Hinemoana Baker

Hinemoana is a writer, researcher, recording and performance artist from Aotearoa New Zealand. She links ancestrally to Māori tribes in the North and South Island, as well as to settlers from England, Germany (Oberammergau, Bayern) and Australia. Her creative projects include several albums of original music, field recordings and text-based sonic art, as well as four published collections of poetry. Her 2020 poetry book, ‘Funkhaus’, was a finalist for the Ockham New Zealand Book National Book Awards. A bilingual English/German edition of ‘Funkhaus’ (with poet, performer and translator Ulrike Almut Sandig) was released by Voland & Quist | Edition AZUR in Autumn 2023. Hinemoana has lived, written and performed internationally for many years, most recently on Guåhan, where she worked with Humanities Guåhan to offer workshops and other events. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, writing and working with museums and other cultural institutions, among other things towards the repatriation of Māori ancestral remains still held in these locations.

Hinemoana contributed to our event “Everyday Life in an Imperial Archipelago”, the launch of the digital exhibition created by our digital fellows Jacinta Kaipat and Theresa Arriola.


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