• Chez Derriere
  • 23 Cheshire St
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • Opening Hours
  • Thurs - Sat 10am - 2pm

Te Tuhi is pleased to announce the Curatorial Intern for Parnell Project Space, Felixe Laing. Felixe will curate a programme of exhibitions and events at Chez Derriere, the name she has given Te Tuhi's Parnell Project Space at Parnell Station.

Felixe is a curator and writer. She has worked across the arts sector in Aotearoa, recently at The Dowse Art Museum where she developed a five-part speaker series for their 50th anniversary programme. She has written for a variety of Aotearoa publications, such as Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, The Art Paper and, Vernacular. She graduated with a BFA (Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts UoA in 2016 and a Master of Museum and Heritage from Victoria University of Wellington (Distinction) in 2021.

The name Chez Derriere references Felixe’s family history of her parents as restaurateurs. Chez Derriere in its literal French translation describes ‘a place of business or home at the behind’. The name refers to its physical location in the back of Parnell but also as a space for experimentation and emerging practice.

Felixe is interested in collaborative approaches, writing as practice and playful and performative practices. Her connection and interest in food culture underpin her curatorial thinking.