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Wangechi Mutu

Solo Exhibition Catalogues and Monographs
Mutu, Wangechi, Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined, 2023, Phaidon
Lawrence, Nora, Aisha Tandine Bell, Wangechi Mutu, John P. Stern, Wangechi Mutu Storm King Art Center, 2022, Storm King Art Center X Artists' Books
Mutu, Wangechi, Adrienne Edwards, Courtney Martin, Kellie Jones, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Wangechi Mutu, 2022, Phaidon
Schmuckli, Claudia ed. Wangechi Mutu: I am Speaking, Are You Listening?. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York: DelMonico Books, 2021.
A Promise to Communicate. Madrid: Ivorypress, 2019.
Kent, Rachel. Wangechi Mutu. Australia: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2013.
Schoomaker, Trevor. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Durham: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2013.
Josée, Bélisle. Wangechi Mutu. Montreal: Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, 2012.
Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven. Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, 2010.
Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2010.
Stief, Angela. Wangechi Mutu: In Whose Image? Vienna: Kunstalle Wein, 2009.
Singleton, Douglas and Damiani Editore. Wangechi Mutu A Shady Promise. Bologna: Grafiche Damiani, 2008.
Wangechi Mutu: The Cinderella Curse. South Carolina: ACA Gallery of SCAD, 2007.
Wangechi Mutu. New York: The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, 2006.
Boswell, Peter. Wangechi Mutu - Amazing Grace. Miami: Miami Art Museum, 2005.
McDowell, Tara. New Work: Wangechi Mutu. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2005.
Group Exhibition Catalogues and General Publications
Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 2020-2021: The Société Anonyme at 100. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 2022.
Multiply Identify Her. New York: International Center of Photography, 2018.
Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2016.
Coleman, Teju. Known and Strange Things. New York: Random House, 2016.
Black Pulp! New Haven: Yale School of Art, 2016.
Glesman, Amanda. The Campaign for Art: Gifts for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2016.
Ryman, Kyla. What do you see. New York: Home Grown Books, 2016.
Us Is Them. Columbus, Ohio: Pizzuti Collection, 2015.
Hudson, Suzanne. Painting Now. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
The Image of the Black in Western Art: Volume V, Part II. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Bash: An Exhibition in Two Parts. Woodstock: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, 2014
Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. Ottowa: National Gallery of Canada Ottowa, 2013.
Backstein, Joseph, Svetlana Boym, Catherine de Zegher. More Light: The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Moscow: Institute of Contemporary Art; Belgium: MER Paper Kunsthalle, 2013.
Milbourne, Karen E. Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2013.
Squires, Carol. A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2013.
Grovier, Kelly. 100 Works of Art That Will Define a Generation. London: Thames &
Hudson, 2013.
The Reckoning: Women Artists of The New Millennium. London: Prestel, 2013.
Lévy, Bernard-Henri. Les aventures de la vérité. Paris: Grasset, 2013.
Keith, Naima J. The Shadows Took Shape. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2013.
Cinematic Visions: Painting at the Edge of Reality. London: Victoria Miro, 2013.
Nakamori, Yasufumi. Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.
Intense Proximité: Une Anthologie du Proche et du Lointain La Triennale 2012. Paris: Edition Artlys, 2012.
Bosland, Joost. Trade Routes Revisited. Cape Town and Johannesburg: Michael Stevenson Gallery, 2012.
Weiss, Reydan. Everywhere and Nowhere- Works from the Reydan Weiss Collection. Munich: Kerber Verlag Bielefeld, 2012.
Visions 15 Years Deutsche + Guggenheim. Berlin: Deutsche Bank, 2012.
Hanrou, Hou ed. The Power of Doubt. Madrid: La Frabrica, 2011.
The Luminous Interval. Bilbao, Spain: Guggenheim Bilbao, 2011.
30 Americans. Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art, 2011.
Barson, Tanya and Peter Gorschlüter. Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic. London: Tate Publishing, 2010.
The Spectacle of The Everyday. Lyon: Les Presses du Reel, 2010.
Global New Art: taguchi Art Collection #1. Japan: Kentaro Oshita, 2010.
Hall, Emily, ed. Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010.
Visceral Bodies. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2010.
The Visible Vagina. New York: David Nolan Gallery, 2010.
Malherbe, Anna. Sortilége. Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, 2009, p. 58-67, 85.
Scala W, Mark. Paint Made Flesh. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009, p. 64, 109.
Drutt, Matthew. 2004 Artpace Residencies and Exhibitions. San Antonio: Artpace San Antonio, 2008, p. 62-69.
Fractured Figure. Athens: The Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art; New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2008, p. 197.
30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2008, p. 128-131, 210.
Muted:Video Studio. New York: Studio Museum of Harlem, 2008-09, p. 5.
Pandora’s Box. Canada: Dunlop Gallery, Regina Public Library, 2008.
Excerpt: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohayn Collection. Poughkeepsie:The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 2008.
Brownlee, Andrea Barwell and Valerie Oliver Cassel. CINEMA REMIXED & RELOADED: Black Women and the moving image since 1970. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Spelman College, 2008.
Decolonizing Black Bodies: Personal Journeys in the Contemporary Voice. Florham Park, New Jersey: Washington Press, 2008.
Part III: Meaning and Identity-Exchanges: Wangechi Mutu. Florham Park, New Jersey: Washington Press, 2008, p. 279, 327.
Gioni, Massimiliano. Collage: The un-Monumental Picture. New York: Merrell Publishers Limited, 2008.
Wiedemann, Hillary and Robert Stephen Frankel. Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video, and Craft Media. New York: The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 2007, p. 38, 39.
MoMA Highlights Since 1980. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2007.
Mullins, Charlotte. Painting People: Figure Painting Today. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2007, p.110.
Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary Art. New York: Merrell Publishers Limited, 2007.
Grosenick, Uta and Thomas Seelig. Photo Art. Cologne: Dumont, 2007, p. 302-305.
Cameron, Dan, Toni Morrison and Toby Lewis. Artworks: The Progressive Collection. New York: D.A.P./The Progressive Collection, 2007, p. 253.
Schmidt, Jason. Jason Schmidt: Artists 2000-2006. Paris: Edition 7L, 2006, p. 90.
Enwezor, Okwui. The Unhome-ly phantom scenes in Global Society. 2006, p. 232.
Brandstetter, Anna-Maria. Violence/Trauma/Memory. Hanover: Volkswagen Foundation, 2006.
Zoubok, Pavel. The New Collage. New York: Pavel Zoubok Gallery, 2006.
Bonami, Francesco and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto. INFINITE PAINTING - Contemporary Painting and Global Realism. Udine: Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, 2006.
Kantor, Jordan. Vitamin D, New Perspectives in Drawings. London and New York: Phaidon Press, essay p. 214, illustrations p. 215-217, bio. p. 334, 2005.
Kuramitsu, Kris and Lizetta LeFelle-Collins. Linkages & Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections. San Francisco: Museum of the African Diaspora, 2005.
Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections. New York: Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art, Catalog Illustration, p. 388.
Kantor, Jordan. Drawing from The Modern: 1975-2005. New York: Museum of Modern Art, p. 185.
Rewind/Re-Cast/Review. New Jersey: Berrie Arts Center at Ramapo College of New Jersey, 2005.
Dexter, Emma. Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing. New York: Phaidon Press, 2005.
Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures. New York: Pamela Auchincloss Arts Management; Richmond: University of Richmond Museums, 2005.
eleven eleven {1111}, Journal of Literature and Art. San Francisco: California College of the Arts, 2005.
Africa Remix. Germany: Kunstpalast Duesseldorf, c. 2005.
Gwanju Biennial. South Korea, 2004.
Muhammad, Erika Dalya. Body Politic. New York: The Studio Museum Harlem, Art Review, July 2004.
Color Wheel Oblivion. Milan: Marella Arte Contemporanea, 2004, p. 38-40.
Farrell, Laurie Ann ed. Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora. “Preverse Anthology” by Laurie Firstenberg. New York: Museum for African Art, 2003.
Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. New York: The New Museum, 2003.
Oguibe, Olu and Okwui Enwezor. Reading the Contemporary, African Art from Theory to the Marketplace. London: Institute of International Visual Arts, 1999, p.10.
Sadao, Amy. Transgressive Imaginations: essay and interview on Wangechi Mutu and Rina Banerjee, 1998.
Enwezor, Okwui ed. Trade Routes: History and Geography: 2nd Johannesburg Biennale. “Life’s Little Necessities, Installations by Women in the 1990’s” by Jones, Kellie. Sandton, South Africa: Thorold’s Africana Books, 1997, p. 287.
Selected Articles and Reviews
Yuna, Park. “Jeju Biennale 2022 to show how humans live in symbiosis with other life forms,” The Korean Herald, May 19, 2022.
“NOMA Announces Acquisition of Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Crocodylus,’” New Orleans Magazine, May 4, 2022.
“Essential Books: 9 Recent Monographs on Women Artists,” ARTnews, February 22, 2022.
Angeleti, Gabriella. “Storm King Art Center celebrates sculptor Wangechi Mutu in 2022 season,” The Art Newspaper, March 15, 2022.
Bravo, Tony. “Visual art in 2021 explored big issues and didn’t shy from controversy,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2021.
Rodney, Seph. “Best of 2021: Our Top 10 New York City Art Shows,” Hyperallergic, December 8, 2021.
Artsy Editorial. “The Best Public Art of 2021,” Artsy, December 7, 2021.
Freeman, Nate. “True Colors,” Vanity Fair, November 2021.
Julien, Isaac. “Wangechi Mutu and Isaac Julien In Conversation,” de Young Museum Magazine, fall 2021.
Cotter, Holland. “At 19 Art Shows, From Los Angeles to Manhattan, All Eyes Are on Inclusion,” The New York Times, September 9, 2019.
“Wangechi Mutu’s Female Figures Grace The Met’s Façade,” The New Yorker, September 9, 2019.
Hollein, Max. “With Wangechi Mutu’s The NewOnes, will free Us, The Met Façade Is Now on View” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 9, 2019.
Princenthal, Nancy. “Wangechi Mutu: A New Face for the Met,” The New York Times, September 5, 2019.
MacSweeney, Eva. “How Kenyan-Born Artist Wangechi Mutu is Taking Over the Met,” W Magazine, August 27, 2019.
Loos, Ted. “Why These 4 Whitney Biennial Artists Are Making Waves,” Galerie Magazine, May 10, 2019.
Freeman, Nate. “Wangechi Mutu will make works for the Metropolitan Museum’s façade for one in a trio of contemporary commissions,” Artsy, March 22, 2019.
“The Met Commissions Contemporary Art for its Fifth Avenue Building’s Façade,” Artforum, March 22, 2019.
Libbey, Peter. “The Met Will Use its Facade and Great Hall to Showcase Contemporary Art,” The New York Times, March 21, 2019.
Mutu, Wangechi. “Wangechi Mutu’s Ode to Yoko Ono,” Frieze, February 12, 2019.
Pellerin, Amanda. “Wangechi Mutu-Keep Moving, Keep Making Art,” TL Magazine, January 12, 2019.
Mutu, Wangechi. “Wangechi Mutu on Ana Mendieta’s Rebel Spirit,” Frieze, September 11, 2018.
Spivack, Emily. “Why This Artist Is Inspired by a Chest of Drawers,” The New York Times Style Magazine, June 20, 2018.
Yuelys, Joanna. “ICA Exhibit Highlights Social Division, Installation as Catalyst,” The Heights, February 11, 2018.
Glentzer, Molly. “Artist Wangechi Mutu captures a world in transition,” The Houston Chronicle, January 17, 2018.
Van Luling, Todd. “A Guide to the Anti-Trump Art You Can See in New York Right Now,” Huffington Post, November 8, 2017.
“Weekend Agenda,” New York Magazine, November 2, 2017.
Sulcas, Roselyn. “A Provocative Museum Places African Art on the Global Stage,” The New York Times, October 27, 2017.
Travers, Andrew. “Anderson Ranch National Artist Award honoree Wangechi Mutu discusses her work,” The Aspen Times, July 19, 2017.
Castro, Jan Garden. “Wangechi Mutu: Gladstone Gallery,” Sculpture, July/August 2017.
Cascone, Sarah. “Wangechi Mutu Wins Anderson Ranch’s National Artist Award,” ArtNet, April 11, 2017.
Fateman, Johanna. “Wangechi Mutu: Gladstone Gallery,” Artforum, April 2017.
Smith, Roberta. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” The New York Times, March 9, 2017.
Donoghue, Katy. “Wangechi Mutu gets closer to the landscape that speaks to her in “Nodoro Na Miti,” Whitewall Magazine, March 6, 2017.
Scobie, Ilka. “Wangechi Mutu Ndoro Na Miti,” Brooklyn Rail, March 1, 2017.
D’Souza, Aruna. “Wangechi Mutu,” 4Columns, February 24, 2017.
Gordon, Sean. “Wangechi Mutu Explores Afrofuturism and The New Humanism with Ndoro Na Miti,” Paste, February 12, 2017.
McLendon, T. “Kenyon Artist and Sculptor Wangechi Mutu’s New Exhibit Makes the Mythical Majestic,” AfroPunk, January 27, 2017.
“9 Art Events to Attend in New York City this Week,” ArtNews, January 23, 2017.
Cascone, Sarah. “Editors’ Picks: 10 Things to See in New York This Week,” ArtNet News, January 23, 2017.
“Wangechi Mutu: Ndoro Na Miti,” TimeOut New York, January 13, 2017.
Lempesis, Dimitris. “Art-Presentation: Wangechi Mutu-Ndoro Na Miti,” Dream Idea Machine, January 2, 2017.
Bourland, Ian. “Wangechi Mutu Talks About Her Work in ‘Blackness of Abstraction’ in Pace Gallery,” Artforum, July 12, 2016.
Willis Blair, Courtney. “On the art and influence of David Hammons Trickster Aesthetics,” Modern Painters, April, 2016.
Cascone, Sarah. “Prospect.4 Curator Brings in Some Big Names for Advice,” Artnet, March 16, 2016.
“6 Artists on Black Identity,” Huffington Post, March 31, 2016.
“Artist Wangechi Mutu on ‘Brilliant Ideas,’” Bloomberg, February 12, 2016.
‘“They Eat Because You Grow the Food’: Wangechi Mutu’s Words of Wisdom for Struggling Artists,” Artspace, January 13, 2016.
“In pictures: Challenging perception of Africa through Art,” BBC News, December 7, 2015.
Thon, Ute. “Das Festival der Welterklärung,” Art, May 2015.
Sangweni, Yolanda. “Artist Wangechi Mutu Celebrates ‘Africa’s Out!’ Campaign, with a Little Help from Solange,” Essence, June 5, 2015.
Scher, Rob. “This New Arts Endeavor Hopes to ‘Change the Way We Engage with Africa,’” New York Magazine, June 5, 2015.
Sargent, Antwaun. “Africa’s Out! Let’s Celebrate,” W Magazine, June 8, 2015.
“Five Artists, Five Book Reviews,” The New York Times, June 25, 2015.
Conway, Megan. “Performa’s 10th Anniversary Gala Honors the Art World’s Renaissance Women,” The Wall Street Journal, October 29, 2014.
Frank, Priscilla. “40 Contemporary African Artists Take on Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’,” The Huffington Post, October 20, 2014.
Guiducci, Mark. “5 Shows to See in London During Frieze Week (That Aren’t at Frieze),” Vouge, October 14, 2014.
Scheffler, Daniel. “Brooklyn Inspires African Artists,” The New York Times, October 14, 2014.
“Wangechi Mutu, Leslie Hewitt, and 32 Other Artists Win $50,000 Grant from United States Artists,” Artinfo, October 14, 2014.
“United States Artists Fellowship Grantees Announced,” Artforum, October 13, 2014.
Bell, Carol. “Five Minutes with Wangechi Mutu,” Chicago Sun Times, October 2014.
“African Artists Chris Ofili & Wangechi Mutu Create Harper’s Bazaar Art’s November Issue Covers,” Spice, October 7, 2014.
Vitali, Marc. “Fantastic Voyage: Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherwordly Creatures,” PBS Chicago, September 30, 2014.
“Block Museum Presents ‘Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,’” Evanston Now, September 8, 2014.
De Jesus, Carlos Suarez. “Art Mirrors Life in Wangechi Mutu’s MOCA Show,” Miami Times, May 1, 2014.
“The Fantastic, Feminine and Futuristic Work of Wangechi Mutu,” Arts Observer, March 20, 2014.
“A Fantastic Journey Into the Mind of Collage Artist Wangechi Mutu,” Inner World Press, March 21, 2014.
Bodin, Claudia. “Abscheulich Schöne Körper,” Art Das Kunstmagazin, January 2014, p. 20-28.
Willis, Deborah. “Wangechi Mutu,” Bomb, Winter 2013-2014, p. 30.
Kaitano, Chiwoniso. “The Afrofuturism of Wangechi Mutu,” The Guardian, November 13, 2013.
Russell, Heather. “Interview with Artist Wangechi Mutu: A Frantastic Journey,” Artnet, October 18, 2013.
“6 Artists to Watch This October: Wangechi Mutu,” Musee, October 14, 2013.
Hansen-Bundy, Benjy, “A Fantastic Journey Into the Mind of Collage Artist Wangechi Mutu,” Mother Jones, October 12, 2013.
Cotter, Holland. “A Window, Not a Mirror,” The New York Times, October 11, 2013.
Cooper, Ashton. “Wangechi Mutu’s First New York Survey Opens at the Brooklyn Museum,” Artinfo, October 10, 2013.
Pearson, Erica. “Celebrated Around the World, Kenyan-Born Brooklyn Resident Wangechi Mutu gets Brooklyn Museum Retrospective,” Daily News, October 6, 2013.
Wolff, Rachel. “She’ll Probably Cut Up This Magazine Too,” New York Magazine, August 25, 2013.
“Art I Love: Wangechi Mutu,” The MCB Project, August 7, 2013.
Kendzulak, Susan. “Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Surreal Cosmos’: Kenyan Contemporary Art- Picture Feast,” Art Radar Asia, August 16, 2013.
Meler, Allison. “The Grotesque Beauty of Wangechi Mutu,” Hyperallergic, August 5, 2013.
Forrest, Nicholas. “Wangechi Mutu’s Diverse Work at Sydney’s MCA,” Artinfo, July 8, 2013.
Brooks, Katherine. “Wangechi Mutu: Preview ‘A Fantastic Journey’ Before It Hits Brooklyn Museum This Fall,”, June 29, 2013.
Lindenfeld Hall, Sarah. “Destination: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke this Summer,”, June 20, 2013.
Wolff, Rachel. “50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists,” Art + Auction, June 2013.
“Major exhibition of works by Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu opens in Sydney,”, May 28, 2013.
Fortescue, Elizabeth. “Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu finally makes it to her own show,” The Telegraph, May 23, 2013.
Garnett, Adrienne. “Mutu exhibit at Nasher ‘otherwordly,’” The Durham News, April 30, 2013.
Vilensky, Mike. “Brooklyn Art Is Now Served,” The Wall Street Journal, April 27-28, 2013, A19.
Green, Tyler. “The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Wangechi Mutu,” Artinfo, April 18, 2013.
Hicks, Cinque. “Review: Wangechi Mutu’s Politics of Pleasure: A Fantastic Journey at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University,” Burnaway, April 11, 2013.
Greenberg, Blue. “Mutu’s woman both gorgeous and monstrous,” The Herald Sun, April 5, 2013.
Menconi, David. “Wangechi Mutu takes Nasher on ‘A Fantastic Journey,’”, March 23, 2013.
“Santigold x Mangechi Mutu – ‘The End of Eating Everything,’” Okayplayer, March 2013.
Grannum, Sean J. “Santigold collaborates w/ Wangechi Mutu for experimental animation ‘The End of Eating Everything,’” Soul Culture, March 27, 2013.
Buck, Louisa. “Mutable Montage,” The Art Newspaper, No. 244, March 2013, p. 62-23.
Boucher, Brian. “Mutu’s Enchanted Forest,” Art in America, March 2013, p. 27.
Akintoye, Dotun. “Art: Wangechi Mutu @ new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery,” The City Paper, March 7, 2013.
Seufert, Jaclyn. “Wangechi Mutu’s Afro-feminist works inaugurate Leonard Pearlstein Gallery’s great new space at Drexel,”, March 4, 2013.
Schad, Ed. “Wangechi Mutu,” ArtReview, January/February 2013, p. 121.
“Bodies Bright and Greater,” Harper’s Magazine, January 2013.
Pohl, John. “Art: The Beauty of Body Language,” Montreal Gazette, February 3, 2012.
Rankin, Kelly. “28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month,” The University of Toronto News, February 6, 2012.
Salehi, Ashkan. “28 Days: Reimagining Black History Month,” The Strand, February 2, 2012.
Arbus, Miriam. “Artists Rethink Black History Month in 28 Days,” The Newspaper: University of Toronto’s Independent Weekly, January 26, 2012.
Schechter, Fran. “For 28 Days Only: Top Artists Fuel Black History Show,” Now Toronto, February 1, 2012.
Pagel, David. “Review: Past, present collide in Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Nitarudi Ninarudi,’” Los Angeles Times online, November 29, 2012.
Cotter, Holland. “Under Threat: The Shock of the Old,” The New York Times, April 17, 2011.
Enwezor, Okwui. “Cut & Paste: Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” Arise Magazine, Issue 11, 2011.
Herndon, Lara. “Wangechi Mutu,” ArtPapers, March/April, 2011.
Hirsch, Faye. “Sharon Stone in Abuja,” Art in America, March 2011.
Spence, Rachel. “The Power of Instinct,” The Financial Times, April 15, 2011.
Saro-Wiwa, Zina. “Interview with Wangechi Mutu,” Kilimanjaro Magazine, Issue No. 11, Autumn/Winter 2011, p.16–17.
Mumo, Angela. “Wangechi Mutu: Portrait of an Artist,” Weekend Star, May 21–22, 2011.
“My Lab is the Female Body,” African Voices, Interview with CNN, July 19, 2011.
“It Was All A Dream,” Life+Times, September 19, 2011.
“The Evolution of Change: African American Art,” The Huffington Post, September 29, 2011.
“Artist Wangechi Mutu: ‘My lab is the female body,’”, July 19, 2011.
Crow, Kelly. “Wangechi Mutu is Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2010,” The Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2010.
Cash, Stephanie. “Wangechi Mutu: Terrible Beauty,” Art in America, May 2010, p. 120¬129.
Clarke, Bill. “Wangechi Mutu: Art Gallery of Ontario,” Modern Painters, Summer 2010, p. 74.
Evans, Matthew. “Wangechi Mutu: Between Beauty and Horror,” ArtMag, Issue 57, 2010.
“Face to Face,” Vogue Italia, issue 717, May 2010, p. 24.
“Family Skeletons on Display,” The Globe and Mail, February 8, 2010.
Goldstein, Andrew. “Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank ‘Art of the Year’ Award,” ArtInfo, February 23, 2010.
Griffin, Kevin. “Visceral Bodies Shows Off Our Fleshy Architecture,” The Vancouver Sun, February 15, 2010.
Hove, Jan Van. “Droombeelden Uit Afrika,” De Standaard, July 2010, p. 32.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Artifacts: Moths and Mercenaries,” T Magazine, November 4, 2010.
Wehr, Anne. “Wangechi Mutu, ‘Hunt Bury Flee.’” TimeOut New York, November 18–24, 2010, p. 65.
Smith, Roberta. “Art? Life? Must We Choose?” The New York Times, July 2, 2010.
Patel, Alpesh Kantilal. “Critics Picks: Wangechi Mutu,” Artforum, November 2010
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Wangechi Mutu,” The New York Times, November 12, 2010, p. C30.
“Wangech Mutu: This you Call Civilization? Art Gallery of Ontario,” the art street journal, vol. 2-issue 1, 2010, p. 8.
Clarke, Bill. “Wangechi Mutu at the Art Gallery of Ontario,” Modern Painters, Summer 2010, p. 74.
Lapp, Axel. “Wangechi Mutu,” ArtReview, Issue 41, May 2010.
Bodin, Claudia. “Montrose Braute und Zwitter,” Art Das Kunstmagazin, May 2010.
Cash, Stephanie. “Wangechi Mutu: Terrible Beauty,” Art in America, May 2010.
Cotter Holland. “Art,” The New York Times, April 26 2009, p. 4.
Wolff, Zoe. “Motherlode,” Tar Mag, Issue No. 2, Spring 2009, p. 257-269.
Sweeney, Eve. “A Fertile Mind,” Vouge, April 2009, p. 190, 248.
Bernoni, Giorgia. “Un Corpo Mutante e Ambiguo,” Insideart, March 2009.
Halpern, Ashlea. “Out of Africa,” TimeOut New York, Issue 694, January 15-21 2009, p. 41.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Los Angeles: Wangechi Mutu,” ARTnews, Vol 107/Number 10, November 2008, p. 176.
“Upcoming Exhibitions,” Studio, Fall/Winter 2008-09, p. 13.
Finch, Charlie. “Lighter Than Eros,” ArtNet Magazine, November 12, 2008.
Dewan, Shaila. “New Orleans Rising, By Hammer and Art,” The New York Times, October 28, 2008.
Bookhardt, D. Eric. “The Big Easel,” Gambit Weekly, October 28 2008, p. 19-24.
Kimani, Martin. “Wangechi Mutu: The Historical Future of A Contemporary Artist,” Juxtapoz, 2008, p. 70-81.
Browne, Alix. “Cuff Love,” The New York Times Magazine, October 6, 2008, p. 74-75.
Berwick, Carly. “Encouraging Wards,” ARTnews, Vol. 107/No. 9, October 2009, p. 66-67.
Pirovano, Stefano. “Arte: Incollare I Frammenti Del Mondo,” Velvet, No. 23, October 2008, p. 268-271.
Larner, Melissa. “Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion,” October 2008, p. 100-103.
Lieberman, Paul. “Artist Transforms Trailer into a Mobile Art Studio,” Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2008.
Ragusa, Stefania. “WANGECHI MUTU: La donna nera in metamorfosi,” Il Manifesto, Alias, Anno 11 – N. 34, 521 Agosto 2008, p. 22, 23.
“USA Today Exhibit: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery,” AMEPИKA CEГOДНЯ, St Petersburg, October 2007-January 2008, p. 115-125.
Casadio, Maruccia. “Colorful,” Vouge Italia, No. 65, edizione Conde Nast, Luglio 2008.
“G:Class (Global Classroom),” New Museum PAPER, Vol. 04, Spring/Summer, 2008, p. 10.
Fong, Phyllis. “Wangechi Mutu: A Shady Promise,” Modern Painters, May 2008, p. 99.
Watson, Simon. “Wangechi Mutu: Mass In Time of War,” White Wall: The Unseen World of Contemporary Art, Spring 2008.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Make It New,” Art in America, April 2008, p. 82.
“Continuing and Recommended,” ArtScene, Vol. 27, No. 8, April 2008.
Stanley, Caroline. “The Beauty Myth,” Gen Art Pulse, Los Angeles section, April 2008.
Pagel, David. “Wangechi Mutu: Boldly connecting the dots,” Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Section, April 2008.
Morales Cox, Lorraine. “Transformed Bodies, Colonial Wounds & Ethnographic Tropes: Wangechi Mutu,” N.Paradoxa, Vol. 21 2008.
Fox, Catherine. “Artists on the move in film and video,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts & Books section, February 2008.
Chapman, Peter. “Pick of the week: Wangechi Mutu,” The Independent, January 2008.
Bishop, E. Philip. “OMA’s Abstracts in Art’ references the past,” The Orlando, January 2008.
Martin, J Courtney. “Critics’ Pick,”, December 27, 2007.
Pearson, Tony. “Wangechi Mutu,” TimeOut, December 12, 2007.
Volzke, Daniel. “Preview: Wangechi Mutu,” Monopol, December 2007.
Nisha, Diu. “Sunday Telegraph: Stella Loves,” Stella Magazine, December 2007.
Wullschlager, Jackie. “Mutations of the Femme Fatale,” Financial Times, Art & Design section, November 30, 2007.
Macmillan, Kyle. “Exhibit shows a world of fine artists,” Denver Post, Fine Art section, November 1, 2007.
Eshun, Ekow. “The Art of Darknesss,” Vogue, November 2007, p. 131-132.
Row, D.K. “In praise of bolder women,” The Oregonian, Visual Arts Section, October 29, 2007.
“Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice,” The Big Bend Sentinel, The Arts section, September 20, 2007, p. 7.
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Aldarondo, Cecilia. “Ghada Amer + Wangechi Mutu: Minneapolis,” Art Papers, May/June 2007, p. 66.
Kruger, Barbara. “Wangechi Mutu: Portrait by Albert Watson,” Interview, April 2007, p. 119.
Nolan, Joe. “Wangechi Mutu: Sleeping Heads Lie,” Number: an independent arts journal, No. 58, Spring 2007.
Koenig, Wendy. “Wangechi Mutu: Memphis,” Art Papers, March/April 2007, p. 62.
Abbie, Mary. “Feminism Revisited: Art by two African-Born women revitalizes feminist issues in a handsome Franklin Art Show,” Star Tribune, Art Section March 2007, p.16.
Cotter, Holland. “ART: Feminist Art Finally Takes Center Stage,” The New York Times, January 29, 2007, p. 1.
Morrill, Apollonia. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 2006 Annual Report, p. 46.
“Wangechi Mutu-The Art Universe,” Vanity Fair, December 2006, p. 352.
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Martin, Courtney. “Site Santa Fe: 6th International Biennial: Still Points of the Turning World,” Contemporary, Issue No. 86, 2006, p. 64.
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Murinik, Tracy. “Afro-Alien Exquisite Corpses,” Art South Africa, Spring 2006, p. 26-29.
Klopper, Sandra. “Distant Relatives / Relative Distance,” Art South Africa, Spring 2006, p. 64-65.
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Walker, Hollis. “Colonial apparitions,” Pasatiempo, July 7-13, 2006.
Kazanjian, Dodie. “Fierce Creatures,” Vogue, June 2006.
Pollack, Barbara. “Wangechi Mutu: An Alien Eye and Other Killah Anthems,” TimeOut New York, Issue 556, May 25-31, 2006.
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“Wangechi Mutu,” The New Yorker, June 26, 2006.
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Berwick, Carly. “Jungle-Punk Princess Populate Wangechi Mutu’s Solo NYC Debut,”, May 31, 2006.
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Turner, Elisa. “Going Solo: Wengechi Mutu Finds Inspiration In Her Native Africa,” Miami Herald, September 11, 2005.
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Smith, Roberta. “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist,” The New York Times, November 18, 2005.
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Selected Artist Writings
Mutu, Wangechi. “Wangechi Mutu’s Ode to Yoko Ono,” Frieze, February 12, 2019.
Mutu, Wangechi. “Wangechi Mutu on Ana Mendieta’s Rebel Spirit,” Frieze, September 11, 2018.