Tanu Gago

May - August 2022

Tanu Gago - MNZM (He/Him) is an interdisciplinary artist, queer activist, and filmmaker. He is the 2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Annual Commission recipient and the 2018 Macmillan Brown artist in residence. In 2019 Gago was inducted into the order of merit, with Queen's honors for services to Pacific arts and the LGBTQIA+ community.  In 2020 Gago was awarded the Creative New Zealand, Contemporary Pacific Artist award. 

Gago works at the intersections of film, digital arts, animation, and interactive technologies, with an interest in building restorative narratives of queer Indigenous Moana experiences. Gago is currently an artist in development with Piki Films and a member of FAFSWAG, a Queer Indigenous arts collective and New Zealand Arts Foundation Arts Laureates. In 2022 FAFSWAG will represent Aotearoa at Documenta Fifteen. 

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