Yuki Kihara

  • New Zealand, Paradise Camp

    Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp reflects on pertinent local and global issues from the unique perspective of Fa‘afafine –
    “in the manner of a woman” or third gender in Sāmoa.

  • An interview with Yuki Kihara

    Traversing the topics of small island ecologies, queer rights and decolonisation, Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 marks a number of firsts for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national pavilion…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp

    Sāmoan-Japanese interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is immeasurably creative and unassailable in addressing some of the most urgent issues of the times—the environmental crisis…

  • Yuki Kihara Is Planting a Flag for Sāmoa’s Third Gender

    In a historic and overdue first, this year, New Zealand’s pavilion will be taken over by a South Pacific islander who identifies as Fa’afafine, which is Sāmoa’s third gender…