German born artist Boris Dornbusch immigrated to New Zealand in 2001 after spending an extended period of his life in Yugoslavia. His work explores social histories and questions definitions of the individual within the onslaught of popular culture. Dornbusch’s work has recently drawn on an increasingly broad range of media, from readymade video footage sourced online to sculptures re-presenting theatrical props from nightclubs. His exhibition presents new work in the form of constellations of sculptures and video that reflect upon organisations of social interactivity and artificial constructions of sensory experience.
Dornbusch is the second recipient of the annual Iris Fisher scholarship, which rewards an outstanding visual arts student enrolled in an Auckland tertiary institution. A partnership between Te Tuhi and the Fisher Trust, this important scholarship has been established in the name of Iris Fisher, a driving force behind the creation of the Fisher Gallery, later to become Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Dornbusch’s exhibition culminates with the conclusion of his study and the forthcoming recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the opening event.