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The Shigeyuki Kihara Website Presents: ‘Project Banaba’

A joint exhibition by the famous Samoan artist Yuki Kihara and Katerina Teaiwa Research & development 2016 & Exhibition presentation 2017 Commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney Australia From 1900 to 1980 the Australian, New Zealand and British phosphate companies mined the island of Banaba in the Republic of Kiribati for phosphate. As a result, the island […]

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APT8 Artist Talk @ QAGOMA TV

Shigeyuki (Yuki) Kihara discusses her work, which explores gender, history and representation in contemporary Pacific societies. Yuki Kihara’s cinematic photographs ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’ 2013 find the artist adopting the persona of a fictional nineteenth-century Samoan woman, posed in historic and iconic sites in Samoa following the […]

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‘Fa’afafine towards decolonization’ – Postmodern Political Art

(3 June 2015) panel discussion at Art Gallery of NSW, Australia Fa’afafine is a Sāmoan word used to broadly describe those who are gifted in the spirit of more than one gender. The word is also used to broadly describe those in the Sāmoan community who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersexed persons […]

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International Biennials Beckon Shigeyuki Kihara

International biennials beckon Shigeyuki Kihara International art biennials in Korea and Hawai’i will feature photographic and moving image works by interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara this year. The 2014 Daegu Photo Biennale located in Daegu, Korea will include Kihara’s series of photographs Fa’afafine: In the Manner of a Woman (2005) in its main exhibition, where Kihara […]

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Interdisciplinary Artist Shigeyuki Kihara Awarded 2014 Samoa Artist-In-Residence

Interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara awarded 2014 Samoa Artist-In-Residence Internationally acclaimed Samoan interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara will undertake a three-month artist residency at the National University of Samoa from August to October. Offered by the university in partnership with Creative New Zealand the residency gives Pasifika artists, resident in New Zealand, an opportunity to develop their […]

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Solo exhibitions in Wellington

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 ~~~ Shigeyuki Kihara: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Pataka Art + Museum Porirua, New Zealand […]

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Shigeyuki Kihara at PATAKA Art & Museum

Shigeyuki Kihara: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? PATAKA Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand 16 February – 25 May 2014 Courtesy of Shigeyuki Kihara Studio and Milford Galleries Dunedin. This recent series of photographic works by Shigeyuki Kihara portray the artist performing a fictitious narrative in the guise […]

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Culture for Sale at City Gallery Wellington

Culture for Sale at City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand One of New Zealand’s leading performance artists, Shigeyuki Kihara, is a native of Samoa whose work engages in variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing Pacific history, her work explores the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics. Kihara’s new exhibition Culture for […]

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Shigeyuki Kihara

Milford Galleries Dunedin Media Release 15 October 2013 Shigeyuki Kihara Almost halfway through her residency hosted by International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, Shigeyuki Kihara’s diary is full enough to make a native New Yorker exhausted. Invitations to work as a visiting critic and lecturer have already taken Kihara to a number […]

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