Reko Rennie in conversation
Photo by Ellery Ryan. Courtesy Reko Rennie and STATION.

ACMI and Artbank presents

What Do We Want?: In Conversation with Reko Rennie


Reko Rennie discusses his new three-channel video work What Do We Want?

Join us for a discussion between Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie and ACMI First Nations Curator Kate ten Buuren to learn about Rennie's practice and process, and the inspiration behind his latest action-packed video What Do We Want? Displayed in a massive three-channel video installation, the work loudly and proudly conveys the diversity of First Nations peoples, and the ongoing fight for justice that unifies them. Stick around after the in-conversation for an event to celebrate this new commission in Gallery 4.

Reko Rennie is the 2020 recipient of the ACMI + Artbank Commission.

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About Reko Rennie

Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media. Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments. Largely autobiographical, his commanding works combine the iconography of his Kamilaroi heritage with stylistic elements of graffiti. Merging traditional diamond-shaped designs, hand-drawn symbols and repetitive patterning to subvert romantic ideologies of Aboriginal identity.

Reko Rennie (headshot)

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