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Rob Garrett

Rob Garrett in Christchurch, New Zealand, with earthquake damage, demolition and re-build activity visible in the background; April 2015.

Rob Garrett (MA, BFA) is a New Zealand-born independent curator based in Sopot, Poland. He is currently Curator of “SCAPE 8: New Intimacies” Public Art Christchurch Biennial in the post-earthquake city of Christchurch in New Zealand; and curator of the not-for-profit project space CORNER Window Gallery on Auckland’s famous Karangahape Road.

Recent curatorial projects include “Unearthing Delights” the 5th edition of Narracje public art festival (2013, Gdańsk, Poland); the NZ-Australian programme for the inaugural Ängelholm International Video Art festival (2012, Sweden); and an international exhibition at the not-for-profit artist-run gallery Snake Pit (2012, Auckland, New Zealand). He also developed Auckland’s recent public art policy and a 10-year public art plan for Hamilton. He was formerly a senior manager and Council Member of New Zealand’s Arts Council, Creative New Zealand and Head of New Zealand’s oldest art academy in Dunedin.

Learn more on his website here.

ThatTimeYouHelped, Live Feed 2015-04-02, SCAPE 8 public project
SCAPE 8: New Intimacies public participation project #ThatTimeYouHelped, Beta-testing sample of public submissions, 2015; photo courtesy of Scape Public Art and Rob Garrett.
Antony Gormley, 2 x 2 (2010), Italy
Antony Gormley, 2 x 2, 2010, marble, 2 bodyforms: each 188.6 x 57.2 x 40.8 cm. Installation view, Corsi-Nicolai Laboratory, XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, Italy. Photograph by Valerio E. Brambilla
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