James Pinker | Visual Arts Manager, Mangere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
James Pinker is a musician, visual and sound artist and curator.
With a background in music and sound design and having completed post graduate studies at the University of Auckland Elam School of Fine Art, James has been a gallery manager, lecturer in sound art/moving image, and moving image technician.
As a visual artist he has exhibited video and photography internationally including Cambridge Anthropology Museum, UK and Museum of Brisbane, Australia.
As a freelance arts project manager, he has worked with a list of artists that includes Tim Gruchy, Lonnie Hutchinson, Billy Apple, Shigeyuki Kihara and Lisa Reihana in collaboration with festivals such as the APT Queensland Art Gallery, Taiwan Biennale, Sydney Biennale and Festival of the Arts, Auckland Triennial and Havana Biennale, Cuba.
His project installations have seen him working in institutions such as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery (New Plymouth), Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand (Wellington), Auckland Art Gallery and the Gallery of New South Wales (Australia).
Since January 2011, he has been the Visual Arts Manager at Mangere Arts Centre – Nga Tohu o Uenuku for Auckland Council.
As a musician James has collaborated with Michael Brook, Dead Can Dance, SPK and has performed and recorded with Nusrat Ali Khan and assisted on projects with Brian Eno and currently is part of The Holiwater Project.