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Bio Rainer Weston (b. 1991) is an Auckland based artist. He graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2015 with a BFA majoring in photomedia. Selected exhibitions include The Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery. Wellington(2017), The Devil's Blindspot, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch (2016-2017), Being Tween, Rockies(2016), and HOTEL DEVON ISLAND, DEMO, Auckland (2016). Weston's practice combines pre-existing physical and digital materials together with 3D CGI, digital photography, custom software and AI to create prints, sculptures, moving image works and installations. His current works evoke the technological sublime, the surreal malleability of human perception and the problematics of digital mediation in a post-snowden world. Education 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Selected Exhibitions 2017 The Tomorrow People, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington. 2017 newphotomedia, DEMO Project Space, Auckland. 2016 The Devil's Blindspot, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch. 2016 HOTEL DEVON ISLAND, DEMO Project Space, Auckland. 2016 Being Tween, Rockies, Auckland. 2015 The Brain, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland. 2015 Eden Arts, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland. 2015 HOTDATE Launch, HOTDATE Project Space, Auckland. 2015 IM JUST TAKING IT ALL IN, Pearce Gallery, Auckland. 2015 Fast Food, Pearce Gallery, Auckland. 2014 Monday Night Special, Pearce Gallery, Auckland. 2014 Saloon Des Ferari, FUZZYVIBES, Auckland. 2014 Data Dance(Silver.mp4), Studio One, Auckland. 2014 Sampler, Pearce Gallery, Auckland. Projects/Collaborations 2015 Lilja Viggosson - Photographer for Nordic collection. 2015 Parnell Inc. Artwork documentation photographer for Art in a Day Competition. 2015 Promotional photographic images for Shit Sandwich Foundation. 2014 French Kiss - Photographer for collection. 2012 - 2013 Prana New Year Festival - Art department. Awards 2016 Silvia Siddell Award - Eden Young Art Awards 2015 Top Year 4 Photo Media Student Award - Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. 2015 Finalist - Eden Art Awards. 2014 Public Winner - Morpholio Eyetime 2014. 2014 Best Digital Work/ Photograph and Best Overall -Eden Young Artists Awards. 2013 Finalist - Image Nation Photo Competition. 2013 Public Winner - Morpholio Eyetime 2013. 2013 Best Older Artist - Eden Young Artists Awards. Press 2015 Circuit Cast Episode 31: Christina Read on The Brain. http://circuit.org.nz/blog/circuit-cast-episode-31-christina-read-on-the-brain 2014 Eden Young Artists Awards: Rainer Weston. Interview with D-Photo Magazine. http://www.dphoto.co.nz/photography-news-6900/eden-young-artists-awards-rainer-weston/#more-79349