Ioana Gordon-Smith is an arts writer and curator | Kaitiaki Whakaaturanga at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. She was the New Zealand-based project manager for the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017, has been a regular Pasifika correspondent for Radio New Zealand and is a member of the community-focused art collective Whau The People.
From the Shore considers the influence of Māori filmmakers Barry Barclay and Merata Mita on a current generation of artists. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, 2018; Pataka Art + Museum, Wellington, 2019
Pocket Histories brings together the work of three artists – Vita Cochran, Imogen Taylor and Isobel Thom – to consider the equivocal spectre of modernism in their respective practices. Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland and The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, 2018.