studio artist

Brian Fuata

Above: Photo: Robyn Wilson

Brian Fuata is a Samoan artist based in Sydney who works across the fields of improvisational visual and performance art. He employs the properties and concepts of post dramatic theatre for his live works, physical environments, objects and visual ephemera. In addition to his live art practice of structured improvisation, Fuata has developed a unique method of remote performance through email correspondence and text message exchanges.

In 2022, Fuata and artist Latai Taumoepeau curated MONUMENTAL (working title), a weekend of multidisciplinary performance for the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 150-year anniversary celebrations, which was remounted as part of the Sydney Festival in 2023. Fuata’s solo projects have been shown at ANTI Festival, Finland and Singapore Biennial (2022); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; 10th Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2021);  Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020); Murray Art Museum Albury; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2019);  12th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018);  Enjoy Gallery, Christchurch; 5th Tarrawarra Biennial, Healesville, Victoria; 24FramesPerSecond, Carriageworks, Sydney (2016); Performa Biennial, New York; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Liquid Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2015).