Selected Works

Kapwani Kiwanga

Jalousie, 2018 Steel tubing, mirrorpane, silicone Work: 220 x 320 x 10 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Soft Measures: Zanclean, 2018 Carved granite and cotton Work: 288 x 136.5 x 8 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

White Gold: Morogoro, 2016 Sisal fiber, metal bars and wire rope Work: 600 x 500 x 400 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Shady, 2018 Shadecloth and steel Work: 400 x 1000 x 300 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Flowers for Africa: Rwanda , 2019 Support structure, wood, water tanks, eucalyptus, protocol of assembly, and display including archival iconography to guide the reconstruction of a sculptural arrangement consisting of foliage Work: 600 x 800 x 140 cm

Adjaye Associates

Sankofa Pavilion, 2019 Dichroic and toughened glass, metal, acoustic fabric, wood Work: 220 x 380 x 380 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

TRI (blue and white), 2018 Shade cloth, steel, wood, paint Work: 180 x 110 x 40 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

PEEL (black and white), 2019 Steel, wood, shade cloth, epoxy paint Work: 180 x 110 x 43 cm

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Black S Twist, 2018 Shade cloth, wood and fluorescent light Work: 121 x 139 x 21 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Glow #8, 2019 Quartzite stone, led light, plexiglass Work: 180 x 65.8 x 12 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Glow #9, 2019 Labradorite stone, led light, plexiglas Work: 180 x 60 x 30 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Rumours that Maji was a lie..., 2014 Mixed media installation Variable Dimensions

Kapwani Kiwanga

Tripartite 2, 2019 Shade cloth, steel, wood Work: 300 x 300 x 7 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Tripartite 3 (doubled), 2019 Shade cloth, steel, wood Work: 300 x 300 x 7 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Tripartite 1, 2019 Shade cloth, steel, wood Work: 300 x 300 x 7 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Subduction Study #1, 2015 Folded pigment print on paper 285g Frame: 68 x 85 x 3 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Subduction Study #10, 2018 Folded pigment prints on paper 285g Frame: 92 x 82 x 3 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Subduction Study #2, 2015 Folded pigment print on paper 285g Frame: 70 x 90 x 3 cm

Kapwani Kiwanga

Greenbook series [incorporates a set of 52 framed works consisting of 139 archival pigment prints], 2019 Framed archival pigment print on paper Variable Dimensions

Biography

Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University (Montreal, CA). She has followed the program “La Seine” at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and also works at Le Fresnoy (a french national center for contemporary art). She was artist in residence at the MU Foundation in Eindhoven (NL) and at the Box in Bourges (FR). Kiwanga was the inaugural winner of the 2018 Frieze Artist Award and in 2019 held a solo exhibition at MIT List Visual Arts Center and was on group exhibitions at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, as well as Whitechapel and Serpentine Sackler galleries in London.

Working with sound, film, performance, and objects, Kapwani Kiwanga relies on extensive research to transform raw information into investigations of historical narratives and their impact on political, social, and community formation. The Paris-based artist’s work focuses on sites specific to Africa and the African diaspora, examining how certain events expand and unfold into popular and folk narratives, and revealing how these stories take shape in objects and oral histories. Trained as an anthropologist, Kiwanga performs this role in her artistic practice, using historical information to construct narratives about groups of people. Kiwanga is not only invested in the past but also the future, telling Afrofuturist stories and creating speculative dossiers from future civilizations to reflect on the impact of historical events.

Exhibitions

Soft Architectures

28 November - 16 January 2020

I've grown roses in this gard...

03 October - 30 October 2019

Acts of Reading / 2019

25 May - 13 July 2019

South South / Between Land an...

29 November - 16 January 2019

News

Kapwani Kiwanga || Things Ent...

Posted 07 March 2020

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Posted 09 February 2020

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Posted 06 February 2020

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Posted 04 February 2020

Press

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Kapwani Kiwanga / Purple Maga...