2012 The Last Cannibal Supper, Galerie Métropolis, Paris, France

2012 Better to Give: The Greg Semu Archive, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2013 Battle of the Noble Savage, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2014 Greg Semu: The Battle of the Noble Savage, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, New Zealand

2015 Two Bodies, Two Landscapes, Zwei Körper, zwei Lanschafte, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2016 Greg Semu:'12', Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

2016 Greg Semu – The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific), National Gallery of Victoria – International, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2017 BLOODRED, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland, Australia


2013 62nd Blake Prize, Galleries UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

2013 Headcount, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

2014 International Travelling Exhibition, South East Museum of Photography in conjunction with the Queensland Centre for Photography, Daytona, USA

2014 Melbourne Art Fair, represented by Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2014 Tino i le Vā, curated by Jacob Tolo, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2015 Personal Structures – Crossing Borders, curated by GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

2015/16 Passion: Fan Behaviour and Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest & Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany

2016 Art of the Pacific: NGV Collection Focus, National Gallery of Victoria – International, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2017 Middle of Now | Here, Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2017 Collective Vision: 130 Years, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia



2007 Artist Residency, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2008 Artist Residency, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Artist Residency, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

2010 Artist Residency, Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia

2011 Artist Residency, Elcho Island Arts Centre, Elcho Island, Northern Territory, Australia

2011 Finalist, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011

2013 People’s Choice Award WINNER, 62nd Blake Prize

2014 Artist Residency, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirrkala, Northern Territory, Australia

2014 Artist Residency, The Creative New Zealand Visual Arts Residency at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2014-2015

2014 Seminaire sur la photographie à l’ecole du Louvre, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

2016-7 Artist in residence, Alcaston Gallery, Cairns Regional Gallery, Australia Council and Arts Queensland, Living in Custody community project

2016-2017 Artist in residence, Waverly

Photographer reinterprets ancient narratives of Maori arrival in New Zealand, SMH, 10 June 2016

New work by Samoan artist depicts Māori settlement,NITV,13 JUN 2016 - 3:45PM

Messiah complex: Greg Semu recreates the theatre of Christ's death, SMH, 5 October 2016

Greg Semu uses Samoan tattoo and Christian iconography to start a conversation, Art Guide Australia, 6 October 2016

Stinging colonial satire and a bond made flesh SMH,23 Nov 2016

Greg Semu: Art that explores displacement and belonging in the Pacific, Australia Plus, 8 Nov 2016

Web Review: COLLECTION + GREG SEMU, ArtAsiaPacific, 2016.

Greg Semu and Philjames: All that glitters is not gold. Art Monthly Australia, No. 301, Sep 2017: 28-29

Provocative photos imagine Australia's white colonizers in chains,CNN,19th September 2017

Greg Semu on Deromanticising colobial narratives through his artIMPOLITIKAL, OCTOBER 3, 2017.

Blake Prize: tattoos, lightsabers and worry beads, Daily Telegraph, May 16, 2018




Bendigo Art Gallery Collection
Collaboration with designer Grace Lillian Lee and performing artist Hans

Cairns Regional Art Gallery

National Gallery of Australia

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Australia

RMIT / Melbourne

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art


Musée du Quai Branly

Humboldt Forum Museum

New Caledonia

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre

New Zealand

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Wallace Arts Trust


Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts