Kapwani Kiwanga studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University, Montreal. She has followed the program La Seine at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, and also works at Le Fresnoy (a French national centre for contemporary art). She was artist in residence at the MU Foundation in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and at the Box, Bourges, France.
Kiwanga’s works have been exhibited the Esker Foundation, Calgary; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Glasgow Center of Contemporary Art,; Museum of Modern in Dublin; Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Almeria; Salt Beyoglu, Istanbul; South London Gallery; Jeu de Paume, Paris; Kassel Documentary Film Festival; Kaleidoscope Arena Rome; and Paris Photo. In 2016 she was nominated as commissioned artist by the Armory Show, where a solo show was devoted to her work. Twice nominated for a BAFTA, her movies have been rewarded in several international festivals. Kiwanga lives and works in Paris.