Dr Caroline Vercoe

MA, PhD

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Biography

Recently Caroline acted as a curatorial advisor for Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific, the first major exhibition examining contemporary art from New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, opening at the Asia Society Museum in New York in 2004.

She was also on the advisory committee for Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (curated by Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis) a major exhibition exploring the construction of race and nation through photographyin the United States, which opened in 2003 at the Institute of Contemporary Photography in New York. She has essays in both exhibition catalogues.

Research | Current

  • Contemporary Pacific art practice, post-colonial theory, non-western feminisms, photography and representation.

Her research interests include contemporary Pacific art, in particular Pacific artists based in New Zealand, visual culture in the Pacific with a focus on postcards taken in the Pacific, and performance art. She has published in a number of journals including the Journal of Pacific History,The Journal of New Zealand Art History and Art Asia Pacific, and books including Pacific Art Niu Sila: Pacific Heritage in the Arts (Te Papa Press, Sean Mallon and Pandora Pereira, 2002) and The Bodies That Were Not Ours and Other Writings (Routledge, Coco Fusco, 2001). Her writing also features on the London based Digital Archive of the Institute of International Visual Art.
 

Dr Caroline Vercoe's Research

Teaching | Current

Department: Department of Art History

Caroline teaches ARTHIST 103 Contemporary New Zealand Art, ARTHIST 217/317 Contemporary Pacific Art and WOMEN 202 Gender and Visual Culture in the Pacific, which she co-teaches with Phyllis Herda in Women's Studies. She also teaches a postgraduate course ARTHIST 712 Postcolonial Theory and the Visual Arts.

Art History

Course

Title

Availability in 2012

ARTHIST 115

Global Art Histories

Semester 2

ARTHIST 217

Contemporary Pacific Art

Not offered in 2012.

ARTHIST 317

Contemporary Pacific Art

Not offered in 2012.

ARTHIST 730 A B

Topics in Māori and Pacific Art and Visual Culture

Semester 1 and 2 (full year)

ARTHIST 731

Sites of Resistance

Semester 1

ARTHIST 732

Topics in Pacific Art and Visual Culture

Semester 2

 

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Vercoe, C. R. (2011). I am my other I am myself: artists in the Pacific respond to Gaugin. Paper presented at Art Association of Australia and New Zealand 2011 Annual Conference, Wellington, New Zealand. 7 December - 9 December 2011.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2011). Contemporary Worlds: Artists in the Pacific Respond to Gauguin. Gauguin in Polynesia (pp. 344-359). Munich: Hirmer Verlag.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14003
  • Hastings-McFall, N., & Vercoe, C. R. (2011). Text and interview. Danse: Niki Hastings-McFall (pp. 15-22). Auckland, N.Z.: Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2010). In Her Shadow: Exploring Representations of Hula Girls in the 19th and 20th Centuries.. Paper presented at College Art Association 98th Annual conference, Chicago, IL. 10 February - 13 February 2010.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2010). Shadow Catchers: Legacies of Early Photographic Images of Samoans. Paper presented at College Arts Association 99th Annual conference, New York, NY. 9 February - 12 February 2011.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2009). Exploring notions of site specific and place responsive practices in the art of James Luna. Paper presented at One Day Sculpture: an International Symposium on Art, Place and Time, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand. 26 March - 28 March 2009.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2009). Exploring notions of site specific and place responsive practices in the art of James Luna. http://www.onedaysculpture.org.nz/_symposium/Caroline%20Vercoe%20.pdf.
  • Vercoe, C. R. (2009). The West is the Best. In D. Cross, C. Doherty (Eds.) One Day Sculpture (pp. 219-223). Germany: Kerber Verlag.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14007

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Primary location

ARTS 2
Level 5, Room 207-512
18 SYMONDS ST
Auckland 1010
New Zealand