Ingrid Mwangi

ingridmwBiography: Ingrid Mwangi was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 to Kenyan and German parents. After moving to Germany in 1990, she attended the University of Fine Arts Saar, in Saarbrücken, Germany. There, she first studied Graphic Design and then changed her major to New Artistic Media. From 2001, she was an instructor at the Academy of Fine Arts in the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Ingrid Mwangi works in a range of media, including video, installation, photography and performance art. Her works confront issues of race, identity and gender. Often using her body as subject, Mwangi explores her physicality, as well as issues of blackness and heritage, in relation to sociopolitical systems. She investigates identity in the context of personal experience and cultural positions on the foreign and exotic. From 1998 to 2002, she received a stipend from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.  Mwangi often collaborates creatively with her husband and fellow artist, Robert Hutter.

(Sources:
– AFF, Inc.
http://www.acmi.net.au/2006/artists/acmi/mawangiandhutter.html
http://www.eai.org/user_files/supporting_documents/1103DigitalAfrica_pr_2.pdf)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Digital Africa – Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi).

Filmography:
Appearance and Reality (1991 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
First to Throw a Stone (1992 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Through the Wind (1993 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Spirit Moves Where It Chooses (1993 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Summit of Creation (1994 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Power of the Wound (1994 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Inviolability of the Individual Freezes (1995 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Conversing Monitors (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
How Far Away Do You Have to Be (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
There Is Always No Reason (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Messengers of Violence (1996 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Conversing II (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
How Deep Can You Sink (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Wild Audience (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
To Be Like Her (1997 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
More Room (1998 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Breathe Out (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Neger (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Wild Life (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Do Not Disturb (1999 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Masked (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Virtual Body (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cross Over (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Neger Don’t Call Me (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Twelve Thoughts (2000 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Desperate for Change (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
My Heart of Darkness (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Down by the River (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Coloured (2001 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
See in the Light (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
To Be in the World (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
See Violence (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Travels of the Veiled (2002 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Dressed Like Queens (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cutting the Mask (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Censored Rooms (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Chameleon (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Digital Africa – Within a Shadow Lies What Will Fall (2003 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Splayed (2004 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Fast Play (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi, Pascale Marthine Tayou);
Headskin (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
My Possession (2005 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Blood Poem (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
In My House (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Man of War (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
For Children (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Mzungu (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Forward to Somewhere in Africa (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Sleepers (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Homesick (2006 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Being Bamako (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Retrocession (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Cryptic, a Traveler’s Diary (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Retracing Johannesburg (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Performance of Doubt (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Window in the Desert (2007 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
7 Sacred Moments (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Beauty, in the Eye of the Beholder (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Homeland (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Human Walk (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Triumph of her Death (2008 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Creepcreature (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Eastleigh Crossing (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Es’Gangeni (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
One Kenyans (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Cage (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The Hum (2009 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Paradise: The Hidden Land (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Power for Japan (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Fairy Tale of the Black Mountain (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Reviving the Fittest (2011 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Generationzzz (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
The View (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Black Tree (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi);
Dandora Pool (2012 – Robert Hutter, Ingrid Mwangi).