ArtNews + Beyond: Kapwani Kiwanga Solo exhibitions + Grant from US French Embassy ​

Two solo exhibitions of work by Kapwani Kiwanga are currently on at the Musée d’art de Joliette in Quebec, and at Jerome Poggi Gallery in Paris. The former show, titled Sunlight by Fireside, features a series of new work by Kiwanga and runs at the prestigious Canadian cultural institution until 9 September. Surface Tension, at Jerome Poggi until 28 July, is Kiwanga’s fifth exhibition with the gallery and presents work following on from research developed by Kiwanga during a residency at Art Pace in San Antonio, Texas. Kiwanga was also recently awarded a grant from Étant donnés Contemporary Art, a French-American fund that supports cross-continental collaboration between visual artists, curators and institutions. As one of the 15 grantees selected this year, Kiwanga will use the funds to realize a solo show at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born in Canada in 1978, Kiwanga works explore space travel, anti-colonial struggles and geology in an expansive practice rooted in her anthropology training.

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