Artist talk: Christopher Ulutupu
Wednesday 10 Apr 2019
Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday 10 April for an artist talk with Christopher Ulutupu.
Ulutupu will be in conversation with Enjoy’s curator/manager Sophie Davis, discussing his current exhibition Dreaming of Lulu, on display until Saturday 20 April.
Dreaming of Lulu is a solo exhibition by Pōneke-based artist Christopher Ulutupu. Reimagining music videos for 1970s Samoan love songs from groups such as Punialavaa, Penina Tiafau, Tiama’a, this is the first iteration of a new body of work by Ulutupu called 5 songs that explores music’s ability to travel across diasporic, cultural and intergenerational spaces.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christopher Ulutupu is an artist of Samoan, Niuean and German descent currently based in Pōneke. He holds an MFA at Massey University and a Bachelor of Performance Design (Hons) from Massey University and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. Ulutupu has developed solo projects with SCAPE Public Art and The Physics Room, Ōtautahi, 2018), Play_station, Pōneke (2017), and CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa. He has been curated into group exhibitions The Tomorrow People at The Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Pōneke, and OFFSTAGE 8, Artspace, Tāmaki Mākaurau, and participated in the inaugural Hobart Biennale in 2017.