• a r a p e t a
  • Bellamy and Fauteux
  • Xin Cheng
  • Ziggy Lever
  • Biljana Popovic
  • Daegan Wells
  • Curator: Michael Do

The fifth edition of Aotearoa Art Fair’s Projects, Aotearoa Made, is guided by the promise that visual artists can challenge us to experience the world anew. Using the Fair as a social catalyst, Aotearoa Art Fair has commissioned seven artists from across the country to reflect upon our inherited understandings of land, geography, and national identity.

Through the mediums of carving, print, photography, recording, moving image and virtual reality, the artists draw upon the rich, complex and nuanced histories, stories and personalities of Aotearoa. Referencing place, memory, time, environment, industry and culture, they broadly ask: How are we a part of, and integrally connected to, the landscape? Can we imagine a relational world in which humans interact with, rather act upon, others? How do we seriously consider te ao Māori cultural knowledge and traditions in the contemporary global challenges of cohabitation? How do we forge sustaining networks of communication and alliance?

By articulating these concerns, the artists offer a forum to explore, critique and, at times, better our paradoxical relationship to each other and the outside world. They remind us as audiences, and as members of a larger society that we are not invincible, independent or self-sufficient. Rather we are networked, bound to each other, to history and to the planet. With this knowledge the artists ask us to consider an Aotearoa of a slightly different sort: a community that is re-situated and re-focused, with greater complexity, connection and convergence. This is their invitation to you.

Projects is a curated exhibition designed to showcase the diversity of contemporary practitioners working across Aotearoa and the Pacific. These responses are installed throughout The Cloud, Yu Mei and the Britomart precinct from 16 – 20 November. This edition is curated by Micheal Do.

Aotearoa Art Fair is where 40+ galleries showcase the work of more than 180 of our region’s most exciting artists, alongside artist talks, commissioned artworks by emerging artists, a new outdoor sculpture space overlooking the Waitematā harbour, an art book shop, and cafes and bars from some of New Zealand’s favourite brands.

New Zealand’s premier showcase for contemporary art takes place from Wednesday 16 November – Sunday 20 November 2022 at The Cloud on Auckland’s Queens Wharf.

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Opening Hours

  • Thursday 17 Nov, 11am – 5pm
  • Friday 18 Nov, 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday 19 Nov, 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 20 Nov, 10am – 5pm


  • The Cloud
  • Queen's Wharf, 89 Quay Street
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1010