Hi, I’m Lana, a writer based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Pantograph Punch 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 as well as in numerous artist and exhibition catalogues. Lana is the Editor-in-Chief for The Pantograph Punch and was Founding Editor of #500words.

Lana is currently completing her Masters in Philosophy at Auckland University of Technology focused on the contemporary archive and in particular looking at how social media might act as an archive of our everyday Indigenous interactions.

Future projects include The False Divides, a book to be published in 2018 as part of the Bridget Williams Books Texts Series. She also co-curating The Commute, an exhibition to be at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane in 2018 and Vancouver Art Gallery in 2019.