Hana Pera Aoake
Lives and works in Waikouaiti, Te Wai pounamu, Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Hana Pera Aoake (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Hinerangi me Ngaati Raukawa, Tainui/Waikato, Ngaati Waewae, Kaati Mamoe, Waitaha) is an independent artist, writer and researcher based in Waikouaiti, Te Wai Pounamu. Their work explores the overlaps and tensions between Indigenous and European epistemologies, by threading bits of both together to weave new meanings. Hana works with text, sculpture, video, clay and textiles. Hana currently co-organises Kei te pai press with Morgan Godfery and published their first book, A Bathful of Kawakawa and hot water with Compound Press in 2020. Hana holds an MFA (First Class) from Massey University (2018) and was a participant in the ISP programme at Maumaus des escola artes in Lisbon, Portugal (2020).