June 3, 2022

Creative New Zealand reviews participation at Biennale Arte

The last external review of New Zealand’s participation in the Biennale was conducted in 2006. A lot has changed since then; COVID-19 has impacted delivery models, how others engage, and the capacity and ambition of the arts sector have shifted. […]
May 2, 2022

The Guardian: Fa’afafine Yuki Kihara celebrates Samoa’s third gender: ‘Galleries think they can tick the box with me’

Ahead of the opening of Paradise Camp, Yuki Kihara talked to The Guardian about how it feels to be representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale; building Fa’afafine capital; the disconnect between the representation and reality of Sāmoa, and more: […]
May 2, 2022

OCULA: Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp

Leading up to the opening of the 59th Venice Biennale, Kihara embarked on a dialogue with Paradise Camp curator Natalie King, discussing early influences, colonial portraiture, research methodologies, and empowering the Fa’afafine community in her new work. “Just as Gauguin used […]
May 2, 2022

CNN: Powerful photo by Pacific Indigenous artist reveals truth about 1899 painting

Ahead of the opening of Paradise Camp, Yuki Kihara talked to CNN about uncovering and upcycling selected works by Paul Gauguin: On an early morning in 2008, before the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened for the day, the artist Yuki […]
April 20, 2022

Tatala Aloaia le Faaliga a Niu Sila i Venice fa’atasi ai ma le Tolauapiga Fa’aparataiso a Yuki Kihara

O le po anapo (taimi Niu Sila) na tatala aloaia ai le Faaliga Fa’avaomalo lona 59 o Fa’atufugaga a Niu Sila i le La Biennale di Venezia fa’atasi ai ma le tatalaina aloa’ia o le fa’aliga a Yuki Kihara ua […]
April 20, 2022

New Zealand’s pavilion opens in Venice with Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp

New Zealand’s pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia has officially opened with Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King. Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni says, “Yuki, being the […]