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Conferences, Symposia + Public Presentations

Photo: Mary Quinsacara

November 2017 - I chaired a panel discussion for the Transoceanic Visual Exchange about contemporary trends in video art in the Caribbean and Pacific that was held at the Footscray Community Arts Centre and in conjunction with Fresh Milk Barbados. Panelists included exhibiting artists Rodell Warner (via Skype from Trinidad and Tobago); Shivanjani Lal and Emele Ugavule.

July 2017 - Black Girl Magic, curated by Sista Zai Zanda, featuring Nayuka Gorrie, Nyawuda Chuol, Brownsugababe, Jay J, thando, Candy Bowers, Pauline Whyman, Torika Bolatagici and Kween G. The Kiln, Arts Centre Melbourne.

April 2017 - Presenting Maralinga: How artists are addressing our nuclear history?, University of Queensland Art Museum, Panel discussion featuring visual artists Jessie Boylan and Judy Watson, Director of the UQ Anthropology Museum Dr Diana Young and visual artist and filmmaker Torika Bolatagici’s work.

June 2016 - Bolatagici, T. Seeing the Black Pacific, Fresh Milk, Barbados.

September 2013 - Bolatagici, T. presentation to Towards the Morning Sun Community Forum, panelists included exhibiting artists Latai Taumoepeau, Torika Bolatagici, Maria Tiimon Chi-Fang from the Edmund Rice Centre’s Pacific Partnerships program; Peter Waqatairewa, former Deputy Director, Fiji Human Rights Commission; and Sana Balai, Assistant Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria.

June 2010 – Bolatagici, T. Representing Fijian Bodies and the Economy of War, paper to Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Auckland University, Aotearoa New Zealand.

November 2009 – Bolatagici, T. Identity and Authenticity in the Pacific Diaspora: Conversations on Art, paper to The Big Island: Promoting Contemporary Pacific Art and Craft in Australia: A Development Workshop, University of Wollongong, Australia.

October 2009 – Bolatagici, T. Representing Fijian Bodies and the Economy of War, paper to Gender and Militarism in the Pacific workshop, Victoria University, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

March 2009 – Bolatagici, T. Clowning Around: Representing Race and Rebellion in the Classroom, paper to Teachers, Teaching and the Movies, St Mary’s College, Moraga, California, United States.

February 2002 – Bolatagici, T. Hybrid and Multiracial Identities: (Re)presenting the Third Space, paper to Pacifika Ways of Knowing: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, United States.

September 2001 – Bolatagici, T. From the (n)either/(n)or of Third Space: (re)presenting hybrid identity and the embodiment of post-race, Paper to Motivation and Inspiration: Deakin University Postgraduate Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Photo: Dondre Trotman

Photo: Dondre Trotman