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Vera Mey

Vera Mey (Born in 1987 in Wellington)


Born in 1987 in Wellington, currently lives and works in New Zealand. Vera Mey is a curator and currently Assistant Director of AUT University?s ST PAUL St Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests lie in reading contemporary Asian art and it?s histories from her particular locale and context in the antipodes and from a perspective of being a first generation Asian New Zealand with heritage from Cambodia and Indonesia. She has held various teaching and education related positions at Artspace, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University and was the 2010 contemporary art correspondent of National Radio?s Nights with Bryan Crump. In 2011 she was selected as a participating curator on the Gwangju Biennale Foundation 3rd International Curator Course led by Professor Ute Meta Bauer. Curated exhibitions and projects include: Local Time: Horotiu (2012), Assembly (2012), In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary (2012), ST PAUL St Gallery and The Dowse Art Museum. In 2012 she convened the inaugural ST PAUL St Gallery Curatorial Symposium. In that year she was also selected for the Asia New Zealand Foundation/Creative New Zealand Curator's Tour to South Korea, Japan and China to further research in the region. For 2013 she will convene the AUT University Master of Arts Management Curatorial Strategy programme. Outside of her institutional position she is part of the independent initiative Parlour working alongside three artists in to realise various art projects.

Stay: January 18, 2013 - Feburuary 19, 2013
Founder: The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, in Fiscal Year 2012
Event: Talk&Dinner with Curator in Residence (closed)