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    Dieneke Jansen

    Lecturer in Visual Arts
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dip Tchg. MA&D (1st Class Hons.)





    Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

    Dieneke Jansen has been a Secondary School Art educator, NZQA examiner and Visual Arts Facilitator. She is currently a lecturer in the School of Art and Design, AUT University; Year 1 leader and photography lecturer on the Bachelor Visual Art and lecturer on the Master Art & Design off-campus. Dieneke supervises thesis students working in the field of Visual Arts.

    Research interests:

    Dieneke’s research practice explores the relationship that digital imaging has with analogue photography and locates itself within a climate that continues to debate the ontological nature of the photographic image. Specifically it questions whether photography’s historical relationship with scientific discourses in formulating ideas about normalisation and the regulation of populations continues to be embedded in our relationship with the photographic.

    Dieneke’s practice-based visual arts research through digital photographic practices explores concerns of the suburban terrain as a site that performs us. In recent times this has focused on sportfields, reserves and boundary lines as sites of regulated performances, and on photography itself as a cultural tool. Her practice explores digital’s relationship with the photographic and the space between documentation and subjectivity.

    She has been exhibiting in public art institutions, artist run spaces and through off- site projects over the last ten years.

    Selected presentations and publications:

    Solo shows

    • Directing Weeds, High Street Project, Christchurch, 2008
    • Playing rm b, rmONEZEROTHREE, Auckland, 2007
    • Common Setting, – Business School Building permanent artwork, University of Technology, Auckland, 2005
    • The Validity of a Natural Body, the Cameo project, te tuhi ¬– the mark, Auckland, 2005
    • Genetically programmed for envy, Canary Gallery, Auckland, 2004
    • Upgrade, Xspace, AUT Masters exhibition, Auckland, 2003
    • Upgrade, Pitt St window installation, Auckland, 2003

    Group Shows

    • Misty Frequencies, Whakatane Museum & Gallery, curated by Karl Chitham, Wakatane, 2008
    • WWW.WONDER-LAND.CO.NZ, AK07, Bath St Gallery, Auckland, 2007
    • WWW.WONDER-LAND.CO.NZ, Photografia Festival Internazionale Di Roma, 2006
    • WWW.WONDER-LAND.CO.NZ, Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, 2006
    • Trust Waikato National Contemporary Art Award, Hamilton 2005
    • Coca Anthony Harper Contemporary Art Award, Christchurch, 2005
    • Vodafone Digital Art Awards, Disruptiv Gallery, Auckland, 2005
    • Wallace Art Awards, Canary Gallery, Auckland, 2004
    • The National Drawing Award, Artspace, Auckland 2004
    • Mazda Emerging Artists, UrbanARTHAUS, Auckland 2003
    • MA Group Show, Xspace, AUT, Auckland 2002
    • MA Group Show, Xspace, AUT, Auckland 2001
    • Waikato Art Awards, Hamilton, 2000


    • Business School Building at Auckland University of Technology, permanent artwork commission, 2005
    • Teachers Study Award, 2003
    • Wallace Arts Trust Award: Most promising postgraduate student in Visual Arts M.A. (Art and Design), 2003


    • Misty Frequencies. Exhibition catalogue essay by Karl Chitham, 2008
    • WWW.WONDER-LAND.CO.NZ . Exhibition Catalogue with reproductions of artwork, essay by Heather Gailbraith, senior curator of City Gallery Wellington, for Photografia Festival Internazionale Di Roma, 2006
    • The Validity of a natural Body, The Cameo Project, te tuhi the mark, essay by Rhoda Fowler, 2005
    • Vodafone Digital Art Awards, Exhibition catalogue, artist statement, 2005
    • Waikato National Art Award Summer catalogue, 2004