Shigeyuki Kihara – Samoa, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Featured presentation, UHM Art Auditorium, 31 October 2pm
Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary visual and performance artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural themes, including the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics in the Pacific. Kihara’s work has been presented at the Asia Pacific Triennial (2002), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (solo exhibition, 2008), Auckland Triennial (2009), Sakahàn Quinquennial (2013), Daegu Photo Biennial (2014), and will feature at the 2014 Chain of Fire Prologue exhibition for 2016 Honolulu Biennial.
Kihara’s work has also been shown at the Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art; Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; Utah Museum of Fine Arts; de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Australia; and Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand.
Collections in the US featuring examples of Kihara’s work include the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Ohio, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Video still of ‘Taualuga: The Last Dance’ performance
Kirsty MacDonald (Dir.). (2012). Making Siva in Motion. https://vimeo.com/50271507
Kirsty MacDonald (Ed.). Culture for Sale – Shigeyuki Kihara. https://vimeo.com/40031800