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
SYMPOSIUM: A COINCIDENCE OF WANTS, THE SHAPE OF VALUE
Hosted by National Gallery of Canada and the Wexner Center for the Arts
Ocean Space, Venice, Italy
Jun 13 – 14, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
With Millions of Glass Beads, the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Creates the Monumental Out of the Minute
BY LISA WONG MACABASCO
VOGUE
May 28, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Deep Roots of Plant Time
By Yota Batsaki
EDGE EFFECTS
May 23, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
Stories Written
Group exhibition curated by Eliza Lips
Museum Haus Konstruktiv Zurich, Zürich
May 30 – Sep 8, 2024