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Honolulu Biennial Prologue Exhibition, ‘Chain of Fire’

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on October 8, 2014 by secretnaomi

The Honolulu Biennial has announced its full list of public programs which are now available to view on their website.

Honolulu Biennial Prologue Exhibition, 'Chain of Fire' poster

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


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

Undressing the Pacific at the Hocken

Posted in Events with tags , , , on February 7, 2013 by secretnaomi

A mid-career survey exhibition, 20 April – 8 June 2013.

Free artist talk: 10am, Saturday 20 April 2013.

The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara: A Research Symposium: Saturday 4 May 2013.

The Hocken, University of Otago, Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Exhibition flyer

You Call This Art

Posted in Events with tags , , on October 8, 2012 by secretnaomi

You Call This Art happened on Wednesday, 3 October at the Cloud, Queens Wharf, Auckland Central.  This event featured three artists, awarded the previous evening at the 2012 Macquarie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards (Ruia Aperahama, Shigiyuki Kihara and Fiona Samuel). More information can be found on The Arts Foundation website.

Preview of new performance video work

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by secretnaomi

Welcome to a preview of the stills from my new performance video entitled ‘Siva in motion’ (2012).

‘Siva in motion’ (2012) is a new performance video work by artist Shigeyuki Kihara, commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery (New Zealand) to premier in their upcoming group exhibition entitled ‘Home AKL’ curated by Ron Brownson, Senior Curator of Contemporary New Zealand and Pacific Art at the Auckland Art Gallery.

‘Siva in motion’ (2012) is an extension of Kihara’s previous performance work entitled ‘Taualuga; the last dance’ (2006), where the visual cue of ‘Siva in motion’ echoes the work of Futurist photographer and physiologist Etienne-Jules Marey (1830–1904). The work of Futurist photographers in the Victorian era led to the early development of cinema across Europe.

Kihara uses the choreographic movements of the Samoan ‘taualuga’ – a stately dance technique of the Samoan taupou, or high-born ceremonial village maiden, to re-tell the experience of the tsunami which effected Samoa in September 2009.

‘Home AKL’ is the next major exhibition to held at the Auckland Art Gallery, Aotearoa New Zealand, opening on 7 July 2012.

For more information please visit the Auckland Art Gallery website.


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