Emily Karaka in Every Artist | City Gallery Wellington

Every Artist is an exhibition of local, national, and international artists who rethink, remap, queer, and even gamify the history of art—often by subverting the tools of art history (maps, charts, diagrams, books, the biopic). This is art history as fodder for art making, not the other way round.


The exhibition springs from Australian artist Agatha Gothe-Snape’s performative project Every Artist Remembered—a collaborative, conversational mapping of an artist-made art history she undertook with invited artists over a decade. The project’s trajectory—from Sydney artist-run-space First Draft in 2009 to London's Frieze Art Fair in 2017—speaks to the visibility and viability of the artists, scenes, and histories it raises.


Every Artist includes works by Isiaha Barlow (NZ), The Cool Couple (ITA), Matthew Couper (NZ/US), Agatha Gothe-Snape (AUS), Julia Holden (NZ), Emily Karaka (NZ), Tracey Moffatt (AUS), Kent Monkman (CAN), Ella Sutherland (NZ), Hank Willis Thomas (US), and Johnson Witehira (NZ). Hundreds of others are listed, pictured, invoked, collaborated with, played, or performed.


27 Mar – 1 Aug 2021



27 Mar 2021