Anoushka Akel

January - April 2024

Anoushka Akel is an artist who lives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau. She received her MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2010. Akel works across the mediums of painting and printmaking engaging with various fields including: art history, neuroscience and psychology, embodied poetics and philosophies of care. Her work considers pressure and plasticity in relation to a body, behaviour, and the art object.

Akel has exhibited extensively, featuring in shows at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Hopkinson Mossman, Artspace Auckland and Michael Lett; with whom she also held a solo exhibition at the Aotearoa Art Fair 2023. Anoushka has presented work at TCB, Melbourne, Goya Curtain, Tokyo, and was the recipient of the C Art Trust Award in 2018 and artist in residence at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Bremen, Germany in 2013. 

Top: Courtesy of Michael Lett
Profile: Meg Porteous

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