Feb 08 2019
Apr 21 2019
Kapwani Kiwanga

Kapwani Kiwanga

Presented by MIT List Visual Arts Center at MIT List Visual Arts Center

Kapwani Kiwanga (b 1978, Hamilton, Canada) is a Paris-based artist who traces historical narratives, excavating and considering the global impact of colonialism and how it permeates contemporary culture. Her work is research-driven, instigated by marginalized or forgotten histories, and articulated across a range of materials and mediums including sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance. Materiality and the economics of material production is a recurring element in Kiwanga’s work, pointing to exploitation and how it manifests between politics and culture. Informed by her own biography—raised in working-class Canada, spending time with family in Tanzania, and living in France for over a decade—she is interested in the multiplicities of perspective inherent in chronicling social and political moments. With a background in anthropology and social sciences, Kiwanga embraces a subjective reading of the archive, exploring ideas around belief, mythology, and impermanence.

Admission Info


Dates & Times

2019/02/08 - 2019/04/21

Location Info

MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA 02142