He/him

Born 1989, Mumbai, India

Lives and works between Tāmaki Makaurau
Auckland, Aotearoa NZ and Mumbai, India


EDUCATION

2020
Master of Arts, Creative Writing
International Institute of Modern Letters
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington

2011
Bachelor of Arts, Art History & English
Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau
The University of Auckland


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
Another Scramble Through the Archive, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, IN
Yes, I'm a Garden, Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
All My Books Have Faded Spines, McLeavey Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
There Is No Other Home But This [with Khadim Ali],
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Ngāmotu New Plymouth, NZ

Fruit Cubab, Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ

2021
Bildungsroman [& Other Stories], Tarq Gallery, Mumbai, India
Like Birds, Like Fishes, Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
History reserves but a few lines for you, Enjoy Contemporary Art Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
Thieves' Market, The National, Ōtautahi Christchurch, NZ

2020
On Chroma, Sumer Gallery, Tauranga, NZ
It's Never Too Late To Learn, Howick Historic Village [spatial intervention via Te Tuhi], Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland , NZ
Notes & Methods, Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Bildungsroman, The Otago Museum, Ōtepoti Dunedin, NZ

2019
Some Retained Delights, RM Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Uncruising, Phoenix Gallery, Athens, Greece
Bildungsroman, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Aotearoa Art Fair, The Cloud: Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Event, Memory, Metaphor, Tarq Gallery, Mumbai, India
Vanishing Act, Centre A, Vancouver, Canada
Twisting, Turning, Winding, Objectspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Testing Ground, The Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, NZ
Notes for Tomorrow, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Language is Migrant, Colomboscope 7th Edition, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2021
The Stories We Tell Ourselves, The Dowse Museum, Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
Swing Back, Linger, McLeavey Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
Mānawatia Takatāpui | Defending Plurality, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ
A Link, A Loop, A Circle, Granville Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Homespun, Franklin Arts Centre, Pukekohe East, NZ

2020
19 Gallery, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, NZ
Virtual Art Fair, Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Paper Trail, Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Even the Birds are Walking, Latitude 53, Treaty 6 Territory Edmonton, Canada

2019
Nectar, Mangere Arts Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Hot Mess, Bowerbank Ninow, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Arthur Bunder Press, Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India
Softly Spoken, Hastings City Art Gallery, Heretaunga Hastings, NZ
Come, Remember [with Ophelia King], Window Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
19 Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Roots, Gallery Crossing, Gifu, Japan
Making Conversation, The Dowse Museum, Te Awakairangi Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
Tableau, Masterworks Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ

2017
Vanished Delft, Wallace Arts Trust, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Marabar Caves, Gus Fisher Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ
Beauty is in the Street, Ramp Gallery, Kirikiriroa Hamilton, NZ
Contemporary NZ, Fog Linen Works, Tokyo, Japan

2016
Beauty is in the Street, Objectspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, NZ


COLLECTIONS

Chartwell Trust
Wallace Arts Trust
The Dowse Museum
Fletcher Trust Collection
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Wellington City Collection

Areez Katki's practice dwells around conceptual and material-based intersections which survey the phenomenology of postcolonial identities. Fragmentations of migrant memory can be traced through objects and material culture in recesses that contain spiritual cosmologies and queering orientations. These relational embodiments, and correspondences with materiality, are underpinned in Sara Ahmed’s statement that, “Objects extend bodies, certainly, but they also seem to measure the competence of bodies and their capacity to ‘find their way’.” (‘The Orient and Other Others’ Queer Phenomenology 2006). Navigating across disciplines and pedagogies—from ethnographic, historic and anthropological to the domestic and matriarchal—Katki’s practice looks toward generating deeper understandings of affective material. His work tends to pose questions around conditions such as hybridity, particularly through embodiments that have been subject to rupture.

While investigative acts of gathering and conservation run throughout Katki’s nearly decade-long art practice, his writing contextualises the repurposing of historic material through ongoing engagements with storied narratives and biomythography. Both practices examine the historic and the personal, using gestures which survey the nature of (our) relationships with sites and embodiments.

Katki's work has been exhibited across Oceania, Asia, North America and Europe. Selections of his writing have been published in Matters, Art News, Art Now, Art Paper, The Pantograph Punch, Elle Magazine, Turbine | Kapohau, Drain Magazine and Scroll. Katki's work is held in various public and private collections internationally.

In Aotearoa New Zealand Areez Katki is represented by Tim Melville Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and by McLeavey Gallery, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington.

In India he is represented by Tarq Gallery, Mumbai.

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REPRESENTATION

AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Tamaki Makaurau Auckland

Tim Melville Gallery
info@timmelville.com
+64 9 378 1500

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

McLeavey Gallery
olivia@mcleaveygallery.com
+64 4 384 7356

INDIA

Mumbai

Tarq Gallery Mumbai
info@tarq.in
+91 22 6615 0424