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Areez Katki: breathing new life into the art of embroidery

Radio New Zealand

April 2022

Artist and writer Areez Katki is a rising star in the contemporary arts scene, giving new relevance to embroidery while exploring his Queer and Parsi-Indian identity. He often embroiders into materials handed down through his family, such as handkerchiefs and prayer mats.

Currently based in Mumbai, where he was born, Katki moved to New Zealand in 2002 and grew up within a close-knit Parsi community in East Auckland. Parsis are an ethnoreligious group originally from Persia, who practice one of the world's oldest faiths, Zoroastrianism.

Listen to Kim Hill interview Areez Katki on RNZ. 

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