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Sandra Mujinga – Göteborgs konstmuseum

10 July–7 November 2021

The Gothenburg Museum of Art proudly presents, for the first time in a museum in Sweden, a solo exhibition by the artist Sandra Mujinga. Working in many different media, among others sculpture, textiles and video, her work treats themes such as surveillance, visibility and alternate realities.

In the art of Sandra Mujinga, we meet mysterious characters, tall statured beings without defined identity or expressed intentions. They could be time travellers from another dimension. With their both familiar and alien presence, they constitute points of entry into the artist’s engagement in the human body and its abilities to adapt and camouflage itself.

Taking inspiration from science fiction literature and afrofuturism, her artistry explores the relation between humans, animals and technology. Questions are raised regarding the prevailing idea of humans being the norm and standard from which we understand our existence, and if there might be other, more rewarding perspectives that could provide new insights and additional knowledge.

Active in diverse cultural fields, Sandra Mujinga is inspired by many and varied forms of expression. Her versatile and fascinating idiom derives from an interest in both traditional craft and digital technology. Ideals from art history constitute the basis for her investigation of the limits of rational thought and exploration of new ways to think about the body, identity and representation.

Sandra Mujinga (b. 1989 in Goma) is a Congolese-Norwegian artist who lives and works in Oslo and Berlin. She studied at Malmö Art Academy 2010–2015, and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2014. Recently she has presented solo exhibitions at the Vleeshal Center for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands, Kunstverein Hannover, Bergen Kunsthall, Croy Nielsen in Vienna and Magenta Plains in New York. During 2021, she will present solo exhibitions at The Approach in London and the Swiss Institute in New York.

Top Image: Sandra Mujinga, Libwá, Mókó och Nkámá, 2019, Gothenburg Museum of Art.
Photo: Hossein Sehatlou.