Indigenous Australian Artist Reko Rennie worked with UAP on his installation ‘Regalia’ which was exhibited at Personal Structures: Crossing Borders, a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale presented by blackartprojects at Palazzo Mora in Venice, 2015.
Reko Rennie is a former graffiti enthusiast, now internationally exhibited artist with his works shown in galleries and museums from Adelaide to New York. Reko Rennie is represented by Black Art Projects Gallery, Melbourne.
UAP is proud to have funded the fabrication of this work.
I’ve used references to the crown, a symbol of royalty as well as a reference to Basquiat and to my graffiti background. The little square with the circle and the line is the aboriginal flag. The diamond is my family crest, it’s like a coat of arms. I have the mission to use it as it is part of my lineage. These symbols combined together state Australia’s aboriginal royalty. It’s the first people, the indigenous people. Regalia is a reminder.Reko Rennie
Image Credit: Roger D'Souza
56th Venice Biennale