Nancy de Freitas
Nancy de Freitas is an artist and academic based at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Her installation works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Her current research interests are grounded in epistemological and methodological issues of practice-led research: the materiality of artistic and design practice; the language of research reporting; active documentation as a research method and 'material thinking' approaches. She has lectured widely on art and design practice-led research and material thinking methods at host institutions in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Finland. In her installation works, de Freitas prefers low-tech, multi-sensory applications and her work has been grounded in an awareness of immigrant sensitivities and a notion of exile.