Tyson is a curator and artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He has worked in both grass roots and institutional contemporary art settings.
Tyson’s current work focuses on Indigenous strategies toward shifting institutional structures and how culturally grounded and communitarian ways of knowing – conversational, celebratory, and respectful kanohi-kitea – can initiate change within such settings. Tyson is interested in cultural mechanisms that move us away from the polarised dichotomy of Indigeneity and institutional critique and from representation as a determining ideology in contemporary art discourse.
“As a young energetic and enthused person, I hope to bring a self-reflective, responsive and hands- on approach to Scape Public Art and to ensure my skill-set is enriched for the communities that I am part of, and the communities that I will help to cultivate during my time in Ōtautahi.”