Artist duo, Mwangi Hutter, merged names and biographies to become one artist, to resist fixed notions of identity based on race, gender and cultural backgrounds. They each intentionally create an aesthetic of interrelationship to reflect on changing societal realities. The duo reflect on subjects such as border-crossing, both in a political as well as personal sense.
Their works can be seen as a vision of unification and a pacification of contrasts: female-male, African-European, black-white, reflective of separated borders. Based in Berlin and Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya, Mwangi Hutter function like many artists, working across continents.
Their work is widely exhibited, including at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of African Art in Washington DC, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf, Palais des Beaux-arts in Brussels, Hayward Gallery in London, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, National Gallery in Prague, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Yokohama Museum of Art, Bienal de São Paulo, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Dak’Art Biennale in Dakar, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa, Havana Biennial, Venice Biennale and Documenta 14 in Kassel, amongst others.