About

Photo by  Janet Lilo

Photo by Janet Lilo

Ane Tonga is an artist and curator currently based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Much of Ane's artistic practice examines inter-subjective and collective experiences of gender, place and cultural value. She has exhibited in national and international art institutions. Her work is held in public and private collections including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu,  The James Wallace Arts Trust and Dilworth School Arts Collection.

As a curator, Ane has undertaken curatorial roles at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dowse Art Museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and was formerly the Lead Exhibition Curator at Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa. She was the Judge of the 2016 Miles Art Awards at Tauranga Art Gallery and Judge of the 2017 Estuary Art and Ecology Prize at Malcolm Smith Gallery. She has held academic positions including Adjunct Lecturer at Unitec Institute of Technology and was a Professional Teaching Fellow at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.

Ane has also written for numerous art publications and catalogues on artists which include Mata Aho Collective, Jasmine Togo-Brisby, Amie Siegel, The Pacific Sisters and recently published the monograph, Te Ringa Rehe - The Legacy of Emily Schuster.