Miatta Kawinzi - Red Bull Arts Detroit

Miatta Kawinzi

Resident Artist

Miatta Kawinzi is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer & educator. She explores the figure, the inner & outer landscape, and culture as sites of re-imagination & possibility. She works with images, objects, sound, space, the body, and language. Born in 1987 in Nashville, TN to a Liberian mother and Kenyan father, she is based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent exhibition sites of her work include BRIC and the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY), Aljira Center for Contemporary Art (NJ), and the FNB Joburg Art Fair (South Africa). Kawinzi received a BA in Interdisciplinary Art & Cultural Theory from Hampshire College and an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. She has been awarded artist residencies at spaces including the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, France, with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), the Bag Factory (Johannesburg, South Africa), and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE).

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