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Taloi Havini

Taloi Havini and Stuart Miller
Jedi and the Mona 2009
Inkjet print, Edition 10
80 × 120 cm

  Taloi Havini

Biography

1981
Born Arawa, Bougainville, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
1990
Emigrated with family to Australia

Heritage

Nakas clan, Hakö (Haku) people of north-eastern Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Nationality

Australian

Education

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

Solo Exhibition

2017
Habitat, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Joint Exhibitions

2016
Blood Generation (with Stuart Miller), Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013
Blood Generation (with Stuart Miller), Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
2011
Blood Generation (with Stuart Miller), Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
A Beast, A God and a Line (part of Dhaka Art Summit), Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Para Site, Hong Kong; Yangon, Myanmar; and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
2017
The National 2017: new Australian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah Art Museum, Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Prec(ar)ious Collectives, Foundation Fluxum/Flux Laboratory and Le Pavillon Neuflize OBC, 23 Akadimias Street Gallery, Athens, Greece
The Pacific: an exhibition about the shared space of the Pacific Ocean, Libby Leshgold Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Another Day in Paradise (part of Sydney Festival), Campbelltown Arts Centre, New South Wales
The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art (part of Castlemaine State Festival), Lot 19, Castlemaine, Victoria
Sugar Spin: You, Me Art and Everything, Queensland Art Gallery/GoMA, Brisbane
PNG, It’s Dynamite, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
The Rubies, School of Art and Design Main Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra
The Dust Never Settles, UQ Art Museum, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Brisbane
2016–18
Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila, Philippines; Para Site, Hong Kong; Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MACAN), Jakarta, Indonesia
2016
3rd Aichi Triennale: Homo Faber: A Rainbow Caravan, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
No.1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966–2016, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Precarious Nature, CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art | Toi Moroki, Christchurch, New Zealand
Impact: New Media Works by Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
You are invited, Watters Gallery, Sydney
2015
The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 8), Queensland Art Gallery | GoMA, Brisbane
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
New Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2014
Meleponi Pasifika, Indonesia Contemporary Art Network (iCAN), Yogyakarta, Indonesia
18C, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne
Exquisite Corpstallation, Ace House Collective, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013
Meleponi Pasifika (Melbourne Pacific)—part of Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival 2014, Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
2012
One, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne
2006
From the Edge, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, New South Wales; Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2004
Tatou Tatou—4th Pacific Wave Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney
Bougainville, Revolution/Evolution, Mori Gallery, Sydney
BA (Hons) Graduation Exhibition, School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra
Witnessing to Silence: Art and Human Rights, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra 
2002
Yumi Yet—Bougainville: This Is Us, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney; Australian Museum, Sydney

Guest Lectures and Conference Presentations

2017
Presenter, Pavillon Neuflize OBC Program, Palais de Tokyo/Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Presenter, Something you should know (seminar designed and organized by Patricia Falguières, Elisabeth Lebovici and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez) supported by the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Paris
2016
Artist lecture, School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines
2014
Presenter, Practicing Resistance Symposium, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in partnership with Curtin University School of Design and Art (SoDA), Perth
Presenter, Engaging Communities, Symposium of the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, iCAN Indonesian Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2013
Presenter, ‘Addressing the Archive’, Symposium of the Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
Guest Speaker, Photography Studies, School of Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne
2004
Interviewee, Shared History: Stories from the Pacific Collection (Documentary film), Australian Museum, Sydney

Awards

2018
Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, NY, USA
2017
Participant, Pavillon Neuflize OBC Program, Palais de Tokyo/Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2016
Winner, Veolia Acquisitive Award 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2008
Short-listed, Rolex Awards for Enterprise—Young Laureates Grants Scheme (International)
2008
Community Prophets Award (for the film An Uncertain Future), Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne
2004
Acquisitive Graduate Award, Research School of Asia & the Pacific (RSAP), Australian National University, Canberra

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
Eshraghi, Léuli. Vai Niu Wai Niu Coconut Water [ex. cat.], Moreton Bay Regional Council, Caboolture, 2015
Eshraghi, Léuli. 'Taloi Havini', Primavera 2015: Young Australian Artists, MCA Sydney, 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. ‘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. ‘Acknowledging the Blood Generation’, Taloi Havini and Stuart Miller: Blood Generation [ex. cat.], Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2016
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
Hromek, Danièle. ‘Impact’, Impact: Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Taloi Havini, Angela Tiatia, UTS Art, University of Technology, Sydney, 2017
Knight, Beverley and Wright, Clare. ‘Taloi Havini, The Extractive Frontier: Mining for Art, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, 2017
Kubler, Alison. ‘50 things collectors need to know 2017: Curators’ radar: 16. Taloi Havini’, Art Collector, Issue 79, Jan–Mar 2017
McDougall, Ruth. ‘Highlight: Taloi Havini and Stuart Miller 'Blood Generation'’, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Blog, 16 June 2015
McDougall, Ruth. No.1 Neighbour: art in Papua New Guinea 1966–2016, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2016
McDougall, Ruth. ‘Taloi Havini’, in French, Blair et al. The National: New Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Syney, 2017
McDougall, Ruth. ‘Ples bilong mi (place belong me) Taloi Havini: Habitat’, Broadsheet Journal, Issue 46.3, 2017, pp. 46–50
McKenzie, Helen. ‘If I could have’, Art Collector, Isuue 76, Apr–Jun 2016
Mandryk, Chloe (editor). ‘Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs’, Art Almanac, November 2016
Mandryk, Chloe (editor). ‘Sharjah Biennial’, Art Almanac, April 2017
Rubeli, Ella. ‘Born in the Bougainville conflict: a photography series’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 December 2015
Tohme, Christine (editor). ‘Taloi Havini’, Tamawuj, Sharjah Biennial 13, 10 March–12 June Guide Book, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017, Sharjah

Public Collections

Sharjah Art Museum, Al Shuwaiheen, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
KADIST, San Francisco, CA, USA
Research School of Asia & the Pacific (RSAP), Australian National University, Canberra
The University of Queensland, Brisbane
The Macquarie Group Collection, Sydney
Veolia Australia and New Zealand, Sydney