Ioana Gordon-Smith

Kaituhi Tūtahi | Contributing Writer

Ioana Gordon-Smith is a curator of Sāmoan (Faleula, Leauva'a) and English heritage. She currently works as the inaugural Curator Māori Pacific at Pātaka Art + Museum. Prior to that, she was the inaugural Curator at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery. She contributes regularly to a number of catalogues as well as magazines and journals and and is a trustee for the community-focused art collective Whau The People.

Everything By: Ioana Gordon-Smith

Pacific Arts Legacy Project03.12.20

Curatorial roles are rarely filled by Pasifika arts workers. Ioana Gordon-Smith reflects on being a guinea pig of sorts, building relationships and the legacy of Trojan horses, I mean internships.


Future Histories: A Review of Ā Mua

Ioana Gordon-Smith considers Ā Mua, on now at The Dowse, as the next chapter for Aotearoa craft makers.


An exhibition that features four female Pacific painters is a rare thrill, writes Ioana Gordon-Smith.


Across the arts, funding has reached a crisis point but expectations on gallery targets remain the same. ST PAUL St Gallery have made a pointed change – to take their lunch breaks.


Ioana Gordon-Smith on the significance and celebration of ​the Pacific Sisters at Te Papa.


Thinking of art as koha, the serious and invaluable work of Linda T..


Indigenous curators Nigel Borell, Ioana Gordon-Smith and Ema Tavola tell Visual Arts Co-Editor Lana Lopesi what gives them hope and what frustrates them within New Zealand curatorial practice.


A feeling for form: James Greig at The Dowse

Ioana Gordon-Smith considers little-known histories in The Dowse’s current exhibition 'Defying Gravity', which aims to introduce a new audience to the work of the late potter James Greig.


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