Artist duo, Mwangi Hutter (b. 1975 in Nairobi, Kenya and b. 1964, Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany; live and work in Germany), in 2005, fused names (Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter) to become one artist. Working in photography, video, installation and performance, the couple’s unification resists fixed notions of identity based on race, gender and culture. Together they create an aesthetic of interrelationship to reflect on changing societal and cultural realities.
The duo realizes their work as a unit arising from two bodies, two minds, dual histories and the continuous merge 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 (New York, New York), Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (Washington D.C.), Fowler Museum (Los Angeles, California), 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).