KEMI, NIKO & CO.
Kemi & Niko are a multi disciplinary artist duo based from their home studio in Wellington. Working across art and design their socially engaged, values based practice connects the public to the environment and each other, often utilising salvaged materials. In summer 2014/15 they ran a widely successful public art project, Miniature Hikes, funded and exhibited by WCC Public Art Fund in the Courtenay Place Lightboxes. Since then they have worked with art organisations and community and educational groups installing new works, running workshops and curating exhibits. In 2018 they attended an artists’ residency camp run by Artshouse Melbourne, TPS; Nomad. They sell their work in stores around the country and from their website.
21st February - 3rd March
What we have stored, the waves throw back up. We treasure the ocean for its abundance, so what use is all its plastic? Ocean Store is a multi-faceted work that frames process as performance and speculates on a future resource. In the guise of a playful pop-up store on an urban beach, the ocean's store of plastic will be explored in all its colourful glory. Engage with this timely issue within a nuanced framework of performance, art object and participation. Ocean Store is now open. Are you?
In support of Seaweek 2019.
Supported by Wellington City Council Public Art Fund