Yuki Kihara

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An interview with Yuki Kihara

By Contemporary HUM

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the artist representing Aotearoa, Yuki Kihara, to discuss her exhibition Paradise Camp, and what it means to bring a Pasifika, Fa'afafine voice to the international audience of this major event.

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An interview with the curators of 'Paradise Camp'

By Contemporary HUM, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Natalie King

24.05.2022

In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion’s Curator, Natalie King, and Assistant Pasifika Curator Ioana-Gordon Smith, to talk about bringing Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp to Venice.

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HUM live from the 2022 Venice Biennale

By Contemporary HUM

24.04.2022

From 20 - 24 April 2022, HUM brings you live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of The Milk of Dreams, The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, including Yuki Kihara's Paradise Camp for the New Zealand Pavilion. Stay tuned!

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HUM live from the Venice Biennale

Updates from the vernissage

For the past three editions, the HUM team has attended the vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. We bring you live coverage during the opening week, not only from the official New Zealand pavilion, but also from collateral events featuring artists from Aotearoa. In addition to daily posting 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. 

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Yuki Kihara at the 59th Venice Biennale

Partnership

Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara in her project Paradise Camp, representing New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy. HUM is proud to be a media partner of this exciting project, open to the public from 23 April - 27 November 2022.

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Yuki Kihara, Paradise Camp

23 April —
27 November 2022

New Zealand pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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Yuki Kihara, Selina Tusitala Marsh, and Angela Tiatia in Paul Gauguin - Why Are You Angry?

26 March —
10 July 2022

Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

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OCEANIA NOW: Contemporary Art from the Pacific

Partnership

Christie's, Paris presents OCEANIA NOW: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, a physical exhibition and an online sale, produced in collaboration with New Zealand gallerists Alison Bartley and John Gow. Featuring 36 works from 14 artists, many based in Aotearoa, this is the institution’s first dedicated auction of works by contemporary artists from the Pacific. HUM is thrilled to be a media partner of this unprecedented project, running from 11 February - 01 March 2022.

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Yuki Kihara, John Pule and Ngahina Hohaia at PAN: The Pan-Austro-Nesian Arts Festival

17 July —
31 October 2021

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

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Yuki Kihara in Oh, Museum

22 May —
11 July 2021

Cement Fondu, Sydney, Australia

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Yuki Kihara, Art for SDGs

29 April —
09 May 2021

Kitakyushu Art Festival, Japan

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Yuki Kihara, First Impressions: Paul Gauguin

17 November 2018 —
07 April 2019

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA

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Yuki Kihara in panel discussion at de Young SF

1.00PM — 3.00PM
10 February 2019

de Young Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.

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Visiting artist talk by Yuki Kihara at USC

6.00PM — 8.00PM
12 February 2019

University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

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Oceania tours to Musée du Quai Branly, Paris

12 March —
07 July 2019

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.

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Yuki Kihara speaks at Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange

10 June —
16 June 2019

2019 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

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Yuki Kihara, Lisa Reihana and George Nuku at Museum Volkenkunde

21 February 2020 —
05 April 2021

Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands

Writing

Playing with Gender at the Tropenmuseum

By Millie Riddell

08.10.2020

What a Genderful World, the current exhibition at Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum, focuses on gender in the modern world and features Aotearoa artist Yuki Kihara; the next representative for New Zealand at the Venice Biennale. Writer Millie Riddell explores how the works presented function within the anthropological lens used in this exhibition and the balance between the genuine discussions of gender and the corporate and colonial undertones of the presentation.

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Samoan Queer Lives (2018)

By Pauline de Souza

04.03.2019

Eleven years in the making, this is the first publication of its kind; a collection of 14 short stories from fa'afafine, or transgender and queer Samoans, focusing on their individual experiences in historic and modern times. Edited by artists Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Yuki Kihara, and published by Little Island Press in October 2018. 

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Whose Oceania?

By James Belich, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams, Pauline Autet

14.11.2018

Missed HUM's panel discussion Whose Oceania? in London? We're excited to publish the transcript of this discussion, which proved to be a stimulating talk interrogating the themes and issues addressed in the exhibition Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as well as the responses to it from across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa.