Robert Hood

Solo Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Selected works for sale Artist's CV


Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 1974
Lives and works in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.


BFA (Sculpture) University of Canterbury, 1999
MFA University of Canterbury, 2011

Scolarships and Residencies

Opekta Cologne, 2014
Sir Robertson Stewart Post Graduate Scholarship, 2013
Ethel Susan Jones FA Post Graduate Travel Scholarship, Uni of Canterbury, 2013
Recipient of the Olivia Spencer-Bower Foundation Art Award for 2007

Solo Exhibitions

2022 'Species' Jonathan Smart Gallery, CHCH, NZ 
2019 'future sectional carbonised stomach compulsion earth pathology' Jonathan Smart Gallery, CHCH, NZ
2016 'Feeling Nature, Feeling Free, Jonathan Smart Gallery, CHCH, NZ
2015 'Feel Yourself Feeling Free Feeling Nature' Man Friday, CHCH, NZ
2014 'Say Valley Maker' Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2012 'Who Laughs Last?' Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2012 'Final Warning' SOFA Gallery University of Canterbury, CHCH, NZ
2010 'Back Room Sectional Earth Office Pathology' Jonathan Smart Gallery, CHCH
2010 'Wrecked Pathological Data' Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
2008 'The Wrecked Kilometre' High Street Project, Christchurch, NZ
2008 'Big Bull Market' Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2008 'Cyclical Adjustment Vacuum Idle Manifold' Artspace, Auckland
2008 '15 Art & Automotive Lessons' Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2005 'The Silent Union of the Optical...makes some things better yet to be seen' Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
2001 'Homage to Balthusar' Kiosk, Christchurch, New Zealand
2000 'Paradiso, xxxI, 106/107 and the Tinfoil Super Shields' The Blue Oyster Trust, Dunedin, New Zealand
2000 'Paradiso, xxxI, 107/108 and the Tinfoil Super Shields' The High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand.


2012 'The Brick and the Masking Tape' with Tjalling de Vries, Dog Park, CHCH, NZ
2003 'Through My Repeated Attempts to Repair the Window, I have Developed Pneumonia.'The Physics Room, Christchurch.
2001 'The Paradox of the Paradox and the Art of Bullet Catching'. Public Art Gallery, Wellington.
2001 'Polygraph Falls in Love' with Simon Lawrence, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand.
'Twin' Video Installation, with Niels Oltjen, Melbourne, Australia.

Group Exhibitions

2018 (Un)conditional II, Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, NZ
2018 (Un)conditional II, The Physics Room, Christchurch NZ
2016 Precarious Balance, COCA, NZ
2014 Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India
2012 'Tricksters' Christchurch Art Gallery
2011 'Prospect Contemporary Art Now' Wellington City Gallery
2011 'From a City Forsaken by its Gods' First Draft Gallery, Sydney
2011 'Animal Spirits' Sugar Cube Gallery, Stockholm
2010 Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon' Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery 
2006 'Out Of Erewhon: New Directions in Canterbury Art', Christchurch Art Gallery
2005 Christmas Show, Jonathan Smart Gallery
2005 'Populuxe' Jonathan Smart Gallery,
2004 'Ampersand' Old Government Life Building, Christchurch,
2001 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia.
2001 The Tower Room Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia 'Extracted NZ Artists'.
2000 'Canvas' Manchester St, Christchurch, New Zealand.
1999 '185 Degrees' High Street Project.


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
Canterbury University Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha