ANNUAL COMMISSION AWARDED TO JANET LILO
With the Auckland Festival of Photography in June fast approaching, the Annual Commission has been awarded to Janet Lilo. This year’s Annual Commission is to be awarded by Baker+Douglas — the New Zealand–based publisher of fine-art photo books and apps specializing in the work of local and international photographic and moving-image artists.
Lilo works in digital photography, video, and installation, and her practice explores experimental documentary and drawing processes for exhibition, performance, and archive. She is interested in documentation as a conversational and social tool for recording time, people, and place — often with reference to popular culture. She is also an active member of the Whau of People community arts collective, supporter of the underdog, and proud mother of Harry, Milo, and Manaia.
Lilo has recently featured her work Status Update at Te Uru Gallery (2016), The Normandie Research Project at Pacifiques in Normandy, France (2014–’15), and Right of Way, at the Fifth Auckland Triennial at Artspace (2013).
A suite of Identity-themed exhibitions will be displayed in Silo 6 during June’s Auckland Festival of Photography, and this is where the Annual Commission by Baker+Douglas will be presented to Janet Lilo. Make sure you head along to Silo 6 to see the work that Lilo creates for the silo, and check out photographyfestival.org.nz to keep abreast of event updates.