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Selected CV

Lives in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.

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




DocFA, Elam, University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.


Masters of Fine Art, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA.


Honors year, Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, AUS.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography Major, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, AUS.


Selected Exhibitions


Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi, Karangahape Road, Tāmaki Makaurau, 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 Street Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, 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, Tāmaki Makaurau, 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, NZL.


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

Failing, Falling, Flying, St Paul Street Gallery, Tāmaki Makurau, NZL.

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


To Do, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, AUS.


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


Selected Group Exhibitions//Screenings//Symposiums


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

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

Queer Pavilion, Auckland Pride, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.


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

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

Te Whāinga, Silo Park, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.

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

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

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

Curriculum #1, Samoa House Library, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.


18 Horas Entre Nosotros, Dance Studies, University of Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.

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


#ThisHomeisOccupied, RM Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.

Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai, ST PAUL St Symposium, Ihumātao, Tāmaki Makaurau, NZL.

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

9X5 NOW, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, AUS.


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

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

Point of Hue, LOT23, Tāmaki Makaurau, 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, South Auckland, NZL.

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

Carpet Burn, Papakura Gallery, South Auckland, 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, 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, South Auckland, NZL.

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

In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary, St Paul St, Auckland, NZL         


Focus Nouvelle-Zelande,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, Mangere Arts Centre, Mangere, 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, Tasmania, 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


Todd Trust Scholarship in Fine Arts, NZL.


Albert-Eden Local Board Grant, NZL.


MIT Study Grant, NZL.


NZJEP Grant, Auckland, NZL.


MGA Annual Fundraising Auction, Melbourne, AUS.


Art Gallery NSW Collection, Sydney, AUS.

Monash Gallery of Art Collection, Melbourne, AUS.


Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship


Selected Press//Publications//Media


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


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, Aotearoa, 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, Aotearoa, 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, Manukau, 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, Brisbane, AUS.

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

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

Rebecca Hobbs, Failure and Fountains, Ramp, Hamilton, NZL.