Artist duo, Mwangi Hutter (b. 1975, Nairobi, Kenya and 1964, Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany; lives and works in Germany), merged names and biographies to become one artist in 2005. The unification serves 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.
Working in video, digital photography, installation and performance, the duo sees their work as a unit arising from two bodies, two minds, dual histories and the continuous merging of expression. Their work is a pacification of contrasts: female-male, African-European. These contrasts are reflective of separated borders, and subjects in both a political and personal sense.
Their work has exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art, Fowler Museum, Centre Pompidou, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Palais des Beaux-arts, Mori Art Museum, Yokohama Museum of Art, and Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno.