Honolulu Biennial 2019's Theme:

AN OPEN BOAT

March 8 - May 5, 2019

 

 
 

Support New and Innovative Artwork for HB19

 

If we want to see a robust art scene in Hawaiʻi, we need to support: 

 

The creators. The innovators. The changemakers. 

 

Help us raise $10,000 by the end of 2017 so we can fund dozens of artists to create stunning and impactful artwork in time for the Honolulu Biennial 2019. Your gift will help to propel the robust community of talented artists from the countries and cultures linked by the Pacific Ocean.
 
By giving back, you will be entered to win a prize from local businesses like Mori by Art+FleaNā Mea HawaiʻiMahina & Sun’s, and more!  We will announce a winner every Tuesday through 2017 so follow our Facebook and Instagram to see if you're a winner.  The earlier you donate the more chances you’ll have to win!
 

Give the gift of art and creativity this holiday season! Donate on behalf of your friends and family! http://bit.ly/hbfgiving

 
 

THE CURATORS

 

Sean Connelly, Thatch Assembly with Rocks (2060s), 2017

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Scott Lawrimore, Curator

Born 1970, Los Angeles, USA is an accomplice to artists and exhibition caretaker based in Honolulu. He is currently Exhibit Designer at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum—the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Previously, he was Installation Manager of the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, Director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, Chief Curator of the Frye Art Museum, and founder of his own exhibition space, Lawrimore Project. In these, and other appointments over a 20-year career, he has been caretaker of over 300 exhibitions.

As a writer and art historian, he was the Founding Editor of the Jake Journal at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and has contributed to, published, or edited numerous exhibition and museum publications including Leo Saul Berk: Structure and Ornament (UW Press, 2015), Mark Tobey | Teng Baiye: Seattle | Shanghai (UW Press, 2014), and Buster Simpson // Surveyor (UW Press, 2013). As an advocate for future cultural producers, Lawrimore has taught practicum and curatorial theory courses for art history, BFA and MFA candidates at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle University, and the University of Washington. 

NINA TONGA, CURATOR

Born 1983, Auckland, New Zealand is an art historian and Curator Pacific Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Te Papa. She is from the villages of Vaini and Kolofo’ou in Tonga and lives in Wellington, New Zealand.  She holds a Master of Arts specializing in contemporary Pacific art and is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of Auckland. Her current research focuses on contemporary Pacific art in New Zealand and the Pacific with a particular interest in internet art from 2000 to present.

 Nina has been involved in a number of writing and curatorial projects with Pacific artists from New Zealand and the wider Pacific. In 2012 she was an associate curator for the exhibition Home AKL, the first major group exhibition of contemporary Pacific art developed by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Other curatorial projects include Koloa et Al at Fresh Gallery Otara, Tonga ‘i Onopooni: Tonga Contemporary at Pātaka Art + Museum and most recently Tīvaevae: Out of the Glory Box at Te Papa. Nina is also the co-chairperson of Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.