Latest Shape collaboration: Kaiya was shortlisted for the 2022 Emergent bursary with Baltic and Shape Arts. Kaiya also produced our first episode of The Shape Arts Podcast.

Artist Statement:

Kaiya Waerea is a writer, designer and publisher from Aotearoa, now living in London. Their research is concerned with crip feminist methodologies, indigenous knowledge production, and print culture. Kaiya’s writing has been featured in Counter Signals 5: Systems and their Discontents, Errant Journal: Learning from our Ancestors, AIGA Eye on Design and others. Kaiya also co-runs feminist press Sticky Fingers Publishing, an intra-dependant feminist press based in South East London. 

A landscape image collage on a black background. An image of SpongeBob squarepants and Patrick Star is central, overlayed over a portrait mono print of a DWP form.

Image courtesy of the artist.

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Image description: Photograph showing an image projected onto a large screen or monitor. It appears to be a still from a moving image artwork, capturing a moment at which an art historical painting of a nude woman, lying on the ground with her head hanging between her shoulders, amongst fauna, is overlaid with fragmented pixels from a photograph of a woman lying in bed. Captions on the image read “the screen of my phone.” Image courtesy of artist.