Launched​​ in ​​December ​​2016, Contemporary​​ HUM​​ aims​​ to ​​generate critical​​ discussion​​ and​ provide ​​greater visibility​​ of Aotearoa ​​New ​​Zealand ​​visual arts​​ and​​ creative​​ disciplines​​ presented overseas.​

HUM is the first centralised platform dedicated to documenting New Zealand projects abroad, offering a much needed conduit for global exchange.


As an online publication, we commission writers to respond, review and interview artists and art professionals from Aotearoa New Zealand who are working internationally. We also involve international writers, curators and artists in order to draw attention and critical discourse to New Zealand’s contribution in the global arts landscape, to support and nurture the success of our artists, and to encourage knowledge sharing.


HUM’s ​​calendar ​​of ​​events ​​presents ​t​he ​​wide spectrum ​​of ​​projects ​​and ​​disciplines ​​operating abroad, ​​so ​​you ​​can ​follow ​​who ​i​s ​​doing ​​what, where, ​​no ​​matter ​​where ​​you ​​are.  ​


Established ​​by ​two ​​New ​​Zealand ​​art professionals ​​based ​i​n ​​Paris ​​and ​​London, HUM ​initially targeted ​​projects taking ​​place ​i​n Europe, ​​and ​i​s ​​progressively ​​expanding its geographical ​​coverage. Since 2018, HUM covers activity taking place in the Americas too. ​​We ​​work ​​closely ​​with communities ​i​n ​​New ​​Zealand ​​and ​t​he diaspora ​t​o ​​deliver ​t​his ​​project. 



Contemporary HUM gratefully acknowledges our generous patrons: 

Dayle and Chris Mace
Mary and Jim Barr

Libby and David Richwhite

Judy Millar

Kāryn Taylor

Julieanna Preston

Marcus Moore


our Patreon community of supporters:

Robert Leonard

Imogen Kerr
Chelsea Nichols

Alison Bartley

Chloe Geoghegan
Jen Bowmast

Nicky Murray

Patricia Jean-Louis​

Charlotte Hellaby
Heather Galbraith

Chris Winwood

Bruce Barber

Khye Hitchcock

Simon Mark

fellow supporters & partners:

New Zealand Studies Network
Diversity Art Forum

The Dowse Art Museum

and core public funding received from the
New Zealand France Friendship Fund and Creative New Zealand.

Pauline Autet

Founder and Managing Editor

Hannah Murray

Research and Community Manager

Genista Jurgens

PR and Administration Consultant


In collaboration with:

Jess Douglas - Copy-editor

Maria Julia Guichard - Web Consultant

Winsome Wild - previously Communications Manager


By choosing to support HUM in its fourth year of publishing, you enable us to pay for writers, editors, research, website and dissemination costs for our increasingly ambitious publishing agenda!


Click below to become a HUM supporter on Patreon from $2 per publication, or contact us directly if you'd like to make a one-off donation or sponsor a specific project: hello@contemporaryhum.com


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