Brit Bunkley

Brit Bunkley

Wanganui, New Zealand

About Brit Bunkley

Brit Bunkley is a New Zealand artist whose current art practice includes public art, sculpture, installation, and the creation of “impossible” moving and still images and architecture designed using computer 3D modelling, video and image editing programs, with content emphasising majestic landscapes, human revelry and an oblique sense of apocalyptic anxiety tempered with whimsy and irony.

Brit is represented in numerous international collections and has completed a dozen permanent and temporary public art projects. In addition, he has received several grants and fellowships including a Wallace Trust grant in NZ; a New York State Fellowship (CAPS) grant, a New York State Council on the Arts project grant, a USA National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the American Academy Rome Prize Fellowship.

International screenings include the White Box gallery in NYC and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, in Paris at the Centre Pompidou in 2012, the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain in 2013, at the Gaîté Lyrique and The Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2016), and at the Cité Internationale des Arts in 2018. He took part in the Athens Digital Arts Festival and File Sao Paolo 2017 and 2018. Bunkley screened his video, Ghost Shelter/6 at The Federation Square Big Screen, Channels Festival 2017, Melbourne and at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany in 2018.

In 2012 Bunkley was an award winner at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for the «Now&After» Festival, and he was again included in «Now&After» at Moscow’s Artplay Design Center February 2018.

Recent exhibitions include Ghost Shelter 17 at Te Uru, Titirangi, Auckland and The Happy Place- Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, New Zealand. Bunkley is currently exhibiting video and sculpture at the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand June- August 2018.

Education

EDUCATION1980-1984 Hunter College, N.Y., N.Y., M.F.A. (studied with Alice Aycock and Robert Morris); 1975-1977 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minn., B.F.A. (studied with Bill Bollinger and Siah Armajani); 1973-1975 Macalester Coll,

Events

Solo exhibitions:
Ghost Shelter (2016-2018), The Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, NZ
Ghost Shelter 17, Te Uru, Titirangi, Auckland
It shows really, a rather beautiful spirit (in collaboration with Susan Frykberg), Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, NZ
Ghost Shelter Berlin, Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin-Mitte, Germany
The Happy Place- Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ
Social Realism, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions and screenings:Les Rencontres Internationales New Cinema And Contemporary Art, Paris/Berlin 2019
Sculpture on the Gulf, Auckland 2019
Move Cine Arch 2018 Festival - shortlisted, Palazzo Mora: Strada Nova, Venice, Itlay (and other venues TBA in Sao Paul, Brazil and Paris, France)
Festival Images Contre Nature 2018, Théâtre des Chartreux, Marseille, France
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany
W:OW Art Film & Video Festival, museo La Neomudejar , Madrid, Spain
Les Rencontres Internationales New Cinema And Contemporary Art, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France
and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
File Video Art 2018, Art Gallery of Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Now&After'18 - ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow, Russia

3D Glitch, Filodrammatica Gallery, Rijeka, Croatia
#PostFuture Journey /Athens Digital Arts Festiva l- Feel Free To Feel Green, Athens International Airport, Greece
File Video Art 2017, Art Gallery of Fiesp Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Festival Images Contre Nature 2017, Théâtre des Chartreux, Marseille, France
Movecinearte Festival, b_arco centro cultural contemporâneo, Itaú Cultural and Espaço Marieta , Sao Paolo, Brazil
Now&After'17 - Flashback’17, Centre of Creative Industries, Moscow, Russia
Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland, NZ
Future Is Possible Here, Videoforma Festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Channels/Conditional Surplus, Federation Square (“big screen”), Melbourne, Australia
“The Poetic Condition”, Backwal Gallery, Otaki, NZ
Ars Mathimatica, Salon Culture et Jeux Mathématiques 2017, Paris Les Rencontres Internationales New Cinema And Contemporary Art, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
ARCHCINE - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Arquitetura. Obras feitas a partir de impressão 3D, Galeria de Arte Espaço Universitário, Goiabeiras, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
E.V.A. – Experimental Video Architecture¸ Isolab, Venice, Italy
Ars Mathimatica, Salon Culture et Jeux Mathématiques, Paris
- June, 21 to 23, European Symposium on Additive Manufacturing, at the Ecole Centrale Paris
- October, 8 to 16, Fête de la Science, Pays de Verdun (Lorraine, East of France)
IVT-2016, G.A.S-station Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Urban Realms - Exploring the interdependence of urban spaces, Whakatāne Museum And Arts, Whakatāne, NZ
National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Art Museum, Waikato, NZ
3Dglitch, New Washington Art Centre, Durham , UK
Art Summer Nights&Video Art Screening, The Norman Hotel, Tel Aviv
Shoah Film Collection 2016 – shortlist, http://sfc.engad.org/video/

Goodnight Kiwi or: Tonight's broadcast has now ended, regular transmission will resume at 6:00am’. A project curated by M Williams and CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand. http://www.urbanautica.com/post/106518904884/goodnight-kiwi-a-nz-streaming-festival
Kafkaesque, 18th St Art Center, Santa Monica/Los Angeles, California
International Video Art Festival «Now&After»; Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russian Republic
3D Printing and the Arts: What Things May Come, the Etter-Harbin Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, traveling to the Sarofin Art Gallery, Southwestern University, Texas
FILE 2015; Fiesp Cultural Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9th The Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC) India CologneOFF - Shillong/Meghalaya/India -
International Video Art Festival «Now&After» MINI VIDEO'15, Schusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
International short- and longfilm videodays 2015, G.A.S-station, Berlin, Germany
Infiltrations II, Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui, NZ
3Dglitch, Ny space, Manchester, UK
ADVENT, Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland, NZ

The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge the Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin
Odd Peer Nexus, The Young, Wellington, NZ
Film Archive's Viewfinder Space at the Auckland Central Library, Auckland, NZ
Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia