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Header Image: Shout Whisper Wail! The 2017 Chartwell Show (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2017.
Janet Lilo b.1982
Ngāpuhi, Samoan & Niuean (Auckland, New Zealand)
Making art and raising good, solid, feminist men.
PLEASE NOTE: Website is under construction
  • Man in the Mirror, Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii State of Art Museum
  • Co-member Whau Arts Festival 2018, Riversdale Park, Avondale
  • Toi Art/ Top16, Te Papa Museum, Wellington
  • BTR + ROW, Seeing Moana Oceania, Auckland Art Gallery
  • Hand, AKL Festival of photography @ Tokyo Institute of Photography gallery
  • Hand, Yours Sincerely, All Press Gallery / c.M.Parker & M.Jones
  • Social Matter, c.Louisa Afoa, RM Gallery, Auckland
  • You’re my number one, c.Talia Smith, firstdraft, Sydney
  • Karangahape Rd Light poles, K-RD Business Ass + Auckland Council Commission
  • Silo 6, Auckland Festival of Photography/ Baker+Douglas Annual Commission
  • Shout Whisper Wail, Auckland Art Gallery Commission/ Chartwell Trust
  • On a social matter, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin
  • Painting: A Transitive Space, St Paul St Gallery 3
  • LABOUR ZERO LABOUR Friday 26 August / 18h CET Stream here
  • Welcomed Manaia Lilo Morrison to the family
  • Status Update, survey-remix exhibition, Te Uru Gallery, Auckland (solo)
  • Status Update publication with texts by Ioana Gordon-Smith (curator), Monique Redmond, Caterina Riva, Ema Tavola & Nina Tonga. Editor: Tessa King / Designer: Julia Gamble-Vale
  • May 5 – June 11: FRESH 10 x 10, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland
  • ALL GOODS | Whau Arts Space | Avondale (Whau the People member)
  • Tautai Navigate (30 year anniversary) Studio one, Auckland
  • The Normandy Research Project, Rouen + Le Havre
  • Whau Arts Festival, Avondale, Auckland (co-organiser)
  • I’m a star / TCC The Curatorial Collective, Kings ARI, Melbourne
  • Avondale Market Project / FAM BAM! with Mr Jew, Auckland
  • One’s own Trade, Viaduct, Auckland
  • Imaginary Date Line (ArtspaceNZ), Pane per poveri, Venice
  • #Islandtime (2) Common Ground Hutt City Festival
  • Making Visible, Franklin Arts Centre, Franklin
  • #Islandtime, Mangere/ Otara Town Centre, Manukau
  • Whau Arts Festival, Avondale, Auckland (co-organiser)
  • Edinburgh Art Festival Film Club II with Dog Park Art Project space & North Projects
  • Residents in Residence, Lopdell House (Offsite New Lynn), Auckland
  • Entangled Islands, Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Fam Bam 2! + Fam Bam Floral, Papakura Art Gallery + Fresh Gallery Otara
  • The Suburban Floral Association, Fresh Gallery Otara, Auckland
  • saturate every atom, Mangere Arts Centre, Auckland
  • Pacific Moving Image, Film Archive Wellington


  • Teu Le Va film, Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Parlour group, Otahuhu, Manukau
  • Offstage 5, Artspace, Auckland
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot: The Remix, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington (solo)
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot, The Physics Room, Christchurch (solo)
  • Right Of Way, 5th Auckland Triennial, Artspace, Auckland
  • Rosebank Road Art Walk, Avondale, Auckland Festival
  • Collaboration with Leilani Tamu / Metro Magazine & Hawai’i Review


  • Michael, The Engine Room, Wellington
  • LOOK, Artweek, K Rd Business Association window, Auckland
  • Contact, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
  • In Spite of Ourselves: Approaching Documentary, The Dowse, Lower Hutt
  • Present | Corbans Estate 10 year anniversary, Henderson, Auckland (solo)
  • Home AKL, Auckland Art Gallery
  • Girls Who Shoot / Boys Who Draw, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland (curator)
  • Identi-tee film, Tamaki gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum (solo)


  • Welcomed Harry Lilo to the family
  • Documentaries, St Paul Street Gallery 3 Symonds St, Auckland
  • Rituels, Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia (Residency)
  • The Interface Project, (solo)
  • Crowning Glory, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson
  • Papa Atawhai, Nathan Homestead, Manukau
  • The taro & the octopus, The Edge Gallery, Auckland


  • – Art week Auckland, Whitespace (window) Ponsonby, Auckland
  •  Welcomed Milo Lilo Morrison to the family
  • – Top16, Beachcomber Contemporary Art Gallery, Rarotonga, (solo)
  • – Casual romance club (with D.A.N.C.E), Enjoy Gallery, Wellington
  • – TIAHO, Instiuto de Latino Mexico, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyacoan, Mexico City
  • – Niu Pasifik: C.N Gorman Museum, University of California
  • – Offstage 2, Galatos, Auckland
  • – Collaboration with Kiyoshi Takahashi, Snow white Gallery, Unitec, Auckland
  • – Niue Arts, Avondale Community Center, Auckland New Zealand
  • – Gahua Lima, The Edge Gallery, Aotea Centre, Auckland City New Zealand


  • – Nonsense, CAI02 Gallery, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • – OYOYO Vision, Tokyo Hands projection, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • – Small Axe, New Artists show (Producer), Artspace, Auckland
  • – It’s a draw, Artstation, Auckland New Zealand
  • – Sapporo short fest, Hokkaido Japan
  • – Man in the mirror, ICC building, Higashi Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan (solo)
  • – MYFACE, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City (solo)
  • – MoveMe, Webbs Gallery, Newmarket, Auckland
  • – Take40: Giles Peterson, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City
  • – Language People, Artstation, Ponsonby Auckland (curator)


  • Top16 x 2, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City New Zealand (solo)
  • Le Folauga, Kaohsiung Museum, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
  • Pule Fakamotu, Artstation, Auckland
  • Nuku Tu Taha, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City
  • Meat & Lollies, Fresh Gallery Otara, Manukau City (Co-Curator with Ema Tavola)
  • Feleti Barstow Public Library, 10th Pacific Arts Festival, Pago Pago, America Samoa
  • Dateline Returns: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
  • PENG! Video Block 3, Mannheim & Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany


  • – Top16, St Paul St Gallery 3, Auckland (solo)
  • – Pacific Vocation, Corbans Estate, Henderson, Auckland
  • – Funky Razors, St Paul St Gallery, Auckland
  • – Funky Razors 2, Te Tuhi Gallery, Pakuranga, Auckland
  • – Telecom Prospect 2007: New Art New Zealand, Wellington City Art Gallery
  • – Hetero Utopia: Mapping the Urban Terrain, Soemardja Gallery, Institute Technology of Bandung, Indonesia


  • For Rent: Copeland Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland
  • Silver Clouds & Cuckoo, Order and Progress, Melbourne, Australia
  • Silver Clouds, Next Wave Festival container village, Melbourne, Australia
  • JAM: Antipodes Video Exposition, Strasbourg University, France
  • Shot! K5 Studio, Lorne Street, Auckland (solo)

2004 – 2005

  • Ignite St Paul St Gallery 2, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand (2005)
  • Back to Beige, Creative New Zealand Offices, High Street, Auckland (2005)
  • TAKE 001, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (2004)
  • Touching Base, Rakinos, High St. Auckland, New Zealand (2004)


  • Arts grant, Creative New Zealand / Pacific Arts 2015
  • Arts grant, Creative New Zealand / Pacific Arts 2014
  • Residency, Massey University Wellington (August 2012)
  • Creative New Zealand Contemporary Pacific Art Award 2011
  • Residency, Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia (Oct – Nov) 2011
  • Arts grant, Creative New Zealand / Pacific Arts 2010
  • Residency, Sapporo (S-AIR) Hokkaido, Japan (May – July) 2009
  • New Zealand delegate to the 10th Pacific Art Festival, America Samoa 2008
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship Award, Auckland University of Technology 2007
  • National Peace Federation Award 2005


  • Master of Art & Design (Visual Arts) Auckland University of Technology, 2006


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