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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

Assume Nothing at Rhode Island International Film Festival

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 10, 2009 by secretnaomi

Assume Nothing film featuring Shigeyuki Kihara is showing at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA.

The  Assume Nothing film, in the making for the last five years, is by director Kirsty MacDonald collaborating with a number of artists and performers from New Zealand who express their alternative gender identity through their art, and featuring the music of the wonderful Claire Cowan, among others. Participants are: Rebecca Swan, Mani Bruce Mitchell, Ema Lyon, Jack Byrne and Shigeyuki Kihara.

Part of the film was shot in New York last year, following the solo exhibition of Shigeyuki Kihara’s work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While most of that filming will appear in an upcoming television episode of Kete Aronui screening soon on Maori Television in New Zealand, part of the New York event also appears in the Assume Nothing film.

The screening of Assume Nothing is part of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and will take place on Sunday 9 August 2009.

New York side events…

Posted in News with tags , , on October 13, 2008 by shigeyukikihara

While in New York, Shigeyuki will be giving other talks hosted by these great institutions – sorry, not open to the public:

October 9

New York University

October 10
Parsons The New School For Design

November 6

CREA New York

Shigeyuki Kihara Solo Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on October 7, 2008 by shigeyukikihara

‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs’
October 7, 2008 – February 1, 2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, 1st floor
1000 Fifth Avenue. New York, New York 10028, USA

Special Events held in association with the exhibition:

Sunday at the Met – ‘Taualuga; the last dance’
Live performance by Shigeyuki Kihara
October 19, 2008, 3pm
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

‘Taualuga; the last dance’ – An Artist’s Talk
Artist talk by Shigeyuki Kihara
October 25, 2008, 7pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

A full exhibition schedule for ‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs’ can be viewed at

Going to the USA

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by secretnaomi

I have an upcoming solo exhibition entitled ‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photography’ curated by Virginia-Lee Webb held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York opening on the 7th October 2008, ending 1st February 2009.

I will be traveling over to New York city in late September for the official opening reception held on the 7th October and will be based there for five weeks.

During my time at The Met I will be participating in various public programes held in association with my exhibition. My solo performance entitled ‘Taualuga: the last dance’ is held on the 19th October 2008 and my artist talk is held on the 25th October 2008. If your time allows, I would love to see you there!

Apart from my work commitments with The Met I also have speaking engagements in New York at venues including the Parsons School of Design, New York University and CREA – a women’s human rights organisation.

During my time in the USA, a publication entitled ‘Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography’ will be launched at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC in October 2008, where my work is discussed in a chapter written by Associate Arts Professor Shelley Rice from NYU.


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