Rosanna Raymond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rosanna Raymond

Raymond in 2023
Born1967 (age 56–57)
Auckland, New Zealand
AwardsCreative New Zealand Senior Pacific Artist award (2018)

Rosanna Marie Raymond MNZM (born 1967) is a New Zealand artist, poet, and cultural commentator and Raymond was recognised for "Pasifika artists practicing contemporary and heritage art forms in Aotearoa,"[1] winning the Senior Pacific Artist Award Winner of 2018, at the Arts Pasifika Awards through Creative New Zealand.[2]


Raymond was born 1967 in Auckland, New Zealand.[3][4] A New Zealand born third generation Moana of Samoan,Tuvaluan, Irish and French descent.[5]

She completed a master's degree at Auckland University of Technology in 2021 with a thesis titled "C o n s e r . V Ā . t i o n | A c t i . V Ā . t i o n Museums, the body and Indigenous Moana art practice".[6]


Raymond is a member of the Pacific and Māori collective, Pacific Sisters.[7]

In 2008, with Amiria Manutahi Salmond, Raymond published Pasifika Styles: Artists Inside the Museum.[8]

In 2010 Raymond launched the SaVAge K’lub project at the Queensland Art Gallery. The project in an installation space that has hosted artworks, spoken word, and performance art from over twenty five artists, including Ani O'Neill, Grace Taylor, and Suzanne Tamaki.[4] SaVAge K’lub is in reference to an establishment in London a historical ninetieth century gentleman's club.[9] Despite the cultural stereotypes and decor of such exclusive institutions Raymonds version removes the gendered and elitist elements.[9] Evolving into a multidisciplinary platform that collects individuals Ideas, practices and knowledge that engenders "Raymond's central kaupapa: to bring about the non-cannabilistic cognitive consumption of 'the Other and opened discussion of space."[9]

Raymond is an honorary research associate at the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Archaeology at University College London.[10] In 2017 she gave the Peter Turner Memorial Lecture at Massey University.[11]

Raymond also works as an exhibition curator. In 2016 she curated Ata Te Tangata, an exhibition of photography by Māori and Pacific artists that toured to China.[12] In 2018 Raymond curated the annual Tautai tertiary exhibition.[13]

At the Arts Pasifika Awards in 2018 Raymond was awarded the Senior Pacific Artist Award.[2]

In the 2023 New Year Honours, Raymond was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to Pacific art.[14]

Works by Raymond are held in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa[15] and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.[16]

Artist residencies[edit]


  1. ^ "Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate excellence and innovation". RNZ. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in Pacific Arts". Creative New Zealand.
  3. ^ "Rosanna Raymond". Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Rosanna Raymond". QAGOMA. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  5. ^ Raymond, Rosanna. "A Walk Through My Eyelands". Pantograph Punch. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  6. ^ Raymond, Rosanna (2021). Conser.VĀ.tion Acti.VĀ.tion Museums, the Body and Indigenous Moana Art Practice (Masters thesis). Tuwhera Open Access, Auckland University of Technology. hdl:10292/14325.
  7. ^ "Rosanna Raymond - Pasifika artist in New York". Radio New Zealand. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  8. ^ Raymond, Rosanna; Salmond, Amiria (2008). Pasifika Styles: Artists Inside the Museum. Otago University Press. ISBN 978-1-877372-60-5.
  9. ^ a b c "MAKING SPACE: The SaVAge K'lub | CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki". Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Rosanna Raymond". Next Wave. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Peter Turner Memorial Lecture & Scholarship". College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  12. ^ Burton, Nina (8 December 2016). "Māori and Pacific culture to be displayed in China". Newshub. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Tautai tertiary exhibition curator announcement". Tautai. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  14. ^ "New Year honours list 2023". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2022. Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  15. ^ "Rosanna Raymond". Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Rosanna Raymond". Auckland Art Gallery. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Encounters with Polynesia: Exhibiting the Past in the Present". Journal of Museum Ethnography. No. 21: 127–138. 2009 – via JSTOR.
  18. ^ "de Young Museum". de Young. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  19. ^ "Residency: Rosanna Raymond". 20 March 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  20. ^ "Toi Rauwhārangi, College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington". Retrieved 27 August 2022.

Further reading[edit]

Artist files for Rosanna Raymond are held at: