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, Indigeneity, and intersectionality—with exceptional flair, rigour, and humour.

In September 2019, The Arts Council of New Zealand announced that Kihara would represent the country at the 59th Venice Biennale (23 April–27 November 2022) as the first artist of Pacific descent to be selected. New Zealand has been presenting at the Venice Biennale since 2001 with artists including Michael Parekowhai, Lisa Reihana, and more recently, Dane Mitchell.

Source: Ocula Magazine