Bunkley, a NZ/USAcitizen, has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship,CAPS Grant, NY Foundation for the Arts grant and the Rome Prize Fellowship inthe USA. He emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1995.

Bunkley hasexhibited and screened his sculpture and video artwork extensivelyinternationally. In 2012 Bunkley was an award winner at the Moscow Museum ofModern Art for the «Now&After» Festival. He was awarded second prize forthe Sustainability Short Film Competition at The Weatherspoon Art Museum inGainsborough NC, USA in 2019.  Internationalscreenings include the White Box gallery in NYC and the RencontresInternationales Paris/Berlin several times at multiple venues including theCentre Pompidou and at the Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid, Spain and TheHaus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. He took part in the Athens Digital ArtsFestival and File Sao Paolo 2017, 2018 and 2019 and Kasseler Dokfest also in2019. Bunkley screened his video, Ghost Shelter/6 at The Federation Square BigScreen, Channels Festival 2017, Melbourne and at the Oberhausen Short FilmFestival, Oberhausen, Germany in 2018, Docfest Kassel2019 and WOW Jubilee 2020 VII Berlin, Institut für Alles Mögliche / StützpunktTeufelsberg, Berlin and The Torrance Art Museum, California. Hi video“Killing Chain” will eb exhibited at the National Contemporary Art Award 2021at the Waikato Museum, NZ and at the Ji.hlava International Documentary FilmFestival, Czech Republic.

Recent exhibitionsinclude the “Stories of Rust”, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ, “GreenAround” at Taipei, Taiwan and solo exhibitions the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui,New Zealand in 2018 and the Institut für Alles Mögliche/Stützpunkt Teufelsberg,Berlin 2019. He has completed over a dozen temporary and permanent public artprojects including the Minnesota History Center, “Hear My Train” in Wanganui,New Zealand completed April 2012, and an MTA NY public art work, in addition toa number of recent collaborations with the artist Andrea Gardner in New Zealand.

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