Ingrid Mwangi and robert hutter (*1975) were born in naorobi, kenya and ludwigshafen, germany. Both studied at the hochschule der bildenden künste saar. After several years, they merged their names and biographies and became one artist: mwangi hutter.
Working with various media such as sound, photography, installation, scuplture, painting and performance, they often use their own bodies as sounding board to reflect on social interrelationships. Mwangi hutter deal with the subjects of border-crossing and finding identitiy, which both can be understood in a political, as well as very personal, intimate sense oscillating between violence, nature, dualism, individuality and love.
Their work has been shown across africa, asia, europe, united states and south america, at the bienal de são paulo, venice biennale, the brooklyn museum, centre pompidou paris, museum für moderne kunst frankfurt, dak’art biennale, smithsonian institution – national museum of african art and the mori museum tokyo amongst others. ,Mwangi hutter live and work in berlin, ludwigshafen and nairobi.