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Michel is a New Zealand-based artist of Samoan, Rarotongan and Ma‘ohi Tahitian heritage. In his art practice he plays the role of connector, working “in between” people and places and focusing a fresh lens on environmental, community, cultural and art historical divides. He exhibits worldwide and has undertaken research and community residencies throughout the USA, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Asia, India, Australia, as well as Aotearoa and the Pacific. In 2008 Michel was appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to art, but his real reward comes from enriching communities through his art.