Biography

Selected exhibitions and projects

Events Growing from the Edge of Spaces, Edwards+Johann, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, The Pah Homestead, 29 May - 9 July 2017, Auckland

Finalist in National Contemporary Art Award 2017, Ina Johann, Waikato Museum, 28 July - 5 November 2017, Hamilton

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2017, Edwards+Johann, Waikato Museum, 28 July - 5 November 2017, Hamilton

Finalist in Molly Morpeth Canady Award: Painting and Drawing 2017, Ina Johann, January 2017, Whakatane

Highly Commended Award  Molly Morpeth Canady Award:Painting and Drawing 2017, Edwards+Johann, January 2017, Whakatane

Merit Award winner and Finalist Parkin Drawing Award 2016, Ina Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2016, Wellington

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2016, Edwards+Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2016, Wellington

Supreme Winner Painting and Printmaking Award 2016, Edwards+Johann, February 2016, Hamilton

Finalists in 2016 Wallace Art Awards, Edwards+Johann, September 2016 and travelling exhibition, Auckland

Finalists in 2015 Wallace Art Awards, Edwards+Johann, September 2015 and travelling exhibition, Auckland

Finalist Parkin Drawing Award 2015, Ina Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2015, Wellington

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2015, Edwards+Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2015, Wellington

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2015, Edwards+Johann, Waikato Museum, July 2015, Hamilton

No two skies are ever the same, Edwards+Johann, public performance and exhibition, Galerie9, March 2015, Solothurn/Switzerland

Artist in Residence Altes Spital, Edwards+Johann, January - March 2015, Altes Spital Kultur - and Kongresszentrum Solothurn/Switzerland

Finalists in New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2015, Edwards+Johann, February 2015, Hamilton

Artists in Residence at ALTES SPITAL, Edwards+Johann, January-March 2015, Solothurn/Switzerland

Rebels Knights and Other Tomorrows, Christchurch Art Gallery, Tuam Street Gallery, Edwards+Johann, August - November 2014, Christchurch

Finalists in 2014 Wallace Art Awards, Edwards+Johann, August 2014, travelling exhibition, Auckland

On the Seam of Things, DSA Gallery, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic, Edwards+Johann, August 2014, Dunedin

Finalists Parkin Drawing Award 2014, Edwards+Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2014, Wellington

Merit Award National Contemporary Art Award 2014, Ina Johann, Waikato Museum, August 2014, Hamilton

Finalists in National Contemporary Art Award 2014, Edwards+Johann, Waikato Museum, August 2014, Hamilton

Winner International Juried Competiton, Edwards+Johann, group show at LACDA, March 2014 , Los Angeles

Finalists in New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2014, Edwards+Johann, February 2014, Hamilton

Bliss, group exhibition, Edwards+Johann, Chambers 241, December 2013, Christchurch

[IN] box, group exhibition, Edwards+Johann, Artbox project, November 2013, Christchurch

Finalists in Parkin Drawing Award 2013, Edwards+Johann, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, August 2013, Wellington

Paper Trails - works on paper, group exhibition, gallery Chambers @241, June 2013, Christchurch

Finalists in 21th Wallace Art Awards 2012, Edwards+Johann, Auckland

Tormenting Luxury, Edwards+Johann, Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand

Faculty of Wonder - Lost and Found: take two, Edwards+Johann, Chambers @241, Christchurch

Finalist in 20th Wallace Art Awards 2011, Edwards+Johann, Auckland

A Gathering, group exhibition curated by Grant Banbury, CPIT, August 2011, Christchurch

A Chain of Episodes Six Christchurch Artists, Arts Post, Waikato Museum Hamilton, July/August 2011

Faculty of Wonder : Lost & Found, Edwards+Johann, Auckland Festival of Photography exhibition, Lopdell House Gallery Titirangi, May/June 2011

I can't...you see, Edwards+Johann, Christchurch Art Gallery, Twin Set, September 2010 & January/February 2011

Perth II Island Ties: The Return of the Pacific Flicker, Edwards+Johann, AK Bell Library, Perth/Scotland, November 2010

Tableau Vivant
, E+J Art Project with students of St John RC Academy, Perth/Scotland, November 2010

Perth I Maps of Engagement: Pathways and connections: E+J Artist Residency at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, funded by Perth & Kinross Council/Perth800, May/June 2010

Forms of Narratives, Group exhibition with PVAF members, Birnam/Scotland, June 2010,

CHATEAU de PADIES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM� in association with its CULTURE & CULTURES Festival, Lempaut/France, 2009 & 2010

Science and Voyages II - From the Pacific to the Attic and A voyage of discovery - from installation to installation, Edwards+Johann, Exhibition project and performance at Chateau de Padies, May 2010

LeSalon Recroit, group exhibition, Toulouse, France, May 2010

Les Jardiniers - Artistes et leurs outiles, Edwards+Johann, The Artistes in residence 2009/10, Group exhibition, Chateau de Padies, June 2010

Notations on a visit - Ghosts and Hydrangeas in the Attic; Edwards+Johann: Exhibition and Performance, Chateau de Padies, October 2009

I'll be your mirror - One of us cannot be wrong, Edwards+Johann: Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, August 2009,

Fishing in a Bathtub: Tormenting Luxury 2007/2008, Edwards+Johann, MIC, Auckland, May/June 2009

E+J Artists in Schools Residency at Selwyn College, Auckland/New Zealand, May/June 2009

A splinter in the eye is the best looking glass, Edwards+Johann, CoCA, Christchurch, April 2009

Winner of the Margaret Stoddart Award 2009, Edwards+Johann, CoCA, Christchurch, February/March 2009

Interruption to Transmission, Ina Johann, Robert West, Iain Cheeseman, Hamish Pettengell

CoCA, Christchurch, January 2009

Margaret Stoddart Award 2008, E+J Highly Commended, CoCA, Christchurch

The Middle Way, exhibition project with five Thai artists and five artists fromNew Zealand; shown at Randolph Street Gallery, Auckland, 2006

Finalist in Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award 2006, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Winner of the CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Award 2006, Christchurch

Acknowledged as Detail, Repeating In Place, video/DVD, visual/sound collaboration with Sally McIntyre, Film Archive: Viewfinder, Auckland Library, 2006

The National Grid, Stuttering Structures II, Bartley Nees Gallery, Wellington, 2006

Repeating In Place , light sculpture/video-DVD, The Kiosk, Christchurch, 2005

Winner of the CoCA/Guthrey Travel Award 2005, Christchurch, 2005

Participant in Canary Gallery's Inaugural Artist's Film Festival 2005, Auckland, 2005

Participant in Crossings: experimental sound and vision, video/DVD, Foursquare Festival, Christchurch, 2005

Mond 3 - Ungeschminkt,group exhibition, Kunstzentrum Bosener Muehle, Germany, 2005

Trans, solo exhibition, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, 2005

Finalist in Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award 2005, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, 2005

GPS, group exhibition, CoCA, Christchurch and Randolph Street Gallery, Auckland, 2005

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts 10th Anniversary Art Exhibition & Burapha University 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Burapha University, Thailand, 2005

CatchPool, video/DVD, visual/sound performance with Peter May & Adam Haywood, Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, 2005

NOT hoMe grown, video/DVD, Southern Oscillation, Castle Hill Sound festival, 2005

New Global Vision: East and West, Eastern Centre of Art and Culture, Burapha University, Thailand, 2004

Static Mansion#4, video/sound performance with Peter May and Adam Hayward, Christchurch, 2004

National Drawing Award, Artspace, Auckland & The Physics Room, Christchurch, 2004

Finalist in the CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Award 2004, CoCA, Christchurch, 2004

The Middle Way, Silpakorn University Bangkok, Thailand (Touring), 2004

The Middle Way, exhibition project with five Thai artists and five artists fromNew Zealand; Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, 2003

Travel Stories VI, solo exhibition, Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi/Auckland, 2003

CrossXover, solo exhibition, Te tuhi-the mark, Pakuranga/Auckland, 2003

Ina haere koe, solo exhibition, Landtag des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2002

Shift, group exhibition, Campbell Grant Galleries, Christchurch, 2002

Finalist in the CoCA Contemporary Art Award 2002, CoCA, Christchurch, 2002

Moving Spaces, cross-cultural exhibition project with German artist Sandra Heinz, Christchurch/NewZealand and Wiesbaden/Germany, 2002

Travel Stories VI, solo exhibition, The Physics Room/Christchurch and The Blue Oyster Gallery,Dunedin, 2001

The Launch Group Exhibition, group exhibition,LandingServiceBuilding, Timaru, 2001

The Cotton Show, group exhibition, Blue Oyster Gallery ,Dunedin, 2001

The Argonauts, group exhibition, Linwood Community Centre, Christchurch, 2001

Finalist in the Ninth Annual Wallace Art Awards, James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust, Auckland, 2001

Finalist in the CoCA Contemorary Art Award 2001, CoCA,Christchurch, 2001

Object 180101090201 Space, solo exhibition, Kiosk, Christchurch, 2001

Brechung, solo exhibition, Alte Waggonfabrik, Mainz, Germany, 2000

Thoroughfare - Art on the Southside, group exhibition, Christchurch, 2000

Selected as one of the artists for Christchurch Art and Industry 2000 Biennial (project not realised), 2000

1991-97

Ina Johann & Monika Wack, KunstzentrumBosener Muehle,Germany

Reflexionen einer Reise, solo exhibition within the scope of graduation, Department of Fine Arts, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Ina Johann & Wolfgang Seidl, Burggrafiat, Alzey, Germany

Art Midi, group exhibition, Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier, France

Education

2000 - 2001 Vertiefungsstudium; Master-class student of K. Menzel, Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

1997 - 2000 Diplom der Freien Bildenden Kunst (Postgraduate studies; German equivalent of MFA), Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

1991-1997 Erste Staatspruefung fuer das Lehramt an Gymnasien (MFA combined with a teaching degree), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

Professional Experiences/Grants/Awards

1998-2006

Senior Lecturer (part-time), Course-Coordinator (2003 & 2004) at The Design & Arts College of NZ Ltd, Department of Fine Arts, Christchurch

Guest Lecturer at the Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany

PVAF - Perthshire Visual Arts Forum, Edwards+Johann: Key note speakers at Forum and Mentoring session, Birnam/Scotland, June 2010

Winner of Margaret Stoddart Award with Victoria Edwards, 2008

Winner of CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, 2006

Travel and research in Europe, 2006

Winner of CoCA/Guthrey Travel Award 2005, Travel award to research artist-run spaces and art scene in Melbourne, Brisbane (Asia Pacific Triennial) and Sydney in Nov/Dec 2006

Financial assistance by the Goethe Institute Wellington and the Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft und Kultur Rheinland Pfalz; for the exhibition project Moving Spaces with Sandra Heinz; 2002; Venues: Christchurch/NZ and Wiesbaden/Germany

Travel and work in Europe; Guest Lecturer at the Akademie fuer Bildende Kuenste der Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, 2002

Travel and work in Europe (two months); Postgraduate studies completion, 2001/2002

Travel and work inEurope (six months); Postgraduate studies completion, 2000

Travel and work in Europe (three months postgraduate studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), 1998

Talks and Presentations

Numerous presentations/talks/workshops nationally and internationally at Universities, conferences and forums, schools and galleries about Edwards + Johann's collaborative, interdisciplinary art practice:

  • Christchurch Art Gallery, Creativity is ...Play, Edwards+johann workshop, June 2016
  • Dorothy Brown Cinema, Arrowtown, July 2011
  • Inter - Alia: Collaborative Dialogue, CPIT, Christchurch, March 2012, workshop and presentation
  • Lopdell House Gallery, Titirangi, Auckland, May 2011
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee/Scotland, November 2010
  • AK Bell Library, Perth/Scotland, November 2010
  • Culture & Cultures Festival, Chateau de Padies, Lempaut/France,
    October 2009 & May 2010
  • Perth Visual Arts Forum PVAF, Perth/Scotland, June 2010
  • Unitec, Department of Design and Visual Arts, Auckand, May 2009
  • Selwyn College, Auckland, May 2009
  • ANZAAE conference, Otago Polytech School of Art, Dunedin, April 2009
  • Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Center MIC, Auckland, April 2009