Born in Mumbai, India, 1989.
Lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
University of Auckland, New Zealand.
BA (2012) Art History & English.
Malcolm Smith Gallery, ‘Bildungsroman’, Auckland, NZ
Auckland Art Gallery, ‘Nineteen Gallery’, Auckland, NZ
Gallery Crossing, ‘Roots’, Gifu, Japan
Dowse Museum, ‘Making Conversation’, Wellington, NZ
Masterworks Gallery, ‘Tableau’, Auckland, NZ
Pah Homestead, ‘Vanished Delft’, Auckland, NZ
Gus Fisher Gallery, ‘Marabar Caves’, Auckland, NZ
Ramp Gallery, ‘Beauty is in the Street’, Hamilton, NZ
Masterworks Gallery, ‘The Buttons Show’, Auckland, NZ
Fog Linen Works, ‘Contemporary NZ Craft’, Tokyo, Japan
Objectspace, ‘Beauty is in the Street’, Auckland, NZ
All Press Gallery, ‘MRKT’, Auckland, NZ
Villa Exarchiea, Phoenix Athens Artist Residency,
Tardeo, Parsi heritage survey (funded by CNZ),
Mumbai, India + Tehran, Iran
Areez Katki is a multidisciplinary artist & textile practitioner based in Auckland, New Zealand. Drawing from historic and social research, he produces works which address his value for skill and research driven contemporary practices. Over his career Katki has focused on the significance of materiality and celebrated processes of fabrication through an ongoing engagement with textiles and needlework.
With an Art Historic and early childhood interests around the values of craft, Areez developed an art practice based on instinctive responses to textile & fibre research; often focusing on techniques that have been matrilineally inherited. Culminating in richly contextualised bodies of work since 2015, Katki's works propose an ideology that strives to engage vibrant dialogues around subjects such as identity through the medium of textiles in contemporary art.
In 2019 after a ten month-long residency based in Mumbai, India, Areez exhibited his premiere solo body of work Bildungsroman. A narrative that surveys the depths of domestic materiality whilst investigating issues around identity, spirituality and sexuality. Traversing his genetic landscapes across Persia and his birthplace in India, the work was exhibited at Malcolm Smith Gallery in the Eastern region of Auckland where Katki was raised.