Biography

Ayesha Green sustains a provocative engagement with processes of reproduction. She utilises mimicry and copying to undermine the authority of symbolic objects, questioning the authenticity of their claims to power.

Ayesha Green (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu) is a contemporart Māori Artist. Born 1987, Hamilton, she ives and works in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

“In her studio-based practice, Ayesha Green sustains a provocative engagement with processes of reproduction. By her own admission, Green utilises mimicry and copying to undermine the authority of symbolic objects, questioning the authenticity of their claims to power. While giving precedence to source material from the era of first contact between Māori and Pākehā, Green continues to draw on a wide range of references. Attempting to transmute the power of inherited objects and images by establishing new reading’s, Green thus pushes back at European-centric practices of anthropology and classification, and the demonstrable military and cultural domination of our shared colonial history.”

Elle Loui August

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Ayesha Green
Good Citizen, 2021
Jhana Millers Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington
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