Kapwani Kiwanga - Flowers for Africa
Kapwani Kiwanga
Undoing Earthwriting
Group exhibition curated by Ella den Elzen
OPTICA, Montreal
Jan 20 – Mar 23, 2024

Undoing Earthwriting attends to the themes of plants and land, through an Afro-diasporic lens, specifically because of the charged history that Black subjectivity has with these materials. To write upon the earth is to extract, to dispossess, to inscribe violence onto land’s surface through the displacement of soil, rocks, plants, and people.1 Botanic and geologic materials have been cultivated and extracted on a massive scale to create the apparatuses of the plantation and the mine, co-constituted with the disciplining of forced or exploitative human labour as racial capitalism.2 Because of the ways in which soil and plants are imbued with these histories, while simultaneously, at times, have resisted colonial forms of knowing or capturing, the exhibition looks to position these materials, alongside blackness, as a set of material vectors that create ruptures in geographies in space and time.

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