Layne Waerea

Layne Waerea (Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist and educator whose practice involves carrying out performance art interventions that seek to question and challenge social and legal ambiguities in the public sphere. As a former lawyer and lecturer in law, Waerea uses this experience to inform her performance interventions, with a particular focus on how Te Tiriti o Waitangi could continue to play a critical role in the developing cultural fabric of Aotearoa. In 2016 Waerea completed her PhD at Auckland University of Technology, titled ‘Free Social Injunctions: Art interventions as agency in the production of socio-legal subjectivities not yet imagined or realised’.