(B. 1990 Rotorua New Zealand)
Lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.
Hōhua Thompson is an artist of proud Māori whakapapa and pākehā. Working with cultural heritage and material gained from his tūpuna, Thompson creates installation, sculpture and performance works that address the cultural hybridity experienced by Māori people in contemporary culture, with the aim to de-colonize the space in which I work and normalise this experience for others. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Fine Art at the Whitecliff College of Arts and Design, Auckland.
His key exhibition history includesKirihou, Toi Māori Gallery, Wellington (2018) andWhitecliff Graduate Exhibition, Auckland (2018).Te kete rokirokiat Blue Oyster Art Project Space (2020) andNative Voices: Ko Au Ko Mātouat the Tairawhiti Museum (2020).