2012 Bachelor of Arts Art History & English, The University of Auckland
2016 Beauty is in the Street (group) curated by Elle Loui, Objectspace.
2016 Craft/Practice – Talk panelist at Objectspace Symposium, Auckland Museum.
2016 MRKT (group) at All Press Gallery.
2016 Objectmarket Objectspace
2017 Vanished Delft (group) curated by Anna Miles, Pah Homestead.
2017 Marabar Caves (group) organised by Victoria Wynne-Jones, Gus Fisher Gallery.
2017 Artist Talk with Christopher Duncan for Vanished Delft, Pah Homestead.
2017 The Buttons Show (group) Masterworks Gallery.
2017 Beauty is in the Street – Group show & talk at Ramp Gallery, Hamilton.
2017 Shirt Series Textile Collaboration with Sherie Muijs.
2017 Contemporary New Zealand Craft (group) Fog Linen, Tokyo.
2018 CNZ grant awarded to formulate a significant body of work for 2019.
2018 Sculpture on the Gulf winner for Tall Hut Pavilion with Moller Architects.
2018 Artist Residency (10-month) based in Mumbai, India & Tehran, Iran.
2018 Parsi Heritage Gara embroidery workshop with Zenobia Davar, Mumbai.
2019 Bildungsroman (solo debut) Malcolm Smith Gallery.
2019 Tableau (group) Masterworks Gallery, Auckland.
2019 Making Conversation (group) The Dowse Museum, Wellington
2019 Artist Talk & Presentation: Bildungsroman, Uxbridge Art Centre.
2019 Hand Embroidery Workshop, Public Programme, Uxbridge Art Centre.
2019 Roots (group) Gallery Crossing, Gifu, Japan (April).
2019 The Nineteen Gallery (group) The Auckland Art Gallery (May).
2019 Villa Exarchiea Artist Residency (10-week), Phoenix Gallery, Athens (June).
2019 Untitled (group) Ophelia King at Window Space (August).
2019-2020 Bildungsroman (solo) touring to The Otago Museum, Dunedin (Oct).
Areez Katki is a multidisciplinary artist & textile practitioner from Auckland, New Zealand. Drawing from historic and social research to produce works that address his involvement in a number of practices, Katki’s work focuses on the significance of materiality and processes of fabrication. To remain deeply engaged with textile communities, restoring/reviving needlework techniques and harnessing the warm, grounding effects of craft.
With an Art History background, Areez began crafting a limited series of hand-knitted garments which had their debut at Miss Crabb in 2008. Since then he developed an art practice based on textile & fibre research, focusing on techniques that have been matrilineally inherited. Now culminating in richly contextualised series of textile works, they encompass an ideology that strives to maintain intimate dialogues between sources & makers in a contemporary art context.
Katki's research-led projects are currently divided between his studio in Auckland, New Zealand and his ancestral home in Mumbai, India. After a nine month-long residency in Mumbai, Areez exhibited his debut solo body of work Bildungsroman at Malcolm Smith Gallery in the Eastern region of Auckland where he grew up.
So far each body of work by Katki has addressed the characteristics of materiality and narratives around personal heritage, which intrinsically inform one's work as a maker.