Venice Biennale

  • Natalie King to Curate First Timor-Leste Pavilion in Venice

    It’s the third national pavilion that King has curated at the Venice Biennale since 2017.

  • Maria Madeira: Kiss and Don’t Tell

    Maria Madeira is the artist to represent Timor-Leste at the 60th International Venice Biennale taking place from April 20 to November 24, 2024. Timor-Leste’s inaugural pavilion coincides with the 25th anniversary of the independence of Timor-Leste.

  • Flipping the script at the Venice Biennale

    Recently returned from launching her second Venice Biennale exhibition, for Sāmoan-based artist Yuki Kihara who is representing Aotearoa New Zealand, curator Professor Natalie King OAM reflects on being part of the most diverse Biennale yet.

  • Paradise Camp – NZ at Venice

    Kihara’s work seeks to challenge dominant and singular historical narratives through visual arts, dance, and curatorial practice, engaging with postcolonial history…

  • Fa’afafine Yuki Kihara celebrates Samoa’s third gender: ‘Galleries think they can tick the box with me’

    Representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, the Samoan-Kiwi artist is foregrounding Samoa’s fa’afafine and transgender communities, and the climate crisis hidden from tourists

  • HUM live from the 2022 Venice Biennale

    It’s always a challenge to reflect on the Vernissage week so soon after it’s over but we found our time in Venice to be inspiring, enriching and energising, despite the mad rush…

  • Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

    With wit and verve, Yuki Kihara reworks the problematic Polynesian paintings of Paul Gauguin to centre members of Samoa’s “third gender” community, the Fa’afafine…

  • Live Talanoa: Yuki Kihara and NZ Pavilion curators

    The countdown to the Biennale Arte (Venice Biennale) is on! Tune in to this live event exactly one month ahead of the New Zealand Pavilion opening at the world’s largest and most prestigious…

  • The Art World Works From Home

    The Art World Works From Home: Curator Natalie King Is Taking Podcast Lessons and Making Shakshuka While Developing New Zealand’s Venice Biennale Pavilion.