Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-born American visual artist, known primarily for her painting, sculpture, film, and performance work. Born in Kenya, she has lived and established her career in New York for more than twenty years.

Mutu's work has directed the female body as subject through collage painting, immersive installation, and live and video performance all the while exploring questions of self-image, gender constructs, cultural trauma, and environmental destruction, as well as notions of beauty and power.

More quotes by Wangechi Mutu:

  • "I use femaleness as another lens, so I don't even think all my creatures are women; I just think that I bring out the femaleness in them."

  • "Beautiful things can happen when you act intuitively and instinctively in a moment of anxiety and do something radical."

1972 -
Nationality: Kenyan
Residence: New York
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