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Wangechi Mutu was born in Nairobi Kenya. She is an artist and sculptor who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Mutu moved to New York in the 1990s, focusing on Fine Arts and Anthropology at The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Art and Design. She earned a BFA from Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Science in 1996, and then received a master’s degree in sculpture from Yale University in 2000
Wangechi Mutu's work was the subject of a major exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, Texas in 2017. Previous institutional venues for solo shows have recently included the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2016); SITE Santa Fe (2016]; the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, North Carolina (2013), touring to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (2013), the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2014), and the Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Illinois (2014); the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, touring to Orange County Museum, California (both 2013); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal (2012); Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, (2012); Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010); Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2009); and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2008).
The artist participated in the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa inaugural exhibition, Cape Town (2017 - 2018). Her work was featured at the 56th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale (2015), and has been presented in exhibitions at institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2017 and 2014); Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); Studio Museum in Harlem (2017); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2016- 2017); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016); Yale University School of Art, New Haven (2016); Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco (2016); the Grand Palais, Paris (2015); Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco (2015); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (2015); Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC (2015 and 2014); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2013); Tate St. Ives, United Kingdom (2013); National Gallery of Canada, Ontario (2013); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2012); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Brooks Art Museum, Memphis (2012); MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010); Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom (2010); 10th Biennale d'art Contemporain de Lyon (2009); and The New Museum, New York (2008). Wangechi Mutu received the 2010 Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year award.