"Art creates a way of learning and understanding. Our relationship to one another and the environment."
Waqa Vuidreketi is an indigenous Fijian artist who lives in Lomanikoro, Rewa and was born in Suva. His works
deals with contemporary issues that we as oceanic islanders face. Addressing cultural, social and environmental
injustice. He use’s traditional concepts and techniques blending them with modern materials to work with, He is
guided by the traditions of lapita early to make things and learning from their ingenuity and their concepts to compose a visual story.
The selftaught artist has practical experience from watching her grandmother working in in various forms of art from weaving to crochet. His works are predominately painting in mixed media. He has been being exploring art installation. Waqa’s group Installation exhibition works were shown at the Fiji Museum,(2009), Climate Change exhibition in 2011(USP, Oceania Centre for Creative Art and Writing), World Expo in the Fiji Pavilion, Shanghai, China. 2010 with prominent artist like Lingikoni Vakauta, Anare Somumu, Jeke Lagi, Irami Buli and Mika a Rako. Artist Waqa studied Graphic Designs at the Fiji National University in 2012.And has attended Art workshops andtraining that were
conducted by various International artist like Niue born and Auckland, New Zealand based artist John Pule. He (Waqa) has been exhibiting since 2009 and had his first solo art exhibition 2014 in Suva. Fiji .He has participated and exhibited in local, regional and International arts festivals.
YALO I VITI - Shades of Fiji
Mixed media on canvas
85X60CM - SOLD