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Grace Ndiritu

The Temple
2021

installation designed by Grace Ndiritu featuring works by
Armando D. Cosmos, Tuareg, 2021
Unknown maker, Bear Jug, 1740–60
Unknown maker, Loving Cup, 1770
Vivian Lynn, Caryatid, 1986
Charlotte Johannesson, Each Is a Universe, 2018
Unknown maker, Knight Jug, 1250–1300. 

Our Silver City, 2094
installation view:
Nottingham Contemporary, 2021–22.

Photo © Stuart Whipps.

Grace Ndiritu

The Temple
2021

installation designed by Grace Ndiritu featuring works by
Armando D. Cosmos, Tuareg, 2021
Unknown maker, Bear Jug, 1740–60
Unknown maker, Loving Cup, 1770
Vivian Lynn, Caryatid, 1986
Charlotte Johannesson, Each Is a Universe, 2018
Unknown maker, Knight Jug, 1250–1300.

Our Silver City, 2094
installation view:
Nottingham Contemporary, 2021–22.

Photo © Stuart Whipps.

Plant Theatre for Plant People

Installation view:
British Art Show 9, 2021-22
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with galleries across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.

Photo © Stuart Whipps.

Plant Theatre for Plant People

Installation view:
British Art Show 9, 2021-22
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with galleries across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.

Photo © Stuart Whipps.

Women’s Strike: Healing The Museum
2021
Installation view:
Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

 

Installation view:

The Power of my Hands, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

Left:
Holy Mountain (The Golden Hat & The Egyptian Dress)
2015
resin, printed textile

Right:
Holy Mountain (Kimono)
Kimono, cotton and hand painting
150 x 170 cm

 

Holy Mountain (The Golden Hat & The Egyptian Dress)
2015
resin, printed textile

Installation view: The Power of my Hands, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, 2021

 

Lion
2015-2020
mixed media
12 x 15 cm

 

Post-Hippie Pop-Abstraction Drawing
2015-2020
mixed media
40 x 50 cm

 

EDUCATION / RESIDENCIES:

2022/2023 SMAK, artists in residency in the musuem, Belgium

2020 SEEDS British Council & Artscatalyst residency, Patagonia

2018 -2019 COVERSLUT© Manoeuvre, Ghent, Belgium

2017-2018 Thalielab, Brussels, Belgium

2017 Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris

2014-2015 Galveston Artist Residency (GAR), Texas

2014 MACBA, Barcelona & L’appartment 22, Morocco – Residency

2013 International Residence Recollets, Paris

2007 Gulbenkian & RSA Residency, BBC Natural History Dept, UK

2004-2006 Delfina Studios, UK Studio Award, London

1998-2000 De Ateliers, Post-grad Residency, Amsterdam 

1995-1998 BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art UK

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES:

2021 LABOUR: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM (solo performance), Nottingham Contemporary 

2021 GHENT: HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER (social practice project with archive) Kunsthal Gent, Belgium 

2021 WOMEN’S STRIKE: HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance), Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris

2019 SWEATSHOP (solo exhibition), INDA Gallery Budapest

2019 THE ARK (solo exhibition), Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

2019 HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance) S.M.A.K. & M.S.K. Belgium

2019 HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance) Goethe-Institut & Africa Museum, Tervuren, Belgium

2019 A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition): – AQFM Vol. 9 – Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Ghent

2018/2019 COVERSLUT© FASHION & ECONOMIC PROJECT (research project) Freelands Foundation, London (2019), Minus One, Ghent (2019); Poppositions artfair, Brussels (2019); Eastside Projects, UK (2018); De Koer, Ghent (2018 & 2019), collection available at CAG Vancouver (2018), Wiels Art Centre (2019) & Bergen Kunsthall (2020/2021)

2018 A MEAL FOR MY ANCESTORS: HEALING THE MUSEUM, (solo performance) Thalielab Art Foundation, Brussels

2017 THE ARK: CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTATION (research project), designed by Grace Ndiritu, organized by Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; with collaborations with participants.

2017 DREAMING THE MUSEUM BACK TO LIFE: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS – (solo performance), Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; MSK Ghent, Belgium and Frac Lorraine, France

2016 A THERAPEUTIC TOWNHALL MEETING: HEALING THE MUSEUM (solo performance), Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris

2015 A RETURN TO NORMALCY: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM (survey), Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art (Turner Prize Season)

2015 A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition):- AQFM VOL. 5: Mindless Optimism, Paris Photo LA

2015 THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS: HEALING THE MUSEUM  (solo performance), Galveston, Texas

2014 A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition):- AQFM VOL. 4 Post-Expeditions, L’appartment 22, Rabat, Morocco

2014 A QUEST FOR MEANING (solo exhibition):- AQFM VOL. 2: Trash, La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires

2014 SPRING RITES: BIRTH OF A NEW MUSEUM (solo performance), Museum Modern of Art Warsaw

2013 FOR A SHAMANIC CINEMA (solo performance), Centre Pompidou, Paris

2013 WOMEN WHO RUNS WITH WOLVES (solo performance), Musee Chasse & Nature, Paris

2011 THE NIGHTINGALE, (solo exhibition) Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK

2011 GRACE NDIRITU, (solo film survey) ICA Film/Video Survey, London

2009 MY BLOOD SELF, (solo film survey) ArtProjx Presents, Prince Charles Cinema, London

2007 RESPONSIBLE TOURISM/STILL LIFE, (solo exhibition) Chisenhale Gallery, London

2006 UNTITLED RESISTANCE, (solo exhibition) Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2006 STILL LIFE The Black Box, (solo booth) ARCO Art Fair (solo booth)

2006 GRACE NDIRITU, (solo exhibition) Vacio 9 Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2005 TIME, (solo exhibition) Delfina Studios, London, UK

2005 GRACE NDIRITU (solo exhibition), 51st Venice Biennale, Ikon Gallery & Nuova Icona, Italy

2005 THE NIGHTINGALE, (solo exhibition) Ikon Gallery Birmingham, UK

 

FILM SCREENINGS (selected):

Black Beauty – one channel cinema projection

including film festivals – 32nd FID Marseille, 16th Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (2021), 

Black Beauty: For A Shamanic Cinema – two channel film installation 

71st Berlinale film festival Forum Expanded 

Coventry Biennal (2021) , Herbert Art Gallery 

Black Beauty – screening programs 

‘One in the Other’ (2021), Camden Arts Centre, curator Jareh Das 

‘Edge of Belief’ (2021), Close up Centre, curator Emily Wright 

 

COMMISSIONS:

2021 PLANT THEATRE FOR PLANT PEOPLE – Performance Commission – British Art Show 9 (2021)

2021 BLACK BEAUTY one and two channel film installation – Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Belgium; Coventry Biennale of Contemporary Art and Nottingham Contemporary Arts Center.

2019 THE LUBUMBASHI TAPESTRIES – Biennale Lubumbashi, Congo

2018 ‘END OF TIME’ AQFM Vol. 8 – large 8 window newspaper installation, CAG Vancouver

2018 A MEAL FOR MY ANCESTORS, performance, Thalielab, Brussels, Belgium

2017 THE ARK: CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTATION, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

2015 HOLOTROPIC BREATHING FOR THE MASSES, performance film, Glasgow School of Art

2014 AQFM (Vol.2) photographic installation, Arts Council England & British Council

2014 AQFM (Vol.1) photographic installation, MACBA, Barcelona

2010 A WEEK IN THE NEWS, film, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2007 NATURAL DISASTERS, film, Situations and RSA, UK

2007 RESPONSIBLE TOURISM/STILL LIFE, film Chisenhale Gallery, London

2006 UNTITLED RESISTANCE, film, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Wales 

 

COLLECTIONS: 

The British Council, UK

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

MuZee, Oostende, Belgium

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

The Walther Collection, Germany and New York

King Mohammed VI, Morocco

Ulrich Museum, Kansas, USA

Private Collections in USA, Mexico and Europe

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021 British Art Show 9, 2021-22, Aberdeen Art Gallery. A Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition organised in collaboration with galleries across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth.

2021 Our Silver City 2094, (trio exhibition with Céline Condorelli, Femke Herregraven) Nottingham Contemporary 

2021 Coventry Biennal – Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

2020 Living Forgiving Remembering, Museum Arhem, Netherlands

2020 Trance-Action, Muzee Ostende, Belgium

2020 Everything Passes Except The Past, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

2019 The Road is Clear, In de Ruimte, Ghent, Belgium 

2019 The Coming Community with Andrea Zittel & Karrabing Collective, Freelands Foundation, London

2019 Lubumbashi Biennale, Congo

2019 Gallery Galerie Galeria, Jack Barrett Gallery, New York (Nada Artfair)

2018 The Blue Hour, Capture Photography Festival, Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver

2017 Home Bodies: Away Team (Part 1), Blue Roof Studio, Los Angeles

2017 In the Peaceful Dome, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2015 Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)

2015 Galveston Artist Residency Gallery, Texas

2014 MAC International Art Prize, Belfast – (AQFM VOL. 3)

2014 New Africa, Kulte Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco 

2014 Hide & Seek, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 

2014 Before Our Eyes, (featuring AQFM VOL. 1) MACBA, Barcelona

2013 Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

2012 Shifting Cards, Art Cade, Marseilles, France

2012 Textiles, Kunst Schloss Untergröningen (KISS), Germany

2012 African Photography, For Whose Eyes?, Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, USA 

2012 Synchronicity II, curated by On The Roof, Tiwani Gallery, London

2012 COTTON: Global Threads, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011 9th Bamako Encounters, African Photography Bienniale, Mali

2011 Veiled, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada

2011 Synchronicity I, curated by On The Roof, Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris

2011 5×5 CASTELLO International Art Prize, Spain (nominated by Marlene Dumas) 

2011 Pattern ID Kemper Museum, Kansas, USA

2010 Addis Foto Fest 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2010 Events of the Self: Portraiture & Self Identity, Walther Collection, Germany

2010 Curtain Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2010 Poetics of Colour, Centro Jose Guerrero, Spain

2010 Like Love Part Two/Action, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

2010 Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA

2009 Identity: An Imagined State, CCA Lagos, Nigeria

2009 Dress Codes: Third Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York 

2009 8th Dakar Biennale , IFA Gallery Berlin & Stuttgart

2009 The Fabric of Identity, Brancolinigrimaldi Gallery, Rome

2009 Code Share CAC Vilnius, Lithuania

2008 I am Making Art (The Artist’s body), Centro Huarte de Arte, Spain

2008 Essential Art of African Textiles’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2008 The Poetics of Cloth’ Grey Art Gallery, New York

2008 PrixArs Electronica, Linz, Austria

2008 Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable, UK

2008 8th Dakar Biennale, Dakar, Senegal

2008 Flow, Studio Museum Harlem, New York

2007 Do you see…’ Macagin, Belgrade, Serbia

2007 Video Brasil 16th, Sesc Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2007 Untitled Resistance’ LOOP Video Art Festival Barcelona

2007 Video Killed… Domus DA2, Salamanca 

2007 Meme Heure…Abbaye de Maubuisson, Paris

2007 I am Making Art (The Artist’s body) Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva,

2005 You Made Me Love You, Arnolfini, FACT, CCA Glasgow, Baltic 

2004 Perspective Art Prize, Ormeau Bath Gallery, Belfast 

2004 Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK

2002 Early Works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2000 Buren Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands 

2000 Telenic Brussels 2000, Belgium

2000 Kunst 2000, Zurich ICA Fair, Switzerland

2000 To Be Announced and Rita McBride , NAK Kunstverein, Aachen,Germany

2000 Arena Workshop and Rita McBride Kunsthalle Baden Baden Germany

1999 Teleo, Television festival Nantes, France

 

TALKS & LIVE EVENTS:

2021 Experimenter Curators Hub, India

2021 Tate Liverpool & BCU artists talk 

2020 COVERSLUT© and Dissent Without Modification booklaunch- De Appel, Amsterdam

2021 Dissent Without Modification booklaunch – A Conversation between Grace Ndiritu and Prem Krishnamurthy, Homecooking NYC 

2020 COVERSLUT© – A Conversation between Grace Ndiritu and Scott Elliott, Bergen Book Fair 8

2020 Panel: Who and what is e(valuation) for? Center for Cultural Value, Leeds University

2020 Podcast: Radical Mutations with Edna Bonhomme, HAU Berlin

2020 Interview: The Year of Black Healing, Montez Press Radio, New York

2020 Artists Talk: The Year of Black Healing, cheLA, Buenos Aires

2020 Workshop: Decolonizing The Museum, Museum of Anthropology,  Vancouver

2020 Artists Talk: African Awareness Initiative UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

2019 PAY WHAT YOU CAN: THE NEW ART ECONOMY (curated by Grace Ndiritu), Kunsthal Ghent

2019 The Rural Book launch, De Appel, Amsterdam 

2019 – From Me to We: Reconfiguring Community, Curators Anonymous #4 with Staci Bu Shea, Grace Ndiritu, Tereza Stejskalová and Jozef Wouters, Le Loge, Brussels

2019 When Decisions Become Art –  Kathrin Bohm, Gavin Wade, Grace Ndiritu & Kuba Szreder, Kunstbunker Nuremberg Germany

2019 Workshop: Everything Passes but the Past, Goethe Instuit for Museu Etnologic, Barcelona

2019 Reading Group: Love & The Earth, Beursschouwburg, Brussels

2019 Workshop: (Un)learning habits of Care – Helena Rickett & Grace Ndiritu, Studio Voltaire, London

2019 Teaching week: Healing Justice Workshop, UBC, Vancouver 

2019 Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu’, Bluecoat, Liverpool

2019 The Rural Assembly, Whitechapel Gallery & Wysing Arts Centre, UK

2019 ‘Grace Ndiritu in conversation with George Clark’ Freelands Foundation, Site Gallery, Sheffield

2019 Intergenerational Project – A Contemplation Workshop, with Grace Ndiritu, Tate Britain, London

2019 VPRO Backlight TV Talk Series: Grace Ndiritu on “Compassion as a solution according to George Monbiot”, Vooruit, Gent

2018 ‘INTERRUPTION: A Psychic Empowerment Ritual for the New Art Economy: Pay What You Can’ as part of the Artist Run Multiverse Summit, Eastside Projects 

2018 ‘From the Artists Mouth II’, Melissa Gordon, Grace Ndiritu and Jennifer Tee, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK 

2018 ‘Reading Group: A History of Resistance with Grace Ndiritu’, Art Catalyst, London

2018 ‘The Ark’, Art Catalyst, London as part of Bloomsbury Festival

2018 Artists Talk, Visual Art Forum, Emily Carr University, Vancouver

2018, ‘The Ark’, Bluecoat , Liverpool, UK

2017 ‘Sens de l’Histoire’, Fondation Ricard, Paris

2017 ‘The Ark’, Eco-nomadic School, Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (AAA), R-Urban, Paris

2017 ‘Objections’, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

2015 ‘Curating Conversations’, RCA Inspire Legacy, London

2014 COM Artist Talk, College of the Mainland, Texas

2014, ‘Gestures of Rave’, Conti Museum Buenos Aires

2014 ‘Desert Storm’ (12.45 screening) National TV Channel 2M, Morocco 

2014 For a Shamanic Cinema (solo screening), Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

2014 Artists Talk, Haystacks series ‘Rural/Urban’ curated by Kathrin Bohm, 

and hosted by Celine Condorelli Studios, London 

2013 Artists Talk, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

2013 ‘The Fourth Way’ screening, New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada

2013 Panel Discussion, ‘Feminism, War and the Body’, ICA London

2013 Seminar: ‘Something You Should Know’ with Natasa Petrešin-Bachelez, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Elisabeth Lebovici and Patricia Falguières, EHESS, Paris

2012 Artists Talk, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK

2011 To Africanize is to Civilize, On The Roof screening, Silencio Club, Paris Photo

2010 Panel Discussion, Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2010 Panel Discussion, Art and Climate Change, British Council, Addis Ababa

2010 Artists Talk, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2010 Artists Talk, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2010 Artists Talk, Tate Britain, London

2010 Pattern ID, National Public Radio, NPR USA

2009 Late at Tate curated by Max Reinhardt, Tate Britain, London

2009 Second Skins Symposium, INIVA, London

2009 Long Night of African Video Art, Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin

2009 Do Something Different, screening, International Exhibitionist, Barbican 

2009 Artists Talk: Goldsmiths College, London

2008 Hospitalities screening, Tram Festival Palais de Tokyo, Paris 

2008 Artists talk FABRICA, Brighton 

2008 Re Imagine Kenya, screening Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York

2008 The Whole World curator Ian White TANK TV

2008 Do Something Different, slide show International Exhibitionist BARBICAN

2006 RolePlay: screening Tate Britain, Arnolfini Bristol 

2006 Artist talk with Jonathan Watkins Director Ikon Gallery UK Glynn Vivian

2006 Artist talk Making Art Work with Keith Piper & Richard Wilson, Suffolk

2004 Performance Strategy and Process,Adrian Piper & DJ Spooky,Arts Admin UK

2004 Resonanace FM 104.4 London 

2000 Lost and Found with Chris Dercon, Amsterdam

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2022 MOUSSE (magazine and online) – ‘The Village People’ by Pablo Larios, January issue #78 

2022 THE QUIETUS (online) – ‘Looking Backward From 2094: Nottingham Contemporary Imagines The Future’ by Will Jennings, January 15th

2022 FRIEZE (online) – ‘Our Silver City, 2094’ Envisions Nottingham’s Uncertain Future’ by Aliya Say, 13 January

2022 BOMB – Nonrational Methodologies: Grace Ndiritu Interviewed by Jareh Das, 5 January 

2021 ART MONTHLY – ‘Coventry Biennale’, Denise Courcoux, December issue 452

2021 h)ART MAGAZINE (online) – Ghent: How to live together – a conversation with Grace Ndiritu, Pieter Vermeulen 

2021 THE GUARDIAN – ‘Fire, flood and frozen goldfish: Our Silver City 2094 reveals Nottingham’s future ‘ review, Adrian Searle, 23 November

2021 MOUSSE (online) – ‘Anywhere, Out of the World: Ruralism and Escape in the New Roaring Twenties’ by Pablo Larios, 5th October

2021 – METROPOLIS M – ‘Makers of Their Own Time: Relational Activism – Aline Bouvy – Simon(e) van Saarloos – Grace Ndiritu,’ Jessica Gysel, issue 3

2021 ART MONTHLY – Grace Ndiritu: Dissent Without Modification – The 1990s’ book review, Hettie Judah, March issue 444 

2020 TECHNIQUES & CULTURE – ‘Arts of subversion’ Thomas Golsenne, #74

2020 THE ART NEWSPAPER – ‘Black Lives Matter movement…’, 21 October

2020 TIME MAGAZINE (online) – ‘European Museums Keep Talking…’ Suyin Haynes, 20 October

2020 ELEPHANT MAGAZINE (online) – Profile ‘Grace Ndiritu’ Charlotte Jansen, 25 September

2020 TEXTE ZUR KUNST – ‘Agreeing to Disagree’ Cristina Nord, September pg 153

2020 BOY.BROTHER.FRIEND. – fashion and art magazine – ‘Artists of The Month: Grace Ndiritu’

2020 (h)ART MAGAZINE – ‘ The Summer of Love’, issue #205

2020 Collection Mu.ZEE (online) – ‘Grace Ndiritu, The Lubumbashi Tapestries’ Ilse Roosens, April

2020 BERLIN ART (online) ‘The Year of Black Healing’ Juan José Santos Mateo. 28 February 

2020 (h)ART MAGAZINE – ‘ Outlook for 2020’, issue #199

2019 APOLLO MAGAZINE (online) ‘Community spirit’, Samuel Reilly, December

2019 FRIEZE (online) – ‘Is the Countryside the Future of the Art World?’ Tom Jeffreys, 15 November 

2019 ART MONTHLY – ‘Grace Ndiritu: The Ark’, Niki Russell, Oct 

2019 WALL STREET JOURNAL – ‘A Quest For Meaning Vol 9’, 26 April 

2019 (h)ART MAGAZINE – ‘Grace Ndiritu in Ghent’, issue #191

2019 METROPOLIS M – ‘Lateral thinking at 8th Poppositions Brussels’ Domeniek Ruyters, April 25th

2019 COLLECT MAGAZINE ‘British-Kenyan phenomenon Grace Ndiritu’, ed. March 

2018 THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, ‘Time travels in Contemporary Art Gallery’s Blue Hour’ April 11th

2018 SCOUT MAGAZINE ‘CAG Feature Exhibition ‘The Blue Hour’ Kicks Off 2018’s Capture Photography Festival’, 23 March

2018 ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST MAGAZINE ‘The house of gallerist Marta Moriarty in Madrid’, 5 Feb 

2018 SILENT FRAME, ‘The Brief – interview with Grace Ndiritu’, January 2

2017 FRANCE CULTURE, ‘Le sens de l’Histoire, Grace Ndiritu’, 28 June 

2016 AQFM Vol. 4 featuring an essay entitled A Return to Normalcy, Benedetta d’Ettorre, April issue

2015 SCOTTISH ARTS REVIEW, ‘Grace Ndiritu’ Neil Cooper, 23 Nov

2015 GLASGOW HERALD, ‘Turner Art Show’ Jamie Lewis, 19 Sept

2014 HUNGER TV interview -‘About Town’ 13 Nov

2014 APOLLO MAGAZINE 40 Under 40, September

2014 PHAIDON, The 21st Century Art Book, London

2014 ART PAPERS, ‘Before Our Eyes (Barcelona)’ July/August 

2014 DIPTYK – Moroccan Art Magazine, ‘New Africa’, nr 23 

2013 NKA JOURNAL CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART ‘More Native than Tomorrow’ nr32

2012 MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, ‘Cotton On’, 10 Feb 

2011 AFTERIMAGE, ‘Desert Storm’,Caroline Bagenal, Summer Issue

2011 THIRD TEXT,’ Walther Collection’ Vol 25 issue 2 

2010 DU Swiss Kulturmagazine ‘Stoffe von Welt’ Oct

2010 FRIEZE ART MAGAZINE ‘Curtain Show’June/Aug

2010 NKA JOURNAL CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART ‘Cross-cultural Patterns’nr 24

2009 ART MONTHLY, Third ICP Triennial ‘ Nov

2009 THE GUARDIAN, Preview ‘Late at Tate’ Aug 1

2009 THIRD TEXT, ‘Dak Art 2008’ Vol 22 issue 6

2009 ANTIQUE & ARTS, ‘African Textiles’ Feb 13

2009 EL DIARIO, ‘Celebrar Afroamericana’, Feb 8

2008 NEW YORK TIMES, ‘African Art’ Oct 10

2008 NEW YORK POST‘Textiles & Trunk’ Sept 30 

2008 FRIEZE ART MAGAZINE ‘Flow’ June/Sept 

2008 VILLAGE VOICE ‘New African Art’ April 29 

2008 NEW YORK TIMES, ‘Flow’ April 4

2008 WALL STREET JOURNAL Africa Mar 28

2007 FLASH ART review Eliza Williams July/Sept

2007 LE MONDE, ‘L’art ala recontre ….’ June 25

2007 L’HUMANITE‘L’historie dans …’ June 23

2007 FRIEZE ART MAGAZINE, Review May 

2007 LE MATIN BLEU,’Le Corps…Feb 23

2007 SORTIR, ‘Le Corps fait Oeuvre’ 22 Feb 

2007 TIME OUT,, Gabriel Coxhead, review Feb 21- 27

2007 ABC The Black Box Nekane Aramburu, Feb 18

2007 EL CULTURAL, David Barro, Feb 15 

2007 THE BIG ISSUE, Martin Coomer Feb 12- 18

2007 EL PAIS, ‘Babelia’ Elisa Silio, Feb 10

2007 CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE

2007 Performance Issue profile by Eliza Williams 

2005 TIME OUT, Sarah Kent, review Nov 23-30

2005 THE METRO, Art Review Dec 1 London

2005 ART IN AMERICA Venice Biennale 09 Issue

2005 ART MONTHLY, Editorial, July/August 

2005 KUNST BEELD, Venice Biennale nr 07

2005 THE TABLET ‘Fakes & Gems…’ 18 June 

2005 THE METRO, A.L. ‘Grace Ndiritu’ 

2004 CIRCA, Cristin Leach ‘ Perspective’ issue 110

2004 A-N Magazine, Gemma Tipton’ Perspective’

2002 Het Parool, Arjan Reinders, ‘Ateliers.’

2001 De Telegraaf, Paola Van de Velde ‘Buren’

2001 BK Informatie 1 ‘Buren’

2001 Tubelight 13 , Marieke Van Hal ‘Buren’

2000 Eindhoven Dag, Angelique Spaninks, ‘D&G’

1998 IDFX Magazine ‘University Challenges’

1998 Daily Echo ’Winchester Degree Show’ 

 

CATALOGUES & PUBLICATIONS:

2021 Everything Passes Except The Past, Goethe Instiut, Belgium

2020 The Power of Hands, Musee de Ville, Paris

2019 Freelands Foundation: The Coming Community, London

2019 Whitechapel Gallery: Documents of Contemporary Art: The Rural, MIT Press 

2018 Home Bodies: Away Team, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

2017 Learn to Act ed Doina Petrescu, Kathrin Böhm & Tom James 

2017 Manufactories of Caring Space – Time, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona & MSK Ghent, Belguim

2015 Island Time, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)

2015 Before Your Eyes, MACBA, Barcelona

2014 The 21st Century Art Book, Phaidon, London

2014 New Africa, Kulte Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco 

2014 Before Our Eyes, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

2013 Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA)

2012 African Textiles Today, Chris Spring, British Museum Publications

2012 African Photography, For Whose Eyes, Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, USA 

2011 9th Bamako Encounters, African Photography Bienniale, Mali

2011 Fashion Drawing, Michelle Bryant, Lawrence King Publications, New York

2010 The Global African Project, Museum of Arts and Design, New York 

2010 A World of Art, 6th Edition, Henry M. Sayre, Prentice Hall

2010 Events of the Self: Portraiture & Self Identity, The Walther Collection, Germany

2010 Pattern ID, Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA

2009 Identity: An Imagined State, CCA Lagos, Nigeria

2009 Contemporary African Art since 1980, Okwui Enwezor, Chika Okeke-Agulu

2009 Dress Codes: Third Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York 

2008 ‘Essential Art of African Textiles’Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2008 ‘The Poetics of Cloth’ Grey Art Gallery, New York

2008 8th, Dakar Biennale, Senegal

2008 Flow, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2007 Video Brasil 16th, Sesc Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2007 Loop Video Art Festival, Barcelona

2007 Black Moving Cube ,Tate Britain, Arnolifini

2005 Grace Ndiritu 51st Venice Biennale: Nuova Icona & Ikon Gallery

2004 ‘Perspective’ Ormeau Baths Gallery Belfast

2004 Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales 

2002 Early Works, De Ateliers, Amsterdam

 

PUBLISHED ARTIST WRITINGS:

2021 ‘Healing The Museum & A Ways of Seeing: A New Museum for Planet Earth’ Gropius Bau Journal 

2021 ‘Dissent Without Modification’, Bergen Kunsthall – non-fiction book

2020 ‘The Healing of America’ commissioned by FILLIP, Vancouver

2019 ‘Healing The Museum & A Ways of Seeing: A New Museum for Planet Earth’, AFRIKADAA ‘ #12

2018 Almond Joy COVERSLUT© issue #1

2017 ‘A Nice Crowd’, Bryan Washington, THE PARIS REVIEW, 24 April

2017 ‘Healing The Museum’, MANUFACTORIES OF CARING SPACE -TIME, Fundació Antoni Tàpies

2017 ‘Healing The Museum’, LE JOURNAL – Psychotropification de la societe, Labos d’Aubervilliers

2015 ‘Interview with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’, AQFM Vol.3 Periodical

2014 ‘Interview with Alice Peinado’, AQFM Vol.2 Periodical

2014 ‘The End of History’ essay, AQFM Vol.1 Periodical

2013 ‘Responsible Tourism’, ANIMAL SHELTER JOURNAL (issue 3), MIT Press /Semiotext(e)

2004 ‘C++ The Basic Language of Love’, (self-published in the non-fiction novella)

2002 ‘TV’, EARLY WORKS (catalogue), De Ateliers, Netherlands

1999 ‘The Groove’, METROPOLIS M (Dutch Art Magazine), Netherlands

1994 ‘A Year in the Life of Grace Ndiritu’, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

BURSARIES/GRANTS:

2020 ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, project grant

2020 SEEDS British Council Argentina

2020 ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, project grant

2019 VLAANDEREN, project grant

2017 FLUXUS, funding for The Ark project in Paris

2014 BRITISH COUNCIL & ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, Artists International Award Fund

2012 OPPENHEIM-JOHN DOWNES MEMORIAL TRUST 

2009 ARTS COUNCIL LONDON, Grants for Arts 

2008 BRITISH COUNCIL, Grants for Arts

2007 ARTS COUNCIL LONDON, Grants for Arts

2006 ARTS COUNCIL LONDON, Grants for Arts

2005 ARTS COUNCIL LONDON, Grants for Arts 

2005 ARTS COUNCIL WM, Grants for Arts 

2005 BRITISH COUNCIL, Grants for Artists, 

2004 ARTS COUNCIL WM, Grants for Arts 

2004 ARTS ADMIN Early Career Bursary, London 

2002 FONDS BKVB, Netherlands 

2001 FONDS BKVB, Netherlands 

 

AWARD/PRIZES/NOMINATIONS:

2014 40 Under 40, Apollo Art Magazine

2014 MAC International Art Prize, Belfast (nomination)

2011 5×5 CASTELLO International Art Prize, Spain(nominated by Marlene Dumas) 

2009 1st prize CENTRE FOR ART & NATURE Landscape Video Prize, Spain 

2008 WINNER DAKAR BIENNALE Thamigidi Art Prize 

2004 WINNER PERSPECTIVE Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast 

 

TEACHING & WORKSHOPS:

2021 De Monfort, Leicester

2021 LUCA Fine Art dept, Brussels

2021 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

2021 Zurich University of the Arts

2021 KASK – STUK Masterclass Leuven

2021 De Ateliers, Amsterdam

2020 HBK Klasse Eli Cortinas, University of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany

2020 ARTEZ, MA Fashion, Netherlands

2020 KASK Curating Dept, Ghent

2020 Sint Lucas, Advanced MA, Antwerp

2019 KASK Graphic Design MFA, Ghent

2019 Goldsmiths Curating MFA Dept, London

2019 UBC, Vancouver: Critical + Creative Social Justice Studies 

2019 TALM-Angers: Ecole d’Art et de Design

2016 Parsons College of Design, Paris 

2015 College of Mainland, Texas

2015 Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

2012 Goldsmiths University, London