Nathan Pōhio, Waitaha, Ngati Mamoe, Ngai Tahu; is an artist working in video and other photo media, exhibited widely his practice is concerned with the contemporary Maori society, cinema and pre cinema histories delivered by way of a minimal cinematic installation. Pōhio was invited to participate in Documenta14, considered to be the biggest and most prestigious not for profit art exhibitions in the world. Pōhio represented his people at Athens Greece and Kassel Germany. First exhibiting in the mid-late 1990’s, Pōhio has continuously worked to represent the indigenous voice within the field of Expanded Cinema; first defined in 1970 by Gene Youngblood who argues that a new, expanded cinema is required for a new consciousness. Pōhio perceives indigenous voices present within this notion as he notes distinctive developments within the language of cinema itself occur overtime and internationally, he sees meaning in an international cinematic language at work. Pōhio is an Assistant Curator at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and Chair of The Physics Room, a contemporary project space in Christchurch. He is a founding member of Paemanu, a charitable trust established for the advocacy of Ngai Tahu Contemporary Visual Arts. More info via Jonathan Smart Gallery.