Christopher Ulutupu

b. Wellington: 1988

Lives and works in Wellington

Christopher Ulutupu is a video artist of Samoan/Niuean/German descent currently residing in Wellington. He has an MFA from Massey University, Wellington and a Bachelor of Performance Design (Hons) from Massey University and Toi Whakaari. Recent exhibitions include Lelia and Fitu(seven) as part of SCAPE Public Art 2018, Romantic Picturesque at the Hobiennale (Hobart, Tasmania 2017) and play_station gallery 2018, and Into The Arms Of My Coloniser, as part of The Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington 2017.


Master Of Fine Arts (Distinction), Massey University, Wellington, 2016

Bachelor Of Performance Design (2nd Class Honors), Massey University, Wellington

Selected exhibitions

Tulisi, Australian National University Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Into The Arms Of My Coloniser (online), Recess, Australia

The Romantic Picturesque, play_station gallery, Wellington


The Romantic Picturesque, Hobiennale, Tasmania, Australia

OFFSTAGE 8, Artspace Gallery, Auckland

Get The Picture, Blakdot Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Cold Islanders, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

Ladies, Circuit Mason’s Screen Project, Wellington


National Contemporary Art Award Exhibition, Waikato Museum, Hamilton

Window Exhibition Space Siapo Cinema: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington


National Contemporary Art Award Nominee, 2016

MOA Award Nominee for Best Art Direction, 2011

Qantas film awards - Best Technical Team For a Short Film, 2009


Issuu, June 2018, Christopher Ulutupu

Eye Contact, In Whose Eyes? Jessica Hubbard, 2018

The Unmissables: Four Exhibitions to see in February, Pantograph Punch, 2018

Christopher Ulutupu: The Romantic Picturesque Hobeinnale 2017, Thomas Capogreco, Fine Print Magazine

Hobiennale: Surface World and the Romantic Picturesque, Art and Australia, Miriam McGarry, 2017