Kapwani Kiwanga
Eye Evil. The parallel history of optics and ballistics
Group exhibition curated by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Oier Etxeberria
Tabakalera, San Sebastian
Jan 28 – Jun 4, 2023

From the ‘visual ray’ metaphor to Pierre Jules César Janssen’s ‘revolver photographique’, the history of optics and the history of ballistics developed in parallel to one another, ultimately conflating in the figure of the drone: a camera that can kill. But under the aegis of, and working in tandem with, this technoscientific trajectory one finds a whole racialised and gendered regime of visibility, suggesting an ideological process at work ‘making what is contingent and local, perhaps even idiosyncratic, in matters of taste appear to be natural, and thus beyond dispute’1. The present exhibition aims to map the structuring force of this white gaze in its concrete and abstract dimensions, thematising – among other threads – the entanglements of aerial perspective with total war and the creation of death-worlds; questions of transparency and opacity; and what cultural theorist Jonathan Crary termed ‘the inversion of the gaze’, when the screen doubles as a surveillance device that watches the viewer watching it.

Kapwani Kiwanga
UTOPIA. Keep on Moving
Group exhibition
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
May 3 – May 26, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
Trinket
Canada Pavilion
60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Apr 20 – Nov 24, 2024
What to See in Venice’s Giardini and Arsenale
BY FRIEZE IN CRITIC'S GUIDES
Frieze Magazine
09 APR 24
Kapwani Kiwanga
Space explorer – an interview with Kapwani Kiwanga
by Edward Behrens
APOLLO - The International Art Magazine
Mar 27, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
Les forces du sommeil. Cohabitations des vivants
Group exhibition curated by Marie Muracciole
Manif d'art 11 - La biennale de Québec
Feb 23 – Apr 28, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
Sortir le travail de sa nuit
Group exhibition curated by Delphine Masson and Marine Rochard
CCC OD Tour, Tours
Feb 16 – Sep 1, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
Sarah Maldoror: Tricontinental Cinema
Group exhibition curated by François Piron
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
Feb 3 – Apr 28, 2024
Kapwani Kiwanga
The Length of the Horizon
Solo exhibition
Copenhagen Contemporary
Jan 26 – Aug 25, 2024