As a creative strategy to resist fixed notions of identity based upon gender, race, and cultural backgrounds, Mwangi Hutter strategically merged names and biographies to become one artist. They consciously use themselves as the sounding board to reflect on changing societal realities, creating an aesthetics of self-knowledge and interrelationship. Mwangi Hutter reflect on the subjects of border-crossing and finding identity, which both can be understood in a political, as well as a very personal, intimate sense. Their works can be seen as a vision of unification and the pacification of contrasts: female-male, African-European, black-white and the borders separating you and me. Based in Berlin and Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nairobi, Kenya, Mwangi Hutter functions like many global artists today working across continents. They have exhibited their work in a wide range of geographic locations including 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.