Queer Algorithms


15 February – 27 June | FREE ENTRY


John Walter (UK) | The AIDS Memorial Quilt & New Zealand AIDS Foundation | Evan Ifekoya (UK) | Ursula Mayer (Austria, UK) | Aliyah Winter (Aotearoa) | Shannon Novak (Aotearoa) | Yuki Kihara (Samoa, Aotearoa) | Shu Lea Cheang (Taiwan) | Bronte Perry (Aotearoa) | micha cárdenas (USA) | Martine Gutierrez (USA) | essa may ranapiri (Ngāti Raukawa, Aotearoa)

Also featuring new work in The Booth by Miranda Bellamy (Aotearoa).

Algorithms are problem-solving operations. They are a set of rules that help us calculate, decode and define. But what happens when these set of rules are ‘queered’? Gus Fisher Gallery presents a timely and relevant show, tapping into pressing issues facing local and global queer communities.

This exhibition brings together a plurality of voices where identities are understood as always multifarious and in flux. Assuming a polyvocal and intersectional standpoint, Queer Algorithms features artists whose artworks have and are in the process of reconfiguring new algorithms for change against continued systems of exclusion.

Gus Fisher Gallery is proud to be working with the New Zealand AIDS Foundation and Ending HIV on the presentation of individual panels from the National Aids Memorial Quilt as part of the exhibition. Queer Algorithms includes artworks by ground-breaking artists never seen before in Aotearoa working in the mediums of video, installation and internet art.

This exhibition is part of Auckland Arts Festival 2020, and is supported by the Rule Foundation.

NZSL Interpretation is available:

Introduction to the Exhibition

Evan Ifekoya

John Walter 

Ursula Mayer 

Brandon (1998-1999) by Shu Lea Cheang is an online experience, which can be viewed here: