Ngahiraka Mason is an independent curator and visual historian, with research and curatorial interests in the material culture and histories of Polynesian peoples, descendant and community relationships with museum’s and collections.
Mason is the former Indigenous Curator, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, New Zealand’s oldest and largest public art museum. Her exhibitions and publications focus on historical, modern and contemporary art.
Recent projects include Dot I Line I Color (2018), Honolulu, Middle of Now/Here, the inaugural Honolulu Biennial (2017) and the International touring exhibition Gottfried Lindauer’s New Zealand (2014-17). Mason lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii.