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Christina Pataialii, Bite fight/Mike Tyson, 2017 Acrylic paint, house paint, spray paint on canvas.

Christina Pataialii is undertaking a residency at Gasworks from 13 September to 16 December 2019.

Christina Pataialii’s paintings explore the possibilities that arise with the merging of culturally specific codes. Considering a globalized cultural context, her work has a focus on geopolitical shifts, the resurgence of western nationalism and collective nostalgia for mid-20th Century utopias.

Christina’s residency is co-organised by Jan Warburton Charitable Trust and Stephanie Post, with the support of David and Libby Richwhite, Josephine and Ross Green and the NZ Friends of Gasworks, in collaboration with Creative New Zealand and Elam School of Fine Arts, the University of Auckland.