Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is an African artist renowned for her haunting and dramatic female figures. An artist from Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu creates painted and collaged images of the female body offering a commentary on feminist and racial issues such as the history of women’s representation, cultural migration, global identity, colonial legacies, exoticism, and voyeuristic fascination.

Mutu’s work has been featured in museums and galleries all around the world exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art Museum, Tate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Kunstpalast Dusseldorf in Germany, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She participated in the 2004 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Her work has been featured in several major exhibitions including Greater New York at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Black President at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Barbican in London, and USA Today at The Royal Academy in London. As a unique visual artist Mutu’s work has important political and social implications.






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  1. postmodernist

    July 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Could anyone give us some info about these graphic designs and the designer?

  2. salatundesereer

    November 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    The art is movingly conscious dimentionally existential as if needing more of the obvious…But then again ,the world is only recently experiencing the organic phase of the renaissance of Africa’s historically global past and a glimpse of the retrieval of its exoticism and esoteric beauty

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