Anoushka Akel

Born 1977, Auckland, New Zealand (lives and works in Auckland)

EDUCATION

1995 – 2000 BFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
2009 – 2011 MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, NICAI, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
Learners, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, New Zealand (solo)

2018
Tilt, Hopkinson Mossman, Wellington, New Zealand
25 Years, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2017
Biographies of Transition: Too Busy to Think, ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand

2016
Chain of Mountains, TCB, Melbourne, Australia
Back, Front, Brain, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (solo)
Painting: A Transitive Space, St. Paul Street Gallery 3, Auckland, New Zealand

2015
Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
A Better Surface Held Back, RM, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
Spring 1883, Sydney, Australia (group presentation with Hamish McKay)
New Paintings and Vases, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (two person)

2014
New Beginnings are in the Offing, Fuzzy Vibes, Auckland, New Zealand
Spring 1883, Melbourne, Australia (group presentation with Hamish McKay)
Girls Abstraction, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2013
Porous Moonlight, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2012
Club Mirage, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Hop Scotch, ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand (two person)

2011
Paintings Paintings, Window Gallery, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2010
Eat the Bar, M.F.A graduation show, Elam School of Fine Arts, NICAI The University of Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
Spring Trellis, B431 Project Space, Elam School of Fine Arts, NICAI, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2009
Picnic on a Frozen River, B431 Project Space, Elam School of Fine Arts, NICAI, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Henrietta and Lola-Anne Tunbridge Watercolour Scholarship Finalists, The George Fraser Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2008
Various Artists, The Film Archive, Auckland, New Zealand
4 Star Producers, A Centre For Art, Auckland, New Zealand

2006
Publico Privato, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (two person)

RESIDENCIES/INTERNSHIPS

2016/2017 ARTSPACE, Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Künstlerhäuser Worpswede Residency, Worpswede, Germany
2006 Peggy Guggenheim Collection Internship, Venice, Italy

AWARDS

2018 The C Art Trust Award, New Zealand

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

McWhannell, Francis, “Encounter and Exchange: Considering Painting a Transitive Space”, P.17, Painting a Transitive Space, AUT, Auckland, 2017
McWhannell, Francis, “Towards Variations on a Theme: Considering ‘Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show”, The
Pantograph Punch, http://pantograph-punch.com/post/considering-necessary-distraction-a- painting-show, February 2016
Cunnane, Abby, “A Conversation Between Milli Jannides, Anoushka Akel, Kirstin Carlin, Emma Fitts and Abby Cannane”, excerpt from Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, 2016, p. 210 – 217
Gardiner, Sue, “The Return of Gestural Abstraction”, Art News New Zealand, winter 2015, p.84 – 85
Cormack, Emily, “A Better Surface Held Back”, Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington, 2015
Hacking. Lily, “Porous Moonlight” Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland, 2013
Hurrell, John, “Sensual Painting Show at Artspace”, EyeContact, http://eyecontactsite.com/2012/07/painting-show-atartspace, July 2012
Thompson, Luke Willis, “A Conversation Between Luke Willis Thompson and Anoushka Akel”, Artspace, 2012
Riva, Caterina, “Hopscotch”, Artspace, 2012
Hanfling, Ed, “Auckland” (review of Paintings Paintings), Art New Zealand #138, 2011
Hurrell, John, “Paintings in Window”, EyeContact, www.eyecontactsite.com, February 2010