Kapwani Kiwanga
Kapwani Kiwanga
Sunlight by Fireside: The Ash Annals
Solo exhibition curated by Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre and Kristy Trinier
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge
Jun 23 – Sep 8, 2019

“The complex issues of current and historical colonization processes are at the core of Kapwani Kiwanga’s artistic practice. Kiwanga, who studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University, continues this querying of decolonial gestures with her exhibition Sunlight by Fireside: The Ash Annals.

As part of Sunlight by Fireside: The Ash Annals, Kiwanga chose to create opportunities for dialogue and sharing, inviting viewers to engage with her installation by handling the works in the gallery. By digging a hole on the grounds of the SAAG and moving the displaced soil into the gallery, Kiwanga asks visitors to repatriate the dirt, one bucket at a time.
The ultimate aim of Kiwanga’s work is to help people reflect on the colonial experience as a whole, to explore the gesture of giving and returning in contrast to the dominant learned gesture of taking and seizing. Through the use of materials such as soil, ceramics, cloth, and light and shade, the artist addresses economic and social issues in relation to colonial acts of extraction and the exploitation of natural resources.”
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Milk of Dreams
Group exhibition curated by Cécilia Alemani
59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
Apr 23 – Nov 27, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Color as program
Group exhibition
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
Apr 08 – Aug 07, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Deposits
Solo exhibition curated by ILiana Fokianaki
State of Concept, Athens
Dec 10, 2021 – Feb 12, 2022
Kapwani Kiwanga
Zurich Art Prize geht an Künstlerin Kapwani Kiwanga
Monopol
Nov 29, 2021