In New Zealand my focus was how contemporary artists of New Zealand consider both their Māori and Pākehā  identities in their practice. At the time I was most drawn to intangible practices like performance and dialogic work. While in Brazil I became interested in "ritual" in art, where material and practices considered sacred or spiritual were brought into a white cube context. I wished to explore the politics surrounding the ownership, spectatorship, and preservation of such practices.
Unfortunately due to holiday season, artists Lisa Reihana and Mata Aho were unable to meet with me. With the help of curator and scholar Anna-Marie White, I did have extremely interesting meetings with scholars and curators, Nigel Borrell, Damian Skinner, and Balamohan Shingade. Above I have included images of 6 artists whose practices stuck out to me most:
[Please click images to be directed to artists' respective art work webpages]
 Pākehā is a Māori language term for non-Maori or for New Zealanders who are "of European descent". Recently, the word has been used to refer inclusively either to fair-skinned persons or any non-Māori New Zealander.