Gallery SANAA is proud to present the first solo exhibition of Alex Mawimbi in the Netherlands.
Alex Mawimbi will show several series of drawings in this exhibition: Drawings with African Objects, Peacock drawings, and Tree drawings series. The title of the solo is Self-Referential “‘I have chosen this because my drawings are self-referential and although I am a black, African female artist, I find myself akin to the minimalist movement of the 1960’s, which was largely self-referential.” Mawimbi will also show sculptures for the first time. Furthermore the vidoes ‘On fait ensemble’ and ‘The Warrior’ will be screened.
Alex Mawimbi (born in Kenya) has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Transart Institute, New York. Her works consist of performance, drawing, painting, installation, and video. Through her diverse practice, Mawimbi investigates the hybrid nature of African identity, contesting notions of authenticity. She has worked with western museums to dispel notions of a Unitarian Africa, so often seen in ethnographic exhibitions. In addition to this she also focuses on gender and female sexuality. She is inspired by LGBTQ communities whose stories are rarely told.