Anoushka Akel (1977) lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. She received her MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts in 2010 and has been a teacher at the school since 2009. Selected exhibitions include: Girls Abstraction, 2014, Hamish Mc Kay Gallery, Wellington; Porous Moonlight, 2013, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland; Club Mirage, 2012, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland; Hop Scotch, 2012, ARTSPACE, Auckland; Paintings Paintings, 2011, Window Gallery, the University of Auckland; Picnic on a Frozen River, 2009, B4321 Project Space, Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland; and Pubblico/Privato, 2006, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy. In 2006, Akel undertook an internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy. In 2010, she was a recipient of the University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship, and in 2013, she was an artist in residence at Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Bremen, Germany.