Lisa Reihana is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice examines the representation of history. The subjects of her portraiture inhabit a world in which past, present, and future are mutable; and where identities are unfixed and transgress expectations of social norms. Reihana represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2017 with the largescale video installation 'in Pursuit of Venus [infected]' (2015–17). Her filmed vignettes populate a neo-classical French wallpaper, 'Les Sauvages de la mer Pacifique'. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auckland University and a Master of Design at Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2014 she was awarded an Arts Laureate Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and in 2018 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. For further information about the National Visual Art Education Conference held at the National Gallery of Australia from 21–23 January 2019 visit www.nga.gov.au/nvaec.