Kapwani Kiwanga

»Zum Einstieg hier ein Zitat. Sant sita vellest optas volorenat quibus alutiam.«

— Kapwani Kiwanga


Kapwani Kiwanga’s work often manifests as installations, sound, video, and performance. She intentionally confuses truth and fiction in order to unsettle hegemonic narratives and create spaces in which marginal discourse can flourish. As a trained anthropologist and social scientist, she occupies the role of a researcher in her projects.

Her methodology includes fashioning systems and establishing protocols as in scientific experimentation to delineate lenses through which one can observe culture and it’s characteristic propensity toward mutation. Afrofuturism, anti-colonial struggle and it’s memory, belief systems, vernacular and popular culture are but some of the research areas which inspire her practice.


Flowers for Africa, Rwanda
Oriental Studies
Safe passage
Soft Measures
Linear Paintings
The sum and its parts
A Primer
A Memory Palace
Subduction Studies
Kinjiketile Suite
Museum of the blind
Rumours that Maji was a lie ...
Binding Ties: Grand Palais
Ifa Organ
Flowers for Africa
2012 - ongoing
2012 - ongoing
Turns of Phrase
Road Signs
Praxes of a dialextical dialect
Sun Ra Repatriation Project


Kapwani Kiwanga
Mar 14 – May 27, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Under the cover of darkness
Nov 22, 2019 – Jan 25, 2020
Frieze Art Fair
With a solo presentation by Kapwani Kiwanga
Oct 3 – 6, 2019
Art Basel | Unlimited
With a solo presentation by Kapwani Kiwanga
Jun 13 – 16, 2019
Kapwani Kiwanga
Apr 28 – Jul 19, 2017
The Armory Show
With a solo presentation by Kapwani Kiwanga
Mar 3 – 6, 2016
Kapwani Kiwanga
A Memory Palace
Jan 30 – Apr 1, 2015
Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Steinert, Anna Witt, Annabel Daou, Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Elisa Giardina Papa, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Melanie - Jame Wolf, Pınar Öğrenci, Radha May, Šejla Kamerić, Ulf Aminde & Christoph Grund.
Feb 4 – Mar 4, 2023
With works by Annabel Daou, Šejla Kameric, Kapwani Kiwanga, Grit Richter, Anna Steinert, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt
Dec 02 – 03, 2022
Works on Paper
Group exhibition with works by
Annabel Daou, Rachel Garrard, Cathrin Hoffmann, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Grit Richter, Anna Steinert, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt
Dec 04, 2021 – Feb 04, 2022
Art Cologne
With works by Kapwani Kiwanga, Angelika J. Trojnarski and Anna Witt
Nov 17 – 21, 2021
10 years of Galerie Tanja Wagner
Nov 14, 2020 – Feb 13, 2021
Frieze London
Oct 9 – 16, 2020
Spring of 2020
With editions by:
Ulf Aminde, Annabel Daou, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Laurel Nakadate, Grit Richter, Lina Scheynius, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Witt.
Jun 18 – Aug 01, 2020
art berlin
With works by Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Anna Witt
Sep 27 – 30, 2018
53 Orchard Street, New York
Mar 31 – Apr 9, 2017
(un)mediated nature curated by Yvonne Bialek
Mehraneh Atashi, Paula Doepfner, Conor Gilligan, Kapwani Kiwanga, Tim Reinecke and Kathrin Sonntag
Jan 24 – Mar 3, 2017
The Big Other
Group exhibition organized by Paula Doepfner with works by Ulf Aminde, Kerstin Brätsch, Mariechen Danz, Annabel Daou, Antje Engelmann, Thomas Helbig, Šejla Kamerić, Kapwani Kiwanga, Michael Müller, Marinella Senatore and Anna Witt.
Jan 29 – Mar 2, 2016


Kapwani Kiwanga
Solo exhibition
Museum Ostwall , Dortmund
May 26 – Aug 6, 2023
Berlin Art:
What exhibitions are on now?
May 10, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Public Matters. Contemporary Art in the Belvedere Garden
Group exhibition curated by Christiane Erharter, Sergey Harutoonian, Axel Köhne, Harald Krejci, Claudia Slanar, Luisa Ziaja
Contemporary Art in the Belvedere Garden, Vienna
May 13 – Oct 1, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Butterfly Affect
Group exhibition curated by Irene Calderoni
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
May 11 – Oct 15, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Gallery Weekend
Apr 27, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Es ist Gallery Weekend, aber wo geht man hin?
Von Annegret Erhard, Swantje Karich, Boris Pofalla, Marcus Woeller
Apr. 26, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
10 Must-See Shows at Gallery Weekend Berlin 2023
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
Apr. 24, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Apr. 24, 2023
Gallery Weekend Berlin 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga | Raw
Apr 28 – Apr 30, 2023.
Kapwani Kiwanga
Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship
2023 Guggenheim Fellowships Go to Artists Kapwani Kiwanga, Martine Syms, Pamela Council, and More
ART News
Apr 7, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Group exhibition curated by Lorenza Kaib
Kunstmuseum Celle
Mar 26 – Sep 30, 2023
Kapwani Kiwanga
Solo exhibition
MOCA, Toronto
Feb 24 – Jul 23, 2023


Kapwani Kiwanga

Born in Hamilton, Canada
Lives and works in Paris


Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France

Research program at L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Study of anthropology and religions at Université McGill, Montréal

Prizes / grants / residencies

Guggenheim Fellowship

Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard University

Winner of the Zurich Art Prize

Winner of Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020

Winner of Inaugural Étant Donnés Prize

Winner of Golden Cube – 36. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest

Winner of 2018 Sobey Art Award

Short-listed for 2018 Sobey Art Award

Frieze Artist Award, New York

Artpace residency San Antonio, Texas

Prix Meurice 2017, Paris

Finis terrae Residency Sémaphore du Créac’h, Ouessant

Research grant for the project Afrotunnel

Centre national des arts plastiques  (Cnap)

Louis Lumière grant: development grant for the documentary Maji Maji
Institut Français

Writing grant for the documentary Maji Maji

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC)

Special jury mention for the film Bon Voyage

CinéRail International Festival, Paris

Project grant, Canada Council for the Arts

Production grant, Paris municipality

Best Documentary prize for Bon Voyage

Filmets international short film festival, Badalona

Two nominations for Rooted: Best first film and Best new director, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

Professional development grant, Scottish Arts Council

Solo exhibitions (selected)

The Length of the Horizon
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Kapwani Kiwanga
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund

Kapwani Kiwanga
CAPC, Bordeaux Frankreich

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

MOCA, Toronto

New Museum, New York

Kapwani Kiwanga. Zurich Art Prize
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich

The sand recalls the moon’s shadow 
Moody Center for the Arts Rice University, Houston

Goodman Gallery, London

Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine

State of Concept, Athens

Art Basel – Feature, Basel

Haus der Kunst, Munich

Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Kapwani Kiwanga, new work
FKA Witte de With – Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

Kapwani Kiwanga
Pasquart Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Biel

Under the cover of darkness
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Sunlight by Fireside: The Ash Annals
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge

Safe passage
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambrigde, Massachusetts

1-54 London, London

LE PARVIS – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Ibos

Surface Tensions
Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris

Sunlight by Fireplace
Museé d’art de Joliette, Joliette

Frieze Artist Award, Frieze Art Fair, New York

ring the bells that still can ring…there is a crack in everything
Artpace, San Antonio

Soft Measures
Tramway | Glasgow International 2018

A wall is just a wall (and nothing more at all)
Esker Foundation, Calgary

CLARK, Centre d’art et de diffusion, Montreal

Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario

The Sun Never Sets
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Kapwani Kiwanga: Flowers for Africa
Or Gallery, Vancouver

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

A wall is just a wall
Power Plant, Toronto

The sum and its parts
Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

Armory Show
New York, Commissioned artist 2016

La Ferme du Buisson

Rumours Maji was a lie
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen

Subduction Zones
Le Granit
, Belfort

Mediated Measures
Viafarini, Milan

Kijeketile Suite
South London Gallery, London

A Memory Palace
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Trace Evidence
École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Valence

Continental Shift
Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris

Maji Maji
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Falible Witnesses
Galerie Karima Celestin, Marseille



Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Black.Art.Empowerment: I see, I speak, I am movement, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montreal

Afrogalactica III: The deep space scrolls

Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
EMPAC, Troy, New York

Afrogalactica III: Deep Space Scrolls
Bienal de São Paulo

Afrogalactica II: The Black Star Chronicles
TRANSFORM! festival, Marseille

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future

The Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary

Afrogalactica II: The Black Star Chronicles
Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève – Médiathèque, Geneva

Afrogalactica III: The deep space scrolls
Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève – Médiathèque, Geneva

Afrogalactica II: The Black Star Chronicles
Gaîté lyrique, Paris

A Conservator’s Tale
La Ferme de Buisson, Noisiel, France

Afrogalactica II: The Black Stars Chronicles

Afrogalactica II: The Black Stars Chronicles
KIOSK and KASK School of Arts

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
La Colonie, Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève – Médiathèque, Genève

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Konsthall C, Farsta

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Images Festival, Toronto

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Documenta 14, Athen

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
House of Commons, Portikus, Frankfurt

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Momentum Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sweden

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Cycle Music and Art Festival 

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen

A Memory Palace
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

A Conservator’s tale
Bétonsalon, Paris

To Speak of Things You Have
Not Seen
South London Gallery, London

Collecting the invisible
Laboratoire d’Aubervilliers

The deep space scrolls
African Futures, Goethe Institut, Johannesburg

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Lille Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Maison Rouge, Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
FRAC, Champagne-Ardenne

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Le Phénix, National theatre of Valenciennes

The Black Star Chronicles
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Kunstcentrum Gent

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Exodus International Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Lubijana

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Tate Modern, London

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Art 14, London

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Tate in collaboration with Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Maji Maji: Fragments of a screenplay
Stadtmuseum, Karlsruhe

The Deep Space Scrolls
Maxim-Gorki-Theater, Berlin

The Deep Space Scrolls
Home Cinema, Lausanne

The Deep Space Scrolls
Fondation Ricard, Paris

The Black Star Chronicles
Fondation Ricard, Paris

The Black Star Chronicles
FRAC Loraine, Metz

The Black Star Chronicles
Belluard Bollwerk international, Fribourg

A Spell to Bound the Limitless
Grand Palais, Paris

Telepathic Relay
Hebel am Ufer, Berlin

Museum of the Blind
Ethnographic Museum, Berlin

A Conservator’s Tale
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Fondation Ricard, Nice

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Arts Catalyst, London

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Fondation Ricard, Paris

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
La Villa Arson, Nice

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Contrechamp, Nantes

Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Grand Palais, Paris

Group exhibitions (selected)

The Butterfly Affect
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

The Power of My Hands
Museu Nacional de História Natural, Luanda

Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny

Public Matters
Contemporary Art in the Belvedere Garden, Vienna

Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle

To See Oneself at a Distance
MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA

Un art en apesanteur
Galerie – Cité internationale des arts , Paris

Ecologies of Elsewhere
The Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati

Kunsthalle der Hypo, Munich

Eye Evil. The parallel history of optics and ballistics
Tabakalera, San Sebastian

De leur temps (7) – Un regard sur les collections privées françaises
Frac Grand Large, Dunkerque

Auf den Spuren der Familie Diek – Geschichten Schwarzer Menschen in Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Museen Tempelhof – Schöneberg, Berlin

Galerie Tanja Wagner

Curated By 2022 – Peripheral Sun
Vin Vin Gallery, Vienna

The Milk of Dreams
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

Farbe ist Programm
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

Hunt Museum, Limerick

À mains nues
MACVAL, Vitry-sur-Seine

Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

Cosmogonies II. Devenir fleur

The Power of My Hands

The little bird must be caught
Latvian Centra for Contemporary Art – Survival Kit 13, Riga

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town

Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

Power Flower
Le 109, Nice

This We Believe
21c Museum Hotel, Durham

Galerie Artemisia de l’ENS, Lyon

Zoo galerie, Nantes

Moving a Mountain in Six Acts
Trafó, Budapest

Hunt Museum, Limerick

Did you ever think there would come a time?
Norval Foundation, Cape Town

Le fil du temps
Manifesta, Lyon

Goodman Gallery x Marianne Boesky Gallery: Fragile Crossings
Goodman Gallery, London

Ecce Homo
Hôtel Puyricard d’Agar, Cavaillon

Marianne Boesky Gallery x Goodman Gallery: Fragile Crossings
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

18 May 2022
3 + 1 Contemporary Art, Lisbon

Earth as a Bodily Matter
Galerie Poggi, Paris

Works on Paper
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Sarah Maldoror: cinéma tri continental
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

13th Kaunas Biennial
Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas City

Catriona Jeffries Gallery

Monitor: Surveillance, Data, and the New Panoptic
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland

Diversity United. Contemporary European Art.
Moscow. Berlin. Paris.
New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Monts Analogues
Fra Champagne-Ardenne, Reims

Flowers in Art
Arken, Ishøj

ROHKUNSTBAU XXVI – I am Nature_On Vulnerability. Survival in a society at risk
Schloss Lieberose, Lieberose

Un.e air.e de famille
Musée d’art et d’histoire Paul Eduard

NEON & the Hellenic Parliament, Athens

The Gate
Imagine the city, Hamburg

Hiding in Plain Sight
Pace Gallery, New York

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen

The Secret Life of Plants
Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea

Napoléon? Encore!
Musée de l’Armée – Hôtel national des Invalides, Paris

Liminal Identities in the Global South
JCAF – Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation

Fondation LUMA, Arles

Diversity United. Contemporary European Art.
Moscow. Berlin. Paris.
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin

A I S T I T / coming to our senses
Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne

Ways of Seeing Abstraction – Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection
Palais Populaire, Berlin

UFA – L’Université des futurs Africains
Lieu Unique

Angespannte Zustände – Tense condition
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Le Déracinement
Z33 Huis voor Actuele Kunst, Design en Architectuur, Hasselt

Structures of Radical Will
Fondation CAB, Brussels

An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance
Remai Modern, Saskatoon

This is Not Africa – You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus

The Power of My Hand
MAMVP – Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

So wie wir sind 3.0
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Soft Architectures
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Woven Songs
Luleå Art BIennial, Luleå

1 Million Roses for Angela Davis
Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden

Prix Marcel Duchamp
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

La vie des Tables
Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry – le Crédac, Ivry-sur- Seine

Nine Lives
The Renaissance Society, Chicago

Spring of 2020
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Women in Photography – Lay of the Land
Informality, Henley on Thames

Things Entangling
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo

Frank Walter: A retrospective
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

La vie des tables
Le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine

BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation Public Art Project
outdoor art commission, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver

Museo de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires

Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech

So wie wir sind 2.0
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen

Chronique d’une collection
FRAC Grand Large – Hauts de France, Dunkerque

Seismic Movements
Dhaka Art Summit, Dhak

Made of Honey, Gold, and Marigold
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

Cinco itinerarios y un punto de vista
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León

La Peur au Ventre
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Shift Key
MOCA, Toronto

Kunsthaus Centre d’art Pasquart as a guest in Kunsthaus Baselland
Kunsthaus Baselland

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System
School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University/Tufts University Art Galleries, Medford

Did you ever think there could come a time?
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

L’arc-en-ciel de la gravité
Galerie Poggi, Paris

RESTONS UNIS : Sous le soleil exactement
Perrotin, Paris

La Peur au Ventre
Galerie Poggi, Paris

Leave No Stone Unturned
Le Cube – independent art room, Rabat

36. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel

Open your eyes
Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester

Narcisse ou la floraison des mondes
Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine Méca, Bordeaux

Trésors de l’islam en Afrique. De Tombouctou à Zanzibar
Musée Mohammed VI d’art moderne et contemporain, Rabat

Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto

The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn
The Contemporary, Austin

MOMENTA 2019 | The Life of Things
MOMENTA Biennale De L’Image, Montreal

Le fil d’alerte, Prix Ricard 2019
Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris

Material Tells
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square, Oakville

Some of Us – an overview on the French Art Scene – NordArt 2019
Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf

Undefined Territories: Reflections on Colonial Legacies
MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona

Mosaïque des Lexiques #4: Traduire mais…
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers

Albertinum – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Is This Tomorrow?
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Selection of works from the collection
Arsenal – Contemporary Art Contemporain, Montreal

Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams
Serpentine Galleries , London

De leur temps (6) Si une accumulation, reflète une vie…
Collection Lambert, Avignon

Oh les femmes!
Cité scolaire – Collège Joseph d’Arbaud & Lycée Stéphane Hessel, Vaison-la-Romaine

Icons and Mythologies: The Desire of Changes
Fotograf Festival, Prague

Soft Architectures
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Le Troisième Paradis – Nuit Blanche 2019
Cité des sciences et de I’industrie, Paris

Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts
Mead Art Museum, Amherst

Traits libres, Présentation des acquisition récentes du Frac PACA
Montévidéo, Marseille

I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine
Goodman Gallery, London

Acts of Reading
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

A Golden Spike
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

De fils ou de fibres
Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac

Soft Power
Transpalette – Centre d’art contemporain, Bourges

Extra states: Nations in Liquidation
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

The Artist Is Present
Yuz Museum Shanghai

The Boarder is a State of Mind
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Sobey Art Award
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Zeitspuren – The Power of Now
Pasquart Kunsthaus – Centre d’Art, Biel

Absolu Incertain
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the American Justice System
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Do You See What I Hear?
Dazibao, Montreal

Chapter 3: Variations on Time
ACUD Galerie, Berlin

Poussières d’etoiles
Laiterie du Domaine des Etangs, Massignac

Chapter Thirteen
The Landis Museum, Londonderry | Glasgow International 2018, Glasgow

The Blue Hour
The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Stories for Almost Everyone
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Soft South / Between Land and Sea: I don’t understand what you’re talking about, but I know what you mean.
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Ressources Humaines
Fonds régional d’art contemporain de Lorraine, Metz

Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

House of Commons
Portikus, Frankfurt

Soundings: Protest|Politics|Dissent
Power Plant Gallery, Durham

Tous, des sangs-mêlés
Mac Val, Vitry-sur-Seine

Festival do Filme Documentário e Etnográfico
Fórum de Antropologia e Cinema, Belo Horizonte

SANS TAMBOUR NI TROMPETTE – Cents ans de guerres [Chap.4]
LE PARVIS – Centre d’art contemporain

Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund

Lucy’s Iris
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno – CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Maison des arts de Laval, Quebec

Nouveau parcours et nouvelle présentation des collections contemporaines
Centre Pompidou, Paris

diagonale, Montreal

Faits Alternatifs
FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême

Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco

In Eyedenia, A City of the Future
Yermilov Center, Kharkiv

Flowers are Documents – Arrangement I & II
ar/ge kunst, Kunstverein di Bolzano

What is one to do with such a clairvoyant image?
Trinity Square Video, Toronto

Contact Photography Festival, Toronto

Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who Is In Power
KIOSK and KASK School of Arts, Gent

Galerie Tanja Wagner, New York

Horses on Rollerblades
Konsthall C, Hökarängen

Almost There
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Meter Art Space, Copenhagen

Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

(Un)mediated Nature
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Memories of the Future
Tate, Liverpool

Uriel Orlow: Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories
The Showroom, London

Between One Time and Another
Temporary Gallery, Köln

Social Fabric: African Textiles Today
Galerie William Morris, London

Parlons-en. Œuvres de la collection
Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart

Still (the) Barbarians
EVA International Biennale, Limerick

Botany under the Influence
ApexArt, New York

Change of Heart
Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles

Cycle Festival, Kopavagur

Run Run Run
Villa Arson, Nice

Hors Sol
FRAC Poitou-Chartenes, Angoulême

Lucy’s Iris
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León

The big Other
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Lubumbashi Biennale, Lubumbashi

What we call love
IMMA Dublin

Manège de Sury, Mons

A Century of Centuries
SALT Galata, Istanbul

Post African Futures
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Tiwani Contemporary, London

Kontrollmodus Feedback
Halle 14, Leipzig

Edge of Silence
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

Does not Equal
W139, Amsterdam

La vérité des apparences – histoires de symboles, de motifs et de langage
La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand

La vérité des apparences – histoires de symboles, de motifs et de langage
Galerie de Roussan, Paris

Galerie Arnaud Lebfevre, Paris

The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

Ethnographic Museum, Berlin

Oracular Vernacular
MAMO, Marseille

Matérialisme Histérique
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

Tamis et le sable
Maison Populaire, Montreuil

Galerie Le Manège, Dakar

Galerie du Buisson, Paris

Backstory: Creative Ruminations
Paris College of Art

Synchronicity II
Tiwani Contemporary, London

Houille Blanche, Terre Froide
Treignac Project, Treignac

Photoquai et Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris

Kaleidoscope Arena
4th Road to Contemporary Art, Rome

Carte Blanche AfricAmerica
Anis Gras, Arcueil

Filmer la Musique
Point Ephémère, Paris

Panorama 11
Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

Alt-W: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture
Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow

Panorama 9-10
Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

Double Take
Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul

In the Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou, Paris

Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Tour et Retour
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Almería

Stills Gallery, Edinburgh


Kapwani Kiwanga: Structural Adjustments, The Power Plant, Toronto 2018

Maji Maji. Livre d’artiste, Jeu de Paume (Ed.), Paris 2014


THE GAGARIN BOX – 2000-2016: Analog Shuffle, Kapwani Kiwanga, Gagarin, Antwerp 2017

PRŌTOCOLLUM: Global Perspectives on Visual Vocabulary, Safia Dickersbach, Dickersbach Kunstverlag, Berlin 2016

Le Chercheur et ses doubles, Sandra Delacourt, Katia Schneller, Vanessa Theodoropoulou, Paris 2016

WTNOTN – What’s The Name of This Nation, Le Cube, Rabat 2015

What We Call Love. From Surrealism to now, Christine Macel, Rachael Thomas (Eds.), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2015

All Aliens, Catalogue d’exposition Cosmogonies, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris 2015

Le Tamis et le sable, Maison populaire, Montreuil 2013

Panorama 11, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing 2009

Panorama 9-10, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing 2008

Double Take, La Seine en Corée, La Corée en Scène, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris 2007

Kuala Lumpur, tour et retour, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris 2006

In the Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris 2006

Albiac: Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Almería 2006


Sculptures confront the brutal history of radicalized surveillance in the US, by Hyperallergic, March 2019

At ‚MIT‘, Minimalism meets Meaning, Boston Globe, March 2019

Kapwani Kiwanga Wins 2018 Sobey Art Award, by Artforum, November 2018

Deconstructing in light and colour: Kapwani Kiwanga in the 2018 Sobey Art Award by National Gallery of Canada, September 2018

À l’heure de l’afrocyberféminisme by Maxime Delcourt, by Video Art, June 2018

Alien Nation by Ana Teixeira Pinto, by Mousse Magazine, June 2018

Frieze Artist Award winner Kapwani Kiwanga takes on colonialism, The Art Newspaper, May 2018

Kapwani Kiwanga: shades of Mondrian at Frieze, Financial Times, May 2018

On the Hunt for Artistic Gems at Frieze, New York Times, May 2018

Frieze New York: how this year’s art fair got political, The Guardian, May 20M1a8y 3, 2018

What To See at Frieze New York, L’Officiel, May 2018

Those Cracks Which Allow Things to Grow out of Them Are Interesting to Me, Frieze, May 2018

Throwing Shade, Sleek, March 2018

Kapwani Kiwanga Brings ’Shade’ to Frieze New York, Frieze, February 2018

Kapwani Kiwanga Wins Inaugural Frieze Artist Award, Artforum, February 2018

Kapwani Kiwanga Named Winner of the Frieze Artist Award, artnews, February 2018

Inside the culturally loaded works of Kapwani Kiwanga, Interview Magazine, December 2017

Kapwani Kiwanga, Artforum International Magazine, May 2017

Kapwani Kiwanga, Frieze, April 2017

Two Erie Installations, From One Buzzy Artist, New York Times, March 2016

Up and Coming: Armory Artist Kapwani Kiwanga, Artsy, February 2016

Commissioned Artist Named for Armory Show, The New York Times, October 2015

“I am no longer a purist…” Kapwani Kiwanga in conversation with Magnus Rosengarten, Contemporary And – Platform for International Art from African Perspectives, March 2015

Review: Kapwani Kiwanga, Maji Maji at Jeu de Paume, Paris by Vanessa Morisset, ESSE arts + opinions 2014

Maji-Maji de Kapwani Kiwanga. La relecture intime d’un chapitre de la lutte anticoloniale en Tanzanie by Erika Nimis, Africultures, July 28, 2014

Tour d’horizon des nouvelles expositions du Jeu de Paume: Oscar Muñoz, Kati Horna et Kapwani Kiwanga by Capucine Michelet, Actuphoto, June 3, 2014

Cyclicités by Cathryn Drake, ArtForum, Summer 2013

Kapwani Kiwanga: une artiste stellaire by Carole Diop, Afrikadaa, June 2013

A Quite Place in the Universe by Raphael Brunel, Volume Magazine №5, October 2012 – April 2013

Kapwani Kiwanga: Space is the Place by Caroline Hancock, Savvy Journal №4, Winter 2012

Kapwani Kiwanga: Sun Ra dans l’Espace, Afrofuturisme, et Afrogalactica by Juliette Soulez, Blouartinfo, December 27, 2012

Kapwani Kiwanga: Space is the Place by Caroline Hancock, Zerodeux Magazine №62, Summer 2012

We’re Spartacus! by Mitch Miller, Rough Cuts, August – September 2006

Profile: Kapwani Kiwanga, Scottish Arts Council, March 2005

City’s French film reigns in Spain, The Edinburgh News, November 14, 2005

Visual Arts Review, Ricochet Stills by Anne-Marie Watson, Edinburgh Issue 535, November 2005

Paris: Bon Voyage, Film Review by Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film, October 3, 2004

Whatever happened to saving things because they are beautiful? by Ian Bell, The Herald, July 28, 2004