Taloi Havini

Exhibiting at Mostyn and Chapter.

Taloi Havini (b 1981, Nakas Tribe, Hakö people) was born in Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville and is currently based in Brisbane, Australia.

Credit: Taloi Havini - Credit Zan Wimberley

Her research practice is informed by her matrilineal ties to her land and communities in Bougainville. This manifests in works created using a range of media, including photography, audio and video, sculpture, immersive installation and print.  

 

She curates and collaborates across multi-art platforms using archives, working with communities, and developing commissions locally and internationally. Knowledge – production, transmission, inheritance, mapping and representation – are central themes in Havini’s work where she examines these in relation to land, architecture and place.  

 

Havini holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University. Solo exhibitions include “The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini” (curated by Chus Martínez), Ocean Space, Campo San Lorenzo, Venice, a commission for the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2021); “Reclamation”, Artspace, Sydney (2020); “Habitat”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including “In the Heart of Another Country”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2022); 17th Istanbul Biennial (2022); “A beast, a god, and a line”, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway (2020); Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE (2017); 3rd Aichi Triennial, Nagoya (2016); and 8th & 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2015 and 2018). Havini’s artwork is held in public and private collections including TBA21–Academy; Sharjah Art Foundation; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art; National Gallery of Victoria; and KADIST, San Francisco, CA, USA. 

 

Taloi Havini is represented by Silverlens, Manila and New York.


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Taloi Havini 3D Tour

Taloi Havini (Nakas Tribe, Hakö people) was born in Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville. She employs a research practice informed by her matrilineal ties to her land and communities in Bougainville. This manifests in works created using a range of media including photography, audiovideo, sculpture, immersive installation and print. She curates and collaborates across multi-art platforms using archives, working with communities and developing commissions locally and internationally. Knowledgeproduction, transmission, inheritance, mapping and representation are central themes in Havinis work where she examines these in relation to land, architecture and place 

At The Table with Taloi Havini

As part of the At The Table series, Taloi Havini met in conversation with Wanda Nanibush, Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator and community organiser from Beausoleil First Nation, and writer, musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.

Interview with ArtReview

Taloi Havini, Installation view at Mostyn, Artes Mundi 10, 2023-24. Photography: Stuart Whipps

Read the ArtReview interview with Taloi Havini here.

 

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