Kapwani Kiwanga discusses her practice with independent curator and writer Yasmina Reggad. Kiwanga’s work is showing as part of Mythopoeia at Tiwani Contemporary, 10 April to 9 May 2015.
Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978, Canada) lives and works in Paris. Her film and video works have been nominated for two BAFTAs and have received awards at international film festivals . She has exhibited internationally, including a solo exhibition at Jeu de Paume, France (2014) and group exhibitions at venues including the Centre Pompidou, France (2006) and the Glasgow Centre of Contemporary Art, UK (2008). Her forthcoming solo exhibition at South London Gallery will open on 15 April 2015.
Yasmina Reggad is an independent curator and writer based in London who works between London and Algiers. She holds an MA in Middle Ages History from the Sorbonne University and is presently Programme Curator at aria (artist residency in algiers) and Exhibition and Projects Manager at Delfina Foundation. Reggad’s research focuses on the politics of futurity, as well as on alternative models of art education. Her recent curatorial projects include a series of evenings of performances at Delfina Foundation, UK;Puppetmaster by Adrian Lee at DJART Biennal, Algeria; Djazaïr (with Ali MacGild) at John Jones Art, UK;Intervening Space: From the Intimate to the World at The Mosaic Rooms, UK; Sketches of Algiers 1 by Amina Menia at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, UK. She is currently curating We Can’t Be There. Emergency Provisions for (Un)Anticipated Futures, a six-month series of public events taking place at Goldsmiths University, Tate Modern, the Institute of Contemporary Arts and Delfina Foundation, UK. Reggad publishes essays and articles on photography and contemporary art, sits on several juries, and is regularly called upon to participate in panel discussions and talks for institutions such as Iniva, Goldsmiths University, Cornerhouse in the UK, Sharjah Art Foundation in the UAE, Villa Arson in France and Casa Tomada in Brazil. She will be in residence at HICP – Helsinki International Curatorial Programme in August 2015.