Miatta Kawinzi is a Kenyan-Liberian-American multi-disciplinary artist working with multimedia sculptural installation, still and moving images, the voice and body, gesture, language, objects, space, and sound to explore practices of re-imagining the self, identity, place, and culture through abstraction and poetics. Her work engages interior and exterior landscapes to illuminate themes of inter-connectivity, hybridity, diaspora, and queered temporalities, informed by embodied research and listening to landscapes, experimentation, and an investment in the language of gesture as an expressive tool.
Image: Miatta Kawinzi, SHE GATHER ME, 2021. HD Color video and 16mm color film transferred with 2-channel audio, three wooden rocking chairs, silver mylar floor. Image courtesy of the artist.