Wangechi Mutu

1972
Born in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Lives and works in New York
 
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

2018
"A Promise to Communicate,"Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (link)
 
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
2017
“Journeys into Peripheral Worlds” Des Moines Arts Center, Des Moines, IA
 
“Journey’s into Peripheral Worlds,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
 
"Ndoro Na Mit," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
 
Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
 
Austin Contemporary, Austin, Texas
2016
“The End of Carrying All,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (link)
2015
“Wangechi Mutu,” Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
2014
"Nguva na Nyoka," Victoria Miro, London, UK
2013
"Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey," Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY; traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
 
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia
 
Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
2012
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
 
"This Undreamt Descent," Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany
 
"Blackthrones," Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
 
Muse d'art contemporain de Montral, Montreal, Canada
2011
Il 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 / Muse des beaux-arts de lOntario, Canada
2009
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
 
Yo.n.l, Victoia Miro Gallery, London, UK
2007
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 Lovers Requiem, Salon 94, New York, NY
2005
The Chiefs Lairs 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
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

Group Exhibitions

2017
“Contemporary Women Printmakers”, Museum of Art WSU, Pullman, WA
 
“Simple Passion, Complex Vision: The Darryl Atwell Collection”, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, Charlotte, NC
2018
"Chaos and Awe,” Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
2017
"Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention", HMKV at the Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
 
Canadian Biennial 2017, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
 
“I Am You, You Are Here, We Are Everywhere,” Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018
“Blind Faith,” Haus der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2017
“Lucy’s Iris,” Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
 
Performa 17, New York, NY
 
“Colonial Stories: Power and People Exhibition,” GI Holtegaard, Holte Denmark
 
“Liquid Possibilities,” Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
 
“Liquid Possibilities,” Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
 
“Outcasts: Women in the Wilderness,” Wave Hills Arts Center, Bronx, NY
 
“Wanderlust,” UB Art Galleries, Buffalo, NY
2016
“Blackness in Abstraction,” Pace Gallery, New York, NY
 
“Making and Unmaking,” Camden Arts Center, curated by Duro Olowu, London, UK
 
“Black Pulp!,” International Print Center New York, New York, NY
 
“Protest,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
 
Sindika Dokolo Collection, curated by Kendell Geers, Luanda, Angola
 
“Africans in America,” Goodman Gallery, curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Johannesburg, South Africa
2015
"All the Worlds Futures," 56th International Art Exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (link)
 
Hello Walls, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
 
Portraits and Other Liknesses from SFMoMA, Musuem of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
 
Making Africa A Continent of Contemporary Design, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
 
Open this End: Contemporary Art From the Collection of Blake Byrne, traveling to: The Nasher Museum, 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
 
Picasso.mania, Grand Palais, Paris, France
 
"Artists in Dialogue 3: Wangechi Mutu and Nora Chipaumire," National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
 
"Conflict: Contemporary Responses to War," University of Queensland Art Museum, St. Lucia, Australia
 
Hidden and Revealed, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Grace Jones Project," Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
 
Africa: Architecture, Culture, and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
2014
"Death is Your Body", Steineres Haus Am Rmberg, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
"Divine Comedy," MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; traveling to SCAD, Savannah, Georgia; and Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
 
"Conflict: Contemporary responses to war," UQ Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
 
"Interrupting Entropy: Selections from the Betlach Collection," University Library, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
 
"Bash: An Exhibition in Two Parts," curated by Daniel Mason, MaxArt, Woodstock, NY
 
"Herland," Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
 
"We Live in Brooklyn Baby," Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
 
"Made by Brazilians...Creative Invasion," Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
Dak'art Bienniale, Dakar, Senegal
 
"King's County," Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
 
"Haute Africa Festival of Photography," Knokke-Heist, Belgium
 
"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
 
"Artists in Dialogue 3," National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
 
"Bad Conscience," curated by John Miller, Metro Pictures, New York, NY
2013
5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
 
"The Shadows Took Shape," The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
"Step Right In," The Visual Arts Center (VAC) at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
 
"Broken Memories", Museu AfroBrasil, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 
"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa," National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
 
"Aquatopia," Nottingham Contemporary, UK; Tate St. Ives, UK
 
Migrating Identities, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
 
Sakahn (to light a Fire), 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
The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
 
African Contemporary Art, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
 
Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Mumbai, India
 
There is no archive in which nothing gets lost, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
 
Intense Proximity, La Triennale at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
 
Visions of Our 44th President, Wright Museum, Detroit, MI
 
"Trade Routes Over Time", Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
 
Follow The Line, The Girls Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
The Calendars Tale: Fantasy, Figuration and Representation, Boston University, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA
 
The Soul of a City: Memphis Collects African American Art, Brooks Art Museum, Memphis, TN
 
Six Yards, Guaranteed Dutch Design, Museum of Modern Art, Armhem, Armhem, Netherlands
 
Wangechi Mutu, KAWS, Jeff Sonhouse, Wim Delvoye, Gallery Zidoun, Luxembourg
 
28 Days, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, CA
 
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
2011
The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
 
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, NY
2010
The Secret Lives of Trees, Monica De Cardenas Galleria, Milan, Italy
 
Water, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 
Collection: MOCAs 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
 
Disquieted: Contemporary voices from Out of the Shadows, Portland Art Museum, Oregon
 
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 Contempornea (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
2009
The Spectacle of The Everyday, 10th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, curated by Hou Hanru, New York, NY
 
Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art, Art Work for Change and the Tides Center, traveling to: The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway; University Art Gallery, San Diego, USA; Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico; Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico; Chicago Cultural Center, USA; David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA; New Orleans Center for Creative Arts; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University; and Prospect 2, New Orleans, USA; Redline, Denver, Colorado, USA; The Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Fundacion Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain; Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg , South Africa; Traveling to: The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada; Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico, USA; New York City, NY, USA
 
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
 
Sortilge, Jean-Marc Soloman, Chteau 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
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
 
Transformation AGO, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
 
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL. Traveling to: North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
 
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)
 
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
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
 
(re)Volver, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal, curated by Filipa Oliveira
 
Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York
2006
Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
 
USA Today, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
 
Still Points in the Turning World: SITE Santa Fes 6th Biennial, SITE Santa Fe, NM, curated by Klaus Ottman
 
Having New Eyes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
 
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy, curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto
 
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 (curated by Joachim Pissarro)
 
The 2nd Seville Biennale, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain, curated by Okwui Enwezor
2005
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
 
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
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
 
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
 
Its About Memory, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Simon Watson
 
I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL, curated by Dominik Molon
 
Figuratively: Dave McKenzie, Wangechi Mutu, William Villalongo, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
 
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC, curated by Ron Platt
 
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
2003
Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, curated by Coco Fusco Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
 
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
 
We Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New York, curated by Chris Perez
 
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
 
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
 
Creatures, Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Queens, NY
 
Wangechi Mutu/Carl Scholz, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
2002
Africaine, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, curated by Christine Kim
2001
Out of the Box, Queens Museum, New York
2000
The Magic City, Brent Sikemma, New York, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker
1997
Lifes Little Necessities, Johannesburg Biennale, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa, curated by Kellie Jones
1996
One Voice, 7th Gallery, Cooper Union, New York

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2017
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2016
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Cervenak, Sarah Jane, “Like Blood or Blossom: Wangechi Mutu’s Resistant Harvests,” Feminist Studioes 42, no. 2
 
Sargent, Antwaun, “A Century of Pulp Fiction Offers a Window into Balck Identity,” The Creators Project (web), October 28
2015
Valentine, Victoria L., 2015 Venice Biennale to Include More than 25 Black Artists, Culture Type, March 5
 
McGroarty, Patrick, Africans Turn to Local Art: Five Artists to Watch, The Wall Street Journal, March 13
 
Muoz-Alonso, Lorena, 12 Must-Read Tips for a Successful Career in the Art World, Artnet News, April 6
 
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2014
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2013
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Menconi, David, Wangechi Mutu takes Nasher on A Fantastic Journey, newsobserver.com, March 23
 
Anderson-Barranger, Hannah, Artist Mutu Premieres Show at Nasher, The Duke Chronicle, March 21
 
Vitiello, Chris, Horror, Beauty, and Transcendence, (print title), In Her First Major U.S. Exhibition, Wangechi Mutu Thinks Big, (on-line title), Indy Week, March 20
 
Bellamy, Cliff, Nasher to open touring exhibit of multi-media artist Wangechi Mutu, The Herald Sun, March 18
 
Buck, Louisa, Feature Artist Interview: Mutable Montage, The Art Newspaper, Number 244, March
 
Haskell, Angela, Artist Mutu's work opens at Drexel, The Philadelphia Tribune, February 27
 
Gandy, Mira, A Conversation with Kenyan Artist Wangechi Mutu on Art, Power and Returning Home, New York Beacon, February 21-27
 
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
 
Lax, Thomas J, Preview: Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey at the Nasher Museum of Art, Artforum, January
 
Bodies Bright and Greater: Mixed Media Collages by Wangechi Mutu, Harpers Magazine, 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 (link)
 
Yablonsky, Linda, "Women In Art 2012: Wangechi Mutu", Elle Magazine, December
 
Richardson, Jared, "Attack of the Boogeywoman: Visualizing Black Women's Grotesquerie in Afrofuturism", Art Papers, November/December
 
Fiduccia, Joanna, Heavy Painting, Spike Quarterly, Issue 33, Autumn
 
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
 
The Subjective Object, GRASSI Museum fr Vlkerkunde 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 Critics 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, Monstrse Brute und Zwitter, Art: Das Kunstmagazin, May
 
Kuhn, Nicola, Gefhrlich schne Gttinnen, 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 Altmejds The Index and Wangechi Mutus 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 Were Afraid Of, Deutsche Guggenheim Magazine, Issue 11, Spring
 
Sandals, Leah, Questions and Artists: Wangechi Mutus 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 Banks 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 Gorschlter, 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, April, Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
 
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 Fes 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 Mutus 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 allthey want to sneak Saatchis junk into our academy, The Times (UK), May 11
 
Lewis, Caroline, Saatchis 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, Mutus 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, www.msnbc.com, 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 Editors 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, Shes Come Undone, The New York Times, July 9
 
Ribas, Joao, Shes 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 critics 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, Mutus Disturbing Creatures at JCAL, Q.guide, March 13
 
Ashford, Doug, Off The Record, Time Out Magazine, May 8-15
 
Croal, Aida Mashaka, Africana, March
 
Oneacre, Alison, Hallowed Walls, Womens 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 25December 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

Catalogues

2016
Della Monica, Lauren P., “Bodies of Work: Contemporary Figurative Painting,” Schiffer, Atglen, PA
2015
Malbert, Roger, Drawing People: The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson
2013
Kent, Rachel, Wangechi Mutu, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia. Includes essays by Mbugua Kimani, Dan Cameron, and Adrienne Edwards.
 
Schoonmaker, Trevor; Stiles, Kristine; and Tate, Greg, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, Duke University Press
 
Schoonmaker, Trevor; Stiles, Kristine; and Tate, Greg, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, Duke University Press
 
Getlein, Mark, Living With Art, Tenth Edition, McGraw Hill, pp. 55-56
2012
VISIONS 15 Years Deutsche + Guggenheim, Deutsche Bank AG, November
 
Blisle, Jos, Wangechi Mutu, Muse d'art contemporain de Montral
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
Htte, 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
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
 
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 dArte Contemporanea, exhibition catalog, pg.122-123
2005
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 Dsseldorf, 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, Lifes Little Necessities: Installations by Women in the 1990s, Trade Routes: History and Geography, 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, p. 287

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
 
Muse d'art contemporain de Montral, Montreal, QC
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
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
2013
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Film/TV/Radio

2013
A Necessary Madness: The Art of Wangechi Mutu, MUSE Film and Television, Inc., New York, NY

Grants and Awards

2013
Brooklyn Museum Artist of the Year, Brooklyn, NY
 
Brooklyn Museum's Asher B. Durand Award
2011
Cooper Union Augustus St. Gaudens Distinguished Artist Award, New York, NY
2010
Artist of the Year Award, Deutsche Bank
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
Presidents 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

Interviews

2013
Green, Tyler, "Modern Art Notes Podcast: Wangechi Mutu," April 18 (link)