Areez Katki


Crossing Currents: Episode 1

By Contemporary HUM


Aotearoa New Zealand artist Areez Katki speaks to HUM about The Rhapsode’s Tools Will Build the Rhapsode’s House, his presentation in the 7th edition of Personal Structures. Katki discusses the processes and politics of exhibiting in Personal Structures and the two series he produced for the exhibition, which take migrant and queer positionalities as points from which to restore notions of pedagogy and learning from patriarchal, religious dictates to an affectual, instinctual realm of care.


Crossing Currents: Aotearoa New Zealand Artists in Venice

Podcast series

Despite there being no national pavilion for Aotearoa New Zealand this year, the 60th Venice Biennale is an historic edition for Aotearoa artists. Not only are there an unprecedented number of artists from Aotearoa featured in Venice – both within the International Exhibition of the Biennale and in concurrent events taking place across the city – but it also features the most Māori artists to be included.

In Crossing Currents: Aotearoa New Zealand Artists in Venice, Contemporary HUM speaks with the artists featured in the 60th Venice Biennale and parallel events Personal Structures and Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania as they reflect on presenting in Venice during an historic year for Aotearoa art, Ngā toi Māori and Indigenous art globally.


HUM live from the 2024 Venice Biennale


From 16–21 April 2024, Contemporary HUM will publish live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Click through for coverage of the Aotearoa New Zealand artists presenting work in the curated section of the Biennale, as well as in other events held off-site.


Areez Katki, The Rhapsode’s Tools Will Build the Rhapsode’s House in Personal Structures

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy


Areez Katki, As this chin melts on your knee

11 January —
24 February 2024

TARQ, Mumbai, India


Meandering Gestures, Infiltrating Language

By Imaad Majeed


Artist, curator and writer Imaad Majeed talks with Aotearoa artist Areez Katki about his participation in Language is Migrant, the latest edition of the international arts festival Colomboscope, in Sri Lanka, and about using embroidery and textiles to explore ideas of displacement, trajectories of violence, and the colonial legacy of his own Parsi heritage.


Areez Katki, Event, Memory, Metaphor

14 July —
24 September 2022

TARQ, Mumbai, India


Areez Katki, Vanishing Act

18 June —
08 July 2022

Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Vancouver, Canada


HUM live from the Venice Biennale

Updates from the vernissage

Since 2017, the Contemporary HUM team has attended every vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. Each time, we bring you live coverage during the opening week, not only from the official New Zealand pavilion, but also from other events featuring artists from Aotearoa. In addition to posting daily blog entries, videos and images, we also publish exclusive interviews with some of the New Zealand artists and arts practitioners involved in putting together this major international event. 


Areez Katki in Colomboscope Interdisciplinary Arts Festival

20 January —
30 January 2022

Colomboscope, Colombo, Sri Lanka


Areez Katki at Latitude 53

24 January —
14 March 2020

Latitude 53, Edmonton, Canada


Areez Katki, Bildungsroman (and other items)

08 July —
07 August 2021

Tarq, Mumbai, India