Tim Wagg

Year of Residency: April - July 2019


Tim Wagg (b. 1991, Masterton) is an artist currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. He graduated with with a BFA (Hons) from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2013. Working across various mediums including video, installation, and digital painting, Wagg’s work explores the intersections of politics, identity and technology within the context of Aotearoa New Zealand. More specifically, his work considers the tangibility and intangibility of archives and histories, and examines the visual languages surrounding moments of political upheaval or change. Selected shows include: The Order of Things, curated by Andrea Bell, Hocken Collections, Dunedin, (2018); The Tomorrow People, curated by Christina Barton, Stephen Cleland and Simon Gernard, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, (2017); This Time of Useful Consciousness - Political Ecology Now, curated by Melanie Oliver, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, (2017); False Paths, The Engine Room, Wellington, (2017); By the Laws of Chance, curated by Andrea Bell, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, (2016); NEW PERSPECTIVES with Simon Denny, Artspace, Auckland, (2016); Transactions, frank, curated by Victoria Wynne-Jones, Blue Oyster Art Project, Dunedin, (2016); Let the Cobbler Stick To His Last, curated by Tim Gentles and Matthew George Richard Ward, New York, (2015); One does not pet a rattlesnake until it has been defanged; only then does one take it on the road so that one and all can marvel at its natural beauty, The Physics Room, Christchurch, (2014); I am too spiteful to let things go cold, Window Gallery, Auckland, (2014).