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Kalisolaite Uhila

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Kalisolaite Uhila

PAWA Profiles

Through his work he explores cultural, social, and political themes such as urban homelessness, and how the ocean can connect people

Performance Artist

Kalisolaite Uhila

PAWA Profiles

Kalisolaite Uhila

PAWA Profiles

Through his work he explores cultural, social, and political themes such as urban homelessness, and how the ocean can connect people

Biography

Kalisolaite Uhila
Performance Artist

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Biography

Performance Artist

Tongan born Kalisolaite Uhila’s innovative visual art uses metaphor to express ideas and provoke audience introspection. His experiential performances have involved living rough on the streets of Auckland for three months, and living as a pig in a crate, as well as conducting the waves of the Pacific Ocean from its shore. Through his work he explores cultural, social, and political themes such as urban homelessness, and how the ocean can connect people from distant, disparate nations. He has also examined how traditional Tongan notions of the relationship between people and sacred animals, like pigs, intersect with Western ideas. He provokes and challenges audiences to confront prejudices in order to understand works that oscillate between Tongan and Western notions of self, space and time.

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Performance
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2021
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KALANGA
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2021
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KALANGA
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Discussion
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2021
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Art vs. Life
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2021
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Art vs. Life
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December 7, 2021
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Between the old world and the new.
Response
December 7, 2021
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Between the old world and the new.

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