• Areez Katki

For History reserves but a few lines for you, Areez Katki presents a series of textile works which build upon the artist’s ongoing enquiries into craft traditions, sites of queer intimacy and the complexities of migratory experience.

This exhibition includes works produced and exhibited over the past three years, alongside a suite of new embroidered handkerchiefs. Together, Katki’s works gesture towards the narrative potential of textile practice—drawing from autobiographical episodes and Parsi needlecraft traditions—as well as to a reconsideration of feminised forms of labour within the domestic sphere.

Common household textiles—tea towels, handkerchiefs, upholstery silk—provide the ground for Katki’s elaborately sewn arrangements, which are here laid out in the gallery to suggest a space of refuge, communion or dwelling. Drawing upon a litany of queer figures, from David Hockney’s lithographs, to the writing of Constantine P. Cavafy and Ocean Vuong, Katki’s works examine the sites at which expressions of queer desire intersect with unresolved histories of social and legal prohibition and the colonial gaze.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday – Friday, 11am – 6pm
  • Saturday, 11am – 4pm


  • 211 Left Bank
  • Te Aro
  • Pōneke Wellington