Mwangi Hutter

Mwangi Hutter

Mwangi Hutter regard their life and work as a unit arising from two bodies, two minds, dual histories and the continuous merging of expression. Working with performance, video, digital photography and installation, they are developing a body of artwork that focuses on human experience, specifically using themselves as the sounding board for exploring modes of self-knowledge and relation.

Born 1975 in a place they call Nairobi Ludwigshafen, Mwangi Hutter live and work in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya.



"Mwangi Hutter | Single Entities", Salon, Alexander Ochs Galleries Berlin | Beijing, 27 April - 08 June 2013

“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


“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



"The Divine Comedy" MMK Museum für Mordern Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, February 2014 / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art, Washington DC, USA, July 2014 / Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, January 2015, Hayward Gallery, London, UK, January 2016, National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 2016


Glyphs: Photography, Video, and the Politics of Inscription", Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA, USA, 19 September - 05 December 2013

”Decolonizing the "Cold" War / BE.BOP 2013, Black European Body Politics“, Video screening at Hackesche Höfe Kino, 19 May 2013,10am Performance at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin, Germany, 22 May 2013, 8pm

”My Joburg“, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, 20 June - 22 September 2013

"VISIONS. An Atmosphere of Change", Marta Herford Museum, 24 May – 08 September 2013

"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa", Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African Art. Washington DC, USA, 22 April (Earth Day) 2013 - 01 January 2014

"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 / 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


“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