Artist Talk: Mwangi Hutter

Spend your lunch break with an international artist.

NMWA’s series of in-depth artist talks begins with Ingrid Mwangi of Mwangi Hutter on the opening day of special exhibition, Total Art: Contemporary Video.

Join us for a discussion of Neger Dont Call Me, featured in the exhibitionand an exploration of additional works by Mwangi Hutter. 


Ingrid Mwangi was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and Robert Hutter was born in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany. After working together for several years and marrying, Mwangi and Hutter merged their names and biographies and became a single artist, Mwangi Hutter. Working with video, photography, installation, sculpture, and performance, they use themselves as the sounding board to reflect on changing societal realities. 


Featuring recently acquired works in NMWA’s collection as well as loans from private and public collections, the exhibition highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video. Total Art reflects the continued global scope of video. The exhibition features works by Dara Birnbaum, Kimsooja, Mariko Mori, Mwangi Hutter, Alex Prager, Pipilotti Rist, Michal Rovner, Margaret Salmon, Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation, and Janaina Tschäpe.

National Museum of Women in the Arts