Bio

Olivia Webb

Olivia Webb (b.1988) is a New Zealand based artist, musician and vocalist. Drawing from her experience as a classical singer, Olivia creates works for groups and solo performers that often involve song. Her art practice utilises performance, video, sound, voice and new ways of listening to explore and usher forth silent traditions and experiences embodied in space and place.

Olivia has performed and exhibited internationally as an artist and vocalist, and has studied early music and 17th - 19th Century ensemble singing in New Zealand, France and England. She holds a BFA(hons) from Massey University NZ, a Master’s degree, and is currently completing her practice-led PhD in Art at AUT University.


Selected projects and commissions include: Manawa Ora (2018), commissioned for the Inaugural Sustainability Development Trust Summit, (Wellington, NZ); Nisi Dominus (2018) Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden (Christchurch, NZ); Attunement (2018), residency and exhibition with Flo Wilson, Toi Pōneke Art Gallery (Wellington, NZ); Untitled (2017), sound sculpture for Headland Sculpture on the Gulf (Waiheke Island, NZ); Voices Project & Lapides Vivi (2016), commissioned for the Edinburgh Art Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK); The Choir of the Self (2016), solo exhibition at The Audio Foundation (Auckland, NZ); Scale (2015), multi-channel sound installation exhibited and performed at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts (Auckland, NZ) and The Auricle (Christchurch, NZ); In Paradisum (2015), solo sung performance above and below water for the Oceanic Performance Biennale (Cook Islands).