Kapwani Kiwanga


Gallery News for Kapwani Kiwanga

Kapwani Kiwanga features on a group exhibition in Canada

Video work by Kapwani Kiwanga is included on the group exhibition, Entends-tu ce que je vois? Do You See What I Hear?, at Dazibao in Montréal (29 March – 2 June). The exhibition proposes a definite hopefulness, emphasising the idea that art as a collective endeavour still has the propensity for change. Without buying into the narrative that art itself can change the world, the works in the exhibition rather contribute to a more sophisticated form of artistic literacy that encourages the audience to develop skills in reading and comprehending the world around us – including its historical, social, political and philosophical aspects – through art.

Kapwani Kiwanga is the recipient of the Frieze Artist Award for 2018

Frieze New York has named Kapwani Kiwanga as the winner of its inaugural Frieze Artist Award. As a part of this accolade, Kiwanga has been asked to create an open-air installation on Randall’s Island which will be presented at the 2018 edition of the Frieze New York Art Fair (4 – 6 May). Curated by Adrienne Edwards, curator at the Walker Art Center and Performa, hady – the working title of Kiwanga’s installation – will be made of industrial metal and shade cloth, which is used in large-scale farming throughout Africa and elsewhere. The fabric will speak to the colonisation and commodification of indigenous lands that have underscored histories of exclusion.

Canadian solo exhibition for Kapwani Kiwanga

Ontario’s Glenhyrst Gallery in Brantford hosts a solo exhibition for Kapwani Kiwanga, titled Kapwani Kiwanga: Clearing (until 11 March). Having grown up in Brantford, Kiwanga approaches the exhibition as an opportunity to explore her unfolding relationship with the area’s local communities and lands. With the gallery being located within the Haldimand Tract and the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, the artist attempts to unpack these groups’ longstanding relationships to the land and region.

  • Overview

  • Solo exhibitions

    Kapwani Kiwanga / The Sun Never Sets / 2017

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Post African Futures / Curated by Tegan Bristow / 2015

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