Aupuni Space is an independent, artist-run gallery and venue located in the Kakaʻako neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.
Our mission is to provide space for community-based exhibitions and programming that feature Kanaka ‘Ōiwi and Hawaiʻi-based artists, as well as their international collaborators. Aupuni Space is one of the only venues in Honolulu that provides a global contemporary art lens on Hawaiʻi as well as a physical gathering space for locally engaged, experimental and critical voices.
The history of Aupuni, as a concept, dates back to the Aupuni Artwall in the early 2000s, located on the corner of Aupuni and School streets, the original location of Native Books Hawaiʻi. Aupuni Place, located at the ‘ewa end of Ward Warehouse, housed art studios and a community gallery space. In 2017, the Aupuni ‘ohana migrated several blocks away to Auahi Street and opened 729 Studios in the former location of SPF Projects (2013–2015). Aupuni Space has been operating in this location since February 2018.
Aupuni Space is a program of Puʻuhonua Society, in partnership with TRADES Artist in Residence program.
Our programs are made possible in part through generous funding from the following: Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Atherton Family Foundation, Hawaiʻi State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, the New Art Dealers Alliance, WESTAF, and from individual supporters within our community; mahalo piha. If you would like to support our space, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via Paypal.
Maile Meyer – Founder/Director
Donnie Cervantes – Director/Curator
Logan Rubasch – Kākoʻo/Design
Alec Yasunori Singer – Artist in Residence