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2015 Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Arts. Elam School of Fine Art
2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Electronic Art) Otago Polytechnic School of Art
Solo and Group Exhibitions
2018 (Upcoming) Water Slows As It Rounds The Bend Solo photography exhibition. Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art
2017 26th Wallace Award Finalist in touring exhibition, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre Auckland, New Zealand. Wallace Art Gallery Morrinsville and NZ Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington.
2017 Sea of Echoes Solo photography exhibition. Sanderson Contemporary Art
2016 Eventual Efflorescence Solo photography exhibition. Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art
2016 And (&) per se and Group Show. Auckland
2015 The Oasis and The Mirage Graduate Exhibition. Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland
2015 Changing Shores of Shadow Solo photography exhibition. Auckland Festival of Photography, Sanderson Contemporary Art
2015 By Then, Group Show. George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
2015 New Perspectives Group Show. 4 Cross Street Gallery, Auckland
2015 A Place Between Group Show. Casbah Gallery (Artist run space), Hamilton
2014 One Thing For Certain Group Show. Railway Street Studio, Auckland
2014 They Could Have Stayed Forever Group Show called Make The Scene at Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland
2013 Perpetually Summer Solo Photography exhibition. Mint Gallery, Dunedin
2013 From Now On (No Garden of Eden) Collaborative exhibition. Wallace Gallery Morrinsville.
2013 Push To Talk (We Are Optimistic) Performed at Pearce Gallery as part of the One Day Wonder Series, Auckland
2012 They Could Have Stayed Forever Solo photography exhibition. Mint Gallery, Dunedin
2012 Still Life and Still HopeMint Gallery, Dunedin
2011 Push To Talk (We Are Optimistic) Performed at Qubit - A Weekend of Performance Art. Anteroom (Artist run space), Port Chalmers
2010 Planning Agency for the Patriarchy Free Zone (We Are Optimistic) Group Exhibition, Empty Shop Space, Dunedin
2010 Patriarchy Free Zone Imagination Station (We Are Optimistic) Art Week. Otago University
2010 Domestic Terror Video Installation, Solo Show at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch
2017 Walls, Maria Kate van der Drift 20 Artists and 20 Writers, 2017
2016 Jansen, Charlotte More Real Than The Real Thing Elephant Magazine Fall Issue, 2016.
2016 Vegas, Mareea A Place in Time D-Photo Magazine September Spring Issue, 2016
2016 M Eventual Efflorescence - Kate van der Drift Raven About Art, June 2016
2015 Hanton, Jamie Kate van der Drift 20/20, 20 Artists and 20 Writers, 2015
2015 Aoake, Hana van der Drift Photos EyeContact 25th of June, 2015. http://eyecontactsite.com/2015/06/van-der-drift-photos
2015 McNamara, T.J. A Subtle Sense of Identity The New Zealand Herald Newspaper 13th of June 2015
2015 White, Rebekah Kate van der Drift Waterlogged Pro Photographer Magazine Page 7 June/July 2015
2013 Dignan, James Art Seen ''Perpetually Summer'', Kate van der Drift Otago Daily Times, Thursday 5th December 2013.
2012 Jopp, Julie Art Seen"They Could have Stayed Forever/Still Life and Still Hope'', Kate van der Drift Otago Daily Times, Thursday 6th of December 2012.
2011 Qubit A Weekend of Contemporary Performance Art. Anteroom Publishing Port Chalmers
2010 Murphy, Bell Thought Provoking Art. Another World Is Possible, Marrow Magazine, October
2010 Centre of Contemporary Art. Kate van der Drift 'Domestic Terror' Art Review published in COCAs
newsletter and website, www.coca.org.nz/exhibitions/209/ April,
2009 Explosive Expression Exhibition Catalogue
2018 Stoneleigh New Zealand Artist Grant to make new work for the 2018 Melbourne Art Fair
2017 Wallace Award and Wallace Travelling Show finalist
2010 OUSA Best Installation prize for the OUSA Art Week
2009 Otago Polytechnic prize for Project Drawing
2015 To See Know and Picture The Landscape Research Essay
2012 Lets Roar Loudly! Conversations about Art and Feminism Book co editor and contributor.
2011 Documents of the Imagination Station zine produced for The Carnival of Feminist Cultural Activism. York, UK
2010 Lets Roar Loudly! Exhibition (Co-curated with Clare Fleming) Empty Shop Space, Dunedin.
2010 Lets Roar Loudly! Symposium (Project organiser, curator and presenter with Clare Fleming) Pioneering Women's Memorial Hall, Dunedin