Talofa lava and Greetings

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 6, 2008 by shigeyukikihara

Welcome to the website of Shigeyuki Kihara, a leading Samoan-born interdisciplinary artist currently based between Apia, Samoa; Auckland, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia.

 

Undressing the Pacific: Exhibition Talk

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2014 by secretnaomi

Exhibition Talk

Ian Fookes discusses ‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific’
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 1pm
The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Auckland, New Zealand

Shigeyuki Kihara at The Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Solo exhibitions in Wellington

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by secretnaomi

Shigeyuki Kihara is pleased to have two solo exhibitions featuring in Wellington, to coincide with the New Zealand Festival.

Culture for Sale
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
1 February to 30 March 2014

Read the media release here…

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Shigeyuki Kihara: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Pataka Art + Museum
Porirua, New Zealand
16 February to 25 May 2014

Read the media release here…

Urban Pacific: Public Lecture at A/P/A Institute at NYU

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by secretnaomi

A Lecture by Shigeyuki Kihara

Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand and the Pacific
November 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003 United States

A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the notions surrounding gender, history, and representation in post-colonial societies. Her solo exhibition, Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs (2008-9), was the MET’s first exhibition of contemporary Samoan art. This Fall, Kihara is in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program.
Kihara will discuss a thriving contemporary urban movement amongst Maori and Pacific Islander communities from New Zealand.

Chief Dwaine C. Perry (Ramapough Lenape Nation) provides a special welcome and Mario A. Caro (NYU Draper Program) leads the conversation.

A Lecture by Shigeyuki Kihara at A/P/A at NYU

ISCP Fall Open Studios November 2013

Posted in Events with tags , , , on November 4, 2013 by shigeyukikihara

Talofa lava and Greetings

Below is an invitation for you to attend the Fall Open Studios event held at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) where I’m currently being hosted as Artist in Residence.
My studio is on the 3rd floor so I hope to see you there!
ISCP Fall Open Studios invitation

salt 8 at Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on August 1, 2013 by secretnaomi

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) exhibition introduces work by Shigeyuki Kihara – to be accompanied by an upcoming performance and artist talk later in October 2013.

Read more…

Belluard Festival 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , on June 20, 2013 by secretnaomi

Shigeyuki Kihara is one of seven artists taking part in the Watch and Talk Artist Residency as part of the Belluard Bollwerk International festival 2013.

Belluard Bollwerk International is an arts festival that takes place every year in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. This year’s festival dates are 28 June to 7 July 2013.

Update on exhibitions in North America and Norway

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 27, 2013 by shigeyukikihara

Talofa lava and greetings,

As part of  this update, please find following links to the Shigeyuki Kihara Undressing the Pacific – e-Catalogue developed and presented at the Hocken Library University of Otago (NZ); and links to press clippings and reviews of the most recent series Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? (2013) presented at Milford Galleries Dunedin (NZ), published in The Listener (NZ) and the Otago Daily Times (NZ), for your reference.

If you would like a hard copy of the Undressing the Pacific fold-out color catalogue please contact Sarah Snelling (email sarah.snelling@otago.ac.nz).

Highlights of my upcoming international projects include:

Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
17 May to 2 September 2013
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

The Sakahàn quinquennial exhibition is curated under the leadership of Greg Hill, Candice Hopkins and Christine Lalonde from the National Gallery of Canada. Official New Zealand artists represented include Taika Waititi, Brett Graham, Rachael Rakana, Michael Parekowhai and Shigeyuki Kihara. My series of self-portraiture photographs acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2008 is being loaned and exhibited for the Sakahàn exhibition. I will be travelling to Canada to participate in the opening reception and public programs held in association with the exhibition, courtesy of Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand.

Lips Painted Red
22 June to 15 September 2013
Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway

Lips Painted Red is curated by Pontus Kyander, director of Trondheim Kunstmuseum. I will be travelling to Norway to participate in the opening reception and public programs held in association with the exhibition, courtesy of Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand.

salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara
2 August to 5 January 2013
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA

salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara is curated by Whitney Tassie, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This is my first solo museum exhibition in the western USA, where a selection of my works ranging from a performance DVD to a series of photographs will be exhibited in the museum’s salt gallery and Pacific collections gallery. A live performance of Taualuga: the last dance will be re-staged on the occasion of the solo exhibition, alongside a series of talks and lectures presented at the museum and the University of Utah.

Thanks for taking the time to read my update and I hope that this may contribute to your area of research. You’re welcome to share these files with your colleagues.

Keep in touch,

Yuki

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