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 centre for contemporary art). She was artist in residence at the MU Foundation in Eindhoven (NL) and at the Box in Bourges (FR).Read More
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 civilisations to reflect on the impact of historical events.
The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, is like a river, save for a few blips, with some unforgettable moments.Read More Ocula News Venice Biennale 2022 to Reframe Art History as a Story of ‘Symbiosis, Solidarity, and Sisterhood’ Venice, 4 February 2022
The event's main exhibition will explore the representation of bodies and their connections with technologies and the Earth.Read More Ocula News Maja Hoffmann’s Zeal for the Arts Culminates in LUMA Arles Opening Arles, 29 June 2021
Frank Gehry, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom Eccles, and dozens of leading contemporary artists were enlisted in the execution of Hoffmann's vision.Read More Ocula Feature London Gallery Weekend: Shows to See in 2021 By Tessa Moldan, London
Ocula Magazine presents a selection of highlights at the inaugural London Gallery Weekend.Read More