Taloi Havini (b. 1981, Arawa, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea) is an artist based in Brisbane, Australia. She employs a research practice informed by her matrilineal ties to her land and communities in Bougainville, curating and collaborating across multi-art platforms using archives, working with communities and developing commissions locally and internationally. Knowledge-production, transmission, inheritance, mapping, and representation are central themes in Havini’s work, examined in relation to land, architecture and place. Her solo exhibitions include Habitat, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2017); Reclamation, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (2020) and The Soul Expanding Ocean #1: Taloi Havini, Ocean Space, Campo S. Lorenzo, Venice, Italy (2021). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, such as AICHI Triennial, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan (2016); Sharjah Biennial 13, Sharjah, UAE (2017); 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 9), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), South Brisbane, Australia (2018) and This Brittle Light: Light Source Commission, Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2021).

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