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Selected CV

Lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa (NZ).

From Wulgurukaba country (Black River, QLD, Australia).




Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZL.


Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL.


Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZL.


Master of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA.


Honours, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, AUS.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, AUS.


Selected Curated Exhibitions


Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi, Karangahape Road, Auckland, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Te Wai-ō-Hua, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, SOUL, and the extended art community of Tāmaki Makaurau.)


Te Ihu o Mataoho, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Cat Ruka, David Veart,  Fiona Jack, Kahu Tuwhare, Karamia Muller, Louisa Afoa, Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, Moana Waa, Molly Rangiwai McHale, Paula Booker, Qiane Matata-Sipu, Ralph Brown, Tosh Ahkit, SOUL, and Te Wai-ō-Hua.)


Body Rock, Film Archive, Auckland, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Alex Richardson, Christopher L G Hill, Daniel Munn, Dieneke Jansen, Dylan John Scott, Ema Tavola, Fiona Amundsen,  Lindsay Benedict & Julia Brown Matthew Cowan, Natalie Medlock & Robbie Magasiva, Reuben Heller-Quintanilla & Lucreccia Quintanilla, and Vera Mey.)


Waack, Whine, Pop & Roll, Dog Park, Christchurch, NZL.

Māngere Mall, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, AUS.


Māngere Bridge: 246 Meters, Fishbowl, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZL.


Ah-round, SQUARE2 City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, NZL.

Failing, Falling, Flying, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, NZL.

Ah-round, Monte Vista, Los Angeles, USA.


To Do, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, AUS.


Up With the Fall, Down on the Diagonal, Stills Gallery, Sydney, AUS.


Selected Group Exhibitions//Screenings//Symposiums


The Drift – Kōrewa: Boycott, Leader, and the Victim, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, NZL.


Maungataketake, Masons Screen, Wellington, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Martin Awa Clarke Langdon.)

Episode 91, CIRCUIT: Artist Film and Video Aotearoa, Wellington, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Martin Awa Clarke Langdon, and Qiane Matata-Sipu.)

Arts Makers Aotearoa Pub Quiz, May Fair Art Fair, Auckland, NZL.

Queer Pavilion, Auckland Pride, Auckland, NZL.

(In collaboration with: © Mahonri.)

Wansolwara: One Salt Water Exhibition, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, AUS.

Wansolwara: One Salt Water Symposium, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, AUS.


AAANZ Ngā Tūtaki, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL.

Finding Emory – A Poster Show, Vunilagi Vou, Ōtāhuhu, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho.)

Te Whāinga, Silo Park, Auckland, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Qiane Matata-Sipu, and Vicky Tamariki.)

Time-knots, ST PAUL St Gallery, Māngere, NZL.

Association for Visual Pedagogies Symposium, RMIT, Melbourne, AUS.

Ngātahi Reading Room, Auckland Art Fair, Auckland, NZL.

Curriculum #1, Samoa House Library, Auckland, NZL.


18 Horas Entre Nosotros, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL.

Association for Visual Pedagogies Symposium, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL.


#ThisHomeisOccupied, RM Gallery, Auckland, NZL.

Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai, ST PAUL St Symposium, Auckland, NZL.

Research Pavilion: The Utopia of Access, Sala del Camino, Venice, IT.

9X5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, AUS.


Repeat/Rotate/Reflect, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZL.

Art Sale for Phoenix, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Auckland, NZL.

Point of Hue, LOT23, Auckland, NZL.


The Future is a Do-Over, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZL.

Transoceanic Visual Exchange, Video Art Network Lagos, Lagos, NGA.

Transoceanic Visual Exchange, Fresh Milk, St. George, BAR.

The Brain, Te Uru, Titirangi, NZL.

Garden, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, AUS.

Artists’ Film International 2014-2015, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, TUR.


Other Waters, Te Tuhi, Auckland, NZL.

EAF Film Club, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh, SCT.

What’s the Hurry? RAMP, Hamilton, NZL.

Saturate Every Atom, Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere, NZL.

Curatorial Symposium 2014, ST PAUL St Symposium, Ihumātao, NZL.

Carpet Burn, Papakura Gallery, Papakura, NZL.

(In collaboration with: Ashlin Frances Raymond, Phoenix Puleanga, and Samson Vaotuua.)


TEZA screening event, Picture House, Christchurch, NZL.

Moving on Asia: Towards a New Art Network 2004- 2013, City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, NZL.

Unearthing Delights/Odkrywanie zachwyca, Long Gardens, Gdańsk, POL.


In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington, NZL.

Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, GER.

WWJD, Fresh Gallery Otara, Ōtara, NZL.

Urban Pictures, Ängelholm International Video Art Festival, Ängelholm, SWD.

In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary, ST PAUL St Gallery, Auckland, NZL         


Focus Nouvelle-Zélande,People Television”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FRA.

Remoteness, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, AUS.


Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, AUS.

Manu toi; Artists and Messengers, Māngere Arts Centre, Māngere, NZL.

Hijacked 2: Australia/Germany, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AUS.


Photography Sell-out, Gus Fisher, Auckland, NZL.

International Photography, Gow Langsford, Auckland, NZL.


The MGA Collection: Quite Earth, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, AUS.

Down to Earth, Academy Gallery, Launceston, AUS.


Vertigo, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, AUS.

Perfect For Every Occasion, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, AUS.


Royal Alumni, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZL.

Light Sensitive, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AUS.

In Cold Light, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, AUS.


Selected Prizes//Grants//Collections


TeachNZ Te Huarau Scholarship.


Todd Trust Scholarship in Fine Arts, Auckland, NZL.


Albert-Eden Local Board Grant, Auckland, NZL.


MIT Study Grant, Auckland, NZL.


NZJEP Grant, Auckland, NZL.


MGA Annual Fundraising Auction, Melbourne, AUS.


Art Gallery NSW Collection, Sydney, AUS.

Monash Gallery of Art Collection, Melbourne, AUS.


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AUS.

Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, Adelaide, AUS.


Selected Press//Publications//Media


Alys Longley, Folds of Time, Blooms of Vibrancy: Queer Pavilion in the Park, Art New Zealand, NZL.

Cushla Donaldson, The future of art is not on a screen, it’s with people, The Spinoff, NZL.


Rebecca Ann Hobbs, On Generosity, Performance Research Journal: 23.6, Centre for Performance Research, Ceredigion, WAL.

Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Ngā Puia o Ihumātao (The Volcanoes of Ihumātao), DocFA thesis at the University of Auckland, Auckland, NZL.


Victoria Wynne-Jones, Wine and Swish: Rebecca Ann Hobbs’ Dancevideos in the Mall, Performance Paradigm, AUS.

Sasha Grbich, Radical Care: Personhood and the river, Artlink, AUS.

Leonie Hayden, Bringing the fight for Ihumātao to K Road, The Spinoff, NZL.

Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Body Configurations after VALIE EXPORT, Femisphere, NZL.


Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Using food analogies to help explain the live volcanic field of Tāmaki Makaurau, LeRoy, NZL.


Lucreccia Quintanilla and Rebecca Ann Hobbs, A series of calls and responses for ST PAUL Street Gallery’s In practice: models of cultural exchange and reciprocity, NZL.


Megan Dunn, Let’s Get Physical: looking at the work of Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Circuit: Artist Film and Video Aotearoa, NZL.


Ema Tavola, Artist Profile: SOUTH, Issue #1, NZL.

Barbara Ann Dover, Interrogating Reciprocal Gaze: the Animal and Human in Contemporary Art, PhD thesis, James Cook University, AUS.

Ema Tavola, Artist Profile//Rebecca Hobbs, Eyeline Magazine, Issue #74 2011, AUS.

Anne Marsh, Look: Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980, Monash University, AUS.


Ema Tavola, Liquid Lady Swagger, Manu Toi Catalogue, NZL.


Mario Cresci, Future Images, Radu Stern Publisher, ITA.


Isobel  Crombie, Light Sensitive, National Gallery of Victoria, AUS.

Jeff Khan, Rebecca Ann Hobbs, UN. Magazine #6, AUS.

Rebecca Ann Hobbs, Failure and Fountains, RAMP, NZL.