Jeremy Leatinu'u

Name
Jeremy Leatinu'u
Iwi/Ethnicity
Ngāti Maniapoto/Māori
Safune, Puʻapuʻa, Vailoa, Fatausi, Safotu, Safotulafai (Sāmoa)/Sāmoa
Germany
China
Date of birth
1984
Place of birth
Auckland (region)/New Zealand
Nationality
New Zealander, Samoan
Biography
Jeremy Leatinuʻu is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2008, then with a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts in 2009, both from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland.

His practice is characterised by public object interventions in which he has choreographed simple actions or movements that negotiate governing protocols of public life. These site-specific performances often question societal order, global mobility and the precariousness of indigenous communities.