Kapwani Kiwanga


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Two solo exhibitions and a grant from US-French Embassy for Kapwani Kiwanga

Two solo exhibitions of work by Kapwani Kiwanga are currently on at the Musée d’art de Joliette, in Quebec and at Jerome Poggi Gallery, in Paris. The former show, titled Sunlight by Fireside, features a series of new work by Kiwanga and runs at the prestigious Canadian cultural institution for two months (9 June – 9 September). Surface Tension, at Jerome Poggi (until 28 July), is Kiwanga’s fifth exhibition with the gallery and presents work that follow on from the artists research developed during her residency at Art Pace in San Antonio, Texas. Kiwanga was also recently awarded a grant from Étant donnés Contemporary Art, a French-American fund that supports cross-continental collaborations between visual artists, curators and institutions. As one of the 15 grantees selected this year, Kiwanga will use her funds to realize a solo show at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kapwani Kiwanga is included on a group exhibition in Glasgow

Kapwani Kiwanga is one of seven contemporary artists – including the likes of Nina Liebenberg and Bianca Baldi – featured on the group exhibition, Chapter Thirteen, hosted by the Landis Museum in Glasgow, Scotland (20 April – 7 May). The exhibition forms part of Glasgow International 2018, an international biennial of contemporary visual art, the exhibition spans a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, performance and video. According to the curatorial team for the exhibition, ‘[Chapter Thirteen] is constructed in a manner as enable viewers to explore various forms of interfacing made visible by the objects exhibited within it’.

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.

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  • 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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