Kapwani Kiwanga
Becoming Flower - Cosmogonies II. Devenir fleur
Group exhibition curated by Hélène Guenin & Rebecca François
MAMAC, Nice
Nov 10, 2022 – Apr 30, 2023

Becoming flower? At a time when ecosystems and climate breakthrough is leading us to rethink our relationship with nature and the living world, we can wonder what can we learn from flowers, from their resilience, from their constant adaptation to their environment, from their sobriety? Vulnerable and essential, they are an indispensable driving force of life: they produce the food that humans, animals and insects consume and the oxygen that we breathe.
With scientific advances in plant intelligence and a new approach to life, our fascination for them is growing – far beyond mere aesthetic pleasure. Symbols of fragility and rebirth, they are becoming a particularly powerful indicator for lighting up current issues.
Through the eyes of artists, women and men of twenty different nationalities, “becoming flower” attempts to bring a new and a sensitive light on contemporary ecological, anthropological and geopolitical issues. The exhibition brings to light a botany of world history, as well as new forms of attention, sensitivity and thought.

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
Kapwani Kiwanga
10 Highlights From the Venice Biennale
By Jason Schmidt
The Ney York Times T-Magazine
Apr 24, 2024
Canada's entry at Venice Biennale shows how glass beads shaped the modern world
CBC NEWS
Megan Williams
Apr 20, 2024
At Kapwani Kiwanga’s Pavilion in Venice, Tiny Glass Beads Carry the Weight of History
ARTNET
Kate Brown
Apr 17, 2024
For the Canadian Pavilion, Kapwani Kiwanga Considers the Hefty Historical Importance of the Tiny Venetian Seed Bead
ARTnews
BY MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN
Apr 17, 2024