Queer Algorithms


15 February – 27 June 2020


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


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’?

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 has worked 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 showcases artworks by international 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 the public programme is supported by the Rule Foundation.

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NZSL Interpretation to the exhibition is available:

Introduction to the Exhibition

Evan Ifekoya

John Walter 

Ursula Mayer