Bunkley as a NZ/USA artist, hasbeen a recipient of a US National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a NY CAPSGrant, NY Foundation for the Arts grant and the US Rome Prize Fellowship. Heemigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1995 to take up the position of Headof Sculpture at the Quay School of the Arts.

In 2012 Bunkley was an awardwinner at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art for the «Now&After» Festival. Hewas awarded second prize for the Sustainability Short Film Competition at TheWeatherspoon Art Museum in Gainsborough NC, USA in 2019.  International screenings include the White Boxgallery in NYC and the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin several times atmultiple venues including the Centre Pompidou and at the Reina Sofia NationalMuseum, Madrid, Spain and The Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. He tookpart in the Athens Digital Arts Festival and File Sao Paolo 2017, 2018 and 2019and Kasseler Dokfest also in 2019. Bunkley screened his video, Ghost Shelter/6at The Federation Square Big Screen, Channels Festival 2017, Melbourne and atthe Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany in 2018, Docfest Kassel 2019 and WOW Jubilee 2020 VII Berlin,Institut für Alles Mögliche / Stützpunkt Teufelsberg, Berlin and The TorranceArt Museum, California.

Recent exhibitions includethe “Stories of Rust”, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ, “Green Around” atTaipei, Taiwan and solo exhibitions the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, NewZealand 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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