Kapwani Kiwanga
Solo exhibition curated by Stefanie Gschwend
PASQUART - Kunsthaus Centre d’art, Biel
Feb 02 - Apr 05, 2020

“Kapwani Kiwanga’s (*1978, CA / FR) working method is practice-based, initiated by marginalised or forgotten stories and historical events, which are articulated formally in her sculptures, installations, photographs and videos. The artist contrasts the research with the expressive materiality of her work, with which she refers to socio-political phenomena, syncretism or the global effects of power structures. She questions how the writing of history, authoritarian systems and the generation of knowledge function and undermines the offical understanding of truth by expanding history with popular belief and spirituality. The alternative reading of past and present includes a multiplicity of perspectives, in which the inveterate social and political moments are inherent. Kiwanga consciously mixes truth and fiction in order to unhinge hegemonic narratives and create spaces in which discourses on the margins can thrive.

In another strand of narration Kiwanga is concerned with the power dynamics of architecture and public buildings, including disciplinary buildings which, with her design elements create a decidedly physical and psychological quality of the built environment in question. The body is subjected there to a process of seeing and being seen and has to follow pre-determined lines of movement and spatial structures.”

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