We are thrilled to announce that the artist, Wangechi Mutu, will be judging, the final round of the Saatchi Online Collage Showdown (submissions begin Dec. 12th). Wangechi has enjoyed numerous solo shows around the world and has been the recipient of several distinguished awards and grants (detailed bio below). Her bold, unique and imaginative work is an inspiration to us and we couldn’t be more pleased that she’s agreed to participate in the Saatchi Online Collage Showdown. Wangechi will personally select the first and second place winners. Both will receive a cash prize and will have their work exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery London.
Below please find a sampling of a few of her works. Be sure to click through for even more information: My Strength Lies courtesy of Saatchi Gallery. Copyright the artist.Backlash Blues courtesy of Saatchi Gallery. Copyright the artist.Cancer of the Uterus courtesy of Saatchi Gallery. Copyright the artist.
Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi, Kenya) has trained as both a sculptor and anthropologist. Her work explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity and makes reference to colonial history, contemporary African politics, and the international fashion industry. Major solo exhibitions include Montreal Museum of Modern Art (2012), Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010); Gladstone Gallery, New York (2010); Performa 09, New York (2009); Kunsthalle Wien Museum, Vienna (2008); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2005), and Art Pace, San Antonio (2004). Awards and grants include Deutsche Guggenheim Artist of the Year, Berlin (2010); Cooper Union Urban Visionaries Awards, Emerging Talent Award, New York (2008); The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Award, New York (2007); and the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence, New York (2003).