‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’ Solo Exhibition by Shigeyuki Kihara Milford Galleries Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand Preview Friday 15 March, 5.30pm Opening Saturday 16 March 2013 (exhibition runs until 10 April) The title of Shigeyuki Kihara’s upcoming exhibition is lifted from a large-scale painting by Paul Gauguin completed […]
Call for Proposals The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara: A Research Symposium The University of Otago Saturday 4 May 2013 The recent award of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award and a New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation signals Shigeyuki Kihara’s growing recognition as a significant international artist, whose dynamic career includes, amongst others: a […]
Shigeyuki Kihara has been awarded one of three New Generation Awards from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, announced on 2 October 2012.
A selection of works curated and performed by Shigeyuki Kihara can now be viewed on her new Vimeo channel – including a collection of the ‘Talanoa: Walk the Talk’ videos and ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’.
Media Release 28 September 2012 Embargoed until 2 October 2012, 9.30pm Path-breaking Pacific artist scoops two national awards Auckland-based artist Shigeyuki Kihara hasn’t been shy of international attention in recent years. She is known for her performance art in media including live performance, photography and video works exploring the ‘complexities of humanity’ as well as […]
Shigeyuki Kihara has been awarded the Paramount Award at the 21st Annual Wallace Art Awards. Shigeyuki was presented with the award on Monday night for her digital performance video work entitled Galu afi; waves of fire, in which she performs a taualuga (a Samoan dance) as a memorial to the victims of the 2009 tsunami […]
Media Release For Immediate Release 31 January 2012 Te Papa commissions performance art from Shigeyuki Kihara Video still of ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’ performance New Zealand’s leading performance artist Shigeyuki Kihara has been commissioned by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa to stage her iconic solo dance performance entitled ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’ […]
Read a review of the live performance of ‘Taualuga; the last dance’ at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, in March 2012.
Media Release 5 July 2011 Shigeyuki Kihara embarks on German Samoa relations Apia and Auckland-based international artist and independent curator Shigeyuki Kihara will commence her research into the shared history between Germany and Samoa courtesy of the Visitor Program funded by the Goethe-Institute New Zealand. She will be Artist-In-Residence at MATCHPOINT, an initiative of the […]
Talofa lava and festive greetings, 2010 has been a very busy year for me especially with international travels for projects including residencies, exhibitions, commissions, public performances and a rewarding acquisition to top it all off! My special thanks for 2010 go out to the warm-hearted grassroots communities who participated in the Talanoa: Walk the Talk […]