Kapwani Kiwanga

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

— Kapwani Kiwanga

ABOUT

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.

SELECTED WORKS

Ficelle
2020
Glow
2019
Flowers for Africa, Rwanda
2019
Oriental Studies
2019
Greenbook
2019
Safe passage
2019
Jalousie
2018
Shady
2018
Soft Measures
2018
Linear Paintings
2017
pink-blue
2017
The sum and its parts
2017
A Primer
2017
A Memory Palace
2015
Kinjiketile Suite
2015
Museum of the blind
2014
Rumours that Maji was a lie ...
2014
Binding Ties: Grand Palais
2014
Ifa Organ
2013
Flowers for Africa
2012 - ongoing
Afrogalactica
2012 - ongoing
Turns of Phrase
2012
Vumbi
2012
Road Signs
2012
Mbale
2012
Ground
2012
Praxes of a dialextical dialect
2012
QSL
2010
Sun Ra Repatriation Project
2009

EXHIBITIONS

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
Linear
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
Art Cologne
With works by Kapwani Kiwanga, Angelika J. Trojnarski and Anna Witt
Nov 17 – 21, 2021
HOW TO HUMAN
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
LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES
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

NEWS

Art Cologne
With works by Kapwani Kiwanga, Angelika J. Trojnarski and Anna Witt
Nov 17 – 21, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Sand Recalls the Moon’s Shadow
Solo exhibition curated Ylinka Barotto
Moody Center for the Arts Rice University, Houston, TX
Sep 17 – Dec 19, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Hiding in Plain Sight
Group exhibition curated by Andria Hickey
Pace Gallery, New York
Jul 14 – Aug 20, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Diversity United
Group exhibition curated by Walter Smerling
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
Jun 9 – Oct 10, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
ROHKUNSTBAU XXVI
Group exhibition curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge
Rohkunstbau, Lübben
Jun 19 – Oct 3, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Gate
Group exhibition
Imagine the city, Hamburg
Jun 04 – Nov 01, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Congoville
Group exhibition curated by Sandrine Colard
Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen
May 29 – Oct 03, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Prélude
Group exhibition curated by Tom Eccles, Hans-Ulrich Obrist & Vassilis Oikonomopoulos
Luma Arles at the Mécanique Générale of the Parc des Ateliers, Arles
Apr 28, 2021 – Sep 30, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Napoléon? Encore! Regards d’artistes contemporains
Group exhibition curated by Eric de Chassey et Julien Voinot
Musée de l’Armée - Hôtel national des Invalides, Paris
May 07, 2021 – Jan 30, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Cima Cima
Solo exhibition curated by Claire Le Restif
Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry - le Crédac, Ivry-sur-Seine
Apr 22 – Jul 11, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Ways of Seeing Abstraction - Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection
Group exhibition curated by Friedhelm Hütte
Palais Populaire, Berlin
Mar 27, 2021 – Mar 7, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
UFA - L’Université des futurs Africains
Group exhibition curated by Oulimata Gueye
Lieu Unique, Nantes
Apr 10 – Aug 29, 2021
Palais Populaire eröffnet mit Spitzenwerken aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank
Kapwani Kiwanga
by Irmgard Berner
Berliner Zeitung
Apr 06, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
A I S T I T / coming to our senses
Group exhibition curated by Hans Rosenström & Satu Herrala
Maison Louis Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne
Mar 28, 2021 – Jan 20, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
This is Not Africa – Unlearn What You Have Learned
Group exhibition curated by Mavis Tetteh-Ocloo, Lotte Løvholm
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
Mar 27 – Oct 24, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
Structures of Radical Will
Solo exhibition curated by Béatrice Gross
Fondation CAB, Brussels
Mar 24 – Jul 24, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
SO WIE WIR SIND 3.0
Group exhibition curated by Janneke de Vries
Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Mar 20, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Vom Gang der Jahreszeiten. Kapwani Kiwanga in München
By Victor Sattler
Monopol
Dec 30, 2020
Kapwani Kiwanga
Angespannte Zustände - Tense conditions
Group exhibition curated by Katarina Schorb
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Mar 16 – Dec 31, 2021
Kapwani Kiwanga
An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance
Group exhibition curated by Tarah Hogue
Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Mar 13 – Aug 22, 2021

BIOGRAPHY

Kapwani Kiwanga

Born in Hamilton, Canada
Lives and works in Paris

Education

2009
Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, France

2005–2007
Research program at L’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris

1998–2002
Study of anthropology and religions at Université McGill, Montréal

Prizes / grants / residencies

2020
Winner of Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020

2019
Winner of Inaugural Étant Donnés Prize

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

2018
Winner of 2018 Sobey Art Award

Short-listed for 2018 Sobey Art Award

Frieze Artist Award, New York

Artpace residency San Antonio, Texas

2017
Prix Meurice 2017, Paris

Finis terrae Residency Sémaphore du Créac’h, Ouessant

2015
Research grant for the project Afrotunnel

Centre national des arts plastiques  (Cnap)

2012
Louis Lumière grant: development grant for the documentary Maji Maji
Institut Français

2011
Writing grant for the documentary Maji Maji

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

2009
Special jury mention for the film Bon Voyage

CinéRail International Festival, Paris

2008
Project grant, Canada Council for the Arts

Production grant, Paris municipality

2006
Best Documentary prize for Bon Voyage

Filmets international short film festival, Badalona

2004
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)

2021
Goodman Gallery, London

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

2020
Plot
Haus der Kunst, Munich

Nations
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

2019
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

2018
ENCLOSURE
LE PARVIS – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Ibos

Surface Tensions
Galerie Jerome Poggi, Paris

Sunlight by Fireplace
Museé d’art de Joliette, Joliette

Shady
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

Strata
CLARK, Centre d’art et de diffusion, Montreal

Clearing
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Ontario

2017
The Sun Never Sets

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Kapwani Kiwanga: Flowers for Africa
Or Gallery, Vancouver

Linear
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Afrogalactica
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

2016
Armory Show
New York, Commissioned artist 2016

Ujamaa
La Ferme du Buisson
 Noisiel

Rumours Maji was a lie
Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen

Subduction Zones
Le Granit
, Belfort

2015
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

2014
Maji Maji
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Falible Witnesses
Galerie Karima Celestin, Marseille

Performances

(selected)

2019
Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Düsseldorf

2018
Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
EMPAC, Troy, New York

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

2017
A Conservator’s Tale
La Ferme de Buisson, Noisiel, France

Afrogalactica II: The Black Stars Chronicles
MOMENTUM 9, Oslo

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

2016
Afrogalactica: A brief history of the future
Cycle Music and Art Festival 
Kópavogur

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

2015
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

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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)

2022
13th Kaunas Biennial
Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas City

Painting Space
Gropius Bau, Berlin

2021
Flowers in Art
Arken, Ishøj

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

ROYGBIV
Art Gallery of Alberta

The Gate
Imagine the city, Hamburg

Hiding in Plain Sight
Pace Gallery, New York

Congoville
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

Prélude
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, Brüssel

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

2020

HOW TO HUMAN
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

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

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

Things Entangling
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Frank Walter: A retrospective
Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt

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

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

HAVE YOU SEEN A HORIZON LATELY?
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, Dhaka

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

La Peur au Ventre
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

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

2019
Leave No Stone Unturned
Le Cube – independent art room, Rabat

Monitoring
36. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel

Art Exchange, University of Essex, Colchester

Trésors de l’islam en Afrique. De Tombouctou à Zanzibar

Musée Mohammed VI d’art moderne et contemporain, Rabat

Toronto Biennial of Art

The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn
The Contemporary Austin, 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 Postcolonialism
MACBA – Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona

Demonstrationsräume
Albertinum – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden,  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

2018
The Artist is Present
Yuz Museum Shanghai

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

Extra states: Nations in Liquidation
Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp

The Artist Is Present
Yuz Museum Shanghai

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

Do You See What I Hear?
Dazibao, Montréal

Chapter 3: Variations on Time
ACUD Galerie, Berlin

The Landis Museum
Chapter Thirteen|Glasgow International 2018

The Blue Hour
The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver

Stories for Almost Everyone
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2017
Memories of the Future
Tate, Liverpool

Momentum
Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sweden

House of Commons
Portikus, Frankfurt

Contact
Photography Festival, Toronto

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

Agir dans son lieu
Galerie Duchamp Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Ville d’Yvetot

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

Beautiful Africa

La Galerie du 5ème, Marseille

Pattern
Maison des Arts de Laval, Quebec

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

DÉMASQUER: Arts et sciences en Afrique
Association pour la Promotion Scientifique de l’Afrique (ASPA), Paris

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

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

LES GRANDS VOYAGEURS
diagonale, Montréal

Faits Alternatifs
FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême

botánica
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

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

LEARNING FROM BIG MISTAKES

Galerie Tanja Wagner, New York

Horses on Rollerblades
Konsthall C, Hökarängen

Almost There
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center,

Diliman, Quezon City
Unravelings

Meter Art Space, Copenhagen

Témoin
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

(Un)mediated Nature
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

2016
Uriel Orlow: Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories
The Showroom, London

Between One Time and Another
Temporary Gallery, Cologne

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 Cstilla y León

2015
The Big Other
Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin

Lubumbashi Biennale
Lubumbashi

What we call love
IMMA Dublin

Atopolis
Manège de Sury, Mons

A Century of Centuries
SALT Galata, Istanbul

Post African Futures
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Mythophoeia
Tiwani Contemporary, London

Kontrollmodus Feedback
Halle 14, Leipzig

Edge of Silence
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town

A Century of Centuries
SALT Galata, Istanbul

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

Cosmogonies
Galerie Arnaud Lebfevre, Paris

2014
Outside
The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm

Appropriations
Ethnographic Museum, Berlin

Oracular Vernacular
MAMO, Marseille

Matérialisme Histérique
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris

2013
Tamis et le sable
Maison Populaire, Montreuil

Cyclicités
Galerie Le Manège, Dakar

ChinAfrique
Galerie du Buisson, Paris

Backstory: Creative Ruminations
Paris College of Art

2012
Synchronicity II
Tiwani Contemporary, London

Houille Blanche, Terre Froide
Treignac Project, Treignac

2011
Synchronicity
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

2010
169A2
28 rue du Château d’eau 75010, Paris

2009
Panorama 11
Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

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

2008
Panorama 9-10
Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing

Double Take
Korean National University of the Arts, Seoul

2007
In the Centre Pompidou
Centre Pompidou, Paris

2006
DepART
Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

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

2005
Bienal Internacional de Arte
Contemporáneo, Almería

Ricochet
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Monographs

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

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

Catalogues

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

Articles

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