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Kapwani Kiwanga with Jérôme Poggi Gallery


Born in 1978 in Canada, Kapwani Kiwanga has gained a growing international intention in the recent years. In 2015, she benefited from four monographic exhibitions (Berlin, London, Milan, Valence). This upcoming October, three new solo shows will be devoted to Kapwani Kiwanga in Paris at FIAC and Jérôme Poggi Gallery and London for 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. 

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair- London / 15th – 18th October, 2015

Kapwani Kiwanga Solo show

Since her first performance at Tate Modern in April 2014, Kapwani Kiwanga appears regularly on the London art scene. The South London Gallery, one of the most important public insti- tutions of contemporary art in London, just devoted a significant personal exhibition to her (Kinjiketile suite, 15 April to 7 June 2015). In this dynamic, the gallery will present a solo show by Kapwani Kiwanga at Somerset house, as part of the1:54 fair. Created in 2013, the fair devoted to contemporary African art has become one of the most advanced and key events during the Frieze week.

Credit : Kapwani Kiwanga Hydrospheres, 2015
Vinyls, salt
Courtesy Kapwani Kiwanga 


FIAC – Secteur Lafayette- Paris / 22nd – 25th October, 2015

Kapwani Kiwanga - Flowers for Africa / Solo show

FIAC has retained this radical project consisting only of flowers that Kapwani Kiwanga proposed for the Lafayette sector in the Grand Palais. “Flowers for Africa” is a conceptual project that questions the material from which history is wrought, its fragility, its infallibility, its visibility and its hierarchy. Starting from a long and patient work on visual archives relating to decolo- nization, Kapwani Kiwanga defined a protocol calling for a recovery from iconographic do- cuments of the time ; bouquets of flowers have been used for obviously symbolic purposes in ceremonies or events related to the independence of African countries.


On this occasion, the gallery will publish an interview between Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Kapwani Kiwanga about the “Flowers for Africa” project. Kapwani Kiwanga will perform in the auditorium of the Grand Palais for the FIAC opening on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, thanks to the “Association des directeurs de centres d’art”.

Credit : Flowers for Africa (Nigeria), 2014

Flowers, ribbo, protocol

165 x 140 cm
Courtesy of the artist and of the Galerie Jérôme Poggi (Paris) 


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Galerie Jérôme Poggi - Paris / October 22nd – November 28th, 2015

Kapwani Kiwanga - Continental Shift / Solo show

In parallel to FIAC, the gallery will inaugurate her first solo show devoted to Kapwani Kiwanga, officializing her collaboration with the gallery. Even though she was invited into numerous exhibitions in Paris recently (Maison Rouge, Bétonsalon, etc.), this is her first solo show in Paris since her monographic project at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, who will sign a critical text for the exhibition of the artist at the gallery.

Galerie Jérôme Poggi

2 rue Beaubourg – 75 004 Paris – France

+33 (0)9 84 38 87 74