Artspace Aotearoa presents 4/4, our annual new artists show. It features new work by visual artists Severine Costa, Xander Dixon, Daniel John Corbett Sanders, and Anh Trần, as well as new writing from Owen Connors, Jade Kake, Abbra Kotlarczyk, and Jane Wallace.

4/4 offers four distinct artistic projects that range from the realignment of queer cultures in Tāmaki Makaurau and using love as a method of cultural critique, to dissecting the performative narratives of Neoliberal self care and exploring the contradictory signs of the conservation estate.

Presented in two parts over ten weeks, two of the four participating artists will exhibit in each four-week period. The second exhibition (Saturday 12 October - Saturday 9 November) features And the sky slowly seeping through, a performance and installation work by Severine Costa alongside *Sharing Directions, installation and photography by Xander Dixon.

Severine Costa is a pākehā artist from Kanaky, New Caledonia. She has been living and studying in Aotearoa since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Ōtepoti in 2014. After graduating with a major in contemporary jewellery, she met the Fresh ’n Fruity collective and became engaged with them until 2017, when she decided to go back to study. Costa’s work has previously been shown in group shows at Objectspace, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, and the Blue Oyster Art Project Space. She is currently enrolled in a Masters of Fine Arts at Massey university CoCA in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Xander Dixon is an artist/photographer based in Tāmaki Makaurau, whose practice explores discourse around natural conservation and landscape representation. He graduated from Massey University in Te Whanganui-a-Tara with a BDes (Hons) in Photography and Journalism in 2017.