HUM turns 6! Support the next 6

Join us as we celebrate our birthday!! Visit our Support page to find out how you can contribute to the future of HUM. By choosing to support us, you’ll help us continue championing New Zealand's creative practitioners working in an international context, increasing their—and Aotearoa’s—visibility on the world stage.


Tiffany Singh, I Saw it on TV

21 April —
22 April 2023

Copeland Gallery, London, UK


Alicia Frankovich, Rich in World/Poor in World

01 April —
22 April 2023

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, Australia


FAFSWAG, Manchester International Festival 2023

29 June —
16 July 2023

Manchester International Festival, Manchester and wider region, UK


Tamsen Hopkinson, Ming Ranginui, Shiraz Sadikeen, Shannon Te Ao, Octopus 23: THE FIELD

15 April —
11 June 2023

Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia


Jess Johnson, we can’t keep going the way we’ve been going but we know no other way to go

16 November 2022 —
04 February 2024

Shepparton Art Museum, Yorta Yorta Country, Shepparton, Australia


Ayesha Green, Artists Engage with the Many Facets of Bahia: Past, Present and Future; Instituto Sacatar residency

13 March —
01 May 2023

Instituto Sacatar, Itaparica Island, Brazil


Reading Artists’ Books with Interjections from a Daphne on Pete’s Front Step

By Hamish Petersen


HUM’s Senior Editor considers the unique capacities of artist books by exploring three Aotearoa artists’ international projects from recent years. They learn how the intimate encounter between page and reader relies on finely tuned elements to realise some kind of sovereignty over the artist’s story or recognition in their reader. 


Dane Mitchell in We Are Electric, curated by Anna Briers

14 February —
24 June 2023

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia


Richard Frater, Off season

28 January —
23 April 2023

Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany


Forever Fresh Talanoa Series 2.2

By Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Grace Iwashita-Taylor, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Lana Lopesi


Our second episode in this four-part talanoa series, produced in collaboration with In*ter*is*land Collective, sees Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Grace Iwashita-Taylor and Lana Lopesi discuss their recent writing initiatives, each focused on fostering the conditions that allow Indigenous writing to flourish. Written response by Aotearoa writer and curator Ioana Gordon-Smith.


A Place You Didn’t Know That You Didn’t Know About

By Chloe Lane


Chloe Lane speaks to Aotearoa artist Imogen Taylor on finishing their six-month residency at The International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City, discussing Taylor's newest body of work, what it's like to be a contemporary artist from Aotearoa in New York City, and what living with a ball python can teach you about fear.


Alicia Frankovich, Mein Körper, ein Korallenriff? / My Body, a Coral Reef?

28 January —
07 May 2023

Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany


Brian Fuata, 'of a house besieged (preposition tweaked)'

27 January 2023 —
27 January 2025

The Kitchen Video Viewing Room, Online


Maddie Leach, The fountain: An art-technological-social drama

01 January 2021 —
01 January 2025

Lund Technical University, Lund, Sweden


Stories of Becoming

By Harvey Bruce Milligan


Sitting at a bar assembled from upcycled materials in Taipei, Harvey Bruce Milligan reports from Aotearoa-based artist Xin Cheng’s contribution to IsLand Bar, an annual event in which artists are invited to construct a bar as a platform for performance. Addressing Cheng's use of re-purposed materials as a basis for creativity and connection, he explores the artist's consideration of a broad material ecology and her pursuit of connecting people to the lives of things in a wider project of "regenerative re-making". 


Dr Kirsten Lyttle, TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili

01 April —
16 July 2023

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Wurundjeri Country, Healesville, Australia


Richard Lewer, Lisa Reihana and Francis Upritchard, Sydney Modern Project

02 December 2022 —
02 December 2024

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


A Time of Uncertainties – Remodelling Reality

By Zsófia Danka


Considering our altered experience of time in a moment marked by crisis, curator and art critic Zsófia Danka looks to Extended Present – Transitional Realities, a group exhibition at Budapest's Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art featuring Aotearoa New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell that explores notions of transience, the failure of modernity, and the possibility of change.