July 12, 2022

Arts News New Zealand: Yuki Kihara: Fa‘afafine Nation by Ioana Gordon-Smith

The Venice Biennale is irrevocably entangled with questions of representation. Every two years, some eighty nations select an artist or artists to represent them at the world’s largest international art event. For this year’s Biennale, Creative New Zealand sent Yuki […]
July 6, 2022

Art Asia Pacific: Yuki Kihara: Trouble in Paradise

To ensure the survival of their species, the dominant male of a school of Tu’u’u-lumane, or the pink skunk clownfish, will change their sex to female. For Yuki Kihara, this phenomenon of the fish’s kinship system debunks the assumptions of […]
June 30, 2022

Burlington Contemporary: Yuki Kihara: Paradise Camp

One of the first references to the presence of a third gender in French Polynesia in the Western archive can be found in the diary of a marine officer. In 1789, during a stay on the island of Tahiti, George […]
June 30, 2022

Elle USA: Yuki Kihara

  ‘One of the most remarkable names to emerge from this year’s Venice Biennale is interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara. The first fa’afafine (the Samoan term for third gender). Pasifika, and Asian artist to represent New Zealand there, Kihara reframes history […]
June 30, 2022

The Artist Profile: Yuki Kihara

Don’t miss Yuki Kihara in conversation with Kirsty Baker on identity politics, decolonisation, and the environmental crisis through her immersive new work ‘Paradise Camp’ at the 2022 Biennale de Venezia: Artist Profile Issue 59 from Artist Profile on Vimeo. Read […]
June 30, 2022

Art Review: The Intersectional Experiences of Fa’afafine – Yuki Kihara on Representing New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale

ArtReview sent a questionnaire to artists and curators exhibiting in and curating the various national pavilions of the 2022 Venice Biennale, the responses to which will be published daily in the leadup to and during the Venice Biennale, which runs […]