Morgan Hogg is an emerging artist living and working on unceded Darug land. She is of Cook Island and English heritage. Through the perspective of her Indigenous Moana heritage, Hogg utilises installation and performance as visual representations of her own exploration of cultural identity while living in the diaspora.
Hogg is a recent graduate of Sydney College of the arts, The University of Sydney.
Her material practice looks at the ancestral passings of storytelling traditions and shrine-like imagery within her installations. The disconnect that colonisation has brought to the Pasifika diaspora plays within her archival research and performative storytelling dances.
She makes the space to work with her family to connect spiritually with her culture and Moana ancestry. Hogg creates the distance in her work that can come between us and our ancestors, and the journey that must be embarked to bring them back to us.
Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)/ Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Film Studies), Sydney Collage of the Arts, The University of Sydney.
April 2022 - Present
Programs Coordinator, Brand X Productions Inc.
Exhibitions & Curations
Cut n' Polish Boot sale, Carriageworks, Sydney, AUS.
'Enua Mānea, First Draft, Sydney, AUS.
Māmā, Live Dreams: Ancestry, curated by Nisha Madhan, Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Performance Space, Sydney, AUS. [Online]
Ranginui + Papatūānuku, New Contemporaries, The University of Sydney.
Ariki Vaine, The only thing left is to leave, curated collaboration First Draft + Beirut Art Centre, First Draft, SYD, AUS. [Online]
Ariki Vaine [Live performance], The only thing left is to leave live night, curated collaboration First Draft + Beirut Art Centre + Arab Theatre Studios + Art Month Sydney, First Draft, SYD, AUS.
Ranginui + Papatūānuku, Hatched: National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth, WA, AUS.
Ariki Vaine [Live Performance], Hatched: National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth, WA, AUS.
'Aere Mai (Come Back) [Live Performance], Live Dreams: Distance, curated by Talia Smith, Vivid Ideas, Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney, AUS.
Collection with Suite7a, Glebe, Sydney, AUS.
New Contemporaries, The University of Sydney.
New Art 2023, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Sydney.
Sweet Incites with Brian Fuata, AGNSW for World Pride, Sydney, AUS.
'Akavata, Brand X Productions Inc, City of Sydney Creative Studios, Sydney, AUS.
The Jerome De Costa Degree Show Bursary, The University of Sydney, AUS.
Schenberg Art Fellowship, PICA, Perth, AUS. (Finalist)
Visual Arts student makes her public debut with University project, The University of Sydney - Christian Haag.
Runway x Firstdraft: What if I die tomorrow? , Runway Journal - Ju Bavyka
Sharing and Protecting Culture with Morgan Hogg, Canvas: Unframing Art and Ideas, FBi Radio, Sydney, AUS.
Interview with Morgan Hogg by Talia Smith, Suite7a, Sydney, AUS.
2021 Firstdraft Auction Catalog, First Draft. Pg. 192-193
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