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Gallery Leadership Team
Rhana Devenport ONZM – Director
Rhana Devenport ONZM is a museum director, curator, writer, editor and cultural producer whose career has spanned art museums, biennales and arts festivals. Her specialist experience is with contemporary art of Asia and the Pacific, time-based media and audience engagement. Rhana was curator for the New Zealand Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017, with Lisa Reihana: Emissaries. Previous positions include Director of Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (2006–2013); Manager of Public Programmes, Biennale of Sydney (2005–2006); Curator in Residence, Artspace NZ, Auckland (2005); Visual Arts Manager, Sydney Festival (2004); and Senior Project Officer, Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (1994–2004). She has curated exhibitions, commissioned and published with artists Nam June Paik, Nalini Malani, Lee Mingwei, Pinaree Sanpitak, Jin Jiangbo, Zhang Peili, Yin Xiuzhen, Song Dong, Judith Wright, Peter Robinson, Lisa Reihana, Fiona Jack, Bill Culbert, Fiona Pardington, Alex Monteith and Judy Millar. She was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her ‘Services to Arts Governance’ in the New Year’s Honours List for 2018.