June 22 Born in Nairobi, Kenya
Lives and works in New York

Education

2000 MFA Sculpture, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

1996  BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Science, New York

1991 IB, United World College of the Atlantic, Wales, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

“SITE 20 Years/20 Shows: Wangechi Mutu,” SITE, Santa Fe, NM

“Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human,” Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

 

2015

“Wangechi Mutu,” Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

 

2014

“Nguva na Nyoka,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

 

2013

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia

“Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; traveling to Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami;Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Illinois

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

2012

“Nitarudi Ninarudi I plan to return I am returning,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“This Undreamt Descent,” Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany

“Blackthrones,” Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

“Wangechi Mutu,” Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

 

2011

“Wangechi Mutu,” II Capricorno, Venice, Italy

 

 

2010

“Hunt Bury Flee,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

“Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven,” Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, traveling to: Wiels Museum, Brussels, Belgium

“Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization?,” Art Gallery of Ontario / Musée des beaux-arts de l’Ontario, Canada

 

2009

“Wangechi Mutu,” Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA

 

2008

“Wangechi Mutu: In Whose Image?,” Kunsthalle Wien Project Space Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria, curated by Angela Stief

“Little Touched,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2007

“Yo.n.l,” Victoia Miro Gallery, London, UK

“Cleaning Earth,” Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, MN
“The Cinderella Curse,” ACA Gallery, Woodruff Arts Center, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

 

2006

“Sleeping Heads Lie,” Power House, Memphis, TN

“An Alien Eye and Other Killah Anthems,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

“Exhuming Gluttony: a Lover’s Requiem,” Salon 94, New York, NY

 

2005

“The Chief’s Lair’s A Holy Mess,” The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, curated by Tara McDowell

“Wangechi Mutu – Amazing Grace,” Miami Art Museum, curated by Peter Boswell, Miami, FL

“problematica,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2004

“Hangin in Texas,” Art Pace, San Antonio, TX

 

2003

“Pagan Poetry,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

 

2002

“Creatures,” Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens, New York, NY

 

1999

“Surely it Can’t Burn so Long,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

 

2016

“Protest,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2016 FNB Joburg ArtFair, Featured Artist, Johannesburg, South Africa

“Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection,” The Nova Southeastern University Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL

“RE-ACTION,” The Planta Noble Space, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

“Making & Unmaking,” Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

“Hey You! ~ Who Me?” Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

“Blackness in Abstraction,” Pace Gallery, New York, NY

“Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“Black Pulp!,” Edgewood Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Have, CT

“L’Image Volee,” Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy

“The Grace Jones Project,” Museum of the Afrcan Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

“Lucy’s Iris,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain

 

2015

“US IS THEM,” The Pizzuti Collection, Colombus, OH

“The School of Kyiv,” Kyiv Biennial 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Hello Walls,” Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

“Africa: Architecture, Culture, and Identity,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

“All The World’s Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition,” Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Meet Me Halfway: Selections from the Anita Reiner Collection,” Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, NY

“Making Africa. A Continent of Contemporary Design,” traveling to: Vitra Design Museum, Weilam Rhein, Germany; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain; Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

“Les Invencibles: El Trabajo de la Mujer Nunca se Acaba,” Concrete Gallery of the Matucana, Santiago, Chile

“Spatial Stories: Topographies of Change in Africa,” The Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

“How to be an Object,” The African American Museum of Dallas, Dallas, TX

“Portraits and Other Likeness,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

“Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War” University of Queensland Art Museum, St. Lucia, Australia

“Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne,” traveling to: The Nasher Museum, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio; The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY; The Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis & Clark College, Vancouver, WA

“European Ghosts,” Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium

“Surrealism: The Conjured Life,” MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Picasso & Contemporary Art,” Le Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

2014

“Viewpoints: 20 Years of Adderley,” Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

“Herland,” Deutsche Bank, New York, NY

“Made by Brazilians…Creative Invasion,” Sáo Paulo, Brazil

“King’s County,” Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

“Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Holding it Together,” Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Hidden and Revealed,” Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Black Eye,” New York, NY

“Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War,” University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

“Death Is Your Body,” Steineres Haus am Römberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

“Dak’Art Biennale,” Dakar, Senegal

“Haute Africa Festival of Photography,” Knokke-Heist, Belgium

“Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists,” Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, traveling to: SCAD Museum of Art Savannah, GA, National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D,C

“Bad Conscience,” Metro Pictures, New York, NY

“BASH An Exhibition in Two Parts,” BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY

“Pace Gems: Selections from the Linda Pace Foundation’s Permanent Collection,” Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

2013

“Personal Choice,” Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

“The Shadows Took Shape,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

“More Light: The Fifth Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art,” Moscow, Russia

“Step Right In,” The Visual Arts Center, Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin, TX

“Broken Memories,” Museu AfroBrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

“Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa,” National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

“Aquatopia,” Nottingham Contemporary, UK; Tate St. Ives, UK

“Migrating Identities,” Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

“Sakahàn,” National Gallery of Canada, Ontario, Canada

“A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial,” International Center of Photography, New York, NY

“Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture,” National Academy Museum, New York, NY

2012

“Exquisite Corpses: Drawing and Disfiguration,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“Visions of Our 44th President,” Wright Museum, Detroit, MI
“Follow The Line,” The Girl’s Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art,” Brooks Art Museum, Memphis, TN
“Wangechi Mutu, KAWS, Jeff Sonhouse, Wim Delvoye,” Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg
“Twisted Sisters,” Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
“Day for Night: Between Reality and Illusion,” Richard Harris Terrace at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY),
Presented in collaboration with Art 21, New York, NY
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
African Contemporary Art, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India
“There is no archive in which nothing gets lost,” Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
“The Virgins Show,” Family Business, New York, NY
“Intense Proximity,” La Triennale at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Trade Routes Over Time,” Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“The Calendar’s Tale: Fantasy, Figuration and Representation,” Boston University, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
“Six Yards, Guaranteed Dutch Design,” Museum of Modern Art, Armhem, Netherlands
“28 Days,” Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA

 

2011

“The Bearden Project,” The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
“Taguchi Art Collection-Global New Art,” Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
“30 Americans,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; traveling to Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
“The African Continuum,” United Nations, New York, NY
Incheon Women’s Biennale, Incheon, South Korea
“15 x 15 Rush Arts 15th Anniversary Edition,” Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

“Alles Kannibalen?,” Me-Collector’s Room, Berlin, Germany

“Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Project,” Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
“the hybrid fuels,” curated by Ingrid Burgbacher-Krupka, Kunst + Projekte Sindelfingen, Germany
“The Luminous Interval,” Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
“On the Occasion of the Publication of Basics: A celebration of Revolution and a New World,” Harlem Stage, New York, NY, curated by Dread Scott
“Paper Cuts,” Fullerton College Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
“The Power of Doubt,” Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
“Twisted Selves,” University of California Riverside Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
“Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
“Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists,” Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
“Tous cannibales,” La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

 

2010

“Sharon Stone in Abuja,” Location One, New York, NY

“Faces,” Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy

“The Secret Lives of Trees,” Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland

“Water,” Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

“Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years (1980 – Now),” The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA

“Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010),” Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

“Inaugural Group Exhibition,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

“Disidentification,” Goteborgs Konsthalle, Goetborg, Sweden

“Outside the Box,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

“Disquieted: Contemporary voices from Out of the Shadows,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

“Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum,” Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

“Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic,” Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, traveling to: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

“Dress Codes,” The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York,NY

“Visceral Bodies,” Vancouver Art Gallery, BC, Canada

“Anarchy: In Search of a New World Order,” curated by Amy Andrieux, Harlem Pop, New York, NY

 

2009
“The Spectacle of The Everyday,” 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, curated by Hou Hanru
“Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art,” Art Work for Change and the Tides Center, traveling to: The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; Art Gallery of Wellington, New Zealand; De Menil, Marfa, TX; UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland; and more.
“Rebelle. Art and Feminism 1969-2009,” Museum Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
“Black Womanhood,” San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
“Under the Knife,” Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
“Sortilège,” Jean-Marc Soloman, Château d’Arenthon, France (catalogue)
“Paint Made Flesh,” First Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN and traveling to:
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Memorial Art Garden, Rochester, NY
“Permanent Collection,” The Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY

 

2008
“Videostudio,” Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
“Objects of Value,” The Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Prospect.1 New Orleans, The New Orleans Biennial, curated by Dan Cameron, New Orleans, LA
“U-Turn,” Quadrennial for Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Pandora’s Box,” Dunlop Art Gallery, Saskatchewan, Canada
“Eros: Love, Lust and it’s Consequences,” Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, NY
“Transformation AGO,” The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
“30 Americans,” The Rubell Collection, Miami, FL
“Body Memory,” Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
“Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion,” Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX, curated by Terrie Sultan, David Pagel and Colin Gardner traveling to: The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY (Catalogue)
“In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz School,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
“Black Woman Hood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body,” Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
“Collage: The Unmonumental Picture,” New Museum, New York, NY, curated by Richard Flood, Massimiliano
Gioni, and Laura Hoptman

 

2007
“Body Politic,” Branch Gallery, Durham, NC
“Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice,” Ballroom, Marfa, TX, curated by Bob Nickas
“Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection,” DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece, curated by Jeffrey Deitch
“Paper Baglady and Other Stories,” Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
“Star Power: Museum as Body Electric,” Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, curated by Cydney Payton, Denver, CO
“Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art,” Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY

 

2006

“New York, Interrupted,” PKM Gallery, Beijing, China, curated by Dan Cameron

“Triumph of Painting,” The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
“USA Today,” Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
“The New Collage,” Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY
“(re)Volver,” Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Filipa Oliveira
“Still Points in the Turning World: SITE Santa Fe’s 6th Biennial,” SITE Santa Fe, NM, curated by Klaus Ottman
“The 2nd Seville Biennale,” Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain, curated by Okwui Enwezor
“Interstellar Low Ways—Sun Ra,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
“Having New Eyes,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
“Heroines,” Gallery Met, New York, NY
“Land Mine,” The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
“Distant Relatives/Relative Distance,” The Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
“Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism,” Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto
“New African Art,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
“If a cat gives birth to kittens in an oven, are they kittens or biscuits?,” Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY
“The F-Word: Female Vocals,” Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
“Out of Time: a contemporary view,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY curated by Joachim Pissarro)

 

2005/06
“Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton
“Art Collections”, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA

 

2004/06

“Africa Remix”, Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany, curated by Simon Njami, traveling to Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Hayward Gallery, London; Mori Art Museum,Tokyo, Japan; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

 

2005
“After Cezanne”, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
“Matisse and Beyond – The Painting and Sculpture Collections”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
“Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures”, Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, traveling to McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, OH;Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, VA
“Drawing from The Modern, 1975-2005”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Jordan Kantor
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
“CUT”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
“Girls on Film”, Zwirner & Wirth, New York, curated by Kristine Bell
“The White Rose”, Brent Sikkema, New York
“Greater New York 2005”, PS1, Long Island City, NY
“Rewind, Re-cast, Review”, Berrie Arts Center, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, curated by Isolde Brielmaier
“African Queen”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
“Follow Me: A Fantasy, Arena 1”, Santa Monica, curated by Malik Gaines
“Only Skin Deep Changing Visions of the American Self”, International Center of Photography, curated by Brian Wallis and Coco Fusco (catalogue), traveling to San Diego Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

 

2004
“Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing”, Tate Modern, London, curated by Emma Dexter
“Fight or Flight”, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York
“I Feel Mysterious Today”, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL, curated by Dominik Molon
“It’s About Memory”, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Simon Watson
“Africa Remix”, Kunstplast Duesseldorf, Germany, traveling to Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and the Hayward Gallery, London U.K.
“Color Theory”, Vitamin Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy, curated by Franklin Sirmans
“Art on Paper”, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, curated by Ron Platt
“Color Wheel Oblivion”, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy, curated by Chris Perez
“Figuratively: Dave McKenzie, Wangechi Mutu, William Villalongo”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
“She’s Come Undone”, Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, curated by Agusto Arbizo
“Gwangju Biennale”, South Korea
“Gio Ponti: Furnished Settings and Figuration”, ACME, Los Angeles, curated by Peter Loughrey and Chip Tom
“New”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“The Raw and the Cooked”, Claremont Center for the Arts, Claremont, CA, curated by David Pagel
“Dessins et des autres”, Anne de Villepoix Gallery, Paris, France

 

2003/04

“Open House: Working in Brooklyn”, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, curated by Tumelo Mosaka and Charlotta Kotik

 

2003
“We Are Electric”, Deitch Projects, New York, curated by Chris Perez
“Only Skin Deep”, International Center of Photography, New York, curated by Coco Fusco
Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
“Dubrow International”, Krevits/Wehby, New York, curated by Norman Dubrow
“Off the Record”, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Kambui Olujimi
“Black President: the Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, traveling to The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnatti, OH; The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Barbican Centre, London, UK, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker
“Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora”, Museum for African Art, Long Island City, NY, traveling to Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, curated by Laurie Ann Farrell
“New Art Wave”, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Dan Cameron
Museum Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
“Art Basel Miami Beach”, Miami, FL, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
“Armory Art Fair”, New York, with Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
“The Broken Mirror”, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, curated by Chitra Ganesh
Parish Art Museum, Studio Museum Exhibition, South Hampton, NY
“Creatures”, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
“7 Walls, 8 Views”, Arena Gallery, New York, curated by Renee Ricardo
“NextNext Visual Art”, Brooklyn Academy of Museum, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Dan Cameron, New Museum of Contemporary Art

“Wangechi Mutu/Carl Scholz”, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

 

2002

“ArtBasel Miami Beach”, Miami, FL, with Anne de Villepoix Gallery
“Scratch”, Arena Gallery, New York
“Brooklyn in Paris”, Gallery Chez Valentin, Paris
“Model Citizens”, Roger Smith Gallery, New York, curated by Janet Dees
“Culture In A Jar”, Longwood Art Museum, New York, curated by Wanda Ortiz
“Africaine”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, curated by Christine Kim

 

2001
“Fusion”, MoCada, New York
“Challenge”, Skylight Gallery, New York
“Out of the Box”, Queens Museum, New York
“Group Show”, River Bank Gallery, New York

 

2000

“The Magic City”, Brent Sikemma, New York, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker

“Thermal Dynamic Reading Project”, Tonic, New York, curated by Christopher Myers
“MFA Sculpture Thesis Exhibition”, Art and Architecture Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

1999
Rush Arts Gallery, New York

 

1998
“In Coming”, Art and Architecture Gallery, New Haven, CT
“Fusions”, Imarisha Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

1997

“Life’s Little Necessities”, Johannesburg Biennale, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa, curated by Kellie Jones

 

1996
“One Voice”, 7th Gallery, Cooper Union, New York

 

Awards

2013

BlackStar Film Festival Audience Award for Favorite Experimental Film, Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Museum Artist of the Year, Brooklyn, NY
African Diaspora Awards New York, NY

2011
Cooper Union Augustus St. Gaudens Distinguished Artist Award, New York, NY

2010

Artist of the Year Award, Deutsche Bank, Germany

2008
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Cooper Union Urban Visionaries Awards, Emerging Talent Award, New York, NY

2007
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Award, New York, NY

2006
President’s Citation in Art, Cooper Union, New York, NY
2005
Artist in Residence, Steep Rock, Washington, CT
2004
Artist in Residence, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
The Chrysalis Award, The Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Art, New York, NY

2003
Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2001
Jamaica Center for the Arts Fellowship, Queens, NY

2000
Fannie B. Pardee Fellowship, New Haven, CT

1998

Masters of Fine Art Fellowship, Sculpture Department, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1994
Richard Leakey Merit Award, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Catalogues

2015

“Africa: Architecture Culture Identity”, Exhibition catalogue, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, pp. 35

“All The World’s Futures: Biennale Arte 2015”, Exhibition catalogue, la Biennale di Venezia, pp. 521

“Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne”, Exhibition catalogue, pp. 77
“Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design”, Exhibition catalogue, Vitra Design Museum,pp.162

2014
“Nguva na Nyoka”, Exhibition catalogue, Victoria Miro Gallery
“Interrupting Entropy: Selections form the Betlach Collection” pp. 26,27

2013
“Sakahan” National Gallery of Canada Ottowa, International Indigenous Art, pp. 230-231
Keith, Naima J., “The Shadows Took Shape”, The Studio Musuem In Harlem, pp. 64,65,82, 85
Genocchio, Benjamin “Art Studio America”
Milbourne, Karen, Ed., “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa,” National Museum of
African Art, Smithsonian Institution, pp. 78, 90-05
“Cinematic Visions Painting at the Edge of Reality” Exhibition catalogue, Victoria Miro, pp.47
Kent, Rachel, “Wangechi Mutu,” Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Australia
Schoonmaker, Trevor, “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
“Wangechi Mutu”, Exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
“A Different Kind of Order,” International Center of Photography Triennial Exhibition Catalogue, Delmonico-Prestel

2012
Bosland, Joost, “Trade Routes Revisited” Stevenson Cape Town and Johannesburg, pp. 76-77, 124
Weiss, Reydan, “Everywhere and Nowhere – Works from the Reydan Weiss Collection,” Villa Jauss, Oberstdorf, Germany
Bélisle, José, “Wangechi Mutu,” Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
“VISIONS 15 Years Deutsche + Guggenheim,” Deutsche Bank AG, November

2011

“The Luminous Interval”, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain Angela
Thompson, Susan, “Wangechi Mutu,” The Luminous Interval: The D. Daskalopoulos Collection
Hou, Hanru, “The Power of Doubt,” pp. 100-107

2010

The Spectacle of The Everyday”, 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, curated by Hou Hanru New York, NY pg. 172
“Afro Modern: Journeys through The Black Atlantic,” Tate Liverpool, England, pp.159
Hütte, Friedhelm, Ed., “Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven,” with essays by Okwui Enwezor, Lauri
Firstenberg, Courtney J. Martin, and Klaus Ottman, Deutsche Guggenheim, Hatje Kanz, Berlin
“My Dirty Little Heaven,” Deutsche Guggenheim
“This You Call Civilization”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
“Visceral Bodies”, Exhibition catalogue, Vancouver Art Gallery, pp. 56-57
“The Visible Vagina”, Exhibition catalogue, Francis Naumann Fine Art/David Nolan Gallery

2009
“The Spectacle of The Everyday”, Veduta Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, New York, NY pg. 435
“rebelle, Art and Feminism 1960-2009”, Museum of Modern Art, Arnheim, NL
Ditner, Judy, Ed., “Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video”, ICP/ Steidl
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, Ed. “100 Contemporary Artists”, Taschen, Berlin
Bonham-Carter, Charlotte, and David Hodge, “The Contemporary Art Book”, Goodman Books,Carlton Press, London
Hobbs, Robert, Franklin Sirmans and Michele Wallace, “30 Americans”, Rubell Family Collection
Scala, W. Mark, ed., “Paint Made Flesh”, First Center for Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University Press
“In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor”, Laguna Art Museum in association with Gingko Press
“At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg”, New York: CCS Bard
Holzwarth, Hans Werner, “Art Now, Vol. 3”, Taschen, essay by Astrid Mania
“Prospect.1 New Orleans”, texts by Barbara Bleomink, Dan Cameron, Lolis Eric Elie, and Claire Tancons,
Picturebox Inc., Brooklyn, NY, November
Singleton, Douglas Ed., “Wangechi Mutu: A Shady Promise”, Damiani Press, with essays by Isolde Brielmaier, Malik Gaines and Michael Veal, March
“Video Studio”, Studio Museum in Harlem, p. 5, Fall/Winter
Sultan, Terry, David Pagel, Colin Gardner, Claudia Schmuckli, “Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern
Emotion”, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, D Giles Limited, London

2008
Thompson, Barbara “Decolonizing Black Bodies:Personal Journeys in the Contemporary Voice,” Black Womanhood Images, Icons, And Ideologies of the African Body pp.278
“Damaged Romanticism a Mirror of Modern Emotion” Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of The University of Houston pp.100-103
“Yo.n.l”, Victoia Miro Gallery, London, UK

2007
“Global Feminisms, New Directions in Contemporary Art”, Brooklyn Museum Merrell Publishers Limited, pp 53, 280
“Wangechi Mutu: The Cinderella Curse”, ACA Gallery of SCAD, November

2006
Zoubok, Pavel, “The New Collage,” Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York
Enwezor, Okwui, “The Unhomely Phantom Scenes in Global Society”, October
“Wangechi Mutu”, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, New York
Gupta, Anjali, “Wangechi Mutu”, Blanton Museum of Art, American Art Since 1900, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, pgs 220-221
“INFINITE PAINTING- Contemporary Painting and Global Realism”, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, September, pg 122
Brandstetter, Anna-Maria, “Violence/Trauma/Memory”, ed. Marjorie Jongbloed, Volkswagen Foundation, Hanover, Germany
Ottmann, Klaus, “Still Points of the Turning World”, SITE Santa Fe International Biennial Exhibition, July
Bonami, Francesco, Cosulich, Canarutto, Sarah, “Infinite Painting”, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, exhibition catalog, pg.122-123

2005
Brielmaier, Isolde “Wangechi Mutu: Re-Imagining the World” The Parkett Series with Contemporary Artists, Parkett, pp. 6
Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawings, Phaidon Press, London and New York, essay page 214, illustrations page 215-217, bio page 334
“Africa Remix”, Hayward Gallery, London
McDowell, Tara, “New Work: Wangechi Mutu”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Kantor, Jordan, “Drawing from the Modern: 1975-2005”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, p. 185
“Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures”, Pamela Auchincloss Arts Management and University of Richmond Museums, VA
“Greater New York 2005”, P.S. 1. Contemporary Art Center/ MoMA, Queens, NY, March
Kuramitsu, Kris and LeFelle-Collins, Lizetta, “Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections”,Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
Boswell, Peter, “Wangechi Mutu – Amazing Grace”, Miami Art Museum
Vielmetter, Susanne “Wangechi Mutu”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, with essay by Christopher Miles
“eleven eleven {1111} Journal of Literature and Art”, California College of the Arts San Francisco
Brielmaier, Isolde and Tu, Thuy Linh N., “Rewind/Re-Cast/Review”, Berrie Arts Center, NJ
“Color Wheel Oblivion”, Marella Arte Contemporanea, pp. 38-40

2004
“Africa Remix”, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany
“Gwangju Biennial”, South Korea
Muhammad, Dalya Erica, “Wangechi Mutu”, The Studio Museum in Harlem, July
Cameron, Dan, Artpace Residencies and Exhibition Catalog, pg. 63-69

2003
Farrell, Laurie Ann, “Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora” Museum for African Art, Long Island City, NY, catalogue essay by Laurie Firstenberg, “Perverse Anthropology”
Schoonmaker, Trevor, “Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti”, The New Museum, New York

1997
Jones, Kellie, “Life’s Little Necessities: Installations by Women in the 1990s”, Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, p. 287

 

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“ARTnews Publishes Special Report on Women in the Art World, Black Artists Respond”, www.culturetype.com, May 31

“Picasso Who? AfroPop + Afropunk Blow Up Black Modern Art”, www.ebony.com, February 5

“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Co-Curates PEN World Voices Festival in NYC with Focus on African Literature”, www.okayafrica.com, February 17

“Poetics of the Flesh”, Mayra Rivera, Duke University Press, cover art

“Five Artists, Five Book Reviews; Wangechi Mutu”, The New York Times, pp. 16, June 28

Wullschlager,Jackie “Venice Biennale: Okwui Enwezor curates spectacular exhibitions”, www.ft.com, Visual Arts, May 8

Mestrich, Qiana, Jigarjian, Michi, “Wangechi Mutu” How we do both: Art and Motherhood, pp. 79

Schreiber, Daniel “Artists from the Deutsche Bank Collection at the Venice Biennale” Art Mag by Deutsche Bank,pp.32, March 07
Thon, Ute “Das Festival der Welterklärung” Ute Art Das Kinstmagazin, pp 22 , May
Solway, Diane, “ All the World’s His Stage” W Art Magazine, p. 45-47, May

2014

Gray, Steve, “ Recap: Mutu at Victoria Miro “, www.WideWalls.com, December 26

“Wangechi Mutu: Nuguva na Nyoka, Victoria Miro, London”, Aesthetica Magazine, December 02
Whitley, Zoe, “International Geographic: Wangechi Mutu on Paper, Print and Printmaking”, Art in Print, November – December, Volume 4, Number 4
Waxman, Lori, “Seductive Hells”, Chicago Tribune, November 26
Neilson, Laura,” Why Feminism Still matters – According To A Badass Artist”, Refinery 29, November 19
Munro, Cait, “When Massimiliano Gioni Met Camille Henrot: A New Museum Dinner Tale”, Artnet News, November 19
Berman, Kelly, “Wangechi Mutu: I’m interested in how the eye can trick you”, Design Indaba, November 18
Sharde’, Kiara ,”Wangechi Mutu’s Supernatural “New Siren” Short Film”, www.SaintHeron.com, November 07
Guiducci, Mark, “Performa Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a Jennifer Rubell Renaissance Feast”,www.Vogue.com, November 05
Gordon, Amanda, “Scene Last Night: Wild and Weird Williamsburg Performance, www.Bloomberg.com, November 05
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Ballard, Thea, “Sea Creatures and Disarming Encounters: Wangechi Mutu at Victoria Miro,” Blouin Artinfo, November 01
Conway, Megan, “ Renaissance Women”, Wall Street Journal, The World of Culture & Style, November
“Everything is Made Out of Smaller Parts”, Elephant Vol. 20, October

Miller, Randall “Wangechi Mutu A Fantastic Journey at Mary and Leigh Block Museum”, www.dailyserving.com, October 29
Matthews, Alexander “Immigrant Experience: Breathing in Brooklyn” Times Live, October 28
McQuaid, Cate, “Diverse voices celebrated in Mass Art’s Adderley show”
“SCAD hosts first U.S. showing of “The Divine Comedy – Revisited”, Business & Heritage Clarksville, October 26
Frank, Priscilla, “40 Contemporary African Artists Take on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ “, Huffington Post, www.huffingtonpost.com, October 22
Banks, Grace, “The Best of Frieze London 2014” Interview Magazine, October 18
Masaya, “Wangechi Mutu’s Mystical Sirens & Serpents in London” Okayafrica, October 18
Yablonsky, Linda, “Live and Let Live” Artforum, October 17
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Sheffler, Daniel,“Brooklyn Inspires African Artists”, New York Times, October 14
Bidouzo-Coudray, Joyce, “Wangechi Mutu Takes on Transmutation As a New Form of Existentialism”,Another Africa, www.anotherafrica.net, October 13
Bell, Caroline, “Five Minutes with Wangechi Mutu” Sun Times, October 13
Lee, Felicia R., “ $50,000 for Meshell Mdegeocello and 33 other U.S.A Fellows”, NY Times Arts Beat, October 13
Okeke-Agulu, Chika, “Dak’Art 2014”, Artforum Magazine, October
“African Artists Chris Ofili & Wangechi Mutu Create Harper’s Bazaar Art’s November ’14 Issue Covers”, Spice TV, October 7
Nduta, Beth,”Kenya’s Queen of Collage exhibits in London”, The Star, www.the-star.co.ke, October 2
Ossei-Mensah, Larry, “Top of the Class”, Uptown Magazine, www.uptownmagazine.com
Vitali, Marc, “ ‘Fantastic’ Voyage: Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures”, Chicago Tonight,www.chicagotonight.wttw.com, September 30
“Cape Town art. Njideka Akunyili, Meleko Mokgosi, Wangechi Mutu and Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Stevenson”, Yareah Magazine, September 28
Cole, Teju “Under the skin”, The Guardian, September 25
Grillo, Gina, “Artist turns African female stereotypes into symbols of power”, Evanston Review, September 23
Macmillan, Kyle,”Visual Art”,Chicago Sun Times, September 21
Lykke, Thomas, “Instagram”, Note Magazine, pp.101, Fall 2014
Wallace, Arminta, “In a dance class, you are often made to feel you must apologise for your body,” Irish Times, August 12
“Instagrams of the Art World: Wangechi Mutu and FLOTUS, Lena Dunham’s Toilet, and More”, Blouin ArtInfo,blogs.artinfo.com, August 8
Lebel, Estelle, “Femmes Extrêmes, Recherches Féministes,” Vol. 27 No. 1
Spettel, Elizabeth, “Les artistes femmes: des esthétiques de la limite dèpassèe?”,Feminist Research,July 2014
Vitiello, Chris “Ackland’s More Love, Nasher’s Mutu receive national honors”, Indyweek.com, June 25
Gaskins, Nettrice “Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art”,blog.art21.org, June 24
Tschida, Anne “Mutu show at Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami is a fantastic journey’ “, Miami Herald,May 23
Barsamian, Edward “Vogue, Diane Von Furstenberg, Liya Kebede, John Mergrue, Wangechi Mutu, and Claire Danes host a Born Free Africa Carnival”, Vogue Magazine, www.vogue.com, May 12
“Bhoomki Believer: Wangechi Mutu”, www.bhoomki.com, May 6
Suarez De Jesus, Carlos” Art Mirror’s Life in Wangechi Mutu’s MoCA Show”, Miami New Times, www.miaminewtimes.com, May 1
Willis, Deborah “Wangechi Mutu by Deborah Willis: Exploration of the female body and identity”, Afrikadaa Magazine,www.africadaa.com, May
Papenburg, Bettina “Grotesque Sensations: Carnivalising the Sensorium in the Art of Wangechi Mutu”,www.acadamia.edu, May
Landers, Elizabeth “Designers Unite to end HIV transmission” www.cnn.com April 23
Kim, Eun Kyung “Top fashion moms design collection to fight infant AIDS” www.today.com, April 23
Van Meter, Jonathan “The Fashion IndustryTeams Up with Born Free in the Fight Against AIDS” www.vogue.com, April 23
Cascone, Sarah “Wangechi Mutu-Designed Clothing Line for Victoria Beckham Helps Fight African AIDS Crisis” news.artnet.com, April 23
Moore, Booth, “Fashion Industry launches Born Free collection and HIV initiative”, latimes.com, April 23
Karimzadeh, Marc “Fashion’s New Focus: A Generation Born HIV-Free”, www.wwd.com, April 23
Conmiff, Kelly “ The Surreal Thing” Time Magazine, April 14
Toure, Katia “The Afro-futurism: retro –hip trend or engaged art?” www.lesinrocks.com, March 23
“The Fantastic, Feminine, and Futuristic work of Wangechi Mutu” www.artobserver.com, March 20
Baum, Kelly “ Acquiring Modern Art” Princeton Alumni Weekly, March 19
Sumba, O. “Wangechi Mutu Comes to Frankfurt” www.oksh-ev.de March 19
Bourdin, Lara “The End of eating Everything” www.zammagazine.com, March 17
“On the Road: The Bride Who Married a Camel’s Head”, Art Mag by Deutsche Bank, March
Willis, Deborah “Wangechi Mutu” Bomb Magazine, bombmagazine.org, February 28
Ehsan, Pari “Whimsical & A ball”, www.paridust.com, February 28
Cooper, Ashton, Boatright, Kristen, “Video: Mickalene Thomas on Wangechi Mutu and ‘Her Fantastic Journey’ ” article: www.blouinartinfo.com, video: www.bcove.me/k15l61w2, February 27
Naves, Mario “ Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey at The Brooklyn Museum” mnaves.wordpress.com, January 31
Stone, Paul “Wangechi Mutu; I see the world as being somewhat female.” www.myfirstshoot.com, January 12
Caruth, Nicole J. “Wangechi Mutu on failure” Art 21 Magazine, blog.art21.org, January 10
Hower, Wendy “A Wangechi Tree Grows in Brooklyn” www.nasher.duke.edu Nasher Museum, January
Thornton, Sarah “33 Artists in 3 Acts” Norton Books, pp. 58-63

 

2013

“The Reckoning : Women Artist of the New Millenium” Prestel Publishing, pp.55-58
“The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art,” Gestalten Publishing pp. 15-17
Barsh, Joanna, “Wangechi Lives into Her Strengths” Centered Leadership, pp.55-59 Centered Leadership
“Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Trevor Schoonmaker” africaisacountry.com November 27
Budick, Ariella “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, Broolyn Museum, New York – review,” ft.com , November 26
Wagwau, Adam “The Works of Wangechi Mutu (Artist who Appeared in Jay Z’s Video) Coming To Kenya,”ghafla.co.ke, November 26
Odidi, Bill “Wangechi Grabs World Attention with Rare Art,” www.nation.co.ke, November 17
Ong, Geo “ Wangechi Mutu: Peering into the Afrofuture,” urchinmovement.com, November 15
Byrne, Brendan C. “Cyborg Humanism: Wangechi Mutu at Brooklyn Museum”, rhizome.org, November 15
Kaitano, Chiwoniso “The Afrofuturism of Wangechi Mutu,” theguardian.com, November 13
Rosenburg, Karen “The Future is African,” The New York Times November 8
Dean, Michelle “24 Powerful Works By Women Artist You Should Know,” flavorwire.com November 6
Brooks, Katherine “10 Women Artists of the New Millenia You Should Know,” huffingtonpost.com, Nov 4
Mutu, Wangechi “The Women” Art In America Magazine, October 31
Plagens, Peter “Passion and Talent in Large Doses, Exhibitions of Wangechi Mutu, Thomas Eggerer
and Karl Wirsum,” online.wsj.com, October 25
“6 Artists to watch this October: Wangechi Mutu,” themusemagazine.com, October 14
Hansen-Bundy, Benjy “ A Fantastic Journey Into the Mind of Collage Artist Wangechi Mutu,” motherjones.com, October 12
Karefa-Johnson Gabriella, “Wangechi Mutu’s “’Fantastic Journey’ Opens at the Brooklyn Museum,” vogue.com, October 11
Cotter, Holland, “A Window, Not a Mirror,” The New York Times, October 11
Heartney, Ealeanor “The Reckoning Women Artists of the New Millenia” Random House Books September 16
Obuobi, Sharon “Six Female Artists You Should Know,” Thisisafrica.me, August 29
Wolff, Rachel “She’ll Probably Cut Up This Magazine Too,” Nymag.com, August 25
Kirsh, Andrea “Beautiful, thoughtful catalogs – Ken Price, Arnold Mesches, and Wangechi Mutu,” theartblog.org, August 15
Meier, Allison “The Grotesque Beauty of Wangechi Mutu” hyperallergic.com, August 5
Sullivan, Kinsey Lane “The 3 Most Rule-Bending Works of Art This Year,” policymic.com July 30
Waddell, Stacy Lynn “Stacy Lynn Waddell on Wangechi Mutu,” Youtube.com
Papenburg, Bettina “Grotesque Sensations: Carnivalising the Sensorum in the Art of Wangechi Mutu,” Carnal Aesthetics Book 2013
Bierach, Barbara “Schock und Schonheit,” German Business Daily Kunstmarkt, Handelsblatt. July 5
“8 artists Negotiate their relationships with two or more cultures at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,” artdaily.org July 1
Forrest,Nicholas, “The Magic of Wangechi Mutu at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art,” au.blouinartinfo.com, July
“Wangechi Mutu: Preview of ‘A Fantastic Journey’ Before it Hits Brooklyn Museum This Fall,” huffingtonpost.com June 29
“Wangechi Mutu: ‘A Fantastic Journey’, ” timeoutny.com, June 25
Lindenfeld Hall, Sarah, “Destination: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke This Summer,” wral.com, June 20
“Wangechi Mutu MCA Exhibition 23 May-14 August 2013,” cinemakenya.com, June 5
Mwangi, Wambui “Silence is a Woman,” TheNewInquiry.com, June 4
“The Next Most Collectible Artists,” Art and Auction, June 2013
Faulkner, Noelle, “ Art & Soul,” Harpers Baazar, June/July
Gregory, Anne, “Thus Spoke Wangechi” Exhibition Review, June
“Force la Luna ci Salvera,” ginoeventi.it, May 31
Preston,Sammy , “Wangechi Mutu’s Mysterious World,” Broadsheet, May, 30
“Wangechi Mutu,” Alternative Media Group Of Australia, May 24
Fortescue, Elizabeth, “Kenyan Artist Wangechi Mutu Finally Makes It To Her First Show,” perthnow.com, May 23
“Major exhibition of works by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu opens in Sydney,” artdaily.org, May 22
Power, Julie, “Exhibition’s First Audience: Biosecurity Threat Sleuths,” The Sidney Morning Herald, May 20
Taylor, Andrew, “Body of Work,” The Syndey Morning Herald, May 18-19
Speer, Rebecca, “Wangechi Mutu” au.timeout.com, May 15
Gillean, “Wangechi Mutu at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Austrailia,” Afrokletic, May 14
Okorokwo,Lily,”Wangechi Mutu at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia,” glowingcolours.com, May 11
Spagnesi, Licia, “Forme e corpi di un mondo a pezzi,” Redattrice pp. 104-109, May 1
“Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: Wangechi Mutu,” e-flux, May
Garnett, Adrienne, “Mutu exhibit at Nasher ‘otherworldy,’” The Durham News, April 30
Hicks, Cinqué, “Review: Wangechi Mutu’s Politics of Plesure: A Fantastic Journey at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University,” BURNAWAY, April 11
Anderson-Baranger, Hannah, “Artist Mutu Premieres Show at Nasher,” Duke Chronicle, March 21
Vitiello, Chris, “Horror, Beauty and Transcendence,” Indy Week, March 20
Bellamy, Cliff, “Nasher to open touring exhibit of muti-media artist Wangechi Mutu,” The Herald Sun, March 18
Kumar, Sudhir, “The Dirty Picture,” New Indian Express: March 7
Buck, Louisa, “Mutable Montage,” The Art Newspaper: Number 244, March
“Mutu’s Enchanted Forest,” Art In America, March
Armstrong, Jenice. “Drexel Art Installation Celebrates Female Spirit,” Philly.com, February 22
Getlein, Mark, “Living With Art, Tenth Edition,” McGraw Hill, pp. 55-56
Gandy, Mira, “A conversation with Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu on art, power and returning home”, Beacon, February 21
Schad, Ed, “Wangechi Mutu at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,” Art Review, January/February
Arceneaux, Edgar, “Wangechi Mutu and Her Post Human Kenyan Mutants,” KCET Artbound, January 9
“Bodies Bright and Greater: Mixed Media Collages by Wangechi Mutu,” Harper’s Magazine, January
Lax, Thomas J, “Preview: Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey at the Nasher Museum of Art,” Artforum, January

 

2012
Mohseni, Yasmine, “5 L.A. Gallery Shows You Should Go See Right Now,” ArtInfo, December 20
“From struggling student to international art guru,” The Daily Nation Kenya, December 8
Pagel, David, “Past, present collide in Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Nitarudi Ninarudi’,” The Los Angeles Times, November 29
Richardson, Jared, “Attack of the Boogeywoman: Visualizing Black Women’s Grotesquerie in Afrofuturism,” Art Papers, November/December
Yablonsky, Linda, “Women In Art 2012: Wangechi Mutu,” Elle Magazine, December
Bynoe, Holly, “Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Glassell School of Art presents
“There is no archive in which nothing gets lost’”, ARC Magazine, September 1
Streitfield, Lisa Paul “(R)evolution in Baden-Baden: Wangechi Mutu Transforms Museum Row,” Huffington Post, August 15
“The Subjective Object”, GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig, K. Verlag Press, August
“This Undreamt Descent: Wangechi Mutu in the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden,” Deutsche Bank, July 13
Bidouzo-Coudray, Joyce, “Wangechi Mutu – The Catatonic Bliss of Violent Incidences,” Another Africa, June 12
Rankin, Kelly. “28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month,” The University of Toronto News, February 6
Pohl, John. “The Beauty of Body Language,” Montreal Gazette, February 4
Salehi, Ashkan. “28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month,” The Strand, February 2
Schechter, Fran, “For 28 Days Only: Top Artists Fuel Black History Show,” Now Toronto, February 1
Arbus, Miriam, “Artists Rethink Black History Month in 28 Days,” The Newspaper: University of Toronto’s Independent Weekly, January 26
Goldberg, RoseLee, “Shirin Neshat and Wangechi Mutu,” Flash Art 282, January

2011
Elliot, Bobby, “The Bearden Project: A Family Affair”, The Huffington Post, December 7
Saro-Wiwa, Zina, “Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” Kilimanjaro Magazine, Autumn/Winter
Hampton, Dream, “It Was All a Dream,” Life + Times, September 19
Kunitz, Daniel, “Wangechi Mutu”, Modern Painters, September
Cotter, Holland, “Under Threat: The Shock of the Old,” New York Times, April 17
Spence, Rachel, “The Power of Instinct,” The Financial Times, April 15
Herndon, Lara Kristin, “”Wangechi Mutu,” ArtPapers, March/April
Hirsch, Faye, “Sharon Stone In Abuja,” Art in America, March
Jones, Kellie, EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art, Duke University Press
Enwezor, Okwui, “Cut & Paste: Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” Arise Magazine, Issue 11
Wainaina, Binyavanga, “One Day I Will Write About This Place”, Minneapolis, MN: Gray Wolf Press, Cover image
Tate, Greg and LaTasha Diggs, Coon Bidness: The Critical Ass Issue, pp. 22-23, 82

 

2010
Kantilal Patel, Alpesh, “Wangechi Mutu, Gladstone Gallery”, ArtForum Critic’s Pick, November 17
Stern, Melissa, “Hunt, Bury, Flee: Drawings By Wangechi Mutu,” CityArts, Nov. 20
Wehr, Anne, “Wangechi Mutu, “Hunt Bury Flee,” Time Out New York, November 18-24
Rosenberg, Karen, “Wangechi Mutu, Hunt, Bury and Flee”, The New York Times, November 12
Yablonsky, Linda, “Artifacts | Moths and Mercenaries,” T Magazine, November 4
Rohr-Bongard, “Schreckensschoene Schnippelei”, Manager Magazin, August
“This You Call Civilization? Art Gallery of Ontario,” The Art Street Journal, August
Smith, Roberta, “Art? Life? Must We Choose?” New York Times, July 2
Hove, Jan Van, “Droombeelden Uit Afrika,” De Standard, July
Nutt, Harry, “Mischwesen”, Frankfurter Rundschau, June 1
Clarke, Bill, “Wangechi Mutu: Art Gallery of Ontario,” Modern Painters, Summer
Woeller, Marcus, “Sex und Gewalt (Vorsicht, Falle!)”, TAZ, May 12
“Arts and Culture: Wangechi Mutu,” BBC World News Service, May 7
Cash, Stephanie, “Wangechi Mutu: Terrible Beauty,” Art in America, May
Bodin, Claudia, “Monströse Bräute und Zwitter”, Art: Das Kunstmagazin, May
Kuhn, Nicola, “Gefährlich schöne Göttinnen”, Der Tagesspiegel, April 29
Nys Dambrot, Shana, “Daily Dose Pick,” Flavorwire, April 28
Karcher, Eva, “Wangechi Mutu”, Vogue.de, April 28
Dembo, Wendy, “My Dirty Little Heaven”, coolhunting.com, April 28
“Prospect.1 New Orleans Shows Public Art as a Form of Civic Engagement,” artdaily.org, April 12
Reed, Aimee, “Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” Daily Serving, April 12
Rylance, David, “Bold New Bodies for a Brave New World: David Altmejd’s The Index and Wangechi Mutu’s This you call civilization?,” Transductions, April 4
Wiensowski, Ingeborg, “Grausamer Glamour: Schoen und erschreckend wirken die Collagen von Wangechi Mutu. Erstmals sind sie in Berlin zu sehen”, Kultur Spiegel, April
Evans, Matthew, “We Categorize What We’re Afraid Of”, Deutsche Guggenheim Magazine, Issue 11, Spring
Sandals, Leah, “Questions and Artists: Wangechi Mutu’s Beauty Riff Collages”, National Post, February 25
“The Short List,” Portland Tribune, February 25
Goldstein, Andrew, “Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank ‘Artist of the Year’ Award”, Art Info, February 23
Row, D.K., “Beauty Amid the Upheaval,” The Oregonian, February 22
Crow, Kelly, “Wangechi Mutu is Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2010”, Wall Street Journal, February 22
Milroy, Sarah, “Amid the Games, Artists Dissect the Body,” The Globe and Mail, February 19
Laurence, Robin, “Shows Dissect the Body and Human Fears,” The Georgia Straight, February 11-18
Griffin, Kevin, “Visceral Bodies Shows Off Our Fleshy Architecture,” The Vancouver Sun, February 15
“Family Skeletons on Display,” The Globe and Mail, February 8
Ampofo, Akosua Adomako, and Signe Arnfred, African Feminist Politics of Knowledge, Sweden:The Nordic Africa Institute, Cover image
“Artpace Alumi Update,” Artpace 10.1, San Antonio, TX
Barson, Tanya, and Peter Gorschlüter, Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic, London:Tate Publishing, Cover image
Evans, Matthew, “Wangechi Mutu: Between Beauty and Horror,” ArtMag Issue 57
“Face to Face,” Vogue Italia May Issue 717, p. 24
“Taguchi Art Collection,” New Global Art. Japan: Kentaro Oshita
Han, Heng-Gil, Network and Fluid, pp. 85, 117
Patton, Sharon, “Close Up: Enwezor,” The International Review of African American Art
“Present”, Frankfurt, Germany: Deusche Bank Artworks
“Spotlight: Artist of the Year 2010: Wangechi Mutu,” ArtNews

 

2009
Smith, Roberta, “Dress Codes: Beyond a Simple Fashion Statement”, New York Times, October 8
Cotter, Holland, “The Week Ahead: April 26 – May 2”, New York Times, April 24
Sweeney, Eve, “A Fertile Mind”, Vogue, pp. 190, 248, Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, April
Bernoni, Giorgia, “Un Corpo Mutante e Ambiguo”, Inside Art (Italy), March
Mirov, Ben, “ART: Pretty Ugly: Wangechi Mutu, A Shady Promise”, Brooklyn Rail, February
Wei, Lilly, “New Orleans Report: Deliverance: The Biennial”, Art In America, February
Halpern, Ashlea, “Out of Africa”, TimeOut New York, pg 41 Issue 694 January 15-2
Ligon, Glenn, “Civic Engagement: To Miss New Orleans”, Art Forum, January
Stern, Steven, “Looking Back: Prospect.1 New Orleans”, Frieze, Issue 120, January

 

2008
Mueller, Kurt, “Houston: Damaged Romanticism at the Blaffer Gallery”, Art Lies, No. 60, Winter
Gawlik, Goschka, “Horror Beauties mit Zerschnittenen Seelen”, Art Magazine, November 19
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, ARTnews, Los Angeles: Wangechi Mutu, pg 176 Vol 107/Number 10, Novermber
“Studio”, Studio Magazine, Museum of Harlem, Upcoming Exhibitions, pg 13, Fall/Winter
Austin, Tom, “Dollar Signs, Moral Symbols: A MAM Exhibition Incites Plenty of Value Judgments”, The Miami Herald, December 7
Finch, Charlie, “Lighter than Eros”, Artnet, November 12
Ellwood, Mark, “Our Man In: New Orleans”, GQ Magazine, November 7
Robinson, Walter, “Bleeding-Heart Biennale”, Art Net Magazine, November 7
Britt, Douglas, “Blaffer Exhibit Finds Beauty in the Bleak”, The Houston Chronicle, November 5
Dewan, Shaila, “New Orleans Rising, by Hammer and Art”, New York Times, October 29
Browne, Alix, “Cuff Love”, New York Times, October 3
Watson, Simon, “Wangechi Mutu: Mass in the Time of War”, Whitewall, Spring
Pagel, Daniel, “Boldly Linking all the Pieces: Wangechi Mutu at Vielmetter”, Los Angeles Times, April 11
Miles, Christopher, “Art Around Town”, Los Angeles Weekly, April 10
Dembo, Wendy, “Wangechi Mutu”, Cool Hunting, April 7
Garcia, Kathryn, “Culver City, Opening Night”, For Your Art, April 2
“Continuing and Recommended”, ArtScene, April
Heartney, Eleanor, “Make It New”, Art in America, April
“Wangechi Mutu: Little Touched”, Beautiful Decay.com, April 1
Catherine Wagley, “Destroying Prettiness: Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker”, Daily Serving, March 31
Goldman, Edward, “ArtTalk: Art, Sex, and Videotape”, KCRW, March 18
Shaw, Alex, “More Flavor: Lecture, Wangechi Mutu”, Flavorpill, March 13
Turner, Elisa, “Wilfredo Lam Meets Miami”, Art Circuits: Miami Visual Art Guide, Spring
Enright, Robert, “Resonant Surgeries: The Collaged World of Wangechi Mutu”, Border Crossings Magazine, Issue No. 105, February
Yablonsky, Linda, “Poll Positions”, Artforum.com, February 6
“Feature: Paper Cuts”, Artkrush, Issue 77, February 6
Martin, Courtney J., “Pick: Wangechu Mutu at Victoia Miro Gallery, London”, Artforum, January 18
Martin, Courtney J., “Wangechi Mutu: Yo.n.l”, Artkrush, Issue 75, January 9
Cox, Lorraine Morales, “Transformed Bodies, Colonial Wounds & Ethnographic Tropes: Wangechi Mutu’ in 2008
“Violence”, N. Paradoxa International Feminist Art Journal, Ed. Katy Deepwell, Volume 21

 

 

 

2007
Volzke, Daniel, “Ab dem 22. November: Wangechi Mutu zeigt opulente Collagen in London”, Monopol, December
Steinberg, Claudia, “Aufbruchstimmung an der Lower East Side”, Kunstzitung, December
Macmillan, Kyle, “Exhibit shows a world of fine artists”, Denver Post, November 1
Eshun, Ekow, “The Art of Darkness”, Vogue, November
Row, DK, “In praise of bolder women”, The Oregonian, October 29
“Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice”, The Big Bend Sentinel, September 20
Mullins, Charlotte, Painting People, Figure Painting Today, pg 110
Voelz Chandler, Mary, “Inside the Box: New Museum building squares up space for art, education, community”, Rocky Mountain News, August 23
Dimling Cochran, Rebecca, “Pick: Wangechi Mutu at ACA Gallery, Atlanta”, Artforum, June 7
Heartney, Eleanor, “Worldwide Women”, Art in America, June/July
Aldarondo, Cecilia, “Ghada Amer + Wangechi Mutu”, Art Papers, May/June
Kruger, Barbara, “Wangechi Mutu”, Interview Magazine, April
Nolan, Joe, “Wangechi Mutu: Sleeping Heads Lie”, Number Independent Arts Journal, No 58, Spring
Koenig, Wendy, “Wangechi Mutu: Memphis”, Art Papers, March/April
Abbie, Mary, “Feminism Revisited: Art by two African-born women revitalizes feminist issues in a handsome Franklin Art Show”, Star Tribune, March
Brooks, Amra, “Fair Report: Art LA”, artinfo, February 10
Cotter, Holland, “Feminist Art Finally Takes Center Stage”, The New York Times, January 29
Ellis, Patricia, “Catching up with Charles (Saatchi)”, FlashArt, January/February
Oguibe, Olu, “Looking Back: the most significant shows of 2006”, frieze, January, issue 104
Spaulding, David, “New York, Interrupted”, Artforum, January

 

 

 

2006
Mullins, Charlotte, “Painting People: the state of the art”, Thames and Hudson, London
Cameron, Dan, “New York, Interrupted”, PKM Gallery, Beijing, China
Jongbloed, Marjorie, “Entangled: Approaching Contemporary African Artists”, Marjorie Jongbloed and VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover
“Wangechi Mutu- The Art Universe”, Vanity Fair, December, pg. 352
Koeppel, Fredric, “Gorgeous surfaces in a nightmare of sensuality, corruption, violence”, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, November 10
Maart, Brenton, “Distant Relatives: Artists of the African Diaspora”, Mail and Gardian, Western Cape South Africa, Vol. 22 #43, pg 2, Nov 3-9
“New Prints Review”, Art on Paper, November/December
Carver, Jon, “Still Points of the Turning World”, Art Papers, November/December, pg 69
Martin, Courtney, “Site San Fe 6th International Biennial: ‘Still Points of the Turning World”, Contemporary,Issue 86, pg 64
Blumenstein, Ellen, “L.A. Confidential”, Monopol, November/December
Korotkin, Lindsay, “Reviews”, Tema Celeste, November/December, pg 78
Berkovitch, Ellen, “SITE Santa Fe’s 6th International Biennial”, artUS, November
Colpitt, Frances, “A Slow-Motion Biennial”, Art in America, October, pp 69-75
Murray, DC, “Wangechi Mutu at SFMOMA”, Art in America, October, pg 205
Wright, Karen, “Saatchi Exhibits Totemic Art, Surrealist Penis”, bloomberg.com, October 6
Muchnic, Suzanne, “The Art Explosion”, Los Angeles Times, October 1
Rimanelli, David, “Scene & Herd: A Night at the Opera”, Artforum.com, September 26
Blum, Kelly, and Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, ed. “Art is Passion”, Blanton Museum of Art: America Art Since 1900
“The Articulate”, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
Auricchio, Laura, “Wangechi Mutu”, Art Papers, September/October
Murinik, Tracy, “Afro-Alien Exquisite Corpses”, Art South Africa, Spring, pp 26-29
Klopper, Sandra, “Distant Relatives/Relative Distance”, Art South Africa, Spring, pp 64-65
Black, Ezrha Jean, “Labyrinths of SITE: Ottmann scales down numbers and theme, but stays big on art”, artillery, vol 1 no 1, September
Vogel, Carol, “Where Bel Canto Meets Paintbrush”, New York Times, August 15
Morris, Tom, “Still Points of the Turning World”, ArtReview, July, issue 1, p 37
Roberts, Angela, “Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism”, ArtReview, July, issue 1, p 139
Walker, Hollis, “Colonial apparitions”, Pasatiempo, July 7-13
Fischer, Zane, “Art Without Excuses”, Santa Fe Reporter, July 5-11
“Wangechi Mutu”, The New Yorker, June 26
“Wangechi Mutu”, The New Yorker, June 12
Smith, Roberta, “Wangechi Mutu: An Alien Eye and Other Killah Anthems”, New York Times, June 9
Kazanjian, Dodie, “Fierce Creatures”, Vogue, June
Perryer, Sophie, “Distant Relatives/Relative Distance” (catalogue no.21), June
Berwick, Carly, “Jungle-Punk Princesses Populate Wangechi Mutu’s Solo NYC Debut”, Bloomberg.com, May 31
Wilson, Michael, “House Red”, Artforum.com Diary, May 25
Pollack, Barbara, “Wangechi Mutu: An Alien Eye and Other Killah Anthems,” Time Out New York, Issue 556, May 25-31
Miller, Paul, “A Gathering of the Tribes #11”, Time Out New York, Issue 556, pg 70, May 25-31
Taylor, Catharine P, “Charles Saatchi messes with ‘USA Today’”, adweek.blogs.com, May 12
Alberge, Dalva, “Hang it all—they want to sneak Saatchi’s junk into our academy”, The Times (UK), May 11
Lewis, Caroline, “Saatchi’s USA Today at the Royal Academy of Arts London”, 24hourmuseum.org, May 10
Reynolds, Nigel, “Saatchi is ready for another sensation at the RA”, The Daily Telegraph, April 5
Goodyear, Sarah, “Wangechi Mutu: An Artist Comes into Her Own”, Bklyn, Spring, page 20
“Wangechi Mutu at SFMoma”, ArtInfo.com, March
Mullins, Charlotte, “Painting People”, Thames & Hudson
Helfand, Glen, “Voluptuous Horror – Wangechi Mutu harnesses the power of violence and beauty”, San Francisco Bay Guardian.com,vol. 10 no. 14, January 4-10
Helfand, Glen, “Wangechi Mutu”, Artforum.com, January 3
Cotter, Holland, “Feminist Art Finally Takes Center Stage”, New York Times, January
1111 Journal of Literature and Art, Volume III
Thomas, Liz, “Wangechi Mutu”, The F-Word Zine, Number 2, page 2
“For Committed Civic Engagement”, The Cooper Union, pg 16
Oliveira, Filipa, “Wangechi Mutu”, Arte Contemporanea, pg 66
Schmidt, Jason, Artists: photographs by Jason Schmidt, pg 90
Cotter, Holland. “ART; Feminist Art Finally Takes Center Stage”, The New York Times, Section E, pg1, January

 

 

 

2005
Paul, Jonathan S., “Places, Everyone”, The New York Times Style Magazine, Winter
Oliveira, Filipa, “Wangechi Mutu,” W-Art Contemporary Art Magazine, Issue no. 8, pages 66-69
“Future Greats 2005”, ArtReview, Volume IX, December, page 99
Fricke, Kirsten, “Sex Sells,” Beautiful Decay, December
Smith, Roberta, “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist”, The New York Times, November 18
“Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections”, Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art, New York, (catalog illustration, page 388)
Adjaye, David, “Top Ten”, Artforum, November
Trellis, Emma, “Mutable Mutu”, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, October
Weinberg, Michelle, “Out of Africa: Female Forms that Tell a Tale of Torture”, Miami New Times, Sept. 15
Turner, Elisa, “Going Solo: Wangechi Mutu Finds Inspiration In Her Native Africa”, The Miami Herald, Sept.11
Hatcher, David, “Poco a Go-Go”, X-tra, Volume 8, Number 1, Fall Issue
“Arty Hour”, The Herald, August 12
Luis, Carlos M., “Wangechi Mutu y su ‘Amazing Grace’”, Artes & Letras, August 7
“Amazing Grace”, Miami Monthly, August
Fricke, Kirsten, “Wangechi Mutu”, Beautiful/Decay, Issue L, August
Ellis, Patricia, “Wangechi Mutu – The Triumph of Painting”, The Saatchi Gallery essay
Bravo, Gabriel C., “Wangechi Mutu Art Exhibit”, MiamiPoetryReview.com, July 22
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, “Mutu’s Mojo”, The Miami New Times, July 21
“‘Amazing Grace’: First Solo Show for Kenyan-born Artist”, Coral Gables Gazette, July 21
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Using Art to Build Pride”, The New York Times, June 1
Kapferer, Roland, “Africa Remix”, Frieze, June/July/August Issue 92, page 156
Heartney, Eleanor, “Return to the Real”, Art in America, June/July, pages 85-89
Korotkin, Joyce B., “Fight or Flight”, Tema Celeste, May/June, pages 76-77
de La Forterie, Maud, “Africa Remix Continental,” Art Actuel, Issue #38, May/June, pages 47-50
“‘Post-Black,’ ‘Post-Soul,’ or Hip-Hop Iconography: Defining the new Aesthetics”, The International
Review of African American Art, Volume 20 #2
Lo, Melissa, “Wangechi Mutu”, Flash Art, May/June Issue, Vol. XXXVIII, NO. 242, page 146
Chevalier, Jari, “Greater New York Show at P.S.1”, The New York Art World.com, April
Brielmaier, Isolde, “Wangechi Mutu: Re-Imagining The World”, Parkett, No. 74, pp. 6-13
“Where to buy – Wangechi Mutu”, The Week, March 25
Andersson, Ruben, “Mixed Bag of African avant-garde”, The London Globe, March 20
Rosenberg, Karen, “Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough”, New York Magazine, March 3
“Continued and Recommended”, ArtScene, Vol.24, no.7, March
“Painted Ladies”, SouthBank, March
Myers, Holly, “Artists at play in the world”, Los Angeles Times, February 25
Brownell, Ginanne, “Front and Center: In London, it’s the year of African art”, Newsweek, February 17
Harrison, Sara, “Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing”, Art Monthly, February
Pollack, Barbara, “Panic Room”, Time Out New York, January 13-19, pages 55-56
Biro, Matthew, “Reviews – Midwest”, Art Papers, pg. 51, January/February Issue

 

 

 

 

2004
Graham-Dixon, Andrew, “All stuck and scribbled”, The Sunday Telegraph, December 19, page 112
“Pin-Up: Contemporary Collage and Drawing”, BBC News UK edition, December 13
Cripps, Charlotte, “Work at the cutting edge”, The Independent Review, December 2, page 18
“A-Z London”, The Art Newspaper, No.153, December
Ciuraru, Carmela, “Cutting Remarks”, Cover Page and Feature, ArtNews, November
Leitzes, Cary Estes, “Body Politic”, and Kunitz, Daniel, US Editor’s Letter, ArtReview, cover and feature, pages 61-63, September
Cotter, Holland, “Black comes in Many Shadings”, The New York Times, Friday, August 13, page E29
Kelly, Kevin, “Reward for Creative Touch”, Daily Nation, Lifestyle Magazine, August 11
Johnson, Kenneth, “She’s Come Undone”, The New York Times, July 9
Ribas, Joao, “She’s come Undone”, Time Out, July 8, page 55
Kerr, Merrily, “Extreme Makeovers”, Art on Paper, July/August, page 28-29
Schwendener, Martha, “She’s Come Undone”, ArtForum.com critic’s pick, June
Saltz, Jerry, “Borough Hall,” Village Voice, May 3
Smith, Roberta, “Emerging Talent and Plenty of It”, The New York Times, March 12
Martin, Courtney, “Looking Both Ways”, Flash Art, January/February
Worman, Alex, “L.A. Confidential”, Artnet.com, January 24
Daily, Meghan, “Peter Norton – Collecting with a Conscience”, Guggenheim Magazine, Winter, pg 30

 

 

 

 

2003
Williamson, Sue, “Looking Both Ways”, Artthrob, December
Cotter, Holland, “Redefining the African Diaspora”, New York Times, November 21
Pagel, David, “Harrowing, hallucinatory visions – Wangechi Mutu at Susanne Vielmetter
Los Angeles Projects”, Los Angeles Times, October 24
Martin, Courtney, “Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti”, Flash Art, October
Fleey, Peter, “Black President”, Frieze Magazine, October, page 118
Sirmans, Franklin, “Portfolio”, Grand Street, Fall
Koirala, Snigdha, “Black President”, BOMB, Fall, page 17
Cotter, Holland, “King of Music”, New York Times, July 18
Cotter, Holland, “Off The Record”, New York Times, May 16
Cotter, Holland, “Wangechi Mutu”, New York Times, March 14
McKanic, Arlene, “Mutu’s Disturbing ‘Creatures’ at JCAL”, Q.guide, March 13
Ashford, Doug, “Off The Record”, Time Out Magazine, May 8-15
Croal, Aida Mashaka, “The Africana QA: Artist Wangechi Mutu, www.africana.com, Africana, March
Oneacre, Alison, “Hallowed Walls”, Women’s Wear Daily, February 3

 

 

 

2002
Murray, Soraya, “Africaine”, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Fall/Winter, p. 88-93
Banai, Nuit, “Body of Evidence”, One World, August/September, p. 124-125
Hazlewood, Carl E., “Hot Shows From the Edge: Summer in the City”, NYArts, September
Barliant, Claire, “Africaine”, Art on Paper, July/August
Johnson, Ken, “Art Guide”, The New York Times, July 5
Cotter, Holland, “From the Ferment of Liberation Comes a Revolution in African Art”, New York Times, Feb. 17
Budick, Arielle, “Identity, a Concept Explored in 2 Harlem Shows”, Newsday, February 1
Cunningham, Bill, “Old and New”, New York Times, January 27

 

 

 

2001
“African art exhibit”, Daily News, November 25
Sonkin, Rebecca, “Good Rap”, Art News, April, p. 41

 

 

2000
Brockington, Horace, “After Representation”, The International Review of African American Art, p. 47
Ziolkowski, Thad, “The Magic City”, Artforum, October
“The Magic City”, The New Yorker, August 14, p. 14
Johnson, Ken, “The Magic City”, The New York Times, August 11
Johnson, Ken, “The Magic City”, The New York Times, August 4

 

 

 

1999
Sirmans, Franklin, “Surely it Cannot Burn so Long”, Time Out Magazine, November 25—December 2
Oguibe, Olu and Enwezor, Okwui, “Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace”, The MIT Press, p. 10

 

 

 

1998
Sadao, Amy, “Transgressive Imaginations”, essay and interview on Wangechi Mutu and Rina Banerjee

Film, Television, Radio

 

 

 

2013
“Dreams Are Colder Than Death”, or “GLAS NEGUS SUPREME”, Feature length film, Directed by Arthur Jafa
“Wangechi Mutu + Santigold interview, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University,” MOCAtv, March 21
http://forefront.tv/videos/mocatv/wangechi-mutu-santigold-interview-nasher-museum-of-art-at-duke-university-mocatv/

 

 

2012
Exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter discussed on “The Strand”, BBC World Service, Nov 27
“Triptych,” Afro-Punk Pictures, Feature length film, Directed by Terence Nance

 

 

2011
“The Forum,” BBC World News Service, New York, NY
Tate, Brian, “THE CROSSROADS TAPES,” Brooklyn, NY

 

 

2010
Probst, Carsten, “Eine Afrikanische Gegenwartskuenstlerin”, Deutschlandradio Kultur, April 29
Exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim discussed on “The Strand”, BBC World Service, May 1
“Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven / Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin”, Vernissage TV, May 3

 

 

Artist Lectures

 

 

2015
Artist Talk, “ Myths, Theories, Truths, Lies,” William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Society, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Artist Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Artist Lecture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Artist Lecture, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

 

 

2014
Artist Lecture, Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, Cape Town, SA
Artist Talk, Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Zoe Whitley, Tate Modern, London, UK
Artist Talk, Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Huey Copeland, Chicago, IL
Artist Talk, “ÀSÌKÒ: A History of Contemporary Art in Senegal in 5 weeks”, Dak’Art 11th Biennale, Dakar, Senegal
Artist Talk with Trevor Schoonmaker, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, FL
Artist Talk, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
CineAfrica Panel: Wangechi Mutu, Zina Saro-Wiwa, Frances Bodomo, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Director’s Q&A: Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Talk, Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Courtney J. Martin, Arttable/Artnet, New York, NY

 

 

2013
Talk, Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Nora Chipaumire, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Talk, Wangechi Mutu in Conversation with Rachel Kent, MCA, Sydney, Australia
Visiting Artist, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Artist Lecture and visiting artist, Phillips Collection and George Washington University, Washington, DC
Artist Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Artist Lecture, Columbia University, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Artist Talk, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

 

2012
Artist Talk, “Common Ground: Artistic and Intellectual Communities”, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Commencement Speech: Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Artist Lecture, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Program Participant, The Artist’s Voice: Ishamel Houston-Jones, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

 

2011
Artist Lecture, Penn State University, Happy Valley, PA
Artist Lecture, Tyler University, Happy Valley, PA
Artist Lecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Artist Lecture and Residency, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO
Juror, Alliance for Young Artists & Writers’ Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, New York, NY 
Juror, Dreamyard Student Art Awards, Bronx, NY
Zabar Visiting Artist, Hunter College, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist Lecture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

 

 

2010
Talk, Wangechi Mutu and Marilyn Minter in Conversation with Richard Flood, New Museum, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Artist Lecture, Urban Arts Partnership, New York, NY

 

 

2009
Artist Lecture, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Artist Lecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Artist Lecture, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Artist Lecture, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

 

 

2008
Artist Lecture, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Artist Panel, The Cooper Union School of Art, “Prospect.1: A Biennial For New Orleans”, New York, NY
Panel: Art Chicago – Speaks Patronage and Contemporary Art, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist Lecture, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Artist Lecture, Eastern Illinois University, Champaign, IL
Artist Lecture, UCLA-Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Artist Lecture, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Artist Talk, Yale, New Haven, CT
Artist Talk, The Hirshorn Museum and Garden, Washington DC
Artist Talk, New Museum, “Collage: The Unmonumental Picture”, New York, NY

 

 

 

2007
Artist Lecture, Tyler School of Art, “Critical Dialogues Lecture”, Elkins Park, PA
Artist Lecture, “Here and Now”, New York University, New York
Artist Lecture, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Artist Lecture, “Cinderella Curse”, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Artist Lecture, Pratt University, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Lecture, The Visual Arts at Yale, Yale, New Haven, CT
Artist Lecture, “MoMA Gallery Talks”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Artist Lecture, New York University. The Steindhardt School of Art, New York
Studio Lecture, Independent Curators International, Brooklyn, NY
Panelist, “Feminist Future” symposium, Museum of Modern Art, New York

 

 

2006
Artist Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Artist Lecture, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Panelist, “Multiple Modernities”, Columbia University, New York
Artist Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Group presentation for Guggenheim, “Exhuming Gluttony”, Salon 94, New York
Panelist, Site Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

 

2005
Artist Lecture, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC
Studio Lecture, Miami Art Museum, New York, NY
Artist Lecture, “Amazing Grace”, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Artist Lecture, The Society for Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Artist Lecture, “Fight for Flight”, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY

 

 

 

2004
Artist Lecture, Altoids Art House, Austin, TX
Artist Lecture, “Looking Both Ways”, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Artist Lecture, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

 

 

 

2003
Panelist, “Looking Both Ways”, The Museum of African Art, Long Island City, NY
Artist Lecture, TICA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
“Contemporary African Artists”, moderated by Chester Higgins, Langston Hughes Library, Queens, NY
Artist Lecture, “Creatures”, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens, NY

 

 

 

2002
Artist Lecture, Bennigton University, VT
Critique of MFA Work, Union Institute and University at Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
“The Artist Voice: Fatimah Tuggar and Wangechi Mutu”, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
“New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference”, Museum of the City of New York, New York

 

 

Public Collections

 

 

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

The Altoids Collection / New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Blanton Museum, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

The Hague, Netherlands

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Judith Rothschild Foundation / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC

Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY