Olivia Webb (b.1988) is an artist, musician and vocalist of Dutch-Pākehā descent, based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). Her art practice uses performance, participation, video, sound and music to give voice to silent experiences and traditions that pulse through our daily lives. Olivia’s most recent artworks explore themes of cultural identity through participatory projects which foreground practices of listening.
Recent projects include Anthems of Belonging (The Dowse Art Museum, 2020; and St Paul St Gallery, 2019); Manawa Ora (Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2018); Attunement (Toi Poneke, Wellington, 2017-2018; and NIME, Virginia USA, 2018); Untitled (Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke, 2017); Skull Acoustics (PSi#22, Melbourne, 2016); and Lapides Vivi (Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016).
Olivia has performed and exhibited internationally as an artist and vocalist, and has studied Early music and 17th – 19th Century ensemble singing in New Zealand, France and England. She holds a B.F.A. (Hons) (Massey University), a Master’s degree in Performance and Media Arts (AUT), and a Ph.D. in Art + Design (AUT).
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Olivia regularly runs singing classes, workshops and teaches private voice lessons. To arrange a class or private tuition, please click here.