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2010, p. 6
Havini, Taloi. ‘An uncertain future’, Explore, Australian Museum, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2008, pp. 14–16
Havini, Taloi and McRae, Georgia (Producers). An Uncertain Future (Film), Pacific Black Box Inc. Melbourne, 2008
Havini, Taloi. ‘Bougainville's totems autonomous: Naboin, Nakas, Nakaripa, Natasi’, Avicam, 6 December 2003
NAVA: in conversation curator Anneke Jaspers with Taloi Havini about Habitat, 2017, final episode in a series exploring The National 2017 AGNSW
McDougall, Ruth. ‘Highlight: Taloi Havini and Stuart Miller 'Blood Generation'’, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Blog, 16 June 2015
McKenzie, Helen. ‘If I could have’, Art Collector, Isuue 76, Apr–Jun 2016
Rubeli, Ella. ‘Born in the Bougainville conflict: a photography series’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 December 2015

Public Collections
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Research School of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra

Education
2004 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Canberra School of Art, Australian National University

 

© Taloi Havini 2015