Kiluanji Kia Henda


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Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar, and Grada Kilomba on group exhibition at Kadist in Paris

Affective Utopia, a three-part exhibition at the Paris branch of Kadist, will feature work by Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar and Grada Kilomba (9 February – 21 April). The exhibition looks at the production of artistic knowledge and curatorial practices in relation to tensions and conflicts generated by geographical divides, cultural homogenisation and a growing need to decolonise curatorial and artistic practices. Taking place over three ‘chapters’, the exhibition will present the work of artists who offer various ways of thinking and interpreting the idea of a ‘utopia’ in contemporary art.

Kiluanji Kia Henda on exhibition at NAE and the 12th Gwangju Biennial

Africa State of Mind at the New Art Exchange explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across Africa (28 September – 16 December). Featuring 16 artists from 11 different countries including Kiluanji Kia Henda, the exhibition interrogates various ideas of ‘Africanness’ through highly subjective renderings of life and identity on the continent, revealing Africa to be a ‘psychological space as much as a physical territory; a state of mind as much as a physical location’. Concurrently in Korea, Kia Henda’s 75 series and the short-film Concrete Affection-Zopo Lady are showing at the 12th Gwangju Biennial (7 September – 11 November). These works are included on the exhibition Imagined Borders, which aims to explore the political, cultural, physical and emotional concepts of borders in today’s global community.

Kiluanji Kia Henda on Busan Biennale and group exhibition at Te Tuhi Art Center in New Zealand

Kiluanji Kia Henda is one of sixty-five participants from thirty-four countries selected to take part in the Busan Biennale (8 September – 11 November). Titled Divided We Stand, the ninth edition of the exhibition is held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan and the former Bank of Korea building, featuring the works of artists such as Kia Henda whose artworks articulate alternate visions of the past and future. Concurrently at the Te Tuhi Art Center in New Zealand, Kia Henda is on a group exhibition, titled From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North, which brings together artists from the Global South (12 August – 12 November).

Samson Kambalu and Kiluanji Kia Henda on group exhibition at MAXXI Museum

African Metropolis is a major exhibition at MAXXI Museum that reflects on the ongoing social and cultural transformations impacting art on the African continent (22 June – 4 November). Curated by Simon Njami and Elana Motisi, the exhibition features 34 celebrated and emerging African artists, including Samson Kambalu and Kiluanji Kia Henda. As its title suggests, African Metropolis brings together work focused on urban space as a location for diverse experiences that create dialogue between tradition and contemporaneity.

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    Kiluanji Kia Henda / In the Days of a Dark Safari / 2017

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    Narrative Means / 2018

    the silences between / 2017

    [South-South] Let me begin again / 2017

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Young, Gifted and Black / Curated by Hank Willis Thomas / 2015

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    Young, Gifted and Black / City Press / October 2015

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