Hi, I’m Lana, a writer based in Auckland New Zealand. I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Pantograph Punch, Contributing Editor of Design Assembly and Founding Editor of #500words. Welcome to my website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch about enquiries or future projects.

Panel discussion Contested sites: Performance Art and the Pacific Body in Aotearoa with Lana Lopesi (chair), Leafa Wilson, Rosanna Raymond, Jeremy Leatinu’u and Darcell Apelu at Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga


Lana Lopesi

Lana Lopesi is a critic of art and culture based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. Lana’s writing has featured in a number of publications in print and online including Art New Zealand, Un Magazine and Runway. Lana currently writes a monthly column for Design Assembly called Graphic Matters where she is also a Contributing Editor looking after the Aotearoa Design Thinking series. Lana is the Editor-in-Chief for The Pantograph Punch and was Founding Editor of #500words.

Recent residencies include a research residency at RM Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand and Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan.

Upcoming projects include lei-pā: a curatorial project in collaboration with Ahilapalapa Rands at ST PAUL St Gallery, 2017 and Cold Islander a group exhibition at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, 2017.