Biography

INA JOHANN – Awards

Merit Award Parkin Drawing Prize 2022, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Merit Award Parkin Drawing Prize 2020, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Merit Award Parkin Drawing Prize 2016, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Merit Award National Contemporary Art Award 2014, Hamilton

Supreme Winner CoCA/Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award 2006, Christchurch

Winner of the CoCA/Guthrey Travel Award 2005, Christchurch

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

Finalist in all major art awards in New Zealand: Wallace Art Awards, ZONTA Ashburton Female Art Award, Molly Morpeth Canady Award, Parkin Drawing Prize, National Contemporary Art Award, Cranleigh Barton Drawing Award, National Drawing Award, CoCA/Anthony Harper Art Award, CoCA Contemporary Art Award 2002

Collaborative practice (2007 - ongoing) with Dr. Victoria Edwards alias EDWARDS+JOHANN - Awards/Grants

Merit Awards (x2) in Parkin Drawing Prize 2020, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Merit Award Parkin Drawing Prize 2018, New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington

Highly Commended Molly Morpeth Canady 2017, Whakatane

Supreme Winner New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2016, Hamilton

Winner International Juried Competition, Top ten group show, LACDA, 2014, Los Angeles

Winner Margaret Stoddart Award 2009, CoCA, Christchurch

Highly Commended, Margaret Stoddart Award 2008, CoCA, Christchurch

Selected Finalists in all major New Zealand Art Awards (2008-2023)

CNZ Grant to develop Edwards+Johann website

Residencies (in collaboration with Victoria Edwards)

PilotVolcanic Artist Residency, Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, April 2018 and 24 September - 2 November 2018, Whakatane (including touring exhibition in April and two new site-specific installations in April and November)

Artists in Residence Altes Spital, January - March 2015, Altes Spital Kultur - and Kongresszentrum Solothurn/Switzerland (including exhibition and live performance)

Artists in Residence at The School of Art Otago Polytechnic, August 2014, Dunedin (including exhibition)

Perth II Island Ties: The Return of the Pacific Flicker, Artist Residency and Art Project, Perth800 & Perth and Kinross Council, November 2010, Perth/Scotland (including exhibition)

Perth I Maps of Engagement: Pathways and connections; Artist Residency at Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth800 & Perth and Kinross Council, May/June 2010, Perth/Scotland (including exhibition and live performance)

CHATEAU de PADIES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM in association with its CULTURE & CULTURES Festival, Residency project in October 2009 and returning residency in April 2010, Lempaut/France

(Including exhibition and live performance)

Artists in Schools Residency at Selwyn College, May/June 2009, Auckland (including an exhibition project and live performance)

Works in public collections:

Wallace Arts Trust, Aigantighe Art Gallery, Altes Spital Solothurm/Switzerland, Christchurch Art Gallery, Perth Art Museum/Scotland

Selected exhibitions and projects

Garden Party - fundraising exhibition Friends of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, 12 March 2023

POROSITIES solo exhibition at Ashburton Art Gallery, Ina Johann, 20 February - 16 March 2021

Concretions - the act of coming together 2019, Edwards+Johann, 7 - 25 May, Chambers Art Gallery and studio spaces, Christchurch

Volcanic Artist Residency ,Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, Edwards+Johann, 24 September - 2 November 2018, Whakatane

from THE EDGE of SPACES, Whangarei Art Museum, Edwards+Johann, 31 August - 25 November 2018, Whangarei

from THE EDGE of SPACES with the inclusion of Only Ghosts Glow in the Dark, Edwards+Johann, Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, 20 April - 28 June 2018, Whakatane

Perilous Edges - what lingers in the mist, Pilot Volcanic Artist Residency and exhibition, Edwards+Johann, Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, 20 April - 28 June 2018, Whakatane

From the Edge of Spaces, Chambers Art Gallery and studio spaces, Edwards+Johann, September/October 2017, Christchurch

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paper Trails - works on paper, group exhibition, Edwards+Johann, Chambers @241, June 2013, Christchurch

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

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

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

A Chain of Episodes, Six Christchurch Artists, Edwards+Johann, 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, Edwards+Johann, 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, Edwards+Johann, 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

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

CoCA, Christchurch, January 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Zealand Citizenship, Christchurch 2016

Immigration to New Zealand 1997

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

Senior Lecturer (part-time 1998 - 2005), 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

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:

  • Speaker of the Months, Edwards+Johann - On Collaboration, Christchurch Art Gallery, July 2018, Christchurch
  • from THE EDGE of SPACES with the inclusion of Only Ghosts Glow in the Dark, artists' talk, Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi - Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, April 2018, Whakatane
  • Co-Lab - Community workshops during the Pilot Volcanic Artist Residency and exhibition, Whakatane Library and Exhibition Centre, April 2018, Whakatane
  • 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