Kapwani Kiwanga

About Kapwani Kiwanga

Kapwani Kiwanga (born 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario) lives and works in Paris. She studied Anthropology and Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montréal before entering the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, taking part in the program La Seine. Kiwanga continued her studies at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains between 2007 and 2009. She has won several prizes in international festivals for her films and video projects, and was nominated twice for a BAFTA, an award given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Kiwanga’s solo exhibitions include Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago (2017); South London Gallery (2015); Viafarini, Milan (2015); FIAC, Paris (2015); and Galeries nationales du Jeu de Paume, Paris (2014). Her work has been part of group exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt (2017); Tate, Liverpool (2017); Mac Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, France (2017); Villa Arson, Nice (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2015); Salt Beyoglu, Istanbul (2015); Glasgow Center of Contemporary Art (2008); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2006); and Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Almeria (2006). In early 2018, she will also be part of the group exhibition, Stories of Almost Everyone, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.