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Schwarz, Rot, Gold?“, Box #3: Mwangi Hutter, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany


”from the other side of daylight, Galerie Burster, Karlsruhe, Germany

“Time Zone Equinox”, Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries, Reno, NV, USA

Innocent Of Black And White“, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany


”Falling In Love, Again“, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

“Living In Your Heart”, Galerie Burster, Berlin, Germany

“Yes, Own Axis” Performance at  “Let Sonorities Ring – Julius Eastman”, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany


”Circling Around Oneness”, Galerie Wedding – Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany


“Burning Desire To Be Touched“, performance installation, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC

"Turquoise Realm", Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin | Germany

“Cloth to Cover Every Stone“ deFINE ART, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA


"Mwangi Hutter | Single Entities", Salon, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Germany

“Paradise: The Hidden Land“, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany

“Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter. Constant Triumph“, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, USA


“Intruders”, Goethe-Institut, Nairobi, Kenya

“Masked”, Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, USA

“In the Eye of the Beholder“, DARB 1718, Cairo, Egypt


“Red Line – Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter – 20 video works”, Pixel-Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

"Along the Horizon“, Galleria Il Trifoglio Nero, Genova, Italy


“Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter. Select Videos”, The Rotunda Gallery, New York, USA


“Man of War”, Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany

”Trophies”, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany

“Collective Desires”, Galerie Les filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium


“Beauty/beast”, Wella Museum, Darmstadt, Germany

“Intimate Distance”, Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium


“Video Art – Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter”, Nairobi Arts Trust/CCAEA, GoDown Arts Center, Nairobi, Kenya

“Ingrid Mwangi – Video installation”, Focus Gallery, Museum for African Art, New York, USA

“Static Drifting”, Placentia Arte Gallery, Piacenza, Italy


“Your own Soul”, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken / 2003 Städtische Galerie Erlangen, Germany

“To be in the World”, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


“My Heart of Darkness”, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany

“Thoughts about Things”, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany


“Man's World – Man's Fantasy”, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany



”IncarNations African Art as Philosophy“ BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, June 28 - Oktober 6

Artists' Film International“, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

The Gifts of Tony Podesta“, American University Museum, Washington DC, USA


In the Cut – Der männliche Körper in der Feministischen Kunst “ Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany

IM-PERFECTION“, C-Gallery, Milan, Italy

Pfalzpreis für Bildende Kunst“, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany

EXPERIMENTELLE“, Schloß Randegg, Germany

im-perfection“, Galerie Burster, Berlin, Germany


Not a single story” Nirox Winter sculpture exhibition, Johannesburg, South Africa


On Desire“, B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany

“YOU & I“, A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

“57th Venice Biennale” Venice, Italy

“documenta 14”, Athens, Greece, Kassel, Germany

“Musrara Mix“, Jerusalem, Israel

Capital Africas, to the Cape of Good Hope, Art Centre of Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, France

El Iris de Lucy | Artistas africanas contemporáneas, CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Performed Identity, International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

”Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

In Lothringens Fruchtbäume kletterte ich… Die Heimat des Weltbürgers” Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken, Germany

Back Stories“, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA


”Kabbo Ka Muwala – The Girl’s Basket. Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa“, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, / Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR, Uganda, / Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany

“Kopf Gesicht und Hände“, Galerie alte Turnhalle, Bad Dürkheim, Germany

”Künstlerpaare: 1 + 1 = 1”, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen, Germany

”The Repetition of the Good. The Repetition of the Bad“. Neue Synagoge Berlin – Centrum Judaicum

“Dakar – Martigny. Hommage à la Biennale d’art contemporain“, le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland

“An Age Of Our Own Making”, Holbæk, Roskilde and Copenhagen, Denmark

12th Biennale of Dakar. City in the Blue Daylight", Dakar Senegal

El Iris de Lucy | Artistas africanas contemporáneas“, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain / Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

”Time Wheels“, Galerie Anne de Villepoix project space, Paris, France

BE.BOP 2016. Call and Response“, Volksbühne Berlin, Germany, Trampoline House, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


”Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa", Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, USA

“Something Else“, Off Biennial Cairo, Egypt

”Unerasable Memories - A Historic Look at the Videobrasil Collection”, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brasil / MALBA, Buenos Aires,

Argentina, MARCO, Vigo, Spain

”Paarweise. Neue Werke in der Sammlung Marta“, Marta Herford, Germany 

”Remember To Come Back…“, Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

”Image of a City - Xenopolis“ Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany

“Feminismen.“, Nordstern Videocenter, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

“Du sollst dir kein bild von mir machen“, Berlin Cathedral, Germany

“Havana Biennial. Between the idea and the experience“, Havana, Cuba

"You love me, You love me not" Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal

"Spatial Stories: Topographies of Change in Africa", Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO, USA


"Total Art: Contemporary Video", National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, USA 

"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa", Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

"Where we are at!, Other Voices on Gender", BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory Revisited by Contemporary African Artists“, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany / SCAD, Savannah College of Art & Design, GA, USA  

"Giving Contours To Shadows", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany

ART STAYS 2014. 12th International Festival of Contemporary Art. RELATION(S)“, Miheliceva Galerija, Ptuj, Slovenia

"Delta-Beben, Regionale 2014", Wilhelm-Hack-Museum and Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany


”My Joburg“, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France / Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Dresden, Germany

"...Ich bin ein Fremdling gewesen und ihr habt mich beherbergt. Global Art Dedicated to the Refugees", Berlin Cathedral, Baptismal and Matrimonial Chapel, Berlin, Germany

Glyphs: Acts of Inscription", Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, USA

"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa", Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art. Washington DC, USA

"Art Connect Film“, Tiwani Contemporary, London, UK

"International Environmental Film Festival. Cool Stories",  Museu do Meio Ambiente, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

"VISIONS. An Atmosphere of Change", Marta Herford Museum, Germany

"CIRCLES“, City of Bamberg, Germany

”Decolonizing the "Cold" War / BE.BOP 2013, Black European Body Politics“, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany

"Traces de femmes", Villa des Arts, Casablanca


“International Biennial of Casablanca”, Casablanca, Morocco

“Re.act.feminism #2. A Performing Archive” Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark  / Tallinna Kunstihoone,Tallinn, Estonia / Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain / 2013 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

“25. European Media Art Festival”, Osnabrück, Germany


“In Your Face”, SHOWstudio Shop, London, UK

“Constant, Abrasive Irritation Produces the Pearl: A Disease Of The Oyster! Prospect.2 Satellite Exhibition”, The Pearl, New Orleans, USA

“Unwahrscheinlichkeit des Augenblicks”, KuK Monschau, Germany

“En Toute Innocence: Subtilités du Corps”, Galerie Imane Farès, Paris, France

“Possible Cities. Africa in Photography and Video”, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, USA


“13a Muestra de Cine Realizado por Mujeres”, Centre d’Histoire, Zaragoza, Spain

“Caperucita ha crecido”, Galeria Antonia Puyo, Zaragoza, Spain

“La Otra Mirada. 5 Encuentro Internacional de Mujeres en el Teatro”, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Spain

A Collective Diary. An African Contemporary Journey”, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya, Israel

Moments of self: portrait photography and social identity“, The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm, Germany


“Hellwach Gegenwärtig”, Ausblicke auf die Sammlung Marta, MARTa Herford, Germany

“Rebelle. Art and Feminism 1969–2009”, Museum for Modern Art, Arnheim, Netherlands

“The Ornamental Body”, Witte Zaal, Gent, Belgium

“Hespérides II. Performances”, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

“All That Is Solid Melts into Air”, MuHKA, Mechelen, Belgium


“11th International Cairo Biennale” , Cairo, Egypt

“Transnational Convergences in African Digital Art”, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada

“Intervened Nature. Thoughts on Nature, Environment and New Technologies”, Espacio Inciarte, Seville, Spain

“Dwelling Place. Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition” , Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan

“El Juego Africano de lo Contemporáneo”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo UNION FENOSA, A Coruña, Spain

“Amnesia. Imagining Africa without the Crisis of Historical & Cultural Memory”, Nairobi Arts Trust, CCAEA, Nairobi, Kenya

“Wandering. Art Taipei 2008 Year Project – Art & Tech”, Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan

“Old News 4”, Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

“Black Womanhood: Images, Icons and Ideologies of the African Body”, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire / San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA


“GOTH. Reality of the Departed World”, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

“MASK”, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

“Tapping Currents. Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora”, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

“FACADES”, Krannert Art Museum, Illinois, USA

“7e Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie de Bamako. Dans la ville et au-delà”, Bamako, Mali

“52nd Venice Biennale. Check List”, Arsenale Artiglierie, Venice, Italy

“Invention of Memory”, Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

“30 et presque-songes”, Antananarivo, Madagascar

“Biennale d’art contemporaine de Melle 2007. Eau, air, terre, la sagesse du jardinier”, Melle, France

“Balance! Kunst in Heiligendamm”, Bad Doberan, Germany

“Global Feminism”, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

“My Vision”, ZEPHYR and rem, Mannheim, Germany

“Luanda Triennial”, Luanda, Angola


“Crossing the Screen”, imai – inter media art institute at NRW Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany

“Confini”, MAN_Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardegna, Italy

“After cage – 24 collections in motion / artists interventions”, Aachen, Liège, Hasselt and Maastricht, Netherlands

“1st ACP Festival”, Santo Domingo, Dominican Repbublic

“Mankind. The Story of a Wound”, Saint-Peter’s Church, Leuven, Belgium

“Art & life, TUNG BUNG et MELENTANE”, Växjö Kunsthalle, Sweden

“SD Observatorio”, Institute Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain

“Sweet Taboos – a Mini Tirana Biennale in New York”, apexart, New York, USA

“Ultra Peau”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

“DAK’ART Biennale of African Contemporary Art. Afrique: entendus, sous-entendus, malentendus”, Dakar, Senegal

“2006 Contemporary Commonwealth”, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia

“Me, Myself and I: Artist Self-Portraits from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection”, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, USA

“Cross-Currents in Recent Video Installation. Water as Metaphor for Identity”, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts / 2008 Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA


“International Triennale of Contemporary Art – Yokohama 2005. Art Circus – Jumping from the Ordinary”, Yamashita Pier, Yokohama, Japan

“Tirana Biennale 3. Sweetest Taboos”, Tirana, Albania

“15th Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival. Performance”, São Paulo, Brasil

“5th Ewha Media Art Presentation – Media Art in ‘f’”, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea

“International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005. A Second Sight”, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

“Between Skin and Orgasm. The Alchemistic Body”, Historical spaces of the Belfort city of Brugge, Belgium

“(my private) Heroes”, MARTa Herford, Germany

“Hair of the Matter”, African Film Festival New York and Eyebeam, New York, USA

“Sharjah International Biennial 7. Belonging”, Sharjah Art Museum / Expo Centre, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

“Can You See the Real Me?”, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany


“HORIZONS – Voices from a Global Africa”, The National Museum of World Cultures, Gothen-burg, Sweden

“Africa Remix. Contemporary Art of a Continent”, museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Germany / 2005 Hayward Gallery, London, UK / Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France / 2006 Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan / Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden / 2007 Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

“We are the world”, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

“Veni Vidi Video II”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York , USA

“Les Afriques” at the occasion of Lille 2004, European City of Culture, Tri Postal, Lille, France

“John Coplans, Craigie Horsfield, Ingrid Mwangi”, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France


“Digital Africa”, African Film Festival and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, USA

“Ves Rencontres de la Photographie Africaine, Bamako 2003. Rites sacrés / Rites profanes”, Bamako, Mali

“Looking Both Ways. Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora”, Museum for African Art, New York, USA / 2004 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts / Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA / 2005 Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal / Edinburgh City Art Centre, Scotland / 2006 Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California, USA

“Parures de tête. Hairstyles and Headdresses”, Musée Dapper, Paris, France

“A Fiction of Authenticity. Contemporary Africa Abroad”, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, USA / 2004 Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA / 2006 Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Housten, Texas, USA

“The 1st Transmanchurian Video Festival”, Changchun, Dalian, Shenyang, Tianjin and Beijing, North East China

“Transferts. Exposition d’Art Contemporain”, Palais des Beaux-arts, Brussels, Belgium

“Next Flag I. Ingrid Mwangi & Robert Hutter – Godfried Donkor”, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg

“Inside Outliners. A probable anthology”, Kunsthalle Lophem, Belgium

“Body Politics”, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, USA


“Video-Zone. The Ist International Video-Art Biennial in Israel” / 2004 / 2008 Tel Aviv, Israel

“Goddess”, Lelong Gallery, New York, USA

“25a Bienal de São Paulo. Iconografias Metropolitanas”, São Paulo, Brazil

“Draußen, Drinnen und Dazwischen. Das Fremde als Projektion des Selbst”, Edith-Ruß-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany


SchwarzWeiß, MARTa Herford, Germany; 2002 Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

Tirana Biennale 1, Tirana, Albania


Blickwechsel. Afrikanische Videokunst, ifa-Galerie, Bonn; Stuttgart; 2001 ifa-Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Transmediale, Podewil, Berlin, Germany

Clan Comunication, German Pavillon, Expo 2000, Hanover, Germany


Große Kunstausstellung 1999; 2000; 2001 Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany


15. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival; 2000, Kassel, Germany

XIX Video Art Festival, Locarno, Switzerland

European Media Art Festival 1998, 1999, 2000, 2012, Osnabrück, German



Fondation Sindika Dokolo, Luanda


Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent


Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin

Teutloff Photo + Video Collection, Bielefeld

MARTa Herford Museum, Herford

Landesmuseum Mainz, Mainz

The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm


Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama


Centre d'art contemporain d'Essaouira, Essaouira

Czech Republic

National Gallery Prague - Veletržní Palace, Prag


Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Tony Podesta Collection, Washington, DC

American University at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

Mott-Warsch Collection, Flint, MI

Mwangi and Hutter were born in Nairobi, Kenya and Ludwigshafen, Germany. They merged their names and biographies and became a single artist, Mwangi Hutter. Working with video, sound, photography, installation, sculpture, painting and performance, they use themselves as the sounding board to reflect on changing societal realities, creating an aesthetics of self-knowledge and interrelationship.

Their work has been shown across Africa, Asia, Europe, United States and South America, at the Bienal de Sao Paulo, the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Dak’Art Biennale, Mori Museum in Tokyo, Venice Biennale, Documenta 14, amongst others.

Mwangi Hutter live and work in Berlin, Ludwigshafen and Nairobi.


As a creative strategy to resist fixed notions of identity based upon gender, race, and cultural backgrounds, Mwangi Hutter strategically merged names and biographies to become one artist. They consciously use themselves as the sounding board to reflect on changing societal realities, creating an aesthetics of self-knowledge and interrelationship. Mwangi Hutter reflect on the subjects of border-crossing and finding identity, which both can be understood in a political, as well as a very personal, intimate sense. Their works can be seen as a vision of unification and the pacification of contrasts: female-male, African-European, black-white and the borders separating you and me.

Based in Berlin and Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya, Mwangi Hutter functions like many global artists today working across continents. They have exhibited their work in a wide range of geographic locations including the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf, Palais des Beaux-arts in Brussels, Hayward Gallery in London, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, National Gallery in Prague, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Yokohama Museum of Art, Bienal de São Paulo, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, Havana Biennial, Venice Biennale and Documenta 14 in Kassel, amongst others.