Venice Biennale

Project

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.

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Yuki Kihara, Paradise Camp

01 June 2024 —
31 January 2025

Saletoga Sands Resort, Upolu Island, Sāmoa

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HUM live from the 2024 Venice Biennale

16.04.2024

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.

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Veronica Green, From Where I Stand

12 April —
18 July 2024

Venice Art Projects, Venice, Italy

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

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Caitlin Devoy, Body Objects in Personal Structures

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Mizuho Nishioka, Movement_17; Tasman Sea in Personal Structures

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Caroline Earley and Kate Walker in Personal Structures

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

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Mataaho Collective and Megan Tamati-Quennell, Indigenous Visions

10.00AM — 6.00PM
16 April 2024

Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Venice, Italy

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The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

20 April —
24 November 2024

Giardini and Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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Robert Jahnke, Te Wepu MMXXIII in Personal Structures

20 April —
24 November 2024

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Elisapeta Hinemona Heta, Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania

23 March —
13 October 2024

Ocean Space, Venice, Italy

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Talanoa Forum: Moana Rising

10 October —
12 October 2023

Powerhouse Ultimo, Sydney, Australia

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Mizuho Nishioka, Personal Structures Public Screening

4.00PM — 5.30PM
26 November 2022

Palazzo Michiel, Venice, Italy

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HUM stands for NZ at Venice

Special feature

In light of the review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘official’ presence at the Venice Biennale, HUM invited New Zealanders on- and off-shore who have visited or been involved in ‘New Zealand at Venice’ projects—as artists, pavilion attendants, exhibition installers or designers—to reflect on how involvement in (or experience of) our previous national pavilions have influenced their own careers, and the international profile of contemporary art from Aotearoa.

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Aotearoa Reviews its Official Participation in the Venice Biennale

By Anna Brown, Bruce Barber, Heather Galbraith, Hutch Wilco, James Goggin, Jennifer Flay, Jhana Millers, Julia Holderness, Laura Preston, Michael Stevenson, Ron Hanson, Sophie Thorn, Tessa Giblin, Tessa Laird

26.09.2022

In light of the current review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘official’ presence at the Venice Biennale, HUM invited responses from New Zealanders on- and off-shore who have visited or been involved in ‘New Zealand at Venice’ projects, as artists, pavilion attendants, exhibition installers or designers, to enable insights into how involvement in (or experience of) our previous national pavilions have influenced people’s own careers, and the profile of contemporary art from Aotearoa.

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Yuki Kihara and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, TALANOA FORUM: Swimming Against the Tide

11 October —
19 October 2022

Online & Venice, Italy & Leiden/Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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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, Contemporary 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, Contemporary 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, Contemporary 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.

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Gill Gatfield in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

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An interview with Dane Mitchell

By Contemporary HUM

24.06.2019

Contemporary HUM's editorial team sat down with artist Dane Mitchell to discuss his work for the New Zealand Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, Post hoc. The work, both ambitious in scale and subject, has sparked discussions on global climate change and meditations on what has truly disappeared from the world. 

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Learning from Athens (There and Elsewhere)

By Laura Preston, Wystan Curnow

18.12.2017

​This is the second part of a correspondence between Laura Preston and Wystan Curnow, in which the two writers' share memories and snapshots of journeys through the art world from 1987 to 2007 and 2017.

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An interview with Bruce Barber

By Contemporary HUM

22.09.2017

As part of Contemporary HUM's series of interviews with New Zealand artists exhibiting during the 57th Venice Biennale, we talk with Bruce Barber about his work Party without Party (2017), included in the exhibition Personal Structures: Open Borders at the Palazzo Bembo.

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Islands on Sale

By Alastair Carruthers, Contemporary HUM, Mataaho Collective, Tessa Giblin

05.08.2017

In this panel discussion between Erena Baker and Bridget Reweti (Mataaho Collective), Alastair Carruthers (Commissioner of NZ at Venice 2017) and Tessa Giblin (Commissioner and Curator of Ireland at Venice 2017), the participants discuss globalisation, national identity, the politics of representation and New Zealand's role in contemporary international art discourse. 

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Urges of Imperialism Unravelled

By Rhana Devenport

01.05.2017

Rhana Devenport, Curator of the New Zealand Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, sets the context for Emissaries, Lisa Reihana's exhibition representing Aotearoa New Zealand at the 57th Biennale di Venezia.

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This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art

By Will Gresson

08.12.2016

Will Gresson reviews the book This Model World, Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art, by Anthony Byrt, published in 2016.

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Dane Mitchell, Post hoc on NTS Radio

01 August 2021 —
01 August 2022

NTS Radio, online

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Mizuho Nishioka in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy

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Mahiriki Tangaroa in Personal Structures

23 April —
27 November 2022

Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy