Artist duo, Mwangi Hutter (born in 1975 in Nairobi, Kenya and in 1964, Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany; lives and works in Germany), fused names (Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter) to become one artist in 2005, working in photography, video, installation and performance. The unification resists fixed notions of identity based on race, gender and culture. They each intentionally create an aesthetic of interrelationship to reflect on changing societal and cultural realities.
The duo sees their work as a unit arising from two bodies, two minds, dual histories and the continuous merging of expression. Presenting a pacification of contrasts: female-male, African-European, contrasts that are reflective of separated borders, and subjects in both a political and personal sense.
Their work has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum (NY), Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art (Washington D.C), Fowler Museum (Los Angeles, CA), Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon, Portugal), Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt, Germany), Palais des Beaux-arts (Paris, France), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), Yokohama Museum of Art (Yokohama, Japan), and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (Las Palmas, Spain).