Dagmar Dyck

(1972- )

Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck is a New Zealand artist of Tongan and German descent.

Dyck completed a Bachelor for Fine Arts through Elam School of Fine Arts in 1994 and a Post-Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts in 1995. She was the first woman of Tongan descent to do so.

Dyck’s prints and paintings are often inspired by her cultural heritage and explore the textile practices of Tonga. In 2012, Dyck was co-curator of ‘No’o fakataha’, a group exhibition of Tongan artists.

Dyck was selected for inclusion in an artist research role in the Ancient Futures Marsden Project to Europe in 2018; received the Contemporary Artist Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards; and was a finalist for the Wallace Art Awards.