Wangechi Mutu, female body


Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu


She was born in 1972, Nairobi, Kenya. She lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums all around the world, such as Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, S. Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She is known for her collages. She creates hybrid creatures in which the female body is at the centre.


In 2013, Wangechi Mutu’s first-ever animated video, The End of eating Everything,was created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold, commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art. The End of Eating Everything is the first animated movie by Wangechi MutuThe protagonist is a mysterious and monstrous creature. She has the face of a woman, Medusa-like hair, and a massive body ridden with pustules, machine wheels, and numerous arms. The creature’s grotesque body, flying across the screen like a planet in space, emits dark clouds of smoke that add to the murky background. The accompanying soundscape, a melange of machine and organic sounds, is an original track by Mutu. The End of Eating Everything is a title that refers to the she-creature’s eventual self-implosion as a result of eating literally everything. Wangechi Mutu participated at the 11th Dak’art Biennale Exhibition in Senegal.

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