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Kapwani Kiwanga: Remediation

Remai Modern is excited to present the first major survey exhibition in Canada of Canadian-French artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Kiwanga creates installation, sculpture, and performance as well as video and sound pieces to explore the relationships between historical narratives, systems of power, and the use of material within these contexts.

The exhibition is co-organized by Remai Modern and MOCA Toronto.

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An inflatable sculpture with three bulbous arms stands on the floor next to a woven work hung on the wall.
Kapwani Kiwanga: Remediation, installation view, Remai Modern, 2023. Photo: Carey Shaw

About the artist

Kapwani Kiwanga is an artist who has emerged in recent years as a highly acknowledged figure within the international contemporary art scene. In 2018, she received both the inaugural Frieze Artist Award (USA) and the Sobey Art Award (Canada), and in 2020 she won the Prix Marcel Duchamp (France).

After completing studies in Anthropology and Comparative Religion at McGill University, with a focus on medical anthropology and an idea of going into documentary filmmaking, Kiwanga turned to the visual arts and attended École normale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where she is now based. Drawing on her education, experiences, ongoing research and commitment to observation, Kiwanga produces work across a wide variety of artistic mediums to explore the plurality of histories.

Two yellow teardrop-shaped plinths display paper flowers. The wall is also painted yellow behind them.
Kapwani Kiwanga: Remediation, installation view, Remai Modern, 2023. Photo: Carey Shaw