Born in 1981 Arawa, Bougainville. Currently based between Sydney and Hakö constituency in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Havini’s work is often a personal response to the politics of location exploring contested sites and histories in the Oceania region; employing photography, sculpture, immersive video and mixed-media installations. Working with living contemporary practitioners she is actively involved in community projects in Bougainville and Australia, such as the Women’s Wealth project exhibition in the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Queensland Art Gallery | GOMA, Brisbane.
Taloi holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University and has exhibited internationally in the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Sharjah Biennial 13, UAE, 3rd Aichi Triennial, Nagoya, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh, Honolulu Biennial, Hawaii, USA, Océanie, Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac, Paris. Her artwork is held in public and private collections including the Sharjah Art Foundation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, National Gallery of Victoria, KADIST, San Francisco, CA, USA.