Peter Robinson was born in Ashburton in 1966 of Ngai Tahu descent.
He was one of the artists selected for inclusion in the exhibition Toi Toi Toi that travelled to the Stedlijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1988. He was also one of two artists chosen to first represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2001. His Venice exhibition was shown at the Auckland New Gallery in late 2002.
His work is often perceived as politically and culturally controversial and is designed to challenge the viewer.
The Binary Code series of work was created when Robinson was living and working overseas. It reflected the dislocation and alienation he felt working in a foreign place with no familiar context to draw upon.
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