Areez Katki

Areez Katki

Areez Katki was born in Bombay/Mumbai, India in 1989. He is a multidisciplinary artist & writer whose practice explores his genetic heritage and landscape through embroidery, tapestry, weaving, beading, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Katki’s work addresses the social constructs of spirituality, identity and sexuality while, at the same time, raising questions about the political nature of craft itself. With a background in Art History Katki proudly proclaims his role as a craftsperson within the realm of contemporary art.

After a ten-month Residency based in Mumbai, India, Katki’s first (critically acclaimed) solo show, Bildungsroman was presented in 2019 at Malcolm Smith Gallery in East Auckland. This was followed by a Residency in Athens, Greece and a solo presentation, Some Retained Delights, at RM Gallery in Auckland.

Notes and Methods, Katki’s first solo exhibition at Tim Melville, is planned for mid-2020.

Click here for Areez Katki’s website

Artist Portrait: Darryl Ward

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Body Remember, 2019
  • watercolour pigment and graphite on cotton paper
  • 370mm H x 325mm W (frame)
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9 Bars, 2018
  • cotton hand embroidery on hand-loomed Khatka textile
  • 450mm H x 350mm W
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27 Bars, 2018
  • cotton thread hand embroidery on hand-loomed Khatka textile
  • 450mm H x 350mm W
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21 Bars, 2018
  • cotton thread hand embroidery on hand-loomed Khatka textile
  • 450mm H x 350mm W
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Villa 57 Sector 5, 2019
  • cotton hand embroidery over windowpane checked tea towel
  • 380mm H x 380mm W
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Apollonian (growth), 2019
  • cotton hand embroidery over grey striped handkerchief
  • 530mm H x 530mm W
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Dionysian (also growth), 2019
  • cotton hand embroidery over grey striped handkerchief
  • 530mm H x 435mm W
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Simpleton no. 1, 2019
  • cotton hand embroidery over taupe khadi handkerchief
  • 450mm H x 450mm W
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Ageis, 2019
  • cotton hand embroidery over ivory check handkerchief
  • 450mm H x 450mm W
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Selected Exhibitions