Today’s preview features artist Kapwani Kiwanga. “Flowers for Africa: Nigeria” speaks for itself.
KAPWANI KIWANGA was born in Hamilton, Canada in 1978, and currently resides in Paris. Kiwanga studied Anthropology and Comparative Religions at McGill University, Canada. Her work intentionally confuses truth and fiction in order to unsettle hegemonic narratives and create spaces in which marginal and fantastical discourse can flourish. Kiwanga’s fondness for oral traditions drives a continual exploration of the formal possibilities of orality in her performance, sound, and video work. She has been artist-in-residence at L’Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (France); Le Fresnoy: National Contemporary Art Studio (France); MU Foundation, Eindhoven (Netherlands); Le Manège, Dakar, Senegal. Her film and video works have been nominated for two BAFTAs and have received awards at international film festivals. She has exhibited internationally including at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Foundation Ricard, Paris, France; Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art; Paris Photo; Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Almería, Spain; and the Art Catalyst, London. Recent and Upcoming exhibitions include solo exhibitions at FIAC, 1:54, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Le Ferme de Buisson as well as group exhibitions at Salt, Tiwani Contemporary, Irish Museum of Modern Art, and more.